Hero Honda Karizma ZMR – A 7 day, 1800 KM Ownership Report by Ananth

by Deepak on January 13, 2010

I have covered about 1820 kilometers since I bought the bike, in which, about less than 120 kms in-city and 1700 kilometers on the Highway. No issues what so ever till now. Did a 5 hour – 350 kilometer continuous ride (Bangalore – Chennai), no heating issues at all! That’s mighty impressive for a tourer like me! Covered almost all terrains in my last trip: National Highways, State Highways, country Roads, off-roading, gravel, no roads, just stones – you name it – the bike proved it worth. Also, I did not face any ground clearance issues.

Performance: Handling is top notch and was eating the corners easily even at higher speeds (80-120 kmph) And most importantly braking is purely awesome. Front and Rear discs do their job marvelously well. The disc brakes saved a couple of lives on the highway too. The bike feels a tad heavy at times, and a slight wobbling on heavy cross winds, more with a saddlebag.

The lighting is the only factor I consider as below par, it could have been better. 35W isn’t enough; it may be ok in the city, but it’s a definite no – no on the highway. Gear shift, as always on a new Karizma, is a bit hard, difficult to get the bike into neutral. Engine is so refined, butter smooth on the run – you will fall in love with it the moment you turn on the engine. The exhaust note is also pretty cool. Pick up is excellent, The bike has enough torque to pull up from as low as 30 kmph in 5th gear to 122 kmph and above in the same 5th Gear! Absolutely no vibrations till 7000 RPM. Engine is butter smooth, heavenly refined and a pleasure to ride. I hit a top speed of 122 on the odo at around 8000 rpm, in 5th gear. The bike starts to vibrate past 7k rpm / 110 on the odo and at top speeds it feels a bit uncomfortable – though we can get used to vibrations at such speeds.

Servicing: Did my first service at 490 kms in Bangalore. Changed the Engine Oil – Hero Honda – 10W30 SVJ – Rs.210. Checked the filters, adjusted the disc brakes, tightened the chain, lubed it and the servicing is done! Was charged Rs.210 for it. Rode another 1300 Kilometers after that service – as said no issues till now.

RTMI: The most funny part in the whole thing in the bike is the RTMI (The Real Time Mileage Indicator). It gives a value based on the last 10 seconds riding pattern. At time it shows 13 kmpl and at times 196 kmpl. When you open the throttle, the value decreases and when you close it, the value increases. As per the manual – it will show any value between: 0.00 kmpl to 199.99 kmpl.

Pros: The main positives about the bike:

  • Handling / Braking – Clip-ons with front and rear disc brakes
  • RVMs – Rear view mirrors that really show what is behind you – not like other fairing mounted RVM
  • Console – Crisp, beautiful display with clear values. Digital tacho is a welcome move but I would have still preferred an analog one revving till 10,000 rpm. Plus a neat editable welcome message, fuel indicator, trip & odo meter.
  • Power Delivery / Engine refinement – The bike feels stable even at high speeds, yet refined – no vibrations, no engine noise – no over-heating and stays as it is for a long time. Exhaust note is also good, which I personally like it more than the ZMA.
  • Full Fairing – People think it is a Dhoom Bike. Some ask why it is heavily modified. Few like it – few don’t! But it is definitely a better looking in the flesh than in pictures.

Cons: And for the things that could be improved:

  • Headlights – 35W suffices for the city, not for night riding on the highway.
  • Tyres – The stock tyres do their job well – no doubt, but not extremely well. I would stick to the stock ones for the first 10,000 kilometers, since most of my touring would be on a Golden Quadrilateral / highways and not much of off-roading. For other touring purpose I will recommend that you go for a better set of tyres, as it will provide more grip, comfort and a better looking rear.
  • Service – Though HH showrooms show more care towards ZMR owners, it tends to degrade in time and the quality of service will be a question mark, mainly with a FI bike. After the first service, my rear disc’s braking wasn’t good enough as they supposedly had tightened the brakes!

On the road: After all this, I did a quick 150 kilometer ride today – just to test how the bike behaves in the rains, on a wet surface. It started drizzling, here in Chennai early this morning, with showers spread across the towns. So I packed rain gear and hit the country side for a change. Covered 150 kilometers in rain, slush, country roads with skidding surfaces, and some off roading.

Findings: Handling is too good even on a wet, skidding surface! The stock tyres behave poorly in slushy conditions. Though the rear disc is not as effective when it rains, the front disc does its job wonderfully well, be it rain, slush or normal weather. Braking is good enough; stops without a fuss till 60 kmph. More of front disc needs to be used for more effective braking till 75 kmph. Above 75 kmph, it was risky and the bike won’t come to an immediate halt, but skids and stops after some distance. I would advice not to belt more that 80 kmph on the highway if it’s raining! Didn’t take my cam since it was raining and so just a pic of the, as usual, boring Golden Quadrilateral taken from my mobile:

Thanks for reading!
Ananth

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Rajashekar January 13, 2010 at 8:34 am

Hi Ananth,

Nice writeup. Since you are mostly on highways and not very much happy about the lighting, i suggest you switch over to HID-Xenon kit. This is now road legal and excellent option for your bike. If you are further interested, pls call me on 09845803928.

Rgrds
RAJ

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ratan July 24, 2011 at 2:48 pm

hi this is ratan i got this bike in 2010 on feb , i am the person who got this first in my place now i finished 22000 km total.but only the thing is i am not satisfied with this head light i always prefer long drives as i came from guntur (AP) all the way to pondicherry. i just want some thing really works good

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Vineeth January 13, 2010 at 10:01 am

Good experience report. Better to add more in detail like mileage, seating, suspension etc… So is it true that you can get 45-50kmpl on this bike. They claim so in the showroom.

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aka January 13, 2010 at 12:31 pm

the new karizma looks ugly

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john November 2, 2010 at 5:37 pm

very true.. it looks as if they were desperate to add full fairing to the bike just to give that sporty look. Infact the new karizma zmr looks ugly (just my view), it looks more like plastic toy. To get that real sporty look one will have to change the chassis completely. n the handles are too upright. Karizma was always known as a Indian sports bike. Hero Honda tried to modify it. As in they tried to make it look more sporty with the same chassis. It didn’t come out as expected. So it BECAME a TOURER! But engine of HH is always reliable!! No offense! cheers! Ride Safe!

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krish January 13, 2010 at 12:40 pm

nice review ananth……i am booked my zmr and will be getting it within 15 days….

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Ananth January 13, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Rajashekar – Thanks. I have a spare Xenon Kit myself, thanks for the offer.

Vineeth – I do not ride for optinum mileage, but with constant ripping (100 – 120) i got 36 kmpl. And received 40 kmpl for the first 300 kilometers, keeping the speeds around 90 kmph. About the suspension, It works wonders on a rough patch, not much difference in the city though. Seating is also versatile, Just like the old karizma – relaxed yet a bit sporty looking with the new Clip-ons.

aka – Opinion does differ. End of the day your opinion wont matter to the public, HH would still sell a lot of Sticker ed Jobs, Thats the way it works!

Krish – Thanks! Good Luck for your new ride.

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Saawan October 18, 2010 at 8:46 am

Congratzzz 4 ur new zmr…..

i want to buy a bike which should i prefer KARIZMA ZMR,P220,R15

rIDE SAFE…

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fas January 14, 2010 at 1:38 am

Good review there. It does speak alot about Hero Honda and their principle of quality. The bike looks awesome and though little our of proportion a worthy buy.

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rakesh January 14, 2010 at 2:16 am

hey good review ananth, the bike surely looks majestic

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Avinash January 14, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Hi,

im getting a new bike trying to decide between zmr and P220

P220 gives aroung 30-40 i was wondering wat u r ZMR gives u in city driving

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Ananth January 14, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Rakesh – Thanks! It does look HUGE!

Avinash – If you want stability at 120 on a straight road, go for P220, If you want refined Engine, Butter smooth transition and power delivery, Great Handling, Better Mileage than P220 – go for the ZMR. Good Luck! :)

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aka January 14, 2010 at 3:14 pm

p220 will give a better mileage because the zmr is too heavy the fi was desined for glamour not for karizma engines…….and the dtsi engines are better fuel efficient than the old hh engines

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east May 22, 2012 at 12:52 pm

hy bdy, the pgm-fi burns fuel quite soon.. resulting in better mileage and pick up.. The Hero Honda engines are quite reliable and are of sound quality which makes the bikes retain its mileage for years..
Unlike in the Bajaj makes which loose milage and engine smoothness within a year..
aazmake dekhle

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aka January 14, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Ananth 220 segment cc is not the segment for mileage its for power…..if u want mileage go for 100 cc bike……..zmr is less power full than p220 – p220 21 bhp karizma – 17 bhp plus 9-10 kg heavier than p220…….even the apache rtr 180 yamaha r15 and p180 has 17 bhp power plus way lighter than zmr….now do ur math and see…id advice u to go for the p22o…..besides the zmr looks ugly overpriced and bulky………

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Ananth January 14, 2010 at 5:25 pm

aka – I never said i ride the Bike for optimum mileage, Please read the post before flaking out at me. And in real time testing, The P220 gave lesser mileage than ZMR. ZMR’s engine is new and not old, The PGMFi was used in Glamour, that does not mean its the same engine by itself.

You advice me to go for P220? For what? I again repeat, read the post before you comment – I bought the Bike a couple of weeks back and i have already completed 2 services, crossing 2600 Kilometers on the odometer.

And FYI: The ZMR gave 36 Kmpl on a average for the 1700 kilometers trip i just finished, 34 Kmpl on a P220 and 32 Kmpl on a Karizma R. I’m just giving you the math, No rocket science involving power:weight ration / CC: BHP ratios. I do not go by Specifications, Just by what the Bike really is.

And can i know how u concluded that DTSI engines give better mileage than PGMFi Engines? Any real time testing?

Lastly, The Bike is Bulky? Over Priced? Ugly? So what? You opinion is just for you and me, Not for HeroHonda / the masses. The Bike is a run away hit. The Bike has waiting period more than 3 months in all cities, with production running non-stop! You will have to ride the Bike to belive it.

I’m not Hero-Honda Fan. I’m no Pulsar Hater. I was a Bulleteer all these days, I had to sell my ThunderBird after a Accident and all i needed was a bike, a touring bike capable of doing 100 Kmph all through the day without any strain on the engine, ZMR just fitted the bill.

I’m happy i bought a HH Karizma ZMR.

You can view the review of my ThunderBird TwinSpark here:

http://bikeadvice.in/thunderbird-twinspark-10000-kilometre-report/

Thanks,
Ananth

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aka January 14, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Rakesh – its because of people like u HH still sell a lot of Sticker-ed Jobs…

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Ananth January 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm

aka – Who are you? what makes you feel pitty for HH likers / owners? Being a Pulsar fanboy makes you feel so? Please, If you want to be respected – watch what you type, and how you type. Period.

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aka January 15, 2010 at 9:46 am

Ananth whatever hero honda fanboy… if u bought hh fine with me just see after few may be 2yrs wen ur zmr begins to rattle…and star making noises…….and for all who says about pulsar egine makes noises and problems….if u maintain ur bike and use right amount and quantity of oil nothing gonna happen… and ananth if u do not go by Specifications…..then what can i say? ..and no need to see the review of ur thunderbird twinspark.

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Raj November 4, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Aka buddy if u r still alive here, please know your facts right when u r making a comment.
ZMR has 17.6 BHP @ 7000rpm.
P220 has 21.04 BHP @ 8500rpm.

how did u so called “gone by specifications” guy miss this difference in RPM. when u rip ZMR at 8500 RPM it would generate power equal to that of P220.(may be even more because ZMR has 3 cc more than P220′s displacement. This 3cc might not have a considerable increase in horse power but giving it because u needed specifications). and when u drive a p220 @ 8500 RPM, leave aside the horse power, it ll sound like a drilling machine.

“and for all who says about pulsar egine makes noises and problems….if u maintain ur bike and use right amount and quantity of oil nothing gonna happen”
Q. can u tell me whats the right amount and quantity (both are same i believe) of oil? and u believe that pulsar riders have no idea of maintaining the bike and oils?

“ZMR is ugly, overpriced and bulky” u say. so be it who is begging you to buy one?

“and ananth if u do not go by Specifications…..then what can i say?” hahahahahahaa funny shit.. ROFLMAO

Though I am not impressed by ZMR’s ride as my older ZMA did better (i liked the carburetor’s response when i ride). either case they both are better than P220 no matter what, when and where. i bet my ZMA will smoke yer P220 (if u have one) in seconds. i bought my ZMA in 2005 and i am still confident in its performance but r u? after 6 years your P220 wouldn’t even go for scrap.

Just don’t post stupid comments when u don’t know shit about the specs. i wonder whether u have driven a bike yet

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east May 22, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Pretty good job bro

Deepak January 15, 2010 at 11:45 am

Ananth, Ignore aka guy.

Aka, don’t post comments with -ve words. BikeAdvice is a place to share info and discuss, not to fight with fellow bikers.

Please! :)

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Ananth January 15, 2010 at 4:27 pm

aka – Sir, you dont have to say anything. If you feel Pulsar’s engine is better than a Honda’s engine – so be it. I understood what you want to prove. Carry on with the never ending topic, I have got work to do. :D

Deepak – Cant help it. I just wanted to share info about what the Bike, ZMR is all about, and not fight about P220 :)

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anmol January 15, 2010 at 4:48 pm

in orkut zmr community ppl have reported average less than that of zma-r.

anyhow, congrats for the puchase, ride safe.

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Hari January 15, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Man o man, i just got pissed of while reading the comments. I don t understand why the “pulsar-fanatics” cant handle any praise of a karizma R or the new zmr! I dont see P 220 as a better option than a Zma, except for its 3 bhp extra power which dosent seem to be justified properly.ie a speed difference of 6-7 kmph only.Any way who wants to race on roads? I would rather enjoy a comfortable ride at 100-110 than racing!

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Hari January 15, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Your review was very nice ! I feel ZMR just made touring much more fun compared to zma. I also like its new look

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Ananth January 15, 2010 at 8:57 pm

anmol – It depends on how one rides the Bike. I got 36 kmpl on hard ripping, 110-120 Kmph for 5 hours continuously, from Bangalore to Chennai. And more than 40 kmpl in city riding, so its completely left on how one rides the bike.

Hari – thanks!

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SAVVY January 15, 2010 at 11:11 pm

wat i don get is… A PERSON BUYIN A KARIZMA… OR A P220.. WUD WORRY FOR MILEGE?
think bout dis guys…..

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Siddu January 16, 2010 at 8:55 am

Nice review ananth,u hav exprncd each nd evry bit of ur bike…did u crs 120kmph ?did u feel unsafe?…

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Rajashekar January 16, 2010 at 9:12 am

Glad to hear you already got the HID kit.

Enjoy your ride.
Cheers
RAJ

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Avinash January 16, 2010 at 1:11 pm

SAVVY– The reason i asked for the mileage is cause someone i know bought a ZMR and is getting 10-20 kmpl so i was checking if it was like that for all zmr. plus im a college student and tend to ride my bike alot so i hav to hav aleast a idea in mileage

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Ananth January 16, 2010 at 3:15 pm

SAVVY – You are true, But people do think of mileage as a factor, if not for him – he has to atleast answer those who pester him/her at every signal he stops.. Questions like “what is the Mileage?” “You could have bought a car for 1L” can never be avoided!

Siddu – Thanks! I did a 122 On the speedo meter, It had vibrations past 110, But it was safe enough, and it was very much stable.

Raj – Thanks!

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Ravi January 16, 2010 at 7:10 pm

I cant understand why people like aka cant resist forcing their opinion on others.if u dnt lyk zmr b happy wid da byk of ur choice.every byk has its pros n cons

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ATHUL January 18, 2010 at 6:59 am

thx ananth. So u getting 40kmpl @ city ride. Thats enough. I am not a racing guy. So for me 40kmpl is enough. Pulsar fans saying that new zmr doesnt have fuel efficiency than p220. Now i am happy to hear it has 40kmpl.

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pulsar boy January 18, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Somebody here mentioned that speed difference is just 6-7 kmph.. don’t think so.. besides what it does is.. it allows a person on pulsar to cruise comfortably without any vibrations at Karizma’s top speed 125 kmph (claimed by HH). This makes lot of difference while touring.. with Karizma you can’t cruise at speeds above 110 kmph (you can certainly ride the bike at 125 kmph but not with lot of comfort).. also a power output difference of 3bhp can make lot of difference.. that’s what makes 150cc bikes perform lot better than 125cc bikes.. I don’t mean to degrade Karizma.. it performs exceptionally well, but it has it’s own limitations. Just a Honda badge mean it can’t go out and beat the pants of a 21 bhp bike.. that’ll never happen…

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Ananth January 18, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Ravi – True, each Bike has its own cons & Pros. People need to be wise enough to understand that.

Athul – Thanks. The Mileage increases after the 2nd service, I got a 42kmpl in bumper – bumper traffic this time :)

Pulsar Boy – Not to degrade your words, I agree the fact about engine strain, but ask anybody..anybody who has ridden a Pulsar and a Karizma for long and they will say that Karizma has the most relaxed engine of all time. Its not about crouching at 125 Kmph, but sitting relaxedly at 115 kmph and touring for long. Cruising at 125 kmph is not so comfortable on touring in a pulsar to a Karizma. Both can do it, many have done it – but at the end of the day, its just the shoulders of the Pulsar that takes the toll. Both bikes are good enough, but not for the relaxed seating posture and relaxed engine from the Honda :)

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pulsar boy January 19, 2010 at 11:48 am

@Ananth..

you seem to repeat the same old dailogues of honda lovers.. wake up.. relaxed engine.. relaxed riding position blah blah blah.. Please ride both bikes at 125 kmph..and then try to justify your comment. Karizma screams equally well when compared with p220. by the way.. if you ride at 115.. then pulsar will be more relaxed than Karizma keeping in view of top speed. Hope you got my point.

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ATHUL January 19, 2010 at 5:52 pm

you are right anand. My friend takes karizma 2 weeks ago. Not zmr the r. one of his friend who own p220 ride it about 25kms. After ride he said that its silent smooth and comfort than p220.

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Harish January 20, 2010 at 1:12 am

Hi Ananth, Are you sure that you can cruise@ 115KMPH in ur ZMR, Coz I have a R15 and while crossing 120KMPH My Bike is Rock Solid, Hardly I feel the Engine Vibes, But I feel a lot of Wind Disturbances, I have to Bend myself like a racer to cross 120Kmph. I did experience the same with an RTR And FYI I always use a Full Face Helmet and Tight Jackets.

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Sachin57 January 20, 2010 at 1:49 am

I was wondering if HH would concentrate only on bicycles(Hero cycles) after its contract with honda Japan ends,Just like the good old days or it’ll come up with a 5th generation splendor? Watchout for the HH anyway people

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Ananth January 20, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Pulsar Boy – I did ride the bike at 120 kmph, not just for 5 minutes, but for 5 hours. From Bangalore to Chennai, 350 Kilometers, Its better you wake up to reality.

Harish – Cross winds, will be a problem in the highway if the winds are too much. But in normal conditions, I did not face any fish tailing / wobbling at 120 KMPH.

Sachin – You mean HERO here or HERO-HONDA? Even if they come up with 13th Gen Splendor, It will sell. It is for the masses, the commuter segment not for the performance hungry souls here.

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Sachin57 January 20, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Ya true, thats what HH has mastery over,to make 100cc bikes of different size shape and colours.And Also In case if you dont know,Herohonda and hero cycles are the same co.Hero collaborated with honda japan to produce motorcycles in india with HH brand name.Every year crores of rupees HH earns by selling its bikes goes to japan.Anyway thats a different story.

so you was telling bout ur continuous 5hr ride.You said it was 350km ride.==>(350/5)=70KMPH speed.Can u explain ur bike’s greatness here? Cos i suppose its no big deal for a 225cc bike,even a 180cc bike can make it at that speed without overheating.Need some justification here.

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Ananth January 20, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Sachin57 – What are you trying to say here? I dont matter if the money goes to Japan or Australia or India, All i want is a refined Bike. As you suggested 70kmph is no deal for a 180cc Bike., But it is a great deal to maintain 70KMPH on average for more than 300 Minutes. All i said was, the bike was able to do the 350 Kilometers with ease, without any hick ups, without any shoulder pain, without any back pain, and mostly without any FATIGUE.

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Amit January 20, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Hey guys both the dts-fi & pgm-fi is good enough to compete each other (I mean bike’s not the rider’s). It’s a place for sharing not for fight besides both the bike’s are good in it’s position

Both the P220 and ZMR is good looking and heavy bike to race. Be cool dude……….

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Eddie January 21, 2010 at 12:12 am

Hello all

I wanted to book this bike asap, im frm mumbai and its been said that they hav stopped the booking as of now. I own a unicorn and i will have to wait fr sm more days to get the beast.

Ananth: Thanks for the review abt the bike.. it was realy usefull

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Sachin57 January 21, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Well! I stated the japan part just cos u was eager to know,by your previous comment.
About the 5hr ride,ya 5hr ride is a great deal but its also about the rider not the ride alone.I was not degrading your bike but I asked you to justify your statement which was like the zmr alone gets the honour of such long rides,and which you failed to justify.
Take a look at this link,i found it interesting
http://www.bikenomads.com/blog/?p=385
as you’ll see,its about akshay who covered 1000miles(1600kms) in 22hours.Thats about 72.72kmph.The best part is the bike(a old pulsar 180) didn’t give a single problem throughout the ride.
I’m neither giving you a proof nor am i praising the pulsar.This is just a plain example for how a bike(nomatter a relaxed 225cc engined or a high revving 180cc engined) can do the job without overheating.
Regarding the comfort,backpain,wristpain or the fatigue,i’m not one of those uncles to worry about such unimportant things.
If you still continue to talk about 300minutes or with your argue of relaxation,ok thats your opinion and no problem to me.
>>I’m out of this page folks.

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Ananth January 21, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Sachin57: Its no problem for me too, I just wanted to say that it did what i really wanted to do it. And FYI I did not want to do a SaddleSore. If it was so, I should have did the Chennai-Bangalore stretch even more faster. It was a trip and not a IronButt SaddleSore 1000.

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Ananth January 21, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Amit – Thanks!

Eddie – Thanks!

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shiri January 22, 2010 at 3:57 pm

ha..! very very nice

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Srinivas January 23, 2010 at 1:52 am

Hi…. Ananth……

Ive read the review …. it was nice….

I own Pulsar 150 DTs-i 2006 model…

You said that u r a tourer and mostly like to tour on a bike…. I too like having tours on my bike … But not so often….

but i think Neither the ZMR or zma or P220 are suitable for often touring….This will be true… am i right…???????

I think Bullets r the right bikes..

You told that you had ripped at 120 or 110 so for 300 minutes… Be careful that the engine neither pulsar or Zmr can come to bore stage early if u continue at that high ripping speeds too oftenly.. in this case no oil cooling of engine or other things can help.. its for sure….. Am i right……?????

As i am a Pulsar owner dont think that i am fan of Bajaj…
it fails in some specs like
—tight clutch movement
—poor painting on handle bar….
—Easily removable(stealing) stickers or emblems(Rubber ones)
—Faulty LED ligths(Back) and others…
—Poor quality clutch plates

But i can say one thing DTS-i engines r good… for sure.. and the only factor that was able to keep the bajaj alive inspite of above and so many other problems……

Coming to ZMR… i think that old style of zma like silencer(Golden Tint)..head light…should be continued to show that it is the bike……………Karizma.

I think so bcoz the silencer is of HUNK model and head light model was sligthly similar(In my opinion) to Suzuki GS150R…

Thanks to PGM-Fi(Programmed Fuel injection) for technological terms only….
main advantage of Fi.. The bike starts excellently during mornings and in cold conditions.. coz the fuel is directly injected…

but it should be handled only by a well trained and authorised mechanic…. and the servicing should not be given to normal mechanics….

This is the only FACT that made Bajaj to leave pgm-fi in P220 and come back to a traditional Carburettor….This has relieved the extra money on new P220

After all keeping the power etc etc spec aside the ZMR bike was Good.. for looks and also for a plesureful and safe ride…. The KARIZMA was a Brand mark……

Post ur comment….

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ATHUL January 23, 2010 at 7:39 am

Want to know about old karizma. Plz send me the thread link.

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janakiraman February 7, 2010 at 4:08 pm

now i use victor GLX 125, i planed to bye new karizma zmr but i don’t now zmr available in Chennai are not and i need storeroom details…zmr given by bank lone (EMI) are not?????

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janakiraman February 7, 2010 at 4:09 pm

good review of karizma zmr

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SHARATH February 23, 2010 at 9:15 pm

hey just wanna know weather to invest on zmr or r15 pls let me know

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rohith March 2, 2010 at 8:48 pm

i have read ur tbts and zmr review…i am planning to buy tbts..after reading ur zmr review, i am bit confused between these two..can u give some advice…..

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rohith March 7, 2010 at 12:17 am

i want a correct choice between these two bikes as i am not going to change bikes frequently.i am 6 ft 74 kg.i want at least a mileage of 35-40 consistently as i am using yamaha libero now wich is giving a mileage of 50+.my daily use is riding to college wich is at a distance of 28 km from my house.i am not a regular tourer,but i want comfort riding position(nt a racing stance like apaches)

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goutam March 22, 2010 at 9:40 am

Hi guys,
buy a 1lak rs bike then change the headligt, then add some sponge then change the tyres……..whats goin on man?
this is what u want after buying a new bike?
1700 km highway drive? why not 1700 km off road? then u’ll feel the heat.now for pulsar 55w headlight,MRF tyres. Much wider rear tyres compared to zmr or karizma(old).
Most of the people say that this is a crusing bike,but does crusing bikes need so much amount of plastic on it?
When ever something happens u need to be ready for investing a huge amount of money again.this problem is not with pulsar.
Now come to the engine,zmr or karizma(old)got a refined. just imagine that something happens in ladhak during a tour, I don’t think a local mechanic can solve the prob! So left the bike there come back via train!This what crusing means? carb engines(Pulsar) can be repaired by any road side mechanic. I dont think a bike with so much microchips can be a reliable one for long tour.
Coming to brakes, U told us not to break when around 75kmph
or it will skid(A bike of rs 1 lak).Pulsar Will not give u this problem also.
I live in a region where we got a two lane highway and lot more off road. my region is a coal field area(Asansol-durgapur-raniganj)Roads are pathetic here i’ll send u some pics if u want. Here 65% of bikes are pulsar(150,180 & 220). because people need comfort, stability, Good Clutch plates, Braking, They all get this things from pulsar.and pulsars are low cost bikes.U can use it like Bull.
U drive your karizma here and i promise u that u’ll throw that bike to dustbin. i am riding 220.

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Saawan October 18, 2010 at 8:44 am

for ur kind information the clutch-plates of pulsar series are very bad….

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Jai April 1, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Guys…im facing engine heating problem with my brand new ZMR…is it because of continuous riding for 20kms in city condition???

PLEASE GIVE ME A SUGGESTION

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amit April 2, 2010 at 11:02 am

There have ny one who have an exact idea of the avrage of the ZMR nd who can guide to others as right way because there have lots of posts but these r not satisfactory, so thts y i wnt to get the right information about the ZMR, please dont post ny misguide information and please only those guy should post the information about the ZMR who have already ZMR nd who have really take the test ride of ZMR nd plz post correct informations over the net…..ok…….

Amit……..

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Jai April 2, 2010 at 5:26 pm

@ Amit…

My Zmr gives an average of 40kmpl in city condition @ 40-60 kmph…first service is yet to be done…

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Srinivas... April 2, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Hi…. Jai…..

Zmr is agood bike and i think it shouldnot give engine heating below 20kms and that too for a new bike isnt it,…???

Engine heating may be due to following reasons…

——Rash driving (High revoluting engine)

——Due to Low engine oil(Decreased level)…

——Increased viscosity of engine oil(oil becoming heavy)..

—–Imp point is when The fi system (or carburettor)is delivering low amount of fuel to engine (Less than the normal amount suggested).. it generates a lot of heat and also its not safe to engine it leads to decreased life of ur engine…

Hope these points are useful for u…

Post ur comment dude….

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Jai April 4, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Hi Srinivas…

Thanks for the suggestion… but i maintain a speed under 40-50 and cant avoid continuous gear shift in a city like Bangalore and that too we cant go more than 40kmph in traffic.

Regarding the Low engine oil or the viscosity, its due for the first service and hope it gets resolved soon.

P.S. Day by day the problem seems to be decreasing. May be because of brand new engine ;-)

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Jai April 12, 2010 at 9:42 am

Did any body experience vibrations with passenger foot rest????

Please reply

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manas May 7, 2010 at 3:09 am

hey is there any gap between the petrol lid and inlet.. when ever i open mine i always find sand in the tanks outer layer..?

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vsp May 15, 2010 at 11:20 am

hey pulsor guys.
my cousine has a new ZMR n im waiting 4 dat 4 d last 5 months…..
i have driven p220,R and ZMR……..
p220 and R is not even comparable in seating,handling and smoothness….
the back portion of pulsor wil vibrate after a speed of 60……like drrrr……
lets compare about speed..
even though p220 is faster,the smoothness in driving R at a speed of 120 wont get in p220.
its a fact……so 4 all those in confusion,plz opt KARIZMA….ALWAYS GAME…

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amarnath May 22, 2010 at 11:50 pm

guyz..beside’s the pros and cons,im plannin to go 4 the zmr and since i hav to stay with it 4 long,i would lyk to kno 2 things about the zmr…
1,does the engine heatup during city riding??(i dont tour much)
2,due to the bulbous faring will i encounter a lot of viberations at high speeds??(ignoring crosswinds)
should i stick to the zmr or go 4 any other byk?i’ve not driven the karizma-r and hav a prob understandin the reliablity..im in colg and hav pleaded my dad to get me the zmr,he’s agreed(..even though he did’nt want me 2 get it, quoting itz pricy..).so if atall any probs and diffuilty in future he’ll blame me and i dont want tht!!i was sure abt the zmr but ur posts r confusin me now!!…..please help me wit a clearer idea!!
p.s.-there r no bikes even in showroom 4 a testdrive!!why isnt HH doing anything on the marketing side(ideas for reintroduction will be the last thing i want 2 hear!!)..newayz help me folks!!

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Jai May 23, 2010 at 10:09 am

@ amarnath ….congrats…u have made the best choice to go with zmr….no second thoughts just go with it..

coming to your questions

1) engine heating always depends on the gear shifting in traffic. If it is a huge traffic jam no bike engine is an exception for heating out but if you give continuous ride for 2-3 kms again it cools down quickly.

2) fairing is awesome and you never feel the speed/vibrations and air coming from opposite side, it just cruises and you will feel like a king.

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pankaj May 29, 2010 at 1:24 am

ZMR?
looks like a plastic toy with huge body n small tyres :-)

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MANDAR May 31, 2010 at 5:50 pm

dude………i got my karizma zmr….vehicle is to goooood

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dhinakaran July 4, 2010 at 9:18 am

Hi guys planning to take ZMR in chennai..Which color i should go for.,,There are no bikes in any show room..White ZMR was the only bike i saw on roads..it looked good..

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KAMAL October 25, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Dinakaran,

Did u bought ur ZMR ? If yes, which color ? which dealer in Chennai ? ho w long they took for delivery ? And how the new machine is ?

Regards,
KAMAL.

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Yogesh July 6, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Booked ZMR :) waiting for my PEARL white colour. who knows now month or more !! lets see.

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Vivek.S July 17, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Dear Ananth,
Iam pleased with ur review..
I’ve always ignored pulsar generations and their reviews..
Iam going 2 take this bike as I was waiting for launch of this vehichle in Kannur District(Kerala)..
Here it costs Rs.1,03,000…
Just two Questions,
Whats the mileage nw u r getting ?? and
Any issues so far ???
Pls post ur reply…. Thankx in Advance..

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Sanket Patle July 26, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Excellent review. I bought ZMR 4 days ago and have exactly same opinion as you. Yeah, Lights do not match with the bike. Any idea how we can make it better?

I didn’t find any other problems with the bike so far. Since bike has programmable FI, did you try tunning the engine for highway rides? Is it safe to play or let other professional play with FI engine?

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Sheikh rameez July 27, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Guyzzz…Can i buy a zmr in installment payment/ downpayment ? How much i need to pay first time ? Plz explane it ol !……Reply soon

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GURS July 28, 2010 at 12:33 am

Good Review Ananth well i also the owner this big machine “ZMR” and also ride the p200 while riding for jst 150kmps got stressed and body ache, nd in zmr what a comfort it has

what a use of power of p150,180,200,220 if it can’t give comfort

ZMR ROCKSSSSSSSSSSSS

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sagar September 17, 2010 at 12:57 pm

hey guys i am planing to buy a bike……as this is ma first bike……i want ur advice………..i am 6.2 height and 90 kg…..i am confused with apache rtr 180 and karisma R……which would be better…

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Yogesh September 18, 2010 at 6:21 pm

@ Sagar
You should go for Karizma only.
considering your height RTR will be too uncomfortable.
I’ve ZMR n bro has RTR180 & m 5/11, when i use Apache it doesn’t give comfortable posture which Karizma gives.

I also found serious prob with handle position of RTR180 which has same spit type handle as ZMR but bit narrow, feels lot of weight on arms while riding longer.

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pradeep September 22, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Hello Guys,

I own a K – ZMR RED, it is definitely a bull on the road. The mileage after 1st service is about 37KM/PL, which will rise further. I chose RED color because most of the sports bikes look better in RED rather than white. I have changed the tyres from MRF to Michelin, for better handling. Original tyres are size 100 & I have fitted 120, which give me better grip.

I have paid Rs 1,12,000 for this byke but I have no regrets. People turn their head & keep staring. Many bykers ask you several questions about looks & mileage.

Hero Honda is always better as far as engine quality is concerned. We believe Honda for its technology & refined engine, whether it is Car or byke engine.

I am proud owner of this byke

Thank you
Pradeep Chowta

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Sam September 27, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Zmr is simply an outstanding bike. It gives u quality that a pulsar can never offer. And FYI, quality never comes cheap…

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Mr. Sam October 9, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Hello Ananth,
Nice conclusions about zmr. U did a good job. i’ve also been the zmr owner since 8 months(Reg. No. MH 07 N 4034) i agree with most of the things u explained but i have li’l bit confusion about zmr’s handling. I always do 80-90kmpl on highway but here i want to point out, In the matter of suspension, Zmr got nothing different than HH hunk. Same gas charged shocks are used in both. Someone can get same suspension feel after paying only rs. 62,000 for HH Hunk. Now want to say that Zmr gets completely failed in the matter of stability. when any bus or truck passes nearyby, Zmr gets uncontrolled & breaking becomes difficult. i would like to suggest the ppl that pulsar220
& r15 has superb handling with great stabilty at higher pace if compared to zmr. Headlights!!…… no doubt Pulsar220 wins getting 10/10. I also get worried about power when pulsar, r15 use their raw power & become king on the roads while my zmr shows her incapabilty of doing the same using power of 17.6bhp@6500rpm. It is very hard to compete with these both devils especially on highways. Afterall, i paid around 1,03,000 for Zmr, but i dont think it has given me as much satisfaction as yamaha r15 gives in the ways of mono suspension, breaking system & more technical advantage after paying rs.5000 extra than zmr. I know Herohonda’s quality is gr8 but this is not the point. Bajaj, tvs,suzuki, yamaha,honda are still competing with eachother in this modern world.I’m still in the confussion that why i paid that heavy amt on zmr if it has less power, no mono suspension, lazy headlamps & bulky fairing which has no proportion with the rear. I think pulsar also wins on her advantages of stabililty, power & torque, lights etc & its gr8 value for money bike like old karizma…

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Srinivas... October 9, 2010 at 11:49 pm

Hi… Mr.Sam…!!!

The points you stated are true…

R15 and P220 wins over ZMR in terms of stability, handling, breaking and lights..!!

Also Pickup and Power….!!!

but HH offers good quality..!! :)

But maintain ZMR in decent way…..!!

If your bike falls your pocket will be torn off…. :(

Anyway ZMA is far better than ZMR..!!! :) No doubt about it and i can challenge with any one on this statement…!!

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sagar October 10, 2010 at 10:52 pm

@yogesh……thanks da…….i hav booked zmr blue and will be getting it by end of this month……..thank u ……

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Prashant October 13, 2010 at 9:58 am

Dear Ananth and fellow post-readers,

thanks for the valuable inputs about ZMR.

i am planning to buy a ZMR in Bangalore. but following problem is making my task very difficult and causing a lot of heart-burn

>> the HH Authorised dealer closer to my place wont sell the bike without the accessories.
i am being forced go with accessories like remote lock kit, HID Lamp (white light lamp) seat cover and some other sundry items.
the dealer is not ready to sell the bike without the above mentioned accessories. he says its an agreement b/w all the dealers.

I am ready to buy the bike through full-cash payment but i don’t want go for the mentioned accessories, ESPECIALLY the HID Lamp and it is not road-legal (asked a traffic police!! coudn’t find updated rules on karnataka traffic police site). also there might be the issue of warranty if i am running a bike with non-standard fitment. moreover, the HID lamp will lead to faster battery consumption (and the ZMR doesn’t come with a kicker, which will further add to the possible misery)

you might ask, why am i not going to a different dealer. the thing is 15th oct. is my b’day and this is the only dealer who can deliver the bike on the said date.

i feel disappointed that eventhough i am ready to shell out a good 1+ lacs on a bike, i am being forced to buy something that i dont want and is not road legal and might cause issues with the warranty.

any solutions/suggestions would greatly help me

danke,

Prashant

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Jai October 13, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Hi Prashant,

No dealer could force you for extra accessories, HID is not legal yet.

By the way, where do you stand in Bangalore?? please try in Prakash motors or Sai motors.

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Prashant October 15, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Thanks Jai!

Got the special one delivered today! it feels awesome. hope to get over the run-in soon and will write a review on the first few experiences with the new ZMR – Panther Black shortly.

Cheers,

Prashant

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Jai October 16, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Congrats Prashant…..

All the best for your fly ;-)

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Gopi October 19, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Hi,
Your road test is really good, i own a karizma r, very much happy about it.. i am also interested in touring… find me on facebook gopi sukumar

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ibu October 20, 2010 at 11:34 am

bro mileage hw much

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Jack October 24, 2010 at 1:50 am

Hi. I would like to know the maximum speed that should be maintained when the bike is new. I own a Karizma ZMR, and the technician asked me to keep the speed below 60 KM/hr for 2000 KMs as the engine is new. Will the engine go bad if driven at higher speeds?

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Sanket Patle November 11, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Dudes,
I’ve one questions.

I had Pune-Mumbai ride in the morning and I was trying to get to the max speed. In my previous attempt, I’d shifted 4th->5th gear on some speed around 60kmph, and max speed I could reach that time was around 114 kmph.. I was steadily on 114 for 7-8 seconds and then I gave up..

Today, I’d 3rd->4th gear transition on 65kmph (7k rpm) and 4th->5th on 92kmph(7k rpm).. Unfortunately after reaching 115kmph I had to slow down the bike for a turn ahead…

What’s worrying me is cruel noise that engine made on 7k rpm on 3rd and 4th gear.. Does such a high revolutions on 3rd and 4th gear damage the engine?

What should be the max rpm that engine should be on 3rd and 4th gear? And how can I get my bike beyond 120kmph??

I would really appreciate your suggestions.. Thanks…

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RANA DUTTA November 17, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Excellent

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akash das November 20, 2010 at 9:30 am

i can’t take any disition about bike what i bying from market palsur220 dts-fi or karizma ZMR.pleas give soluation.

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irshad November 20, 2010 at 11:17 am

i love karizma

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irshad November 20, 2010 at 11:19 am

Ananth u giv a gud efficiency to me i love karizma

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ajinkya ainath more December 5, 2010 at 6:01 pm

iam book hero honda karizima zmr 3 month ho gaye 1oct 2010 book kiye thi abhi tak mujhe gaadi nahi mile ager muje isse week main gaadi nahi mile toh r15 lene wala hu ager gaadi time pai nahi de sakte toh karizima zmr model band kar do aur public ko parishan mat karo aie vinanti hai thanku

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naresh kumar December 6, 2010 at 10:40 pm

karizma bike is indian best bikes.i like .karizma zmr bike is sporty and racing bike.

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Manjunath December 7, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Hi ananth thanx for ur review i brought zmr pearl white in oct it was awesome to ride n good in maintainance n fuel efficient but only problem with rear disk brakes while braking in rainy season with little mud bike will get skidd….:-)

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Bala January 13, 2011 at 10:08 am

Hey Guys..Karizma is an Awesome.. I recently owned one .. Just did over 900Kms. Initially the bike was really good and it was fun to drive, later on a small creepy problem cropped up, there was a weird wisking sound from the front disk brakes, had mentioned the problem to the service people, @one of the services centers in bangalore(millenium motors), for my surprise , the problem was not addressed , again when i had taken it for the second time, they did some greasin and oiling, the creepin sound had stopped, now its been since 2days again, i am finding the same creepy sound from the front disks (guess the brake disk is rubbin the inside ..), please suggest wat can be done and who can address this problem in bangalore.

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s.bharath April 23, 2012 at 6:33 pm

check the oil in the disk oil small tank & its common issue till u use front disk brake RARELY

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Jai January 13, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Hi Bala,

I too had the same problem, please come to sai motors once if possible.

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Sajju January 29, 2011 at 2:54 pm

hi frnds iam p220 owner since 10 month it is the best bike compare to other the speed, pick up all thing in this bike is awsome…….. i drive 150km/hr speer with comfort…….
now i going to buy another bike but iam in little bit confused in zmr and r15 pls suggest me a good bike………..

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Sajju January 29, 2011 at 2:55 pm

hi frnds iam p220 owner since 10 month it is the best bike compare to other the speed, pick up all thing in this bike is awsome…….. i drive 150km/hr speed with comfort…….
now i going to buy another bike but iam in little bit confused in zmr and r15 pls suggest me a good bike………..

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Deepak Shinde January 30, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Hi,
thanks for so detailed review for ZMR.
am happy with my ZMR, earlier I used to have Pulsar 150. Bajaj pulsar is also very good bike in that price segment, so we should equally respect the bikes in there segment.
I could not precisely calculate milage of my bike as no manual “reserve” knob.

ZMR is great bike and I got comments form many many peoples…..so paisa vasul !!!!!!!!!!!!

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sandeep February 6, 2011 at 1:47 am

hey ananth…thnx for ur reviews buddy..i hav booked a karizma zmr….bst bike in its class ……karizma roccccccckkkkkkksssssssssss

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SAAGAR February 7, 2011 at 1:56 am

ZMR us an awesome bike……………..going to book one…………

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ANJAY PANDEY February 16, 2011 at 8:01 pm

thank’s ananth for wonderful comments on zmr because its feel nice to have good comments for ur new bike . i ride it 450 kms, its a fantastic bike . ignore stupid comments of pulsur fan’s .because pulsur can’t gave smooth ridding exp. as zmr have.all models of pulsur are same”150,180.220″.loud noice,big tyres old looks’.zmr have cool looks in all colors but best in white as mine.top speeed of 125 kmph is ok usse jada bhagake marna hai kya,zmr is a best bike that indian market ever had(iam not comp. with bullet because a bullet can be replaced by a bullet).

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Partho February 23, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Hallo Ananth! Thanks for your review. From the internet I managed to download a scanned copy of owners manual of Karizma ZMR. I am quite surprised to see that the manual do not mention anything about the engine break-in procedures. Can you or anybody please share the engine break-in procedures for Karizma ZMR?
The method that I use to break-in new engine is:
1. For the first 500 km, I tend to keep the rpm as low as possible in any gear. Yet, the effort is always focussed to drive in 5th gear with minimum opening in throttle yet not loading the engine.
2. After first service, I tend to drive in low rpm for all gears except 5th gear. In 5th gear, I increase the engine rpm by 500 clicks from the minimum initial value and release the throttle instantly thus allowing the bike to slow down to the minimum initial rpm value. I repeat this exercise ten times.
3. Then do the same exercise as before but this time I hold the engine for 1 minute at ‘Initial value + 500 clicks’
4. Then do the same exercise for 2 minute, then for 4 minutes, then for 8 minutes, then for 15 minutes and lastly for 30 minutes at 5th gear only.
5. Then I repeat step 2 to 4 but this time rpm increase is 1000 clicks from the minimum initial value
6. Then I repeat step 2 to 4, but this time rpm is increased by 1500 clicks, then 2000 rpm, 2500 rpm……In this way I keep on doing it to maximum rpm that the bike could attain.

Once, it is done, I assume that the engine has been breaked-in totally.

In the internet, I have read about other methods of breaking-in a new engine. One method is called Power Break-in by MOTOMAN.
Thank you for your time and attention.

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Thiyags April 13, 2011 at 12:26 pm

hi Partho!

Can you share the owner’s manual, Bcoz i too bought my ZMR before some 15 days and still waiting for the manual..

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Partho April 15, 2011 at 10:12 am

What is your email address?

Partho February 23, 2011 at 4:27 pm

One point that I forgot to add in my last post. Although, the engine is assumed to be breaked-in by the procedure described, it doesn’t mean that I can cruise at a constant speed. I have to keep on varying the engine rpm always but in 5th gear. For any other gear, I tend to keep the engine rpm as low as possible without loading the engine. I don’t prefer to cruise at constant speed, as many friends of mine told me that it is not good for the health of the engine.
To cruisers, there are dedicated cruisers in foreign countries. Those bikes have large capacity and long strokes (undersquare engine) so that the rpm value is kept low even at high speeds.
Thanks.

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cool March 18, 2011 at 2:22 pm

hi, guys i purchased an new pulsar 180 UG4.it has smooth rev, as same as ZMR.
it has an same bhp, same power, with an top speed of 125 kms, with better mileage of 48 kms what iam getting, with good aggressive look for just 74500rs. why to waste extra 30000 bucks when you get a same performance bike as that of ZMR.
the resale value of the ZMR bike is very low my friend purchased this bike for 105500 an jan month and he sold the bike for 77000rs for an bike dealer in bangalore on nov, in just 10 months he lost 28000rs.The correct mileage of ZMR is 35-38 kms in normal condition(40-60kms/hr) if you ride at higher speeds above 80kms/hr or at lower speeds below 40km/hr you will get an average mileage of28 to 32 kms.so dont waste money.

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Pawan April 20, 2011 at 10:21 am

Hi Cool,
Anyone buy ZMR by his own money, not from your pocket. Style, comfort,status and choice varies form people to people. So buyer will go as per their choice, budget. You might not will to buy CL500 for lesser top speed, low mileage and high price, but people buy it even 10 months waiting because of passion not for mileage. Secondly, if you sale any new bike in the market after one month use, you will get 15-20% less value. You own P180, surely you have good idea to review of it. But without owing a bike how can you full review. Do not be bias with other product with being the owner of yours. There are pros and cons in every product

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cold April 27, 2011 at 10:14 pm

power:
pulsar 180 : 17.02 BHP (12.4 kW) @ 8500 RPM
karizma zmr: 17.60 BHP (13.15 kW) @ 7000 RPM.

what this difference means is that while you will have to wring that accelerator on the pulsar 180 to squeeze out the maximum power, you do so with relative ease on the karizma.

torque:
pulsar 180 : 14.22 Nm @ 6500 RPM
karizma zmr: 18.35 Nm @ 6000 RPM

this is the real difference between pulsar 180 and karizma. while you can easily pull away at low speeds and low gear with the karizma you will have to pull more on your accelerator or shift your gear up to pull away at low speed on the 180.

difference between torque and power? the following was copied from http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/78750

“Torque is the pulling power of the engine. HP is the product of torque and RPM divided by 5252.

Horsepower = Torque * RPM / 5252

A higher RPM increases the HP as well, but that does not improve the performance.

So the torque is the more direct measurement of the engine’s performance. A higher torque translates into a higher HP, but a higher HP doe not necessarily mean more torque or better performance.”

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jithu` March 28, 2011 at 8:29 pm

which one is better for me?
karizma r p220 or R15
perfomance comfort
little bit milege

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Arun April 1, 2011 at 2:58 pm

pakka wrte-up about ZMR. Now am very happy to be a rider of ZMR very soon…………

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Yogesh April 16, 2011 at 5:38 pm

hello ZMRians,

I completed 4500 kms n every km makes me admire my decision ;) I still don’t have a single problem to voice about. touch-wood.

Mileage for my day to day town riding ranges from 37.5 to 39.65.
What I do to get exact mileage is, I feel up the tank FULL everytime n trip the meter to zero, I had 6-7 fills so far. I think its best way to get near to appropriate mileage, with very little room for error.

For only long ride I had so far it gave average of 48.54KMPL . I went to a hill station, Mahabaleshwar, around220kms from my place. Out of which 30-40 kms span is hilly n remaining highway.
I also couldn’t cross 110kmph mark(like some1mentioned above), thanks to traffic, but as I felt the throttle, I can say, if we get clear straight road it can easily reach 120-130 without much of threatening unhealthy sound.
Well m never gonna test it so I better be happy cruising at 100. its fun ain’t it. :)

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sagar July 29, 2011 at 2:54 am

hey all….i have a problem with my fuel indicator….it gives me wrong fuel levels…it has been like that since the day i bought it…..does anybody else face the same problem….kindly share….i have finished abt 3500 kms now….touched 110 speed…..no problems wid anything….except for the fuel indicator…

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Abhinandan May 21, 2012 at 4:23 pm

yes there was the prob with fuel indicator, even with mine bike too. But i sold it now after using it 45,000 km in 2 and half year. Now i got New thunderbird twin spark.

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nikith August 16, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Hi

Dear sir,

Am nagaraj frm mangalore before am using cbz extrem there also i was facing many prob abt rear shoks after that i contact bangalore healp centre they soloved my prob. now i purchaised new karizma zmr resently in TRIBHUVAN MOTORS MANGALORE

i have many prob in that rusting parts

i cant take any were out side ppl and my frnds are ll laugh

so plz give me the replacement…..

I ll send u the pic of rusting part

plz find the attached file

date of purch-22-07-2011

km run 750

service-0

name of cust- Nagaraj

eng no-mc38ebbgf01699

frame no- blmc38eebgf01737

reg no ka19ed 3940
phone 9844627242

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Abhinav August 26, 2011 at 11:30 am

I have met with 3 accident the reson was not my bad driving the resaon was slipping of tyres when i applied sudden disk break . the tyre is very very thing at the high speed more then 60 we are on god hand if we applie the disk break . if you look on yahama bikes tyre they are very thick .

2) after meeting the accedient my bike is like a vibrating phone . even at the speed of 30 km/h i am felling damm vibration. no service center able to repaire they simply say you have to be with it.

3)I suggest you dont run for looks. the handling is very very tough its most un balanced bike i ever seen.

4) at he speed of 80 you will feel to have 6th gear the the accelartion to reach 100 is very very slow and after hundred you have to wait for your deadly accdent to reach the 110 :-(

you will feel that Yahama r15 can over take very easily .

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vasim September 23, 2011 at 11:26 pm

this bike is my 21 birthday gift from my dad,this is wonderful and very nice bike,like it.

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vaibhav January 28, 2014 at 11:27 pm

Absolutely correct description of the ZMR. Had almost the same experience with my bike.

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