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Rs. 81,600 (Ex-Showroom)

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Hero Honda Karizma R
Jan 27, 2012 06:14 PM 84342 Views
(Updated Jan 27, 2012 06:20 PM)




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Well I never thought that I would be writing this review on my bike as I am now loosing it! this was my birthday gift given by my dad in 2008. In fact I consider it as my best friend, till from starting to end it served me a lot and I cant forget it. that's Karizma R, after 3.5 successful years the time has arrived to sell this because of my brother, as im out of station from my home he wants to take YAMAHA R15 2.0 so for that sake dad wants to sell this bike. I want to describe this entire bike for all bike lovers and as well who wants to choose this, still its market has been amazing till now.

Karizma R: This is one of the bike under Indian sports category, its an 5 gear speed Bike with 225 CC 17.6 BHP got this at an price of 95, 000 rs on road(2008). at that time this was the only option for my dad at high-end Indian bikes. Actually this was the second version of Karizma. now present version is Karizma ZMR. For entire 3.5 years I have used 78, 500 KMS approx. Now I would like to give my entire experience on this ROAD KING bike. Here we go

Build, Looks & Colors: These three are important factors as they attract everybody at the first sight. Coming to the build of the bike the material used is very good indeed. It has got a heavy built tank with capacity of 15 liters and 2 liters reserve. Front part of the bike has stunning looks when compared to back side of the bike. I love the stickering part of the bike and its design hence I never modified my bike.coming to the looks it may fall behind of some bikes(may be now) but at the time of 2008 this was the only bike that has great sporty looks. Depending upon our taste we can choose different vibrant colour in this like Black, Red, Yellow, Blue & Silver. Overall for this section I can Rate 8/10.

Overall Performance: Talking about its performance, I can name it as a Road King! with its 225cc pick is really great. Coming from engine side there was low heat used to be produced and very minor issues during the 3.5 years. The best part was, bike dont get any kind of over vibration even if u are at a speed of 120-125 kmph.

Speed was the best thing is used to enjoy a lot with my bike. Mileage was the only thing that made me to disappoint all the time. I used to get an 32-34 kmpl in city and in highways 38-40 kmpl. I went long drives from Hyd to Wrngl for three times, it was a duration of 3 hrs continuous travelling(150kms) and all the three times it never let me down. its just perfect:) It never got any emergency repair because I used get it serviced at regular intervals. we can simply trust Hero Honda because the quality they provide is really great I never changed my tyres in the entire time. So with all aspects I can rate performance at 7/10.

Servicing:(Hyderabad) at the time of purchase they gave an first free servicing and 6 free book services. I finished all the servicing by 1.5 year itself, but talking about the service centers they should be really appreciated! just for a couple of times they troubled me due to festival occasions. the service was to be very good, they used to give good valuable suggestions what to do and what not to! the prices for the spare parts were used to be reasonable. Overall for Servicing 8/10

Competitors: Well in this category there are many competitors for Karizma R from other Bike manufactures, which I can mention like Bajaj Pulsar 220F, TVS APACHE RTR, Honda CBR 250, Yamaha R15, Karizma ZMR i can't judge all other but I simply say that Karizma R is just amazing for overall Sports Bike.

So Finally im going to miss this bike when I return to my home town. who ever wants to buy a bike under sports category I can suggest this with 8/10 recommendation. The best competitor for this Bike in all aspects is Bajaj Pulsar 220F with low cost and low fuel consumption. hope this review would help at least some thank you. pls rate and comment.

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