Hero MotoCorp launched the Karizma XMR a few days ago, and it appears to have generated a lot of buzz in the Indian two-wheeler industry since then. We even rode it on the same day, and here’s our first Hero Karizma XMR ride review. Let us now look at its main highlights.
What are the new Hero Karizma XMR’s design cues?
Hero MotorCorp has a new and fresh design language thanks to the Karizma XMR. It has a sporty vibe while yet being functional. The fascia looks stylish and features a broad LED headlight with two LED projectors in the centre. The windscreen is movable, and the lock is positioned above the right-side body panel.
Hero has fitted the Karizma XMR with a split seat and a two-piece rear grab rail. Then there’s the fuel tank, which protrudes outside on the edges, making it appear broader than it is. Overall, the new Karizma is one of the swankiest-looking bikes in the Hero lineup.
What new features has Hero included in the Karizma’s current generation?
Along with LED lighting, Hero has outfitted the Karizma XMR with a fully digital instrument console. It includes all of the necessary gauges, such as a speedometer, trip metre, odometer, tachometer, gear position indication, temperature, and a clock. However, it includes Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to couple your smartphone with the cluster and obtain turn-by-turn navigation. Aside from that, dual-channel ABS serves as a safety net.Width reduce
What are the new Karizma XMR’s engine specifications?
The Karizma XMR is powered by a new 210cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled four-valve mill. It has a power output of 25.15bhp at 9,250rpm and a torque output of 20.4Nm at 7,250rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch. We can tell from our first ride that the bike has plenty of low-end grunt and a solid mid-range.
What about the Hero Karizma’s hardware?
The Karizma is equipped with telescopic front forks and a mono-shock in the rear. The braking system consists of a 300mm front disc and a 230mm rear disc with ABS. These sit on 17-inch wheels with 100/80 front and 140/70 rear tyres. However, the brakes are a tad mushy and could need some more stopping strength.
How many Karizma XMR models does Hero provide, and what is the asking price?
The new Karizma XMR is available in a single trim and three paint schemes: Iconic Yellow, Turbo Red, and Phantom Matte Black. As an inaugural deal, the asking price is fixed at Rs. 1.73 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).