Hero Karizma [2003-2014]

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Key specs
  • Displacement223 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)17 bhp
  • Mileage - ARAI40 kmpl
  • Kerb Weight150 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 79,656

Hero Karizma [2003-2014] is now discontinued in India.

Hero Karizma [2003-2014] Summary

Karizma [2003-2014] key highlights
Displacement 223 cc
Mileage 40 kmpl
Top Speed 125 Kmph
Kerb Weight 150 kg

About Karizma [2003-2014]

One of the first semi-faired bikes in the country, the Karizma, has been a popular bike since it was first launched in 2003. Throughout these years, the Karizma has been given a quite a few cosmetic updates, but the engine has remained almost the same. Even the fully-faired version, the Karizma ZMR, retains the engine, but with fuel injection.

The latest iteration of Karizma R features a restyled fairing coupled with all-new graphics and a redesigned engine cowl with a black theme for the engine. The bike also features clear lens turn indicators, stepped up seat, a new yellow-black instrument cluster and black alloy die-cast wheels.

The Karizma R continues to be powered by the tried and tested four-stroke SOHC 223cc engine which delivers 17bhp and 18Nm of torque. Power is put down on the road via a five-speed gearbox. The bike gets discs at the front and drums at the rear. Though the bike is tad underpowered, the dynamics have been perfected over time making it comfortable in urban stop-go traffic as well as long-distance travel.

The Karizma R is available in five colour schemes- Sport red, Spotlight white, Daring yellow, Ebony grey and Power black. Priced at Rs 81,600 (ex-showroom Delhi), the Karizma R goes up against Bajaj Pulsar 220F, Bajaj NS200 and TVS Apache RTR 180.
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Hero Karizma [2003-2014] mileage

As reported by Karizma [2003-2014] owners, the real mileage of Hero Karizma [2003-2014] is 40 kmpl. As per ARAI, the average of Karizma [2003-2014] is 40 kmpl.

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Karizma [2003-2014] Specifications & Features


  • Karizma [2003-2014] Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel TypePetrol

    Max Power17 bhp @ 7,000 rpm

    Maximum Torque18.3 Nm @ 6,000 rpm

    Emission Standard--

    Displacement223 cc


    Bore65 mm

    Stroke66 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder2

    Compression Ratio--

    IgnitionAMI - Advanced Microprocessor Ignition

    Spark Plugs1 Per Cylinder

    Cooling SystemAir Cooled

    Transmission5 Speed Manual

    Transmission TypeChain Drive

    ClutchMultiplate wet

    Fuel Delivery SystemC.V Carburetor with CCVI (Carb Controlled Variable

    Fuel Tank Capacity15 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity2 litres

    Riding Range600 Km

    Mileage - ARAI40 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported40 kmpl

    Top Speed125 Kmph

  • Karizma [2003-2014] Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake TypeDisc

    Front Brake Size276 mm

    Rear Brake TypeDisc

    Rear Brake Size130 mm

    Calliper Type--

    Front Wheel Size18 inch

    Rear Wheel Size--

    Front Tyre Size2.75 x 18 -42P

    Rear Tyre Size100/90 x 18 - 56P

    Tyre TypeTubed

    Radial TyresNo

    Wheel TypeAlloy

    Front SuspensionTelescopic hydraulic shock absorbers

    Rear SuspensionSwing arm with 5 step adjustable type hydraulic sh

  • Karizma [2003-2014] Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight150 kg

    Overall Length2,125 mm

    Overall Width755 mm

    Overall Height1,160 mm

    Wheelbase1,355 mm

    Ground Clearance150 mm

    Seat Height795 mm

    Chassis TypeDiamond Frame


Odometer --

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

GPS & Navigation --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock breaking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

Speedometer Analogue

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Analogue

Stand Alarm No

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator No

Low Battery Indicator No

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo



Electric System--

Battery12 V - 6 Ah, MF 7 (MF battery)

Headlight TypeMulti-reflector -D.C type

Headlight Bulb Type35W / 35W - Halogen bulb

Brake/Tail Light5 / 21W x 2 Nos (Multi reflector)

Turn Signal21W x 4 Nos (Amber bulb)

Pass LightNo

Additional features--

Hero Karizma [2003-2014] Price

Karizma [2003-2014] R 79,656 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

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Hero Karizma [2003-2014] User Reviews

4.6 (59 ratings) 24 reviews
  • 4

    Visual Appeal

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    Service Experience

  • 4

    Value for Money

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    Maintenance cost

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  •  5Speedster 1 month ago by Swaroop, Visakhapatnam

    This bike karizma r ,i will never forget in my life ,performance wise ultimate ,no other bike is comparable with karizma ,but the sad thing is ,its not available now , i used to drive 2014 model red n black combi bike. Now i am trying to purchase this bike again , let m

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    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      38 kmpl

  •  5karizma R 2011 3 months ago by Luke, New Delhi

    first of all i have to tell you about my riding experience riding a karizma is awesome.. mileage is superb 35plus is good for this category 223cc engine.. feel the engine eagerness when you rev the engine in 2nd and 3rd gear. maintenance is not much higher if you change

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    • Used it for


    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

  •  5Always game 7 months ago by Abhiram Vilas Paraskar

    I have hero honda karizma r bought in 2009 have been riding from last 10 years.With regular servicing and single handed riding the condition is good. 223cc 17 bhp power gives you great riding experience in daily city traffic as well as on highways. The bike has heavy en

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

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Hero Karizma [2003-2014] News

  • Hero MotoCorp registers 8 per cent growth in overall sales
    Hero MotoCorp registers 8 per cent growth in overall sales
    03 July 2014
    Ranjan R. Bhat

    Delhi-based two-wheeler manufacturer, Hero MotoCorp, has registered a jump of eight per cent in the overall sales in June 2014 compared to the corresponding month last year. The company sold more than 5.41 lakh units in the last month, helping it retain the top position in...

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