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Reviews of Hero Karizma [2003-2014]

Overall rating:

4.7
80 ratings 30 reviews
  •  5  63
  •  4  12
  •  3  2
  •  2  2
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Hero Karizma [2003-2014] Reviews

Hero Karizma [2003-2014]

Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 79,656

Rating Parameters:

  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 4

    Service Experience

  • 4

    Value for Money

  • 4

    Performance

  • 4

    Maintenance cost

  • 4

    Extra Features

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Reviews on Karizma [2003-2014]

  •  4The best sports tourer 9 years ago by Sanjay Krishna
    Karizma had always been my dream machine as i am a avid fan of sports touring bike. The day came when i finally got my 2012 black karizma r on my birthday as a surprise gift from my parents and within a few weeks i took the bike to my favorite hill station. Karizma r ha...

    Karizma had always been my dream machine as i am a avid fan of sports touring bike. The day came when i finally got my 2012 black karizma r on my birthday as a surprise gift from my parents and within a few weeks i took the bike to my favorite hill station.


    Karizma r has a jet fighter looks coupled with aerodynamically designed dome. The stylish fairing and the body graphics adds beauty to the bike and its bright red alloys are really attractive.


    Engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox


    talking about engine, the 225cc motor is quite powerful in its class and its a refined and torquey engine that glides at high speeds easily and so making overtakes effortless even at high gears. I could easily drag my bike upto 140 kmph. However i could feel the vibrations after crossing 125kmph. The gearbox is so smooth like a hot knife running through butter. The lack of fuel injection doesn't have a big effect as i never have had starting problems with the carburetor even in cold conditions.


    Ride quality & handling


    coming upto the ride quality, i'll say its the best ergonomic sportz bike with a powerful engine. The seats are very comfortable for both the rider and the pillion. Unlike the r15 and pulsar 220, the karizma has a bit relaxed riding position and does not strain your body even after long hours of rides. While in the mountain, the bike was stable at curves and it really handles well when i threw my bike over the sharp hairpin bends. Even i was surprised by the punchy engine which doesn't hesitate while climbing up the steep mountains. The only defect i felt was the inadequate lighting during the pitch dark night but however i had fitted projector lamps for my bike.


    Despite the absence of the rear disc brakes the retardation is pretty good as it has the largest front 276mm discs. But the presence of rear discs and pgm-fi would have made the bike a good deal.


    Regardless of the powerful 225cc mill, the bike returned around 40kmpl as an average. I would say that its a pretty decent mileage considering the displacement of the engine. Thus this bike holds good both in maneuvering in the city traffic and also cruising in open highways as its motto says always cool, always ahead!!!



    pros

    excellent comfort, relaxed riding position, smooth gearbox, torquey engine

    cons

    inadequate headlight, no fuel injection, no rear disc brakes

    • 4

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    • 5

      Comfort

    • 4

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  •  4Cheetah rock solid 1 year ago by Jayanth
    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...
    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 brands ( fiber parts)Comfort & well controlled through road & off-road.
    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 4

      Service Experience

    • 3

      Maintenance cost

    • 4

      Extra Features

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Karizma review 1 year ago by V Mohan Raj
    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...
    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 compare with recent sports. 223 cc 40kmpl, look good etc.
    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 1

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    • 5

      Performance

    • 3

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Maintenance cost

    • 4

      Extra Features

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5karizma R 2011 2 years ago by Luke
    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...
    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 the engine oil,air filter after every 1000km..
    this is the best bike ever in this category.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 5

      Service Experience

    • 5

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Touring legend 3 years ago by Merit
    Great bike with best comfort in long rides. If hero could relaunch this bike with fuel injection and dual channel abs it will be a hit. The longer wheelbase gives good control and comfort. Easy to maintain hence there is no complex electronics. Only problems i faced wit...
    Great bike with best comfort in long rides. If hero could relaunch this bike with fuel injection and dual channel abs it will be a hit. The longer wheelbase gives good control and comfort. Easy to maintain hence there is no complex electronics. Only problems i faced with the bike is carburettor problem and cold start. Introduction of fuel injector will solve the problem. Please bring back this karizma r.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 4

      Service Experience

    • 5

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5The best budget tourer till date 3 years ago by Arindam Maiti
    I can proudly say that i the owner of the 1st generation hero honda karizma . To begin with, this bike has been with me right since my college days. Those days back in 2006, it was the only sports tourer available in the market to sport a powerful 223cc engine churning ...
    I can proudly say that i the owner of the 1st generation hero honda karizma . To begin with, this bike has been with me right since my college days. Those days back in 2006, it was the only sports tourer available in the market to sport a powerful 223cc engine churning out close to 17 ps of liner power. It's reliable to the core. In the past 13 years i have had some crazy action on this bike. Been to ladakh, spiti, kasol and oh boy! it has never disappointed me. It looks stunning till date with quite an impressive 0-60 acceleration considering today's standards.As far as servicing goes, it has always been easy on the pocket. The best part about karizma if i have to summaries:- excellent riding posture which is relaxed for touring.-linear power distribution that allows easy overtakes on the highway as well as in the city.- butter smooth engine and very reliable.-spare part availability If i have to talk about the cons:- braking needs improvement if you consider today's modern motorbikes.- the engine is slightly under powered. I mean it can be tweaked to produce more bhp for a better top-end.
    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 4

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 3

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Tours

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      37 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Awesome bike 3 years ago by Avinash
    The bike is awesome on low end...Must appreciate its acceleration...It gives good performance on stretch roads with decent mileage ...The service cost is lesser compared to other performance bikes . The older look was more aerodynamic ,comfortable and eye catching. Alth...
    The bike is awesome on low end...Must appreciate its acceleration...It gives good performance on stretch roads with decent mileage ...The service cost is lesser compared to other performance bikes . The older look was more aerodynamic ,comfortable and eye catching. Although it finds some starting trouble in cold mornings...Karizma r is the legend among all sports motorcycles.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 4

      Service Experience

    • 5

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  • This is one of the best bikes i have ever drawn. I wanted to purchase one more bike but just got to know hero has stopped the production. I am so disappointed with this. You should have one karizma r old model mind-blowing performance.No maintenance as such.Just need to...
    This is one of the best bikes i have ever drawn. I wanted to purchase one more bike but just got to know hero has stopped the production. I am so disappointed with this. You should have one karizma r old model mind-blowing performance.No maintenance as such.Just need to change the engine oil after every 3k kilometre.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 3

      Service Experience

    • 5

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  3Karizma r  4 years ago by Siddarth Samal
    I had bought my karizma r on 2014 and since it is producing excellent result for me. Karizma r has 225cc engine, maximum torque and heavy weight which gives smoothing and speedy riding experience. Yet it has heavier engine, though it is giving a decent mileage. My kariz...

    I had bought my karizma r on 2014 and since it is producing excellent result for me. Karizma r has 225cc engine, maximum torque and heavy weight which gives smoothing and speedy riding experience. Yet it has heavier engine, though it is giving a decent mileage. My karizma r is near about 4 years older and already come across about 22, 000 kms, but till now it crosses the 100 effortlessly in speed meter and i am getting near about 45km/litre as mileage. There are many bikes on road and now a days lots more coming but karizma r is the best bike i ever used. Rock for karizma r.

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  5My lovely girlfriend karizma r old model 4 years ago by Manojreddy
    I m using 2012 model hero karizma r...I rounded 40k kms till now..I can easily manage the bike in all the roads..I love raiding it..Only one thing i need to improve is engine cooling ..By giving any oiled cooled engine or radiator something.And also some what tubeless t...

    I m using 2012 model hero karizma r...I rounded 40k kms till now..I can easily manage the bike in all the roads..I love raiding it..Only one thing i need to improve is engine cooling ..By giving any oiled cooled engine or radiator something.And also some what tubeless tyres of somewhat bigger size that's all

    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 4

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 5

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

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