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2014 Hero Karizma R vs Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi

2014 Hero Karizma R vs Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi – Spec Sheet Comparison

Hero Karizma R vs Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi- A seemingly never ending duel from which there is never going to emerge a clear winner! Yes, that probably sums up the relation between the two premium bikes from rivaling bike makers. While the Pulsar 220 has won a lot of points from us for its torquey motor, clean design and a long list of features that comprise of a set of brilliant projector headlamps among other things, the Karizma R has always been a favorite due to its refined motor, better dynamics and its timeless appeal. Sadly though, these bikes are no more the most modern products around and hence, both these brutes (of yore) are fast losing out to the fresher, and arguably more potent, competition. While Bajaj seems to have totally given up on the P220 and has been busy working on the 200SS, some months back, the Karizma R was given a comprehensive cosmetic makeover to inject some freshness into the fast aging ‘performance’ bike. While a majority of Indian biking aficionados have shifted their focus to the likes of the KTM Duke 200, there still remain sections of bike buyers who aspire to bring home a Bajaj Pulsar 220 or a Hero Karizma R. Enough has already been said about both these bikes, but we still decided to compare the specsheets of the 2014 Karizma R and the Pulsar 220 DTSi, all in a bid to serve you with all the important facts and figures related to these two motorcycles –


Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi Hero Karizma R 2014  Remarks
Engine Displacement 220 CC 223 CC Negligible difference
No Of Cylinders One One
Power 21.05 PS 19.2 PS More power for P220
Torque 19.1 Nm 19.36 Nm ZMA enjoys more torque
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Drive Type Chain Chain
Transmission Five Speed Manual Five Speed Manual
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Drum More confident braking on P220 
Suspension Front Telescopic forks Telescopic forks
Suspension Rear Twin rear shock absorbers Twin rear shock absorbers
Wheel Size 17 inch 18 inch
Kerb Weight 150 kgs 154 kgs 2014 ZMA heavier than even the P220!

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