This is an interesting drag race between the Hero Karizma XMR 210 and KTM Duke 250. Both these bikes cater to buyers who look for performance and thrilling rides. However, there is a significant difference in the specifications of the two. On one hand, the Karizma is an iconic motorcycle which has been present in our market for decades. However, it was discontinued for a long time during the mid-2010s. Finally, it is back this year. On the other hand, the Duke is a preferred choice for people looking for hardcore performance. Let us check out who comes out on top.
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Hero Karizma vs KTM Duke Drag Race
The video comes from Aayush ssm on YouTube. The vlogger has the two bikes side by side. For the first round, he takes the KTM Duke 250. On the count of three, the riders accelerate. The Duke takes the lead from the very beginning. Since it has a stronger top end, it emerged victorious. For the second round, they swap the riders. Interestingly, this time, the Karizma won the race barely. However, the Duke rider confirmed that there was some issue. In the final round, the Duke 250 took the cake and was declared the undisputed champion.
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Specs and Price Comparison
Hero Karizma XMR 210 comes with a 210-cc liquid-cooled 4V DOHC engine that generates an impressive 25.5 PS of power at 9,250 RPM and 20.4 Nm of torque at 7,250 RPM. It has a 6-speed transmission with a slip-and-assist clutch for smooth gear changes. It retails for an attractive Rs 1.73 lakh, ex-showroom. On the other hand, the KTM Duke 250 has a 248.8-cc liquid-cooled DOHC engine that generates a healthy 31 PS and 25 Nm of peak power and torque. This motorcycle also has a 6-speed transmission. You could purchase it for Rs 2.38 lakh, ex-showroom. Hence, the advantage in terms of performance translates well into real-world scenarios too.
What We Think
Many YouTubers are embracing the current trend of using drag races to evaluate and compare the performance of different motorcycles. However, it’s crucial to acknowledge that relying solely on drag races for these assessments may not be the wisest approach. The concern arises from the fact that drag races can potentially cause lasting damage to motorcycles, as most bikes are not designed for prolonged high-speed, straight-line racing. Therefore, we strongly discourage attempting drag races with your own motorcycles. In reality, the majority of riders avoid pushing their bikes to such extreme limits, considering safety concerns and the potential risk of causing harm to themselves and their vehicles.
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