Hero MotoCorp is set to unveil the Hero Karizma XMR 210 on August 29, 2023. The motorcycle is expected to feature a 210 cc single-cylinder engine with liquid cooling, a trellis frame, digital instrument console, Bluetooth connectivity, and navigation, along with all-LED lighting. It will be equipped with telescopic front forks, a monoshock at the rear, disc brakes on both ends, and dual-channel ABS. The motorcycle will be made available through Hero’s new premium 2.0 dealer network, sharing space with the Harley-Davidson X440 for now and potentially the Nightster 440 in the future. The Karizma will compete with the Bajaj Pulsar F250, the Suzuki Gixxer SF250, and the Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 in the segment.
The Karizma was one of Hero’s most iconic nameplates in the past decade, and the company is hoping to recapture its past success with the new motorcycle. The leaked design patents suggest that the Karizma XMR 210 will feature a sharp, fully-faired design with a muscular fuel tank, raised clip-on handlebars, split seats, and grab rails. This will be the first time that Hero MotoCorp produces a motorcycle with a trellis frame, which is a lightweight and sturdy frame design commonly used in sports bikes.
The engine is expected to be a newly-developed 210 cc single-cylinder unit with liquid cooling, which should deliver between 25-30 bhp of power. The motorcycle will be equipped with a 6-speed gearbox, telescopic front forks, a monoshock at the rear, and disc brakes on both ends with dual-channel ABS. In addition, the Karizma XMR 210 is expected to feature Bluetooth connectivity and navigation, along with all-LED lighting.
The motorcycle will be sold through Hero’s new premium 2.0 dealer network, which currently shares space with the Harley-Davidson X440 and may add the Nightster 440 in the future. The Karizma XMR 210 will compete with other popular models in the segment, such as the Bajaj Pulsar F250, the Suzuki Gixxer SF250, and the Yamaha YZF-R15 V4.
Overall, the upcoming launch of the Hero Karizma XMR 210 is generating a lot of buzz among motorcycle enthusiasts, who are eagerly anticipating the return of this iconic nameplate.