Hero MotoCorp Karizma
29th April, 2015: Almost a year ago, Hero MotoCorp launched the new age Karizma to life. The company introduced a whole new design and a refined motor that made this motorcycle more alluring but it failed to impress the people of the country. Hero MotoCorp Karizma and ZMR are struggling to increase their numbers on the sales chart after being so comfortable and affordable. The competitors of this motorcycle are Suzuki Gixxer SF, Bajaj Pulsar AS 150, Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-I and Yamaha Fazer. The color options available with the bike are Power Black, Sports Red, Ebony Grey, Daring Yellow and Spotlight White.
Hero MotoCorp Karizma Bikes
223 cc, Petrol, 48.5 KmplRs 83,800*
Hero MotoCorp Karizma
Hero MotoCorp with its official 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.
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 And 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 And 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.
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.
The Hero MotoCorp Karizma R is available in five shades: Force Silver, Spotlight White, Sport Red, Darling Yellow and Power Black.
Power can be increases
Rear disc brake is missing
Instrument cluster remains the same
Hero MotoCorp Karizma Review
sir...i request to u...karizma r old model is the superb bike in this situation...so please i need the old model,new model not comfort and very floup.. old model is stopped manufacturing i know,but i want them so please help me...
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