The Hero Karizma Is Back!
Article by Drivio | 31st Aug 23
Liquid-cooling, a trellis frame and a lot more, there are quite a lot of firsts for a Hero bike
- The Karizma’s 210cc liquid-cooled engine makes 25.5PS and 20.4Nm
- Underpinnings on it include a telescopic fork and a monoshock
- In terms of design, it’s a bit similar to the Bajaj Pulsar F250 and the Pulsar RS200
After unveiling several teasers, Hero has at last introduced the Karizma XMR, available at a price of Rs 1,72,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Bookings for this motorcycle are now open. This marks the comeback of the renowned Karizma nameplate to the Indian market after a hiatus of over three years.
The heart of the Karizma XMR is an innovative 210cc single-cylinder engine, benefiting from liquid cooling. This powerplant generates 25.5PS at 9,250rpm and a peak torque of 20.4Nm at 7,250rpm. It's matched with a 6-speed gearbox along with a slip and assist clutch system. Notably, this model's liquid-cooled engine is a debut for Hero. This power source resides within a sturdy steel trellis frame and is supported by a telescopic fork at the front and a preload adjustable monoshock at the rear.
Beyond its mechanical prowess, the Karizma XMR boasts a range of advanced features. These include a windscreen that can be adjusted – a segment-first feature, an LCD dashboard featuring Bluetooth connectivity for turn-by-turn navigation, and an intricately designed fairing with a layered appearance.
With an introductory price of Rs 1,72,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Hero Karizma XMR enters the market to compete against strong rivals like the Yamaha R15 V4 (priced between Rs 1.82 lakh to Rs 1.95 lakh), Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 (ranging from Rs 1.81 lakh to Rs 2.05 lakh), Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 (available at Rs 1.72 lakh), and KTM RC 200 (priced at Rs 2.18 lakh).