Hero MotoCorp Karizma

`96,308* OnwardsView Breakup
*On Road Price, Delhi
EMI @ `3,120
4 / 5based on 19 reviews
  • Performance
    48.5 Kmpl
    Top Speed
    126 Kmph

  • Engine
    223 cc

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


February 25, 2016: Country’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, Hero MotoCorp launched its popular entry level performance motorcycle Karizma in a completely new avatar in June 2014. Compared to the previous version, the latest version gets practical design and advanced equipments. However, it failed to impress the consumers, which lead to poor sales figures for the manufacturer. There are rumours that the company might replace the Karizma series with the launch of Hero HX 250, which is expected to arrive in August 2016.  

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Hero MotoCorp Karizma Specifications
VariantsMileageTop SpeedEngine DescriptionPower
Hero Motocorp Karizma 223 48.5 Kmpl 126 Kmph Air Cooled, 4-Stroke Single Cylinder OHC 19.2 bhp @ 7500 rpm

Hero MotoCorp Karizma Road Test

The Pros: Comfortable bike for short as well longer ride. Refined engine.The Cons: Power should have been better, Charm of Old Karizma is missingThe Crux: Good Option at this price, which goes well on both short and long journeysWhen the company brought it for the first time, it was meant to do two jobs. First, setting a benchmark so that its competitors can notice what actually Indian market needs and secondly, the bike had to raise the standard for the market so that people can get the best products in future.That’s what Hero did with Karizma. When launched, it was not ... [ Read More ]

Hero MotoCorp Karizma Review
  • Overview

    Hero MotoCorp along with its new technology partner ‘Erik Buell Racing’ gave its most appealing motorcycle, Karizma a major cosmetic update. The update was highly required as the previous design was not matching the current generation standards. Hence, the company made the major changes to make it compete against the same segment bikes of other manufacturers. The 2015 Hero MotoCorp Karizma R features 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 play his bet on the motorcycle.

    Hero MotoCorp Karizma R houses a 223cc, air cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, OHC engine, which generates 19.35bhp of maximum power and the highest torque of 19.35Nm. It is connected to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox. Bolted on a Diamond type chassis, the bike weighs around 154 kgs.

    The motorcycle is available in five colours, which includes Ebony Grey, Power Black, Sports Red, Daring Yellow and Spotlight White. The stunning colors are also painted on the 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 showcases a speedometer, tachometer, trip meter, etc.

    Hero MotoCorp Karizma, being the first entry-level performance bike of the country actually gave an idea to other manufacturers to bring or develop such motorcycles and improve the motorcycling standards in India. 

  • Design

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

    Semi fairing of the motorcycle looks good with the intelligent fuel tank design offering enough leg space for the rider. The engine of the bike is protected by a cowl that adds sporty appeal to the motorcycle. A sporty split-seat along with a sharper rear end makes it look more appreciable. The rear tail light is set on a stylish fender along with the side indicators, reflector and number plate. Five-spoke alloy wheels in black colour scheme and the robust silencer suits the pleasant design of the motorcycle. Coming to the dimension, it has a length of 2110mm, 1175mm of height and 805mm of width.

  • Engine & Performance

    The 2015 Hero Motocorp Karizma R is powered with 223cc, 4 stroke, single cylinder, air cooled engine that produces the maximum power of 19.2bhp at 7,500 rpm and the peak torque of 19.35Nm at 6000 rpm. It has 5-speed constant mesh gearbox having one down-four 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. 

  • Ride & 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 rear that offers a stress free ride. The bike has a big 276mm disc brake at its front and a 130mm drum at the rear. Hero still did not provide an option of rear disk brake and ABS, which could have helped with shorter and effective braking. 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. 

  • Safety Features

    Apart from its 276mm front disc brake, Hero Motocorp hasn't offered any modern safety equipments in this motorcycle. The company should introduce ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and rear disc brakes in future. 

  • Pros

    • More Power
    • Better Design
    • Better Mileage

  • Cons

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

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  • 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

  • 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 I voyag... Read Full Review

  • Karizma R .... Its Owesome
    by Ankit Kumar | Oct 2015

    Hello i have 2014 model year Karizma R. The motorcycle gets cosmetic as well as mechanical updates. The changes to the exteriors include restyled body panels, new headlamps, DRLs and revised tail lamps.The latest iteration of the Karizma R also gets minor updates to the company’s tried and tested four-stroke SOHC 223cc engine which now produces 19.2bhp of power and 19.35Nm of torque in comparison to the... Read Full Review

  • Awesome Bike Ever.
    by Rajat Gajul | Oct 2015

    I took my bike in november 2011.Its is stylish and also suits my personality.its pickup is good so i used to three friends and have ride.I had ride lots of km on my bike its was a very awesome experience.The main disadvantage is that my bike milage is less.and its engine gets hot quickly.Bike is good enough to handel in situtations like traffic,mountain road.I love bmy bike very much.... Read Full Review

  • An Complete 223cc Package
    by Jayesh Tikode | Oct 2015

    By far it is the most succesful sportsbike with minimal cons. From the head light to the engine performance everything in this bike works like an charm. I have been riding this bike for almost 2 years and get the same pleasure every time. Its new aesthetic makes it perfect for speed sters. I have ridden this bike on highways also and it shows amazing stability at high speeds. It has long front visor which m... Read Full Review

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Hero MotoCorp Karizma News

  • Hero MotoCorp is the title sponsor for the Golf World Challenge 2014
    BY Naveen Soni | September 16, 2014 | 517 Views

    Hero MotoCorp Ltd- the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, will be the Title Sponsor of the prestigious World Challenge 2014. The 16th-annual Hero World Challenge will be held between December 3-7, 2014 at the renowned Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Orlando,... Read Full News

  • All you want to know about Karizma R and ZMR: Price, Features, Images
    BY Naveen Soni | June 5, 2014 | 1714 Views

    Recently, we reported the soft launch of Hero Karizma R and ZMR. Now the company has updated its website with the official details of these new bikes, which tells about their specifications and features. The company has priced the new Karizma R and ZMR at Rs. Rs 85,559 and Rs 1,0... Read Full News

  • Hero silently Launches 2014 Karizma R and Karizma ZMR; prices inside
    BY sagar | June 3, 2014 | 1392 Views

    The leading Indian two wheeler brand, Hero MotoCorp Limited (HMCL), is silently launching its updated models one-by-one. After launching new Pleasure, HF-Deluxe, Glamour, HF-Deluxe ECO, Xtreme etc. now, the company has launched the much awaited 2014 model of Karizma R and Karizma... Read Full News

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