The comfortable riding position and the excellent ride quality deserve a long-distance ride to be given a good workout. Road holding seems to be a notch above the older 'Zma, though I would like to ride the ZMR on faster roads to get an accurate idea of the handling bit.
The motor is the same 223cc mill producing 17.6 bhp@ 7000 rpm and 1.87 kgm@ 6000 rpm, about 0.9 bhp more and the same torque as before. Fuel injection means that throttle response is vastly improved too and once I gave it the stick, the ZMR showed 115 kph on the speedo pretty quickly, with much more to come. Though we are still to test it, the ZMR feels slightly quicker than before, perhaps because of the improved throttle response. Pricing details have yet to be announced, but we expect the additions like PGM-FI, oil cooler, rear disc and so on to take the price closer to the R15. For a motorcycle that essentially feels the same, it might be a bit too much, I think. Looks like we have no option but to wait for this one.
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