Expert Review of Bajaj Discover 150
After the huge success of Discover 100, Pulsar 220 and recently launched Pulsar 135, Bajaj India has launched another variant of Discover. This time it is Discover 150. This bike will surely grab the customer's attention with its gorgeous graphics. It is equipped with various highly advanced technology and exceptional features. Integrated tail lamp and fluid grab rail design add icing to the cake and thus any person can be easily attracted towards this bike via its looks. Light engine mass and reduced frictional losses increase mileage and speed. Discover 150 easily could be called as the most efficient 150cc bike in the market currently beating both GS150 and Unicorn by a fairly good margin, which till now enjoyed the cult status.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
In a country like India where petrol hikes are as common as vegetable hikes, mileage automatically becomes one of the most captivated feature while purchasing a bike. Bajaj seems to have perfected this art of extracting fantastic mileage and competition killing pricing. This sports like tourer, Bajaj Discover 150 cc comes with a fuel tank of 8 litres, provides great mileage of about 55 kmpl on bumpy & crowded city roads and about 65 kmpl on highways. The motorcycle has a good pickup and a decent grip on the road. It also has a 2.3L of reserve fuel tank out of which 1.5L is useful which is also a good feature of this bike.
The best of the Indian sports like tourer, Bajaj Discover 150 cc dtsi is available in cool and vibrant shades. The bike is available in dual tone graphics with royal black base and red, magnepa, blue, flame red colour graphics over it.
Acceleration and Pick up
Bajaj Discover 150 cc can reach 60 kmph mark in just less then 6 seconds with a top speed of 115 kmph.This motorcycle is powered by 4-stroke, single cylinder, DTS-i 2.0 engine which produces 7.58 Nm of maximum torque at 5000 rpm in case of 100 cc displacement engine type and a peak torque of about 12.7 Nm at 5,500 rpm in its 150 cc variant which allows superior pickup.
This Bajaj monster is a good looking motorbike. Its lean and sleek design gives it a masculine look. Black colour all over the bike with red and blue stripes enhances its looks. The front appearance of the Bajaj Discover 150cc DTSI is greatly remarkable with its sporty headlamps, large tank, racing style wheel stripes, digital meters and racer breed tank spoiler. 17 inch premium alloy wheels add to the beauty of this motorcycle. The new turn indicators and exhaust muffler (silencer) with stylish black-blue sporty colour gives the bike an awesome look.
Features like low fuel indicators, battery charge indicators at the dashboard add to the beauty of the bike. Discover 150 uses telescopic forks at the front and gas charged nitrox suspension at the rear. The bike is smartly designed with Matte Finish Alloy Wheels. Bajaj Discover 150 features LED tail lamps, nitrox suspension, front disc brake, electric start and wider rear tyre. The headlamp is a 12V DC one for constant high intensity beams at all speeds. The thrilling traits of Bajaj Discover 150 are digital console LCD (liquid crystal display) meters including tachometer, fuel gauge with reserve level indicator, low-fuel and oil indicator.
The exact dimensions of Bajaj Discover 150 cc are 2030 mm in length, 1065 mm in height and 760 mm in width. The bike is provided with a wheelbase of 1305 mm that helps in maintaining strong grip on the road and prevents the bike from skidding. With a weight of 115 kg for 100 cc variant and a mass of 121 kg for the 150 cc variant which is a great feature for the easy handling of the bike during driving.
Discover 150 is equipped with a 4 stroke air cooled, single cylinder, 2 valve engine along with Bajaj’s trademark DTS-i technology, displacing 144.8 cubic capacity of volume. The engine is capable of producing 13PS of power output at an early 7500 rpm and maximum torque available for use is 12.75Nm at 5500 rpm. Discover 150 produces both its peak power and torque at 1000 rpm earlier to bless the bike with fantastic pulling power. Both the power and torque are concentrated towards the lower and mid range to enhance the in-city riding characteristics of the bike. The daily commuters can also enjoy the ride on this bike due to its engine efficiency.
This Bajaj motorbike supports a wheelbase of 1305 mm which is quite comfortable and strong gripped at the time of driving on bumpy roads. The tyres of this bike is made up of aluminium alloy die cast with front wheel size of 2.75*17” and rear wheel size of100/90*17”with a ground clearance of 165mm. Bajaj Discover 150cc Dtsi has large front disc brakes with 240 mm petal disc with rear drum brakes 130 mm drum which de-accelerates the vehicle sooner and ensures competent emergency braking. The wheels of this bike look very impressive and cool with the alloys lining embedded on it.
This sports like tourer is comfortable on roads due to its hydraulics. Considering comfort of the biker, this bike is fitted with Spring and Spring (SNS) rear suspension with triple rated springs guarantying longest travel of 110mm, telescopic front suspension of 30mm diameter with the promise of longest travel of 135mm in its class. All the variants of Bajaj Discover are set with the advanced telescopic suspension system at front wheel and gas filled nitrox shock absorbers at the rear wheel that provides smooth handling and lessens jerks and shocks on bumpy roads.
Handling and Control
The bike is gifted with a huge wheelbase of 1305 mm that prevents the bike from skidding on wet roads. The drum brake helps in easy de-accelerating of the bike. The advanced suspension system helps in absorbing shocks and jerks.
It provides great mileage on highway as well as bumpy roads.
The bike has a comfortable seat cover but a narrow seating space which is not much suitable for traveling to distant places.
The bike doesn’t built a very good level of confidence and gives feels of nervousness at the speed of over 90 kmph.