Hero Karizma R
|Warranty||5 Years/70000 kms|
|Shades||Power Black, Ebony Grey, Sports Red, Daring Yellow, Spotlight White|
|Number of Cylinders||1|
|Engine Description||Air cooled, 4-Stroke 1-Cylinder OHC|
|Maximum Power||19.2 BHP @ 7500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||19.35 NM @ 6000 rpm|
|Frame||Tubular Single Cradle, Diamond Type|
|Cooling Type||Air Cooling|
|Front Brake||276mm Disc - Non Asbestos Type|
|Rear Brake||130mm Drum - Internal Expanding Shoe Type|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers|
|Rear Suspension||Swing Arm with 5 Step Adjustable Type Hydraulic Shock Absorbers|
LOOKS & STYLE
WHEELS & TYRES
|Wheel Size||80 / 100 x 18 - 47 P - 120 / 80 x 18 - 62 P|
|Battery Type||Maintenance Free|
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
|Minimum Ground Clearance||150.00 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||15.00 litres|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||154.00 kg|
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
|Top Speed||126 kph|
|Mileage (Combined)||42 kmpl|
|Mileage (City)||35.00 kmpl|
|Mileage (Highway)||45.00 kmpl|
|0-60 kph||3.60 secs|
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
|Value For Money|
|Head Light||12 V -35 W / 35W - Halogen bulb|
Hero Karizma R Review
Indian market has a lot of motorcycle brands competing to have the total dominion. But since now, there are only a couple of names that gave any respectable and praise worthy job. One among these names is Hero MotoCorp which in the last century has revolutionized the Indian motorcycle market. If we look at the past years, Hero MotoCorp has seen some big changes, first comes their breakup with Japanese major, Honda and then their partnership with USA's Erik Buell Racing (EBR) and their recent ties with Austria's company AVL and Italy's company Engine Engineering.
So, after getting its pace slowed down by its breakup, the company is now riding to make the things right and to finish their long withheld projects. Among one of these projects, is to launch restyled versions of Hero's various famous bikes which people will like to see with advancing technology as the world advances. Recently, Hero MotoCorp showcased 15 restyled products at a press conference in Gurgaon on October 10, 2013. The new Hero Karizma R was also among them and particularly attracted a lot of buzz as it hadn't seen many changes since its arrival in Indian market in 2007.
Design and Style
New Hero Karizma R comes with some new features which are worth mentioning like a new clip-on handlebar, dual round headlights with clear lens indicators, rear view mirrors mounted on front cowl, front fender giving a muscular feeling, LED brake light, bulb winker, a new sporty belly pan, stylish graphics on its body, a slightly raised tail section, 18-inch alloy wheels with wider tires, new front and side fairing, classic tail light with clear blinkers and sporty seating. The frame type of New Karizma R is tubular single cradle, diamond type chassis.
It has a spell-bounding and stunning display consisting of an analogue speedometer and tachometer, a digital fuel gauge, two digital trip meters, clock, a low fuel indicator and a stand alarm.
Weight and Fuel Tank Capacity
The new Hero Karizma R has a kerb weight of 154 kg. On the other side, fuel tank has a good capacity of 15.0 litres.
Engine and Gearbox
2014 Hero Karizma R has a 223cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled, advanced microprocessor ignition system, OHC based engine which is slightly re-tuned to give a maximum power of 19.2 bhp at 7500 rpm and maximum torque of 19.35 Nm at 6000 rpm, the torque is up by 1 Nm in comparison to the 2012 Karizma R. The 223cc engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Acceleration and Performance
The Karizma R can accelerate from 0-60 in just 3.80 seconds. The commuter offers an average mileage of 45 kmpl on highways that reduces to 35 kmpl on the city roads. The Karizma R surprises everybody with its stunning performance on road and can reach a top speed of 126 kmph.
Brakes and Suspension
It has 276mm non-asbestos type disc brake at front and 130mm internal expanding shoe type (non-asbestos type) disc brakes at rear. The suspension system at front consists of telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers and swing arm with adjustable type hydraulic shock absorber at rear.
2014 Hero Karizma R has tyre size of 80/100 18-inch on the front while 120/80 18-inch is placed at the rear end. Both the wheels come equipped with black alloys.
The Karizma R is available in five attractive color options that are Red, Yellow, White, Black and Grey.
It also come with a vehicle warranty of 5 years or 70,000 kms and an Emission warranty of 3 years or 30,000 kms.
The new Hero Karizma R is available for Rs. 83,200 approx. (ex-showroom, Pune).
Overall, the new Hero Karizma R is a let-down in terms of design when compared to the last-generation Karizma R but it do comes equipped with lots of exciting features and a nice performing tweaked engine.