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] Price

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

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.

Karizma [2003-2014] mileage details

Karizma [2003-2014] Specifications & Features


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 17 bhp @ 7,000 rpm

    Max Torque 18.3 Nm @ 6,000 rpm

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission 5 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard --

    Displacement 223 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 65 mm

    Stroke 66 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 2

    Compression Ratio --

    Ignition AMI - Advanced Microprocessor Ignition

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Clutch Multiplate wet

    Fuel Delivery System C.V Carburetor with CCVI (Carb Controlled Variable

    Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 2 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 600 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 40 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 40 kmpl

    Top Speed 125 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 276 mm

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Front Tyre Size 2.75 x 18 -42P

    Rear Tyre Size 100/90 x 18 - 56P

    Tyre Type Tubed

    Rear Brake Size 130 mm

    Calliper Type --

    Front Wheel Size 18 inch

    Rear Wheel Size --

    Radial Tyres No

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers

    Rear Suspension Swing arm with 5 step adjustable type hydraulic sh

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 150 kg

    Overall Length 2,125 mm

    Overall Width 755 mm

    Wheelbase 1,355 mm

    Ground Clearance 150 mm

    Seat Height 795 mm

    Overall Height 1,160 mm

    Chassis Type Diamond Frame

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Odometer --

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Low Battery IndicatorNo

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

GPS & Navigation --

Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking 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 --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

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

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

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--

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Hero Karizma [2003-2014] User Reviews

4.6 (64 ratings) 26 reviews
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  •  4Cheetah rock solid 4 months ago by Jayanth, Mysore

    I have bought second hand bike from 2008 Model (daring yellow) completed 3k kilometres on my bike it still have feeling like i ride new bike it's always game ....Sporty looks made my every single day to go for ride..The spare parts are quite high compared to other brand

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    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

  •  5Karizma review 6 months ago by V Mohan Raj, Visakhapatnam

    I bought this vehicle in second's but its my favourite bike since my school age. My bike model 2012 but now running condition is look like a new bike. Why did u stop this vehicle model. Please restart this bike because of this craze.I swear this features are best to com

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    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

  •  5Speedster 7 months 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

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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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