Hero Karizma

Hero Karizma

Ex-Showroom Price

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


Colour Options and Price in India
Bike Variant 2019 Hero Karizma ZMR V2
Availability Status in India Discontinued
2-Wheeler Type Sports
Latest Price in India 2019 Hero Karizma ZMR V2 price was Rs 1.08 lakh before being discontinued.
Fuel Type Petrol
Colour Options Spotlight White, Blazing Red
Official Tagline Above All
Fuel Economy
Build Quality
Value for Money
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.
Engine Details Air cooled, 4- stroke single cylinder OHC, Fuel Injection, Oil Cooler
Cooling Air Cooling
Engine cc (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
Mileage 30-40 kmpl (approx.)
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
0-60 kmph 3.60 secs
Key Features Fuel Injection, Unique Digital Instrument Console, Dual Disc Brakes, LED Daytime Running Lights, Dual Headlight
Front Suspension Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers
Rear Suspension Swing Arm with 5 Step Adjustable GRS System
Frame (Chassis) Tubular Single Cradle, Diamond Type
Overall Length 2100 mm
Overall Width 805 mm
Overall Height 1190 mm
Ground Clearance 145 mm
Seat Height 810 mm
Wheelbase 1360 mm
Kerb Weight 157 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 15.3 litres
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Digital
Trip Meter Digital-2
Fuel Gauge Digital
Pass Light
Battery Type Maintenance Free, Wet Battery
Capacity 7Ah
Voltage 12 V
Head Light 12 V -35 W / 35W - Halogen bulb, Dual Head Light
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Step-up Seat/Split Seat

Hero Karizma Review

08 Dec, 2015 11:03 AM

Quick Review by Maxabout Team

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.


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.


Hero Karizma R Version 2.0 - Always Game
Hero Karizma R Version 2.0 Infographic


Frequently Asked Questions

Most Popular FAQs for Hero Karizma
  • Is Hero Karizma R still available in the Indian market?
    13 Sep, 2021

    No, it’s not available now. The Hero company has stopped the sale of Karizma R some time ago.

  • Is it a good idea to buy a used Hero Karizma R? Would spares be an issue?
    13 Sep, 2021

    At this moment, we can not recommend you to buy a used Hero Karizma R because spare parts are not easily available in the markets. Hence, you will be troubled while finding the spares later. You should buy the latest bike.

  • What are the Shades of Hero Karizma R?
    29 Jul, 2013 | By Maxabout Team

    Hero Karizma R comes in over five attractive shades. They are Sport Red, Darling Yellow, Force Silver, Spotlight White and Power Black.

    The sports bike gets a crystal cut headlight which makes it looks aggressive,. The side profile is attractive and it has chrome finishing on its silencer. The black colored engine cowl looks good on it and one thing that disappoints that it still possesses an analogue instrument console. It comes equipped with a 4 stroke air cooled engine featuring the OHC technology. It delivers a max power of 17 bhp at 7000 rpm and a peak torque of 18.35 Nm at the rate of mere 6000 rpm. The acceleration is commendable and it reaches 60 in just 3.8 seconds.

    Hero Karizma R offers an attractive mileage of 35 km/l and the seat is long and comfortable. There's storage space in the bike and the suspension fitted provides it stability and a superior handling. Its wheelbase stands at 1355 mm and its made available in dazzling shades listed above. Overall, the vehicle is cheaper and much fuel efficient than others in the class.

  • What are the Engine Specifications of Hero Karizma R?
    24 Jul, 2013 | By Maxabout Team

    Hero Karizma R comes packed with a 223 cc engine which is a mono cylinder 4 stroke cockpit. It offers a decent power of 17 bhp at 7000 rpm and a peak torque of 18.35 Nm at mere 6000 rpm. The engine comes blessed with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox for an optimum performance. The pattern is 5 up and 1 down.

    The bike has a remarkable pickup and takes just 3.8 seconds to get to 60km/h mark. Its fuel efficiency dangles between 30 and 35 km/l. Unfortunately, there's no storage space in the bike and it gets a powerful headlamp in the front to provide a clear cut vision at night. The braking system is up to the mark and telescopic suspension with hydraulic shock absorbers too is great. The seat is long and comfortable and its wheelbase is kept 1355 mm long.

    The bike is available in 5 shades, they are Sport Red, Spotlight White, Force Silver, Darling Yellow and the Power Black. Hero Karizma R offers much better performance than other in the class. And it has an ex-showroom price of Rs.78,600. It lacks modern features. However, its a worthy buy.

User Reviews for Hero Karizma

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I Have only pay for 3000/- maintenance cost from last 5 year ... read more

Best Features: Fuel injection system

Pros: looks and performance of this bike

Cons: Tyre width

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Please re-launch v1 zmr stop that new v2 i hate lot ... read more

Best Features: Just awesome bike ..

Pros: I like looks of v1 zmr not new model v2

Cons: New model v2 zmr

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