Hero Karizma R

Hero Karizma R

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Ex-Showroom Price

Rs. 81,900 * Delhi. May vary.

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VEHICLE SUMMARY

Name:Karizma R
Shades:Power Black, Ebony Grey, Sports Red, Daring Yellow, Spotlight White
Warranty:5 Years/70000 kms
Kerb Weight:154.00 kg
Type:Sports

PERFORMANCE AND MILEAGE

Top Speed:126 kmph
Mileage in City:35.00 kmpl
Mileage on Highway:45.00 kmpl
0 to 60:3.60 secs

VERDICT

FOR:Price
AGAINST:Looks

OUR RATINGS

Appearance:
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ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Displacement:223 cc
Engine:Air cooled, 4-Stroke 1-Cylinder OHC
Maximum Power:19.2 BHP @ 7500 rpm
Maximum Torque:19.35 NM @ 6000 rpm
Gears:5 Speed
Clutch:Multiplate Wet
No. of Cylinder:1
Chassis Type:Tubular Single Cradle, Diamond Type
Cooling Type:Air Cooling

DIMENSIONS & CAPACITIES

Length:2125.00 mm
Width:755.00 mm
Height:1160.00 mm
Ground Clearance:150.00 mm
Wheelbase:1355.00 mm
Fuel Tank:15.00 litres

Instrument Cluster

Fuel Gauge:Digital
Tachometer:Analogue
Speedometer:Analogue
Trip Meter:Digital-2
Low Fuel Indicator:
Low Oil Indicator:
Low Battery Indicator:
High Oil Temp. Indicator:
Choked Air Filter Indicator:

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

Electrical System:12V - 7 Ah - 188 W Alternator
Headlamp:12 V -35 W / 35W - Halogen bulb
Alloys:
Battery Type:Maintenance Free
Battery Voltage:12V
Capacity:6Ah
Wheel Type:Alloys
Tyre Size:80 / 100 x 18 - 47 P - 120 / 80 x 18 - 62 P
Tubeless Tyres:

Brakes & Suspension

Suspension (Front):Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers
Suspension (Rear):Swing Arm with 5 Step Adjustable Type Hydraulic Shock Absorbers
Brakes (Front):276mm Disc - Non Asbestos Type
Brakes (Rear):130mm Drum - Internal Expanding Shoe Type

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

Stand Alarm:
Self Start:
Passenger Footrest:
Passenger Backrest:
Step-up Seat:
Pass-light:

Hero Karizma R Review

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Overview

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.

Instrument Panel

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.

Tyre Size

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.

Shades

The Karizma R is available in five attractive color options that are Red, Yellow, White, Black and Grey.

Warranty

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.

Price

The new Hero Karizma R is available for Rs. 83,200 approx. (ex-showroom, Pune).

Verdict

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.

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