Hero MotorCorp India has brought their iconic bike the Hero Karizma XMR back to the Indian market. First launched back in 2003, the motorbike quickly gained a lot of attraction and was a favourite among many.
The bike also had a big fanbase here in Nepal too. But sadly, it was discontinued in 2017. Despite that, it was still a choice of many people. Fast forward to 2023, Hero MotorCorp, after six long years, has brought the Karizma XRM back with a bold and new look and a ton of new features.
The new gen XMR has garnered a lot of positive reviews for the design and the features it provides. Let us see what the bike provides.
Specifications of Karizma XMR
|Dimesions||Length: 2,068 mm|
Width: 760 mm
Height: 1,110 mm
|Ground Clearance||160 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11 L|
|Kerb weight||163.5 kg|
|Engine type||4 Stroke, 4 Valve, Single Cylinder Liquid Cooled, DOHC|
|Bore and Stroke||73mm x 50mm|
|Max power||25.5 PS @9250 rpm|
|Max torque||20.4 Nm @7250 rpm|
|Transmission type||6-speed, Constant Mesh|
|Suspension||Front: Dia 37 mm, Telescopic Front Forks with Anti Friction Bush|
Rear: Gas Charged Mono Shock, 6 Step Pre-load Adjustable
|Brakes||Front: Dia 300 mm, Petal Disc|
Rear: Dia 230 mm, Petal Disc
|ABS||Dual Channel ABS|
|Tyres||Front: 100/80-17 TL|
Rear: 140/70-17 TL
|Battery (V-Ah)||MF Battery 12V- 6 Ah, ETZ-7|
|Colours||Iconic Yellow | Turbo Red | Matte Phantom Black|
|Price (expected)||Rs 660,000|
Design and build
The Hero Karizma XMR has got a new and sporty design to it now. It is very much a modern interpretation of the older-gen Karizma. The sporty look and the colour options make the design perspective even better.
The bike has an “H” shaped LED DRL on the front along with LED projector headlamps. The taillight is also in “H” shape and follows through the back of the bike. The indicators on the front and the back are also LED.
The side of the Karizma XMR has an aerodynamic fairing which adds to the sporty look and also the practical approach of airflow increasing the performance of the motorbike.
The Hero Karizma XMR is built on a new platform that uses a steel trellis frame with the engine bolted to it as a stressed member. This design helps to improve the motorcycle’s handling and stability.
It also has an adjustable visor. There is a push-on button on the right side when pushed, the visor can be manually adjusted.
It also has an LCD instrument cluster with tons of features like smartphone connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation, vehicle status, incoming call/SMS and trip meter.
The Hero Karizma XMR has a 4-stroke, 4-valve, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with DOHC technology. The engine has a bore and stroke ratio of 73mm by 50mm. The engine capacity is 210cc. It has a 6-speed Constant Mesh transmission which is complemented by a Wet type Slip & Assist clutch.
The engine’s compression ratio stands at 12:1. The engine delivers a maximum power output of 25.5 PS at 9,250 rpm and a peak torque of 20.4 Nm at 7,250 rpm. The fuel tank is 11 litres and gives a fuel economy of about 41.55 kmpl.
Brakes, Suspension and Tyres
The Hero Karizma XMR features a robust braking system with a 300mm petal disc at the front and a 230mm petal disc at the rear. This configuration, combined with dual-channel ABS, ensures reliable and responsive braking performance, contributing to rider safety.
For its suspension, the bike utilizes a Dia 37mm telescopic front fork with an anti-friction bush. At the rear, the gas-charged mono-shock suspension with 6-step pre-load adjustment further enhances the bike’s ride quality and adaptability to different road conditions.
The Karizma XMR has alloy wheels with 14 spokes. The front tire size is 100/80-17 TL, while the rear tire is 140/70-17 TL.
The Hero Karizma XMR has a ton of features. Some are listed below:
- 210cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve, single-cylinder engine
- 25.5 PS of power and 20.4 Nm of torque
- 6-speed transmission
- New chassis, suspension, and brakes
- Stylish and sporty design
- Dual-channel ABS
- LED headlights, taillights, and turn signals
- Adjustable windscreen
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Tubeless tires
- Smartphone connectivity
- Turn-by-turn navigation
- SMS and call notifications
- Fast-charging USB port
The Hero Karizma XMR is available in three colours; Iconic Yellow, Turbo Red and Matte Phantom Black.
The expected price of the Hero Karizma XMR in Nepal is Rs 660,000.