Hero MotoCorp Karizma
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Hero MotoCorp Karizma

` 83,900* Onwards
*Ex Showroom Price Delhi
4 / 5 based on 19 reviews
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  • Performance
    48.5 Kmpl
    Top Speed
    126 Kmph

  • Engine
    223 cc

  • Transmission
    5 Speed
  • Ignition
    15 Ltrs
    Self Start
  • EMI
    36 Months


31st July, 2015: Hero MotoCorp launched the popular Indian sportbike- Karizma in a completely new avatar in June 2014. Compared to the older model, the new one has a more practical design along with some advanced equipment. However, Indians didn't like the new design much and it resulted in a poor sales of the motorcycle. Now, some reports are claiming that the Indian manufacturer is going to give a next update to its flagship motorcycle soon, which might help achieve a healthy number of sales in the entry-level-performance segment.

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Hero MotoCorp Karizma Specifications

Variants Transmission Engine Description Mileage Power
Hero Motocorp Karizma 223 Manual
Air Cooled, 4-Stroke Single Cylinder OHC

Hero MotoCorp Karizma Review

  • Overview

    Hero MotoCorp with its new technology partner Erik Buell Racing gave its most enthralling motorcycle Karizma a major cosmetic update. The update was highly needed as the old design was not matching the standards of the new generation. Therefore, the elegant design of the former Karizma R is substituted by an eye-catching and magnetic modern design. The 2015 Hero MotoCorp Karizma sports all the elements a youngster craves to have in his personal motorcycle. It has style, power, attitude, reliability and trust of Hero, which is enough for an Indian to put his money on.

    Hero MotoCorp Karizma houses a 223cc, air cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, OHC engine that is mated to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox. The motor is configured to churn out a maximum power of 19.2bhp and a peak torque of 19.35Nm. The new aesthetics of the bike are pretty attractive and makes it look like a true speedster. Bolted on a Diamond type chassis, the machine weighs about 154kg only, which sounds appropriate.

    Besides, Karizma is available in five vibrant colors viz. Ebony Grey, Power Black, Sports Red, Daring Yellow and Spotlight White. The stunning colors are also painted on front fender, rear view mirrors and engine cowl. With minimalistic body panels, the bike looks more aggressive and ready to hit the maximum speed. The instrument cluster of the motorcycle displays speedometer, tachometer, tachometer, trip meter, etc.

    Hero MotoCorp Karizma being the first entry-level performance bike of the country gave other manufacturer an idea to bring in or develop such level of motorcycles and improve the motorcycling standards here. Currently, the segment is celebrating the presence of Bajaj Pulsar 220, which is as brutal and loveable as Karizma.

  • Design

    Keeping the people of India spellbound, the design of the Hero MotoCorp Karizma comes from the innovative heads of Erik Buell Racing. Diamond frame is still there to keep the agility and durability alive. However, the semi fairing is newly composed and it looks refreshing with the Dual Dynamic headlamps and LED position lamps. Side indicators are also integrated on either side of the headlamps. The long front visor makes the aerodynamics better and sports a number plate and rear view mirrors dipped in body color. The sporty clip-on handlebars enhance the riding position and improve comfort.

    Semi fairing of the motorcycle looks smart with the intelligent fuel tank design that has a genuine space for the rider to place his legs conveniently. The engine is protected by a cowl that also adds to the sportiness of the machine. A sporty split-seat is bestowed to the machine with a sharper rear end that makes its appearance more appreciable. The petite rear tail light is set on a stylish fender along with the side indicators, reflector and number plate. Five-spoke alloy wheels in black paint and the robust silencer suits the pleasant design of the motorcycle.

    Hero MotoCorp Karizma notes down the following dimensions: 2110mm x 805mm x 1175mm (lxwxh). Being an entry-level performance motorcycle it feels like a commuter because of its heavy dimensions.

  • Engine & Performance

    Hero had a familiar image as a manufacturer of efficiency-conscious motorcycles, and with Hero MotoCorp Karizma, they managed to shed away a part of it. This bike can be given the credit of being the first bike from any Indian manufacturer to have an engine capacity of over 200cc. The single cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled engine 223cc mill manages to churn out a peak power of 19.2bhp at 7,500rpm and produces a torque output of 19.35Nm which is available at 6000rpm. This engine is served with a five-speed manual gearbox featuring one gear down and four gears up-shift pattern. The bike feels pretty relaxed and calm even at the top speed of 126kmph with a negligible amount of harshness and vibrations peeping onto your legs.

  • Braking & Handling

    This is the strongest forte of Hero MotoCorp Karizma. The split seat is very comfortable and provides you ample amount of room. The seating posture is somewhat sportier, with low positioned handlebars and mildly rear-set footpegs, which comes in the way a bit while kick-starting. Though, the presence of split seats and adjustable clip-on handlebars can spice up its appeal. The Karizma R sports telescopic forks at its front and features 5-step adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers at the back, which manages to give you a stress free ride. A single mono-shock at the rear may help in aiding the much performance oriented compliance to the bike. The brakes of Karizma R have a big 276mm disc brake at its front and a 130mm drum at the rear, which help it to stop effectively. Hero still doesn’t provide an option of rear disk brake and ABS, inclusion of which may help in shorter and more effective braking distances. This bike has always been regarded as one of the best tourer bikes in India, with its stable relation of ride and handling impressing many riders and giving them confidence even at high speeds. Though, the skinny profile of its tyres prohibits the rider to push the bike beyond its limits. Hope Hero shod it with fatter tyres anytime soon.

  • Safety Features

    Apart from being studded with the big 276mm front disc brake, Hero hasn't offered any modern safety equipments on this motorcycle. Hope Hero introduces ABS in the near future.

  • Pros

    • More Power
    • Better Design
    • Better Mileage

  • Cons

    • Power can be increases
    • Rear disc brake is missing
    • Instrument cluster remains the same

User Reviews

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  • Happy With This
    by sonu | Oct 2015

    It's been quite a while since I purchased ZMR and the adoration for this bicycle is simply expanding regular. Today in the wake of finishing 28,500+ kms in around year and a half it's the ideal time for me to pen down how my experience has been on riding my Karizma ZMR. In the wake of chomping miles after miles on my ZMR I can gladly say that this bicycle has been a brilliant friend for me any place... Read Full Review

  • Azmat Khan's...review For Karizma
    by Azmat khan | Oct 2015

    I have the pleasure of owning a black Karizma for more than 3 years now. So I guess I can provide my inputs which can be shared and be helpful for others in d future. The engine of the bike is truly a gem and has Honda quality. I have had a pleasu...rable time with my bike. Have driven from smooth pothole-less tollways to awfully pothole-only roads. The driving experience has been unparallel. Since the bike... Read Full Review

  • Stylish And Sporty Bike
    by BRIJESH | Oct 2015

    Indian market has a lot of motorcycle available, And I want to purchase on of them so, I visited many showroom and make list. And finally I had purchsed hero karizma zmr 223. The Hero Karzima ZMR is a sporty motorcycle that promises to deliver an easy handling and maximum efficiency. It is black in color. It is stylish and looking nice bike. It provide many features like, it has LED brake light, comfortable... Read Full Review

  • Desing
    by vismit | Oct 2015

    its good bike but i not like its desing concept. and its milage is also down itss give me onlty 23 kmpl i m go with bajaj ... Read Full Review

    by KAMAL PERADA | Oct 2015

    Its not a bike , its a biiiiiiiiike . its my life.Its my friend. its really nice . its so powerful . it gives good mileage.... Read Full Review

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