Hero Karizma

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 81,600 - ₹ 1,10,500
* Delhi. May vary.

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QUICK FACTS & SUMMARY
Bike Variant Hero Karizma ZMR V2
Current Status Available
Body Type Sports
Fuel Type Petrol
Price in India Hero Karizma ZMR V2 is priced at INR 1.08 lakh in India (Ex-showroom).
Shades Spotlight White, Blazing Red
Official Tagline Above All
Vehicle Overview Hero Karizma ZMR version 2.0 is an EBR design language inspired flagship motorcycle in the Indian manufacturer's lineup. It uses a 223 cc, oil cooled and fuel injected motor producing 20 BHP at 8000 rpm and 19.7 Nm at 6500 rpm. It comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox and takes just 3.6 seconds for 0-60 kmph. The official top speed is 129 kmph.
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Standout Features Fuel Injection, Unique Digital Instrument Console, Dual Disc Brakes, LED Daytime Running Lights, Dual Headlight
ENGINE & GEARBOX
Engine Description Air cooled, 4- stroke single cylinder OHC, Fuel Injection, Oil Cooler
Cooling Air Cooling
Displacement 223 cc
Maximum Power 20 BHP @ 8000 rpm
Maximum Torque 19.7 NM @ 6500 rpm
Number of Cylinders 1
Bore 65.5 mm
Stroke 66.2 mm
Number of Gears 5
Clutch Multiplate Wet
BRAKES & TYRES
Front Brake 276mm Dia, Disc
Rear Brake 240mm Dia, Disc
Front Tyre 80 / 100 x 18 - 47 P Tubeless
Rear Tyre 120 / 80 x 18 - 62 P Tubeless
Front Wheel 18 x 1.85, AI Cast Wheel
Rear Wheel 18 x 2.15, AI Cast Wheel
Wheel Type Die Cast Black Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
SUSPENSION & CHASSIS
Front Suspension Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers
Rear Suspension Swing Arm with 5 Step Adjustable GRS System
Frame Tubular Single Cradle, Diamond Type
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 2100 mm
Overall Width 805 mm
Overall Height 1190 mm
Ground Clearance 145 mm
Seat Height 810 mm
Wheelbase 1360 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 157 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 15.3 litres
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Digital
Trip Meter Digital-2
Fuel Gauge Digital
BATTERY & ELECTRICALS
Battery Type Maintenance Free, Wet Battery
Capacity 7Ah
Voltage 12 V
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Mileage 30-40 kmpl (approx.)
Top Speed 129 kmph
0-60 kmph 3.60 secs
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
LIGHTING
Head Light 12 V -35 W / 35W - Halogen bulb, Dual Head Light

Hero Karizma Review

08 Dec, 2015 11:03 AM

Overview

Karizma in its old times has been one of the best motorcycles available in the market with its advanced technology and a very reliable engine. Its design was ahead of the time at its launch but the one introduced now has something really opposite to that. Its flaws are externally visible and the only reason for its poor sales.

Design & Style

The one and only drawback of the new Karizma Version 2.0 is the design. It gets an out-dated design which sits back in the 80's. The body is lean but not that equally attractive. The front seems to be the worst part with its semi fairing being the second reason for its boycott. No doubt it has edges, but that too seems useless for the styling. The tire profile is much leaner compared to its slim body design, making it a not to be looked upon element of the society. Karizma R Version 1.0 and ZMR Version 1.0 had a tough looking design with wider body profile and a symmetrical body fairing.

Instrument Console

The instrument console on the Karizma features a very simple analog speedometer in the center with an analog tachometer at the left. The yellow numberings inside seems to be carried from the older Karizma and looks totally out-dated in the era of digital speedometers which show nicely colored specifications. The third circle at the right shows digital console in the form of fuel indicator, odometer and trip meter. The console when compared to any other bike in the segment, feels dull and out-dated.

Engine & Performance

The new Karizma shares the same engine but with a bit of increase in power for both R and ZMR models. The engine in the Karizma stays to be the 223cc unit, producing 19.2 BHP and 20 BHP for the Version 2.0 R and ZMR respectively. The previous figures for the Version 1.0 were 17 BHP and 17.6 BHP for the R and ZMR respectively.

The power increase can been felt while driving the newer version and the driving feels even better than many competitors in the segment. The gearbox remains to be the 5-speed manual unit. The R series retain the carburetted fuel system whereas the ZMR series retain its fuel injection in both the versions.

Brakes & Suspension

The braking has been managed by a single front disc for the Karizma R version 1.0 and version 2.0, with a 130 mm drum brake for the rear. The ZMR series had the double disc braking system from the start, with no option for ABS in any version. The conventional telescopic forks are used for all the versions of Karizma with the rear using the swing arm type hydraulic shock absorbers. The rear suspension is pretty comfortable, but missing out the monoshock at this time makes it feel more like an old machine in the present scenario.

Comfort while Riding

The seating position of the version 1.0 and version 2.0 has always been kept at most comfortable level, with an ease to the rider as well to the pillion also. The version 2.0 for both the series now gets a split seat for enhanced styling and comfort. The suspension works to its best and the cruising at mid-range speeds are the best part of Karizma from its starting period.

Shades

The version1.0 of the Karizma R and ZMR featured Black, White, Yellow and Red shade, with a special Grey shade for the version1.0 R. The version 2.0 Karizma R gets Power Black, Ebony Grey, Sports Red, Daring Yellow and Spotlight White shade whereas the new ZMR has Vibrant Orange, Spotlight White, Panther Black and Blazing Red as the available shades.

Ex-showroom Price

The pricing of the R model can be called as a justified amount. The version 1.0 and version 2.0 costs INR 81,600 (discontinued) and INR 83,900 respectively. For the ZMR series the version 1.0 and version 2.0 costs INR 1,00,000 and INR 1,05,500. This amount seems huge for the offering as the price segment totally changes and opponents have a lot more to be offered at that amount.

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This is the most pathetic bike.I think the parts used are not genuine. ... read more

Best Features: Nothing is best

Pros: I was hooked to those looks.

Cons: fuel pump, bad fuel injector, worst part availability.

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Karizma is too good for its segment but I still have an advice. ... read more

Best Features: Power

Pros: Power Delivery

Cons: Tyre Width

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