Hero Launches Revamped Karizma XMR: A Feature-Rich 210cc Liquid-Cooled Marvel
Hero has made waves in the motorcycle industry with the long-awaited relaunch of the legendary Karizma series. The new Karizma XMR, priced at an attractive introductory rate of Rs 1,72,900, signals the triumphant return of this iconic brand. With a sleek design and a host of modern features, the Karizma XMR is set to redefine the sport-tourer segment.
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At the heart of the Karizma XMR is an advanced 210cc DOHC 4-valve, liquid-cooled engine, a groundbreaking move for Hero. This bike delivers an impressive 25.5PS of power at 9250RPM and generates a torque of 20.4Nm at 7250RPM, gearing it for exhilarating rides. Its 6-speed gearbox ensures smooth gear transitions, while the slip-and-assist clutch adds to the overall performance.
Sleek Design and Features
The Karizma XMR boasts a stunning full fairing and dual projector LED headlamp that captures the essence of a true faired bike. The iconic Karizma DNA is retained with raised handlebars, striking a balance between sportiness and comfort, similar to the Bajaj Pulsar RS200. The segment-first adjustable windshield enhances aerodynamics and rider comfort.
A highlight of the Karizma XMR is its feature-rich console, including turn-by-turn navigation enabled by Bluetooth connectivity. The LCD dash keeps riders informed, while the illuminated switchgear adds a touch of sophistication. The bike’s all-LED lighting setup ensures enhanced visibility and safety.
Sturdy Build and Handling
The XMR’s steel trellis frame, a first for Hero, provides a sturdy foundation, ensuring agile handling and stability. The suspension system consists of a 37mm telescopic fork and a gas-charged, 6-step preload adjustable mono-shock, delivering a smooth and controlled ride.
Safety and Braking
Equipped with dual-channel ABS, the Karizma XMR ensures optimum braking performance. The front and rear petal discs, measuring 300mm and 230mm respectively, provide robust stopping power, boosting rider confidence on the road.
Rivals and Pricing
The Karizma XMR’s pricing strategy positions it as a formidable competitor against the likes of the Yamaha R15 V4, Suzuki Gixxer SF 250, Bajaj Pulsar RS 200, and KTM RC 200. Priced at Rs 1,72,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the XMR presents an attractive proposition for riders seeking a blend of power, style, and advanced features.
The revival of the Karizma series through the Karizma XMR marks a significant leap for Hero in the motorcycle landscape. With its powerful engine, innovative features, and sleek design, the XMR has set a new benchmark for sport-tourer motorcycles. Hero’s bold move towards a faster 210cc liquid-cooled platform indicates exciting prospects for the future, hinting at further advancements across its lineup.