Hero Karizma Variants

Get details of all Hero Karizma versions

Karizma, the flagship motorcycle brand of Hero Motocorp. It was once the flagship motorcycle of Indian roads. Until the launch of the Karizma bi-wheelers, it was the key responsibility of the CBZ to rock the tracks for Hero Honda (now Hero Motocorp). But that found really ineffective with the launch of the Bajaj Pulsar in 2000. With gorgeous features and specification, the Pulsar grabbed all the attention to be the king of Indian fast roading. That was alike thunder and lightning for the joint venture motor-machine manufacturing consortium Hero Honda. The firm worked on a heavy engined machine. Ultimately they figured out an extra ordinary two wheeled beast in 20013, what the India motorcycle world was exactly and eagerly waiting for. It was none other than the Karizma. Each and every aspect of the bike felt novel. The Indian bi-wheeler world starred at the monster since it was a new visual to them. Media carried over it. The bike became more and perhaps the most famous Indian two wheeler ever built.

A heavy 223cc single cylinder, air-cooled engine does the duty for the Karizma to bring out a prodigious power of 17bhp at 7000rpm and a maximum torque of 1.87kgm at 6000rpm. This helped the bike to reach a top speed of 125 kmph. More over the Pulsar series motorcycles, the Karizma had to compete with the Bajaj Eliminator and the 250 cc scooter of Kinetic, the Aquila.

In 2007, Hero Honda made some cosmetic changes and the bike appeared more impressive. Then the bike was renamed to 'Karizma R'. In 2009, the consortium launched the elder sibling of the Karizma R, the Karizma ZMR. It succeeded the Karizma R to become the flagship motorcycle of the world's largest motor-machine manufacturer. The bellwether was powered by a 223 cc air-cooled, four-stroke cycle, single piston, electric start engine. Ascending more power to the machine, the bike was mated with a maximum power of 17.6 BHP @ 7000 RPM and a maximum torque of 18.50NM to attain a top speed of 126 kmph. To ensure more mileage just like all Hero Honda bikes, the bike was waxed with PGM-FI (Programmable Fuel Injection) technology. Additionally, its fully faired body kit, well placed indicators, LED tail lamp, mirrors mounted on the fairing, new rear mud guard, gas charged rear shock absorber, newly designed headlamp, digital meter console, rear disc brake and sport graphics promoted its fame across motor maniacs.

Later, after the break up with Honda, Hero Motocorp relaunched the Karizma R and the Karizma ZMR as Hero Karizma and Hero Karizma ZMR respectively. Meanwhile, the Karizma got slight refinement on engine to make it more economical friendly. Straightaway, both bikes are available in all Hero Motocorp dealerships.