Hero Honda Karizma R is the first generation Karizma bike. The bike was launched in May, 2003. The motorcycle was intentionally built to rival against the Pulsar brand. At first, the machine was named, the Karizma. Later, the name go modified to 'Karizma R' when the bike was slightly altered in 2007. In fact, the Karizma R is not in production now. The bike was gradually stopped and succeeded by the Karizma when Hero MotoCorp completely took in charge the firm. Later in October, 2013, Hero MotoCorp relaunched the Karizma R facelift replacing the old Karizma. The Karizma R is mated with a 223cc, 4 Stroke, Single Cylinder, Air Cooled engine. It generates a max power of 17 Bhp @ 7000 rpm and a max torque of 18.35 Nm @ 6000 rpm. It's coupled with a 5 speed gear transmission.