Hero Honda Karizma Versus Bajaj Avenger

firstly,decide for what purpose do u want the bike?do u want it as a vehicle just for the kicks of fast acceleration? then karizma is your choice...but if u want a bike with superb comfort and an even better suspension...then the answer is obvious...avenger!

karizma is 223 cc
avenger is 200 cc oil cooled (this matters only on long trips and higher rpms)

about raw power,
karizma generates 17 Ps@7000 rpm
avenger generates 17.51 @8000 rpm

so the power in avenger is more...only thing is that since its been configured as a cruiser bike...u wont get the pick of a pulsar etc.


karizma claims 35-40 kmpl... but majority of my frnds having it get about 25-30

avenger here gives me around 35

ohh...and if u are a top speed junky...karizma claims to go 125kmph
avenger claims 115 though on NH17 i have driven it at 130 :)

resale value would be around the same for both the bikes depending on hows the condition of your bike...though karizma has been the same looking since a looong time...so i guess avenger might have a slight edge over this one.

personally speaking...i would go for the avenger...its got style...its cool...and perormance wise its pretty good! =D


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May 27, 2009 at 9:59 AM

whoa......avenger rocks..really .
feel like god bros.


June 24, 2009 at 11:06 PM

Noo yaar!!! what the HECK!! Zma!! can easily....reach ..140 + kmph...wid k&n !! and 130 -stock~>..so...never compare wid avenger.... avenger is just like yamaha enticer..but little more powerfuL!! thz alL!!! ntg spcl!!! ANYWAY >..BAJAJ SUCKZ...HONDA ROCKxxx!!!


June 25, 2009 at 6:44 AM

My vote is for Karizma!!! Maneuverability is the key and Avenger has much lesser Maneuverability that avenger. Avenger will always lose to karizma in heavy traffic.


August 18, 2009 at 9:22 AM

[:P] First of all what an idiot compared a cruiser with low standard good for nothing sports bike. You drive for an hour u started getting ache. I went 160 km straight in avenger while traveling from blore to pondycherry I dont have any single back problem, while my friends had lot of problem. And manuvarablity, its only how u handle the bike, u can not have that much as its bigger

PS: 130 is impossible speed in avenger as well as karizma, stop dreaming.


August 19, 2009 at 7:27 AM


reviews are not someones property and they may have experienced the same! i appreciate them and allow to post their articles and reviews here.

It Depends upon us how we treat them!



October 20, 2009 at 8:55 PM

I have almost decided to buy an Avenger 200 DTS-i. Can any one give me a final word regarding choosing between Karizma and Avenger? Comfort and Style along with some more milege is my requirement. I m not much of a speedster...


October 20, 2009 at 11:57 PM

now there's no reason of choosing karizma!
and no more comparison also!!


July 1, 2010 at 12:33 AM

my splendor+ goes 95kmph on indi road most worst road but it rides very comfertabely......


October 17, 2010 at 10:40 AM

what about bike lyf...........
which bike would stay for long under normal usablity!!!!do u any one think tat cruiser segment is not gettin trend in india!!!PLZ GIVE THE ANS!! im also confused which bike to take!!

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