Gone, But Not Forgotten - Hero Honda Karizma
Fast Bikes India|January 2018

Gone, But Not Forgotten - Hero Honda Karizma

Sirish Chandran

Gosh, I don’t remember it being so small! The years have of course rose tinted my spectacles but in my mind’s eye, the Karizma was always the big(ish) bike of its time, the one we all wanted but couldn’t afford.

I guess it’s down to that half-fairing. Apart from the dustbin fairings done very obviously for aerodynamics, I never really understood the concept of a half fairing – you either have the motorcycle completely faired-in or have no fairing at all – but isn’t it a neat optical illusion tricking your mind into imagining the Karizma being far bigger?

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