The Hero Karizma XMR 210 has finally been launched in the country. Although the bike carries a nameplate that has been well-known in the long history of motorbikes in the country, Hero MotoCorp asserts that it is in a completely new form and has been created to fulfill the requirements of modern bike aficionados. The recently introduced flagship bike of Hero MotoCorp will go head-to-head against some of the well-known models available on sale in our market such as the Bajaj Pulsar RS200, the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250, and the Yamaha R15 V4. Since the new Hero bike is the most recent model to join the segment, we have compared it to one of its sporty rivals, the Bajaj Pulsar RS200. The all-new Karizma XMR 210 carries an introductory price tag of Rs 1.73 lakh, while the Pulsar RS200 can be had at an initial price of Rs 1.72 lakh. These are both ex-showroom figures.
Mechanically, the new Karizma XMR offers a slightly stronger engine than its Bajaj counterpart. It has a 210cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve engine whereas the Pulsar RS200 uses a 199.5cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC, single-cylinder, DTS-i motor. If you are looking to house any of these bikes in your garage, then let's see how they stack up against each other on several factors.
Hero Karizma XMR 210 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS200: Design & Features
The new Hero Bike has split-style seating, a slim LED taillamp, and an adjustable windscreen, which is a first in its segment. In addition, it offers modern amenities like Bluetooth connectivity, a turn-by-turn navigation system, an LCD instrument cluster for all the information, and illuminated switchgear. Iconic Yellow, Matte Phantom Black, and Turbo Red are the three colour options available for this brand-new Hero motorcycle.
On the other side, the Pulsar RS200 has a dual-projector headlight with dual LED DRLs. It has a boomerang-shaped LED taillamp, a clip-on handlebar, a semi-digital instrument cluster, a gear position indicator, and more. The Bajaj motorcycle is available in White, Pewter Grey, and Burnt Red paint schemes.
Hero Karizma XMR 210 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS200: Engine and Hardware
A maximum power of 25bhp at 9,250rpm and an outstanding torque of 20.4Nm at 7,250rpm are produced by the brand-new Karizma XMR's slightly more powerful 210cc liquid-cooled 4V DOHC unit. Transmission duties are taken care of by a 6-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch arrangement.
Hardware-wise, the bike is furnished with dual-channel ABS. The company has constructed a robust Trellis frame out of high-tensile steel. The bike's front disc is 300mm, while the rear disc measures 230mm. Additionally, there is a 6-step pre-load adjustable gas-charged monoshock suspension system at the back and a 37mm telescopic fork with an anti-friction bush up front.
The 199.5cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected single-cylinder engine of the Bajaj Pulsar RS200, in contrast, produces 24bhp at 9,750rpm and 18.7Nm at 8,000rpm. With this engine, a 6-speed transmission is included. The motorbike has a perimeter frame, a telescopic fork with an anti-friction bush up front, and a Nitrox gas-charged monoshock absorber with a canister providing suspension in the back. In the front, there is a 300mm disc brake, and in the back, there is a 230mm disc brake. It also gets dual-channel ABS, which is similar to its above-cited rival.
|Hero Karizma XMR 210||Bajaj Pulsar RS200|
|Engine||210cc liquid-cooled||199.5cc liquid-cooled|
|Transmission||6-speed slip-assist||6-speed slip-assist|
|Fuel Tank||11 litres||13 Litres|
Hero Karizma XMR 210 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS200: Price
The Hero Karizma XMR 210 is available at a starting price of Rs 1.73 lakh. The Bajaj Pulsar RS200, on the other hand, has a sticker price of Rs 1.72 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom).