2023 Hero Karizma XMR: The iconic and loved bike from Hero is back

Hero Karizma XMR. Photo: Heromotorcorp
Hero Karizma XMR. Photo: Hero MotorCorp

Hero MotorCorp India has brought their iconic bike the Hero Karizma XMR back to the Indian market. First launched back in 2003, the motorbike quickly gained a lot of attraction and was a favourite among many.

The bike also had a big fanbase here in Nepal too. But sadly, it was discontinued in 2017. Despite that, it was still a choice of many people. Fast forward to 2023, Hero MotorCorp, after six long years, has brought the Karizma XRM back with a bold and new look and a ton of new features.

The new gen XMR has garnered a lot of positive reviews for the design and the features it provides. Let us see what the bike provides.

Specifications of Karizma XMR

Dimesions Length: 2,068 mm
Width: 760 mm
Height: 1,110 mm
Wheelbase 1,351 mm
Seat height 810mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 11 L
Kerb weight 163.5 kg
Engine type 4 Stroke, 4 Valve, Single Cylinder Liquid Cooled, DOHC
Engine capacity 210cc
Bore and Stroke 73mm x 50mm
Max power 25.5 PS @9250 rpm
Max torque 20.4 Nm @7250 rpm
Transmission type 6-speed, Constant Mesh
Suspension Front: Dia 37 mm, Telescopic Front Forks with Anti Friction Bush
Rear: Gas Charged Mono Shock, 6 Step Pre-load Adjustable
Brakes Front: Dia 300 mm, Petal Disc
Rear: Dia 230 mm, Petal Disc
ABS Dual Channel ABS
Tyres Front: 100/80-17 TL
Rear: 140/70-17 TL
Battery (V-Ah) MF Battery 12V- 6 Ah, ETZ-7
Colours Iconic Yellow | Turbo Red | Matte Phantom Black
Price (expected) Rs 660,000

Design and build

The Hero Karizma XMR has got a new and sporty design to it now. It is very much a modern interpretation of the older-gen Karizma. The sporty look and the colour options make the design perspective even better.

Hero Karizma XMR. Photo: Heromotorcorp
Photo: Heromotorcorp

The bike has an “H” shaped LED DRL on the front along with LED projector headlamps. The taillight is also in “H” shape and follows through the back of the bike. The indicators on the front and the back are also LED.

Hero Karizma XMR LED headlight and taillight. Photo: Heromotorcorp
Photo: Heromotorcorp

The side of the Karizma XMR has an aerodynamic fairing which adds to the sporty look and also the practical approach of airflow increasing the performance of the motorbike.

Fairing of the Hero Karizma XMR. Photo: Hero motorcorp
Photo: Hero motorcorp

The Hero Karizma XMR is built on a new platform that uses a steel trellis frame with the engine bolted to it as a stressed member. This design helps to improve the motorcycle’s handling and stability.

It also has an adjustable visor. There is a push-on button on the right side when pushed, the visor can be manually adjusted.

It also has an LCD instrument cluster with tons of features like smartphone connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation, vehicle status, incoming call/SMS and trip meter.

Strellis frame of the Hero Karizma XMR. Photo: Hero motorcorp
Photo: Hero motorcorp

Performance

The Hero Karizma XMR has a 4-stroke, 4-valve, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with DOHC technology. The engine has a bore and stroke ratio of 73mm by 50mm. The engine capacity is 210cc. It has a 6-speed Constant Mesh transmission which is complemented by a Wet type Slip & Assist clutch.

Engine of the Hero Karizma XMR. Photo: Hero motorcorp
Photo: Hero motorcorp

The engine’s compression ratio stands at 12:1. The engine delivers a maximum power output of 25.5 PS at 9,250 rpm and a peak torque of 20.4 Nm at 7,250 rpm. The fuel tank is 11 litres and gives a fuel economy of about 41.55 kmpl.

Brakes, Suspension and Tyres

The Hero Karizma XMR features a robust braking system with a 300mm petal disc at the front and a 230mm petal disc at the rear. This configuration, combined with dual-channel ABS, ensures reliable and responsive braking performance, contributing to rider safety.

Brakes and wheels of the Hero Karizma XMR. Photo: Hero motorcorp
Photo: Hero motorcorp

For its suspension, the bike utilizes a Dia 37mm telescopic front fork with an anti-friction bush. At the rear, the gas-charged mono-shock suspension with 6-step pre-load adjustment further enhances the bike’s ride quality and adaptability to different road conditions.

Rear monoshock of the Hero Karizma XMR. Photo: Hero motorcorp
Photo: Hero motorcorp

The Karizma XMR has alloy wheels with 14 spokes. The front tire size is 100/80-17 TL, while the rear tire is 140/70-17 TL.

Hero Karizma XMR. Photo: Hero motorcorp
Hero Karizma XMR. Photo: Hero motorcorp

Features

The Hero Karizma XMR has a ton of features. Some are listed below:

  • 210cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve, single-cylinder engine
  • 25.5 PS of power and 20.4 Nm of torque
  • 6-speed transmission
  • New chassis, suspension, and brakes
  • Stylish and sporty design
  • Dual-channel ABS
  • LED headlights, taillights, and turn signals
  • Adjustable windscreen
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Tubeless tires
  • Smartphone connectivity
  • Turn-by-turn navigation
  • SMS and call notifications
  • Fast-charging USB port
Hero Karizma XMR. Photo: Hero motorcorp
Hero Karizma XMR. Photo: Hero motorcorp

The Hero Karizma XMR is available in three colours; Iconic Yellow, Turbo Red and Matte Phantom Black.

Hero Karizma XMR. Photo: Hero motorcorp
Photo: Hero motorcorp

The expected price of the Hero Karizma XMR in Nepal is Rs 660,000.

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