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Hero Karizma XMR

4.7
132 reviews Write & win ₹ 2000
Rs. 1.79 Lakh (Showroom Price in Delhi)
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Hero Karizma XMR Specifications

Key Specifications Top Features
  • Engine 210 CC
  • Mileage 41.55 Kmpl
  • Max Power 25.5 PS @ 9250 rpm
  • Fuel Capacity 11 Liters
  • Tyre Type Tubeless
  • Kerb Weight 163.5 Kg
  • Max Torque 20.4 Nm @ 7250 rpm
Specs & Features of Karizma XMR

Hero Karizma XMR Variants and Price

Hero Karizma XMR price price starts at Rs. 1.79 Lakh. Hero Karizma XMR is offered in a single variant - STD.
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Karizma XMR STD
210 cc . 41.55 kmpl
Rs. 1.79 Lakh
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Hero Karizma XMR Latest Updates

The Hero Karizma is the Indian bikemaker's flagship product, and a successor to the OG Hero Honda Karizma, a bike that offered affordable performance biking to the masses.

Hero MotoCorp has made 100 units of the Karzima XMR 210-based Centennial which gets carbon-fibre bodywork, aluminium parts, and an Akrapovic exhaust. Hero will be auctioning this bike to its employees, associates, business partners, and stakeholders, but you can win one for yourself.

Hero Karizma XMR Key Highlights

Price: Hero has priced the Karizma at Rs 1,79,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi). In fact, that means it's even more affordable than the Yamaha R15 V4! The bike's currently on sale in three colourways: Iconic Yellow, Turbo Red and Matte Phantom Black

Design: While the OG Karizma had a bikini fairing, the new one is a fully-faired one and we think it looks very attractive. The full fairing and dual projector LED headlamp nail the faired bike look but with the raised handlebar, it remains true to its sport-tourer personality. That way, it's more like the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 than an out and out supersport like the KTM RC 200.

Features: he Karizma gets a fully digital LCD console that packs segment-first bits like turn-by-turn navigation. It even gets backlit switchgear and all-LED lighting.

Engine: Hero has given the Karizma a 210cc liquid-cooled 4-valve engine that makes 25.5PS at 9250RPM and 20.4Nm at 7250RPM. It's paired to a six-speed transmission and gets a slip and assist clutch. Suspension duties are taken care of by a telescopic fork and a gas charged monoshock with 6-step preload adjustability. There's a 300mm petal disc at the front and a 230mm petal one at the rear along with dual channel ABS. Other bits that make it a bit more practical include 160mm of ground clearance, an 810mm seat height and a 163.5kg kerb weight, making it a fairly light bike. It also gets an 11-litre fuel tank.

Rivals: Its rivals include the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250. Those looking for a sportier alternative in this segment, meanwhile, could have a look at the KTM RC 200

Hero Karizma XMR Videos

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Hero Karizma XMR Pros and Cons

Karizma XMR Advantages

Rev-happy engine, powerful enough to cruise at 110-120kmph all day ; Spacious seat, sporty, yet comfortable ergonomics ; Excellent value for money

Karizma XMR Disadvantages

Underwhelming instrument cluster ; Initial bite from the brakes could be better ; Could’ve had grippier tyres

Karizma XMR Expert's Conclusion

The Hero Karizma XMR offers the perfect balance between comfort, sportiness and practicality, making it an ideal choice for newbies who are starting off on their first sportbike journey.

Hero Karizma XMR Expert Review

The original Karizma, when it was launched back in 2003, went on to be quite a legend in Indian motorcycling circles. It was the first Indian 200-plus cc sport bike and in the early aughts, almost every biker wanted one. Heck, I should know, since I bought one myself in 2006. But in the years since, the Karizma’s journey has mostly seen some downs, So for 2023, two decades after the original, Hero decided to adopt a clean slate approach. The new Karizma XMR shares nothing with the original, or even any of the Karizmas in between. So then is the XMR a Karizma in name only, or can it rekindle our fond memories of the original?

Hero Karizma XMR Performance

The differences between the original Karizma and this new XMR are clear with the engine itself. Instead of the Honda-derived 223cc air-cooled single, this bike is running a brand new 210cc liquid-cooled 4-valve DOHC single-cylinder engine, which makes a lot more power (25.5PS @ 9,250rpm) and torque (20.2Nm @ 7,250rpm) than the original, and in fact is the most powerful engine in its class. Even its bore and stroke configuration paints a very different picture than the original. While the original had a near square configuration, this one is distinctly short stroke, and gets a fairly high compression ratio of 12:1 too.

So this new motor loves to rev quickly and is rather peaky too, with its max torque of 20.4 Nm coming in at 7250rpm. While it's tractable enough at lower revs and feels fairly composed, pottering around town at low rpm, it’s past the 6,000pm mark where the XMR really comes alive. It manically screeches to its 10,000rpm redline much like the KTM RC200, and surprisingly, sounds a bit like one as well. And vibes are kept under control as well, with just a mild buzz at the foot pegs and tank when you’re at 130kmph in 6th gear. Practically, you can cruise comfortably at an indicated 110-120kmph all day. So long stints on the highway should be quite fun too.

That said, if you are cruising under 6,000rpm, you will have to downshift to make a quick overtake, whether on the highway or in the city. But that shouldn’t be too much of an issue as the 6-speed gearbox is a fairly slick shifter, with the slip and assist clutch making the lever action very light.

Hero Karizma XMR Ergonomics

The riding position on the XMR is on the sportier side, and you do have to lean forward to reach the clip-on handlebars. Even the foot pegs are decently rearset. But the overall riding position is nowhere as aggressive as the Yamaha R15 V4 or even the new KTM RC200. Because the XMR is a larger bike than these two, it’s quite spacious and accommodating. There’s plenty of room for the rider and even the seat padding has the right amount of firmness.

Its seat height of 810mm also feels fairly accessible to riders of most heights as the bike is actually quite slim, allowing you to get your feet on the ground easily. So you’ll be able to commute comfortably through city traffic everyday, and also have a fairly relaxed experience if you decide to go on a long highway trip. As for the pillion seat, it is a bit tall to climb on. But once you’re on, it’s comfortable enough so that if you were to go on a long ride, your pillion won’t have too many complaints.

Hero Karizma XMR Handling

This new XMR is built on a trellis frame with a beefy right-side up fork at the front and a gas charged monoshock at the rear. Now the suspension setup right off the bat feels a bit on the softer side, and handles potholes and bumps with aplomb. But its not soft to the point of feeling squishy. So even handling feels quite neutral and tossing the bike from side to side feels quite easy. 

Now we didn’t manage to check out its handling prowess on our first ride, but around a couple of fast highway corners, the front end did feel a bit vague, which is likely down to its softer suspension setup and bias-ply MRF Zapper tyres. And while, at 163.5kg, it might be the heaviest bike in class, it’s just a couple of kilos heavier than the RC200 and masks its weight quite well on the move. So while it would blaze around a race track like the Yamaha R15 v4 or the KTM RC200, it should provide an approachable handling experience around most real world roads.

It is running with disc brakes at both ends, and braking performance feels decent. Initial bite from the front brake is a bit lacking, but once you really squeeze the lever, there’s decent progression and feel. And you can haul all 160+ kg of XMR to a halt in a hurry if you need to.

Hero Karizma XMR Features

There’s not a lot the XMR is packing in the features department that will blow your mind. Yes, it’s got LED lighting all around with ambient light controlled automatic LED projector headlights. And it’s also got a fully digital LCD console with Bluetooth connectivity for turn-by-turn navigation. But honestly this console feels a bit underwhelming for what is supposed to be Hero’s flagship sport bike. While it has all the information you need, well presented, it’s quite small and looks rather basic. Plus, it gets a bit hard to read under harsh sunlight.

The one thing it gets that no other bike in this segment has is a height-adjustable windshield. And it’s really easy to operate as well. Just hold down a button on the side of the console and move the windshield up or down to suit your preference.

Hero Karizma XMR Design

Hero could’ve gone a little crazy with the Karizma XMR’s design, like they did with the ZMR, and I’m really glad they didn’t. The bike looks very well proportioned and attention grabbing, without screaming “Look at me!” And especially in both the yellow and red paint schemes, it looks quite special. Some design bits that really stand out are the headlights (which seem to be borrowed from the Xoom 110 scooter) and the taillight, which looks really slick.

And even though the bike is quite slim in the middle and at the rear, the fairing is just big enough so that when you’re astride, the bike overall feels fairly substantial. 

Build quality felt pretty ok for the most part, with none of the huge number of plastic panels feeling loose or shaky. Panel gaps too are mostly even everywhere. But at while the two bikes we rode for ZigWheels and BikeDekho were absolutely fine when it came to fit, finish and overall built, a couple of other journos had mild issues, such as a flimsy feeling windscreen, while a couple of others said their bikes felt vibey-er than the others. Most of these were quite minor issues, and we feel Hero will likely address them before the bikes reach customers’ hands.

Should You Buy The Hero Karizma XMR?

I honestly went into this ride expecting that Hero would try and recreate the experience of the original Karizma with this new XMR. But I’m glad they haven’t, because while the OG Karizma was revolutionary 20 years ago when it was launched, the Indian market has moved quite far from there since then. This new Karizma XMR takes the fight to modern beginner sport bikes like the R15 and RC200, but still manages to deliver a comfortable riding experience (almost like the OG Karizma did).

In that sense, Hero seems to have delivered a perfect balance between sportiness, comfort and practicality, which makes the XMR a far easier recommendation for new riders starting off on their first sportbike journey, especially when you consider its price of Rs 1.73 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), which is more affordable than not just the KTM, but the Yamaha too. And just in the same way the original Karizma ignited my passion for motorcycles when I bought one back in 2006, this new Karizma XMR should be able to do the same for the next generation of bikers.

Hero Karizma XMR User Reviews

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Viaan
Viaan

A Sporty Ride with a Few Quirks

It's a great choice of myself. The Hero Karizma XMR is a motorcycle in the 210cc segment, offers a sporty option for riders seeking a blend of performance, style, and practicality. The 210cc engine with fuel injection produces 25.5 PS of power and 20.4 Nm of torque, offering good performance. The Karizma XMR boasts a fully-faired design with aggressive styling. While not the most expensive, the price starts from ₹ 1.79 lakh.

(24 Jun 2024) 0
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Tejendra
Tejendra

Powerful and brillant ride

This bike is very powerful and the look is very gorgeous and mind blowing. This sporty bike gives good comfort and practicality and the front portion look very aggressive. It comes with the modern features including smartphone connectivity and feels comfortable in the city traffic. The riding is very aggressive and the sporty ride is very spacious but the brakes could be better. It is a very powerful bike and when i got to ride this bike i feel that the ride of this bike is incredible and has a very attention grabbing road presence.

(19 Jun 2024) 0
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Hemant Singh
Hemant Singh

quite convenient

Hero karizma Xmr is stated at quite an affordable price as it starts from a decent range. It has large wheels and good stability. The brakes are good and firm. The only con is that the floorboard is small which is not quite convenient to keep stuff or drive very comfortably. It feels narrow. The looks are decent and smart. I have the white colour of this scooter. It has a good speed and is easy to navigate.

(12 Jun 2024) 0
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Ramanuj
Ramanuj

Fair choice for Speedy riders

I liked Hero Karizma XMR since it has been launched. the sporty appearance and unique colour combination attracts everyone while riding. the 210cc engine provides a smooth and powerful riding experience with a decent mileage of 40kmpl. My friend is also planning to buy this bike next month. The seatting posture is comfortable. I only got the tyres changed in last 2 years otherwise there is no issue in any part.

(8 Jun 2024) 0
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Mileage
41.55 Kmpl
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Hero Karizma XMR Colours

Hero Karizma XMR bike is available in 3 exciting colours options like Matte Phantom Black, Turbo Red and Iconic Yellow.
  • Matte Phantom Black
  • Turbo Red
  • Iconic Yellow

Hero Karizma XMR Mileage

The mileage of Hero Karizma XMR is 41.55 kmpl. This is the ARAI mileage for all the variants of Karizma XMR.

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Questions & Answers on Karizma XMR

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Q. What is the kerb weight of Hero Karizma XMR?
  • The kerb weight of the Hero Karizma XMR is 163.5 kg.
Q. Who are the rivals of Hero Karizma XMR?
  • The Hero Karizma XMR competes against Yamaha R15 V4 and Bajaj Pulsar RS200. Bajaj Pulsar NS200 and KTM RC 200 are also among popular Karizma XMR rivals and have compariable features and specifications. Gixxer SF 250, Pulsar N250 are similar Bikes like Karizma XMR and can be good alternative choices.
Q. What is the saddle height of Hero Karizma XMR?
  • The Hero Karizma XMR has saddle height of 810mm.
Q. What are the features of the Hero Karizma XMR?
  • The Karizma is one of the most feature-rich motorcycles to have ever come from the lineup of Hero MotoCorp. This fully-faired motorcycle is adorned with all-LED lighting for the headlamp, tail lamp and turn indicators, and additional features like clip-on handlebars, adjustable front windshield, split seats, split pillion grab rails and a USB charger. The full-LCD instrument console of the Hero Karizma XMR also has Bluetooth connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation, besides having basics like speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, odometer, trip meters, gear indicator and real-time riding data like instantaneous and average fuel efficiencies.
Q. How many colours are available in Hero Karizma XMR?
  • Karizma XMR is available in 3 colour options: Iconic Yellow, Turbo Red, Matte Phantom Black.
  • Hero Karizma XMR is available in 3 colours: Matte Phantom Black, Turbo Red
Q. Give the engine specifications of Hero Karizma XMR?
  • Hero has given the Karizma a 210cc liquid-cooled 4-valve engine that makes 25.5PS at 9250RPM and 20.4Nm at 7250RPM. It's paired to a six-speed transmission and gets a slip and assist clutch. Suspension duties are taken care of by a telescopic fork and a gas charged monoshock with 6-step preload adjustability. There's a 300mm petal disc at the front and a 230mm petal one at the rear along with dual channel ABS. Other bits that make it a bit more practical include 160mm of ground clearance, an 810mm seat height and a 163.5kg kerb weight, making it a fairly light bike. It also gets a 11-litre fuel tank.
  • The Hero Karizma XMR is powered by a 210 cc air-cooled engine which produces 25.5 PS @ 9250 rpm of power. It has a fuel tank of 11 L and a claimed mileage of 41.55 kmpl.
  • The Hero Karizma XMR is powered by a 210 cc air-cooled engine which produces 25.5 PS @ 9250 rpm of power.
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What is the price of Hero Karizma XMR in 2024?

The 2024 ex-showroom price of Hero Karizma XMR is 1.79 Lakh.

What is the mileage of Hero Karizma XMR in 2024?

The ARAI claimed mileage of Hero Karizma XMR is 41.55 kmpl.

Does the Hero Karizma XMR have ABS?

No, ABS feature is not available in Hero Karizma XMR.

Which is better Hero Karizma XMR or Yamaha R15 V4?

Yamaha R15 V4 Price starts at Rs. 1.82 Lakh which is Rs. 2,301 costlier than base model of Hero Karizma XMR priced at Rs. 1.79 Lakh. Compare Hero Karizma XMR vs Yamaha R15 V4 on the basis of price, specs, features, reviews.

What is the EMI of Hero Karizma XMR in Delhi?

The EMI for the base variant of Hero Karizma XMR in Delhi is Rs. 5,186 per month @ 9.45% for a tenure of 36 months.

What are the colours available in Hero Karizma XMR?

Hero Karizma XMR is available in 3 colour : Matte Phantom Black, Turbo Red and Iconic Yellow. View colour images of Karizma XMR.

What is the kerb weight of Hero Karizma XMR?

The kerb weight of Hero Karizma XMR is 163.5 Kg.

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