Garage – Yousuf’s Karizma-R
Garage – Yousuf’s Karizma-R
Date of acquired – July 2009
Efficiency – 40.06kmpl
Distance covered – 15,729 km
COSTS – Disc pad Kit Rs.349/-, Chain spocket Rs.856/-
For – Performance, plush ride, fit and finish
Drawbacks – Nothing much, spares are an issue though.

 
Let me tell you the story that made me choose the Karizma as my street weapon. Since childhood I’m an avid fan of sports cars and bikes, so as the time came for me to choose a bike I went straight ahead for the karizma with no other 2nd thought.

Hero Honda karizma comes with a semi fairing at the front which is first in an Indian bike, later copied to Bajaj Pulsar 220, Honda Stunner and more. Though the engine is not completely covered it has a sporty cowl added for both safety of the engine and good looks. The bike has big and striking dimensions and can accommodate 2 people in sheer comfort. Unlike the Yamaha R15 and TVS Apache that provide cramped seating position for hefty and stout people, Karizma wins my heart in comfortable position for riding.

The main disadvantage of the bike is its rear tyre. It is not a big concern for those who live in posh areas and don’t need to ride tough and muddy roads. The grip is the actual concern. The tyre is not having good grip in the centre of circumference. It makes it to skid on slippery roads and very difficult to lean on curves with such low width tyres.

Another thing is that, it lacks leg guard. It may be a disadvantage for many but not for me at least. I met 3 accidents in these two years riding Karizma and my legs were never severely injured. Infact bike is designed for perfect safety.

Horn that bike is accompanied from showroom is not suitable for bike. So, most of the Karizma riders, prefer to replace it before going for first ride. One more fault which I have seen in many other Karizma’s beside my own that its wisor is never stable and keeps on vibrating at high speeds. The demerits and merits may vary from rider to rider as per likings and disliking but faults would never. And few of them are above which I have analyzed myself.

 

Also see – Garage – Hashim’s CBZ X-treme

Garage – Asrar’s TVS Apache RTR 160 Fi

 

  • yash

    can i knw the price of karizma front disk caliper or kit

  • bharathautos

    Exact price unknown, however, the Karizma’s front disc caliper might cost you around Rs. 1300/-, while the front disc kit might cost Rs. 5,000/-.

  • karthikeyan B

    I have an bajaj pulsar 150 ug4 can i install an liquid coolant radiator to it

  • Makes no sense for Bajaj Pulsar 150. The simple question here is, are you willing to spend extra on the liquid cooling system’s maintenance? But if you’re not willing to spend that extra, then simply go with the stock air-cooling system. That way the maintenance will be less and also there would be less worries about coolant reservoir damage and coolant leakage issues.

  • karthikeyan B

    Sir , in my bike I don’t have an coolant kit so I want to install a new one , I thought if it was there my bike could sustain for a long ride above 400 miles , can u assit me or tell me what should be done to install an radiator kit

  • Hey Karthikeyan B, so you have to buy parts and modify accordingly, which is a cost and labor intensive process and will require quite a bit of technical know-how on your part, because you can’t depend on most mechanics for something like this!