The complete review of the 2023 Hero Karizma XMR 210 is out. It is the latest motorcycle in the 200-cc segment in India. In 2003, Hero Honda made a significant entry into the market with the Karizma. Right from the beginning, its sturdy design and the potent engine inspired by sportbikes struck a chord with the public. It remained the go-to product for a whole lot of buyers back then. However, it has been discontinued for a few years now. Finally, Hero has resurrected it in 2023. The introductory prices are an attractive Rs 1.73 lakh, ex-showroom. Let us check out the details of the new Karizma.
2023 Hero Karizma XMR 210 Review
The overall design of the Karizma XMR is quite fresh. There are tons of modern equipment on offer. This includes things like sleek LED DRLs inside the headlamp cluster, an adjustable visor (first-in-segment), an LCD panel with tons of information, turn-by-turn navigation, sporty clip-on handlebar, switchgear, a compact fuel tank with Karizma badging, a sporty fairing, a split-seat arrangement, grab rails, stubby exhaust pipe and elegant alloy wheels.
We rode it around Gurugram in urban conditions. Moreover, we also performed an acceleration test. The riding position is quite sporty, especially compared to the previous Karizma. Hero strikes a great balance between ride comfort and sporty ride. The exhaust note is quite adventurous and the overall ride is smooth. That is due to the linear power delivery. As a result, you always feel like there is enough power in the engine. The gearshifts are smooth and the gears are well-spaced out. We even managed to hit around 136 km/h. The ride is more toward the sportier side making it quite nimble in terms of handling. The tyres offer a decent grip for a spirited ride.
The 2023 Hero Karizma XMR 210 arrives with a robust 210-cc liquid-cooled 4V DOHC engine, delivering an impressive peak power of 25.5 PS at 9,250 RPM, along with a maximum torque of 20.4 Nm at 7,250 RPM. Its transmission duties are carried by a 6-speed gearbox that incorporates a slip-and-assist clutch mechanism. The bike is equipped with dual-channel ABS, enhancing braking control. The bike’s construction showcases a sturdy Trellis frame that integrates high-tensile steel. For braking, a 300 mm disc is positioned at the front, complemented by a 230 mm disc at the rear.
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The front suspension features a 37 mm telescopic fork with an anti-friction bush, while the rear boasts a 6-step pre-load adjustable gas-charged monoshock system, contributing to a comfortable ride across various terrains. Further enhancing its performance, the front tyre boasts a 100-section, while the rear tyre is 140-section. The bike’s dimensions include a wheelbase of 1,351 mm, a seat height of 810 mm, and a ground clearance of 160 mm. With a weight of 163.5 kg, it accommodates an 11-litre fuel tank capacity, ensuring ample riding range between refuels. All in all, the new Karizma is definitely well-positioned to pose a tough challenge to the likes of the Bajaj Pulsar RS200.