A Hero Honda Karizma on four wheels is very uncommon, and the final-year students of CT Institute in Jalandhar are responsible for this particular build. They put a lot of effort into making this ATV formation from a donated Hero Honda Karizma. All of this was built from scratch by Gobind Singh and his coworkers, who sourced parts from several automakers to keep costs as low as possible. The project took hundreds of hours to complete, and the final result was quite remarkable. Here is the complete history of this unique product.
It all began with a 223cc Karizma engine and transmission, which had a maximum output of 16.8 BHP and about 18 Nm of torque. The engine and body were made for each other since there was adequate torque to move these two wheels over any surface. The 5-speed gearbox proved even handy during the trial for smaller gearshifts. The frame was entirely custom made, supporting the engine at the proper height and housing mounting for all other required components inside the ATV. Most of the time, the frame’s thickness was regulated between half an inch and three quarters of an inch.
They were able to keep costs down by using the front suspension from the Bajaj Discover, which also makes use of Bajaj’s SNS technology for improved stability over unlevel terrain. The front hub was taken from a Maruti 800, and all four ends were fitted with steel rims and Speedways 10 inch tyres. Self-made disc brakes were installed on the rear hub, which was most likely taken from a Hero Honda Karizma. The 13-liter gasoline tank was obtained from an unidentified Suzuki model, while the rear suspension is from a Bajaj Pulsar 180. After these fitments, things began to take shape.
The crew created the front fairing, side panels, and rear panel designs independently. After being welded together, each panel was painted a dark green colour. While the engine was easily accessible and air cooled, more air was directed through the front frame’s mesh pattern. After that, a unique exhaust was installed on the engine, and it was securely tucked under the seat. In order to notify people of the oncoming ATV and make it suitable for use at night, Gobind even added front and rear LED lights. Even more, it has two horns hidden beneath the front fairing. The construction of the same cost INR 55,000 in total.
The ATV’s top speed has been estimated to reach around 80 kmph, and controlled testing will soon be done to determine how well it handles off-road terrain. These college students’ ability to create such a great machine with few resources is very admirable. Every student can increase their chances of success and gain greater exposure for their burgeoning career if they take the duty of their studies seriously. The ATV, which was recently on show at Pushpa Gujral Science City, could aid in the more precise construction of future products.