The Hero Karizma was first introduced in 2003.
Mumbai-based motorcycle customiser, Ballard Customs, has modified a 2011 Hero Karizma to emerge as a cafe racer. Unlike most modifications featured in Indian Autos Blog, this is a built by a hobbyist.
This one though does not look any less striking. The spartan motorcycle gets a new fuel tank and the brown seat adds to the charm. The exhaust setup too has been reworked a bit. The alloy wheels are the same but the tyres are of a higher specification.
The Hero Karizma in stock form is powered by a 223 cc air-cooled, single cylinder mill sourced from Honda. The carburetted engine is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox and is capable of producing 19.2 bhp of maximum power at 7,500 rpm and 19.35 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm.
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Braking in the standard Hero Karizma is taken care by a 276 mm disc up front and a 130 mm drum unit in the rear. A fuel injected, faired version, the Hero Karizma ZMR is also on offer which produces 20 bhp of power and 19.7 Nm of torque. This one even gets a 240 mm rear disc brake.
From being a cult motorcycle of the 2000s, the Hero Karizma is one of the largely forgotten motorcycles in the market. The company is expected to bring out a new Hero Karizma in the future.