Hero Honda Karizma-R Review by Leonard

My Bike, Hero Honda Karizma, from my view as owner of this great bike that has been launched in India, I am really proud to write about this bike. My Karizma R, The awesome engine packs 17 bhp in a 223cc.

A real sporty looking bike, and the dreams comes really true with Karizma. Hero Honda engineers have put their best to develop the model Karizma. One big advantage of this bike is that the handle bars are free to turn because there is no extra weight attached to it.

Engine Specifications

  • Displacement – 223cc
  • Engine – 4 Stroke, SOHC
  • Maximum Power – 17 Bhp @ 7000 rpm
  • Maximum Torque – 18.35 Nm @ 6000 rpm
  • Gears – 5 Speed
  • Clutch – Multiplate Wet
  • Bore – 65.5
  • Stroke – 66.2
  • No. of Cylinders – 1
  • Cylinder Configuration – NA
  • Engine Block Material – NA
  • Chassis Type – Tubular Single Cradle, Diamond Type
  • Cooling Type – Air Cooling
  • Carburetor – NA
  • 0 to 60 – 3.80 sec.

The only thing the bike should have, i.e. Fuel Injection / Tubeless Tyres / & Rear Disc. Otherwise its evry part is very good. 150kg weight, 1355mm wheelbase and 276mm disc brake gives it very stability in running in condition. In this point Karizma too much far away from any kind of bike(P220, R15, Fazer). So buy it, you will feel that you are riding a dream bike.

Its an excellent bike full of power I really enjoy its driving style and my bike gives me 38 km mileage in city and 42 to 46 on highways. Looking into the dash board of the Karizma, we can see 2 dials, a Rpm meter and a Speedometer and next to it is the digital panel which displays Fuel, a Trip meter, total distance and a digital clock, I really love the clock, I do not need to leave the handle bars to check the time in my wrist while driving.

People may think that fast sport bikes are risky, but in my opinion, Karizma is the safest bike in India. Provided with adequate wheel base and body weight, the bike comes to halt easily from very high speeds without losing any stability. I have made a little different in my Karizma R, in the modeling part with some colour change as per my taste, the original colour of this bike was Black body and red alloy wheels.

But I think people will definitely like the changes in colour which I made in my bike, pictures are attached here too. I have driven many bikes in my life but always praise the Karizma, as i went first time with my partner and both enjoyed the ride. The gear shifts are smooth and silky. The positioning of the switchgear is just about perfect with a sense of usability.

The blinder switches are placed superlatively and the horn, indicator (push cancel type), choke lever are all placed on the left side and the electric start and light switch is on the right side. It is a superb three pod instrument cluster. The first ever digital instrumentation on any Indian bike. A digital indiacator for the fuel levels, ODO and an in-built digital clock find their place in the Digital Instrumentation.

The speedometer and tachometer are anologue and are well placed. The neutral and high-beam indicators are positioned on the speedometer dial. The displays are backlit in Orange lights and are well visible at all times of the day/night. So, My suggest don’t wait go for the best Karizma by Hero Honda, and you will be proud to be a owner of this great bike.

Leonard Oswald Mascarenhas