Hero Honda Karizma R

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Hero Honda Karizma R
ManufacturerHero Honda
Class200 cc+
Engine223 cc air-cooled, four-stroke cycle, single piston, kick start / electric start
PowerTemplate:Convert/hp @ 7000 rpm
TorqueTemplate:Convert/Nm @ 6000 rpm
Transmission5 gear
SuspensionFront: Telescopic fork, 135 mm travel
Rear: Swing arm
BrakesFront: 276/260 mm (disc)
Rear: 130/230 mm (Drum/Disc)
Wheelbase1355 mm
DimensionsL 2125 mm W 755 mm H 1160 mm
Weight (dry), 150 kg (wet)
RelatedBajaj Pulsar, Yamaha R15

The Hero Honda Karizma is the flagship motorcycle of Hero Honda.It was launched in May 2003 and was replaced by a cosmetic upgrade Karizma R .The bike has been prominently associated with the reality show MTV Roadies It currently retails at Rs 86,502 on-road in mumbai[1]

Design and styling

A large portion of the Karizma's styling is inspired from Honda VFR800.[2]The instrument panel and the tank recesses are also designed keeping their functionality in mind. The horn has come under frequent criticism for not being loud enough.[3]

Comfort and handling

The seating of Karizma is aimed for a sporty stance which can result in discomfort in long distances[4].Reviews have praised the handling of Karizma as "being easy for novice" ,"impeccable on straights and cornering" and as an "accomplished bike" in ride and handling[5]. However the rear tyre, the handle bar and the foot pegs have been blamed in affecting the handling[6]

Performance and fuel economy

Karizma sports an all aluminum, undersquare engine (bore 65.5 mm and stroke 66.2 mm) running a compression ratio of 9:1. It features a Kehlin CV carburettor with a CCVI switch. The top speed is around 125 km/h and the 0-60 km/h is achieved in 3.8 seconds. The karizma is reported to have an overall fuel economy of 40 km/l (94 mpg or 2.5 l/100 km), with a best of 54 km/l (127 mpg) and a worst of 28 km/l (66 mpg).[7][8]


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