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Modenas Karisma 125 Specs

Engine 124.66 cc
Power 9.4 hp
Start Option Kick & Electric
Pass Switch No
Ignition System Electric CDI
Odometer Analog

Karisma 125 Pros & Cons

Things We Like in Karisma 125

Sporty styling

Linear and refined performance

Things We Dont Like in Karisma 125

Build quality could have been better

Lack of features

Recent Updates of Karisma 125

The Karisma 125 is part of the Modenas line-up for quite some time now. It was introduced by the brand as part of its expansion plan to capture at least 10 percent of the 125 cc market. As the name suggests, the Karisma 125 carries a 125 cc 4-Stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 2 valves mill that makes a maximum power of 9.4 hp at 7,500 rpm. Sending power to the wheels is a CVT unit. The suspension here is taken care of by a telescopic fork at the front and trailing swing arm at the rear end. The braking duties are done by 220 mm disc and 130 mm drum at the front and rear, respectively. 

Modenas Karisma 125 Price

The Karisma 125 is priced at RM 4,979 .

Modenas Karisma 125 Variants

There are 1 variants available of Karisma 125: Standard.

Modenas Karisma 125 Power-trains

The Karisma 125 is powered by a Air Cooled Carburetor 124.66 cc 1 Cylinder engine that gives 9.4hp of power. It comes with the option of a Variable Speed transmission gearbox. The Front Tyre size is 80/90 R14 & Rear Tyre size is 90/90 R14.

Modenas Karisma 125 Features

The feature list of Karisma 125 includes Street Riding Modes and Side Reflectors in terms of safety.

Features Chassis, Suspension & Brake include Telescopic Fork Front Suspension, Swing Arm Rear Suspension, Disc Front Brake, Drum Rear Brake and Dual Straight Seat Type.

Features for Console include Analog Odometer, Analog Fuel Gauge and Analog Speedometer.

Modenas Karisma 125 Competitors

The Karisma 125 Competitors are: Yamaha Ego Solariz, Benelli VZ 125i, Yamaha Ego Avantiz and Treeletrik T-70.

Modenas Karisma 125 2021 Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
Modenas Karisma 125 Standard RM 4,979 *
Expected Price
124.66 cc, 9.4 hp, Kick & Electric, Petrol

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Modenas Karisma 125 Colors

Karisma 125 is available in 2 different colors - White and Red.

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Watch the video review of Modenas Karisma 125 to learn about interior, exterior, performance, mileage and more.

Modenas Karisma 125 Review

  • Karisma 125 Overview
  • Modenas Karisma 125 Design
  • Karisma 125 Ride & Handling
  • Modenas Karisma 125 Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Karisma 125 Braking & Safety
  • Modenas Karisma 125 Verdict

Karisma 125 Overview

The Modenas Karisma 125 is for all those riders who want a step-up from the mopeds of the manufacturer and want something bigger and more practical. With a very sporty design which according to Modenas meets many practical fronts, the Karisma 125 is the more affordable one of the only two scooter offerings from the company in Malaysia. The Modenas Karisma 125 is available in only two shades of red and white for the time being.

Modenas Karisma 125 Design

Going by the looks of it, it is easy to judge that the Karisma 125 looks far more premium, sporty and proportionately designed as compared to all the mopeds of Modenas put together. Modenas has justified the Karisma 125’s premium positioning above all the mopeds with its much sportier and balanced styling, which looks mature and bulky.

The sense of muscularity and sharpness is instantly identifiable when you look at the Karisma 125 head-on. The angular handlebar cowl, despite being a simple body panel, looks fascinating, thanks to the presence of a tinted black visor. The V-shaped dual headlamps placed on the front apron covers much of the portion of the latter, with the turn indicators positioned on its upper corners.

Compared to the hefty looking frontal stance, the side profile of the Karisma 125 looks leaner. The side body panels look slim, however, the bold body graphics make it look bigger than it actually is. The floorboard is large enough to accommodate tall riders with ease, and so is the long single seat. The alloy wheels have a trendy appeal to them, which only doubles up with the fine pinstriping job carried on them. The all-black theme for the engine, wheels, and exhaust give it an upmarket sense as well.

The side body panels taper upward at the back to form a very angular looking tail lamp assembly. The clear lens tail lights, along with the large pillion grab rail, make the Karisma 125 look equally sporty as the front of the scooter.

While there is no doubt that the Karisma 125 is one sporty looking scooter, the one area which has been avoided is the instrument console. While the segment layout of the all-analog dials for speedometer, odometer and fuel gauge looks decent, it would have been better if there was a semi-digital meter console on board.

Karisma 125 Ride & Handling

The Modenas Karisma 125 has a simple suspension setup of telescopic forks at the front and a trailing swing arm with a monoshock at the rear, which is slightly tuned on a stiffer side to make the overall riding experience slightly involving on the tarmac. Adding to it, the angular and lean profile of the Karisma 125, along with 14-inch wheels, make the Karisma 125 a nice and agile handler to control. When it comes to braking, the Karisma 125 has a nice 220mm front petal disc brake as well as a 120mm drum brake on offer.

Modenas Karisma 125 Engine & Fuel Consumption

The Modenas Karisma 125 sources its power from a simple four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 124.66cc engine, which here on the scooter, is coupled to a simple CVT transmission. The engine puts up a maximum power output of 9.5PS and a peak torque output of 10Nm. However, at 113 kgs, the scooter feels slightly on the heavier side as well.

Karisma 125 Braking & Safety

Despite being positioned as a premium 125cc scooter, the Modenas Karisma 125 lacks the presence of safety features like ABS or even a CBS. However, the petal front disc brake does its job quite in a fine manner.

Modenas Karisma 125 Verdict

With the Karisma 125, Modenas has managed to offer a subtle upgrade above its vast range of mopeds, which feel functional in their tasks, but lack the emotional appeal one would expect from his ride. The sporty styling, along with a decent balance of performance, ride quality and handling, makes the Karisma 125 an apt choice for youngsters who wanted more from what the mopeds of Modenas have on offer. Adding to it, the usable underseat storage space adds in the practicality front and makes it preferable for more mature riders as well.

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    Ishtiqal Mei 20, 2021 for Modenas Karisma 125

    It is undeniable that when you look for a low-budget two-wheeler, either you have to adjust with its engine performance or have to sacrifice its looks. However, this perception of mine was fragmented by Modenas Karisma 125. This commuter not just looks good or delivers excellent performance but is also budget-friendly. When you opt for this scooter, you have absolutely Read More

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    Afsah Apr 20, 2021 for Modenas Karisma 125

    I have bought this a month ago. It comes with both ways for starting- electric as well as kick. It has a very sleek and curvy appearance which is very appealing and stylish. It is a very well-equipped scooter which made it very captivating for me. I am in love with its decent quality engine and smooth performance. It has Read More

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    Muadh Apr 07, 2021 for Modenas Karisma 125

    I have heard of automatic scooters a lot from my friends and was wishing to buy one day. Finally I got that incredible opportunity when I visited a nearby automobile showroom the last month. I got to come across Modenas karisma-125. This is automatic bike which is well equipped with a decent quality engine. When it comes to starter you Read More

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    Tagako Mac 16, 2021 for Modenas Karisma 125

    I decided to purchase Modenas Karisma-125 after extensive internet analysis. After a test drive, I finally managed to get my hands on this affordable scooter, which made a great first impression. Furthermore, as an entry-level scooter, it was available in both electric and kick-start methods. The Karisma 125 is the most famous 125cc motorcycle in the Malaysian market. This scooter Read More

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    Indeela Mac 05, 2021 for Modenas Karisma 125

    The decision to buy this scooter went through much research work on the internet and visits to showrooms. I finally decided to put my hands on the economical entry-level scooter which looked very stunning in its first impression. Moreover, this scooter being an entry-level one was available in both electric and kick-start modes. The Karisma 125 is the most popular Read More

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    Khairul Feb 25, 2021 for Modenas Karisma 125

    The Karisma 125 is one of the finest scooters in the 125 cc segment of Malaysian market. The 125 cc scooter is a really well-balanced and economical package that delivers a fine balance of performance and fuel economy. I bought the scooter after a lot of research and the scooter is really attractive, with smooth curves and a well-thought appearance. Read More

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    Adriel Feb 15, 2021 for Modenas Karisma 125

    I was hesitant to buy the Modenas karisma-125 as my first bike. But after careful research, I even after 4 months of use, I decided to buy it. After 4 months of use I am very happy with its performance. The attractive curve emphasized design, halogen headlamps, and alloy wheels gives the bike its signature smart, modern look. With a Read More

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    Mawiza Jan 05, 2021 for Modenas Karisma 125

    This automatic bike is available both as electric and kick starter mode. In fact the kind of power that you get out of this is pretty impressive. The curve emphasized design is quite a mind boggling aspect of this bike that can win anyone’s heart with ease. The halogen headlights along with alloy wheels have decked up the overall look Read More

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    Shawn Mei 09, 2019 for Modenas Karisma 125

    To me a long distance trip remains incomplete unless I get to ride on a sleek looking powerful and high performance bike. So far I could not buy a bike after shifting to Malaysia with my family. Here I have come to expand my business and will keep shuffling between India and Malaysia. But since I will have a house Read More

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