Karizma has the tried and tested, but slightly detuned version of 223 cc SOHC air-cooled engine from the CRF230 series of enduro/MX/supermoto bikes that are sold in the US and South American markets. It has a five-speed gearbox in place of the CRF's six-speed. The engine is an all-aluminium, undersquare engine (bore 65. 5 mm or 2. 58 in and stroke 66. 2 mm or 2. 61 in) running a compression ratio of 9:1. It features a Kehlin CV carburettor with a CCVI switch. The top speed is around 130 km/h and the 0–60 km/h is achieved around 3. 8 seconds. The Karizma is reported to have an overall fuel economy of 40 km/l (90 mpg or 2. 4 l/100 km), with a best of 50 km/l (120 mpg) and a worst of 28 km/l (66 mpg).