21 December 2012 ~ 4 Comments

Hero Karizma ZMR

I normally do not report much on the 200cc+ segment on MileageInfo simply because at that engine power range, people aren’t even looking for information on fuel economies. But regardless of whether we are looking at a 100cc or a 200cc, there are bikes that perform better on the fuel efficiency scale and this is one reason it is important to look at what mileage these bikes offer.

The Hero Karizma ZMR is a 223cc bike with a 4 stroke single cylinder engine that can deliver a good 17.8 PS of power at an 18.35 Nm torque. The bike claims to speed up from 0-60 kmph in just 3.7 seconds. With a kerb weight of close to 159kg, it is no wonder this bike does not deliver as much mileage as smaller bikes, not withstanding the higher power (even though this is the same power as delivered by the 150cc Honda CBR 150R.

Official Mileage Claim

The Hero Karizma ZMR is a bike that is available at  a price of Rs. 98,800 ex-showroom Delhi. At this price, the power and not the mileage should be a concern. Regardless, Hero Motocorp  has a pretty tall claim on the fuel efficiency of the bike. According to Gaadi, the company claims the Hero Karizma ZMR to deliver 51 kilometers per liter of petrol!

Customer Reviews

BikeDekho has a raving review of the bike calling it ‘sporty and attractive’. What’s not is the difference in the fuel economy on-road vis-a-vis what the company has claimed. They report 35 kmpl which again, I should point out, is not bad at all for a 223cc motorbike.

On MotorBeam, a test drive of over 5500 kilometers showed an average mileage to be around 37.24 kmpl. The report posts the best figures to be close to 41.51 kmpl while the worst seen was 31.87 kmpl. Looking at the comprehensiveness of this report, I am skeptical about a report from IndianCustomers.in that pits the economy at 40 kmpl for the Karizma ZMR. I’m not sure if this was indeed arrived at after a proper test ride.

But not to worry, since the  mileage does seem to go as high as that, if not more, if you ride exclusively on highways. According to a user on the xBHP forums, riding consistently at 70-80 kmph could get you between 47-50 kmpl fuel economy which is very impressive.

There are 36 reviews for the ZMR from users on MouthShut and they have rated the bike 4/5 for fuel consumption which in itself is a terrific achievement for a 225cc bike. The reported numbers though are all over the place although you can probably arrive at a consensus of somewhere between 35 kmpl – 42 kmpl for city roads and 48 kmpl on highways.

Overall, this is definitely not a bad bike in terms of mileage. In fact, for a 225cc motorbike to deliver such an economy is pretty nice. Here is a snapshot of what the various reviews have reported.

Hero Karizma ZMR

Source City Mileage (kmpl) Highways (kmpl)
Official 51
BikeDekho 35
MotorBeam 37 24
IndianCustomers 40
xBHP 47-50
MouthShut 35-42 48

4 Responses to “Hero Karizma ZMR”

  1. sreejith 25 August 2013 at 11:06 am Permalink

    i am only getting 35 km/hr…………

  2. Sagar 28 August 2013 at 2:41 pm Permalink

    I guess the mileage is interms of kmpl and not in terms of kmph..!!!
    Am planning to get this bike, please comment your views on this(those who have used).. :)

  3. karthik 3 November 2013 at 12:05 pm Permalink

    This bike is very nice but the mileage is very low

  4. deepannn 25 November 2013 at 12:13 pm Permalink

    I am getting only 40 kmpl


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