Hero MotoCorp has unveiled the highly anticipated new generation Karizma XMR for the domestic market. After a brief absence, the Karizma nameplate makes its return with a range of impressive features. With an attractive starting price of Rs. 1,72,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Karizma XMR introduces several pioneering elements for the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer.
Karizma XMR 210 engine specs
At the heart of this release lies the all-new 210 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled DOHC engine. This powerplant boasts remarkable capabilities, delivering a peak power output of 25.5 hp at 9,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 20.4 Nm at 7,250 rpm. A six-speed transmission is mated to the powertrain, which includes a standard slipper and assist clutch.
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The Hero Karizma XMR features a novel steel trellis frame as its foundation, positioning it in direct competition with contenders like the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200, Yamaha R15 V4.0, Suzuki Gixxer SF 250, and KTM RC 200. Remarkably, the Karizma XMR is the only motorcycle in its class to incorporate an adjustable windscreen. Drawing inspiration from the original Karizma, the design integrates contemporary elements for a more modern aesthetic.
Three distinct color options are offered: the signature yellow, a vivid red, and a sleek matte black. The LCD instrument cluster stands out with its Bluetooth connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation system. The bike’s streamlined appearance is accentuated by dual LED headlamps and a dynamic fairing design.
Noteworthy features include a clip-on handlebar configuration that promotes an upright riding posture, a robust fuel tank, split seating, segmented grab rails, a compact LED tail lamp cluster, sleek LED turn indicators, and dual-spoke black alloy wheels on both ends. The side-mounted exhaust system, copper accents on the engine area, and underbody protection contribute to its distinctive appeal.
The 2023 Hero Karizma XMR’s suspension is managed by telescopic front forks and a monoshock rear suspension with pre-load adjustability. Braking duties are executed by a 300 mm front disc and a 230 mm rear disc, supported by a dual-channel ABS system to ensure effective braking performance. This release marks a significant leap forward for Hero MotoCorp, as the Karizma XMR combines innovation, style, and performance in a competitive package.
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