Editorial Review of the Hero MotoCorp Karizma R bike

One of the most successful and highest selling locally made ‘performance’ bikes in the country has been the Karizma. When launched in 2003, it re-wrote the rules of the 200cc+ segment in India. It looked awesome, performance very well and came backed by a reliable, smooth, efficient engine and a very comfortable ride as well. In 2009, the bike got a slight revamp and was named the Karizma R. This also added a small belly fairing to it along with new graphics for the body and the speedometer console.

Today, in the company of other 200-250cc bikes, the Karizma still manages to look fresh and appealing. The quarter fairing looks nice and so do the five different color options, especially ‘Spotlight White’.
Swing a leg over the bike and you are impressed with the big bike feel that the Karizma carries. The three pod speedometer console looks nice and the overall comfort of a higher order.
The 223cc single cylinder engine is in a soft state of tune which means no matter how hard you push the bike, it mostly feels relaxed and unstressed. It puts out 17Bhp of power and 18.35Nm of torque which is enough to give it a sub 5 second 0-60km/h sprint and a top speed in access of 125km/h on the speedometer. At the same time, as per IDC, the Karizma returns a fuel economy of 48.5kmpl. The engine, like all other Hero MotoCorp products, is very smooth and vibration free.
The suspension of the bike is another highlight. Even though it isn’t of the mono-shock variety, the overall comfort is pretty good. Infact, the Karizma has been praised on a regular basis for the suspension’s abilities to handle both bad roads and high speed cornering in the hills. Highway stability is good as well and the Karizma gets the regular tyre set-up of 2.75” up front and 100/90 at the rear – both on 18-inch alloy wheels. Rear disc isn’t sold as an option yet.
The new Hero MotoCorp Karizma R sells for Rs 75,700 (ex-Delhi) and makes for an excellent bike in the 200cc+ segment in India.

Hero MotoCorp Karizma R Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 2125 mm
Overall Width 755 mm
Overall Height 1160 mm
Ground Clearance 150 mm


Max Torque 18.35 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Displacement 223 cc
Max Power 17.2 PS @ 7000 rpm
No of cylinders 1

Weight & Fuel Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity 15 liters
Reserve 2 liters
Dry Weight 150 kg


Wheel type Alloys
Tyre Front 2.75 x 18 -42Pinches
Tyre Rear 100/90 x 18 - 56Pinches

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Hero MotoCorp Karizma R Colors

  • daring yelllow
  • force silver
  • Power Black
  • spotlight white

Hero MotoCorp Karizma R Price

Hero MotoCorp Karizma R in New Delhi

Rs 80,100
ex-showroom price ex-showroom price in New Delhi

The ex showroom price of Hero MotoCorp Karizma R is Rs 80,100.00. Hero MotoCorp Karizma R is available in 1 variant. To find the on road price of Hero MotoCorp Karizma R you need to click on the check on road price.

Hero MotoCorp Karizma R has which has a engine, and starts at Rs 80,100.00.

Hero MotoCorp Karizma R News

latest news
Hero MotoCorp ceases production of Karizma and Karizma ZMR
By Gaurav Aneja Posted on Dec,12,21 6:10 PM

Hero MotoCorp's flagship variants Karizma ZMR and Karizma have drastically failed to impress the customers and couldn't replicate the success of the f

latest news
Hero MotoCorp to launch four models this month
By Prashant Singh Posted on Mar,03,07 12:50 PM

Hero MotoCorp , India’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer displayed more than dozen  products last year in October. Now the reports have emerged that t

latest news
Hero Motocorp's bikes to be distributed by Erik Buell Racing in North America
By Nitin Posted on Oct,10,29 7:05 PM

            Hero Motocorp, India's biggest two-wheeler manufacturer has taken another step towards becoming a major global two-wheeler manufacturer by

latest news
Hero Motocorp all geared up to fit own developed engines
By Nitin Posted on Oct,10,28 8:10 PM

Hero Motocorp, India's largest two-wheeler manufacturer is all geared up with its own indigenously developed engines to be introduced in 2014, maybe i

latest news
2014 Karizma R and ZMR power figures revealed
By Nitin Posted on Oct,10,18 6:42 PM

Hero Motocorp has officially revealed the power figures of 2014 Karizma R and ZMR. With this all the rumours related to the both bikes' engine power h

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Karizma is perfect to chose
by dipannita Posted on Nov,03,2010 at 16:33 PM

Pros very good mileage in 225cc engien

Cons more comfortable on ruf&tuff road conditions

Hi, this is suffie use karizma. Best in mileage 45to50 with rider and pillion in bad
road condition. i am fully satistied with karizma.i always suggest my friends ride always
Karizma............ L.U.

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karizma gaand mar le
by nitin Posted on Jul,30,2010 at 16:39 PM

Pros great looks

Cons low bhp

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by Animesh Posted on Jun,30,2010 at 13:49 PM

Pros performance

Cons engine can be made more powrfull

This bike is awesome. but hero honda should use a clip on handle bar and more fuel capable
muscular petrol tank.. that makes it more manly.. other things are ok.engine can be made
more powrfull. it should deliver 23 bhp with at least 152 top speed. overall R is better
than ZMR

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By rakesh garud Posted on Dec,15,2015 at 10:21 AM

old karizma r best ......new karizma r borinng bike

By Mateen Posted on Jul,27,2014 at 21:14 PM

I have karizma r (old model) i want to add it vizer(front cover) of the new karizma if it is possible please let me know
i ll buy a new one then

By adarsh Posted on Jun,22,2014 at 23:09 PM

i wanna buy old model plz replay soon.

By sarath babu Posted on May,23,2014 at 14:17 PM

I have a black HERO KARIZMA R...nd have good performance and I use to get good mileage it is very comfortable when we
go for long ride...nd I love my KARIZMA...

By manish Posted on Apr,01,2014 at 14:51 PM

this is a king for bike world do not change that model

By ommprakash rout Posted on Mar,26,2014 at 16:02 PM

i love my karizma r black

By M.dinesh Posted on Mar,26,2014 at 14:01 PM


By shiva Posted on Mar,18,2014 at 09:29 AM

no other bike will compare to karizma its rocks all the bikes i love this bike

By Monjul Das Posted on Nov,17,2013 at 20:16 PM

I bought this bike about 2 years ago...really Karizma R is the best bike..nyc bike yar....I LOVE this bike uuummmaaahhh

By Khagendra Tripura Posted on Sep,02,2013 at 12:56 PM

Looking nice

Hero MotoCorp Karizma R Price

Rs 80,100
ex-showroom price