Bajaj Discover 150
Specification: Bajaj Discover 150
BAJAJ DISCOVER 150 Price in Bangladesh
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REVIEW OF BAJAJ DISCOVER 150
Bajaj has attempted almost every permutation and aggregate with the Discover brand with engine sizes starting from 94cc, 112cc, 125cc, 135cc and now the entry within the 150cc segment (Source).
With income hovering over 1 lakh gadgets consistent with month, modern Discover strong, comprising of Discover 100 in the 100cc phase and Discover 150 in the access stage 150cc segment, appears to be the maximum settled and has also earned the distinction of being the second one largest promoting emblem in India handiest after Hero Honda’s Splendor which sells almost 2 lakh gadgets per month.
The predominant contributor to the entire income tally is, glaringly, the smaller 100cc version of the bike but the 150cc sibling is also making its presence felt, greater after a pan India presence now, with a monthly income of over 20,000 devices in keeping with month.
So, does the Discover 150 packs insufficient juice to end up one of the most a hit entry-level 150cc bikes in us of an especially after the opposition tightening its grips. Let’s take the experience to yield out the truth.
Engine And Transmission:
Bajaj Discover 150 comes geared up with a 4 stroke air cooled, single-cylinder, 2 valve engine at the side of Bajaj’s trademark DTS-i era, displacing 144.8 cubic potentials of extent. The engine, as we heard is primarily based on the XCD 135 platform, is able to produce 13PS of strength output peaking at an early 7500 rpm.
Maximum torque available for use is an outstanding 12.75Nm at 5500 rpm. Just for the sake of assessment, the 135cc version produced 13.1PS @ 8500rpm with the twirling pressure of 11.88Nm maxing at 6500 rpm.
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If determined intently, the displayed numbers screen plenty approximately the feature of Discover 150. The motorbike produces barely lesser electricity output than both the above bikes (that’s nulled by 121kg of weight as compared to 133kg of Discover 135.
More importantly, Both the electricity and torque are focused towards the lower and mid-range to decorate the in-city driving characteristics of the motorbike. With a decrease weight, it’s miles ensured that Discover doesn’t sense a laggard in any manner no matter it sporting a cheaper fee tag.
The engine is mated with an all down 5 speed gearbox that is just first rate. The gear change sense is not anything off beat but doesn’t disappoint either. Clutch made us recollect the old Pulsar’s sense.
Though it turned into no longer difficult on the brand new motorbike however we expect it to decorate the slightly stiffer experience with time. But the extraordinary element became the superb spacing among gears. Gear ratios were designed to concentrate and beautify the metropolis riding components of the motorcycle.
Truly talking, we were a bit amazed to peer so much juice within the engine. The gearbox has been mated decently, however the torque (which fits on a low weight) made us smile all of the way.
The motorbike pulled decently in 25kmph in 5th gear and with aplomb in anything over. Along with a pillion also, Discover 150 might be one of the exceptional bikes to be pushed inside daily traffics underneath this rate tag. Power begins pouring in at early 2500 rpm and the sweetest spot is the 5-7k rpm in which the motorbike rides on its own song. On the longer roads even though, Discover 150 feels a touch going for walks out of breath at high rpms.
Styling And Instrumentation:
Discover 150 incorporates over the identical seems of the smaller 100cc sibling and not the discontinued 135cc model, which is a little disappointing (and surprising) to peer. Tank extensions which lend the bike sporty aggression additionally housing the facet blinkers are not any greater along side a one-of-a-kind searching silencer.
Visual resemblance of this motorcycle with the 100cc model is a lot that only after seeing the ‘150’ decals at the rear panel make certain that the motorbike is the bigger version of the collection. Apart from these and barely exceptional portraits (which go ignored), the motorbike seems genuinely just like Discover 100.
The front remains the identical bikini fairing with a bulged black colored visor. Side blinkers are tagged to the forks as opposed to forming a part of the fairing. Bajaj has located a disc brake cover on the disc plate that’s typically seen on moto-move bikes, which however, remains a beauty upload-on on this bike in place of a functional one.
All black subject matter is carried forward with an excellent end to the engine exterior. Alloy wheels, Electric starter, disc brakes, auto choke, ride control transfer, DC electrical and LED tail lighting are very welcome well known capabilities in this motorcycle which definitely displays the seriousness of Bajaj with this motorbike. Rest all at the visual front is pretty plain and what you can still assume from a budget 150cc motorcycle.
Apart from easy styling, the bike sports a tachometer-much less analogue console. Speedometer is calibrated till an positive 140kmph and is again basic in looks. Traditional speedometer and ride meter are housed on this console. The 2nd dial, which usually houses a tachometer, incorporates a huge gas gauge.
Switchgear has sufficient amount of buttons from horn, flip blinkers, upper-dipper and bypass switch on the left side and electric starter, light transfer and ride manipulate turn on the right.
Though, the buttons are barely pointed, the quality of plastics used is higher than the competition and the feel from the buttons is likewise pretty correct. Build first-rate of the motorbike is not anything out of the arena but thinking about the fee at which the motorcycle is available, first-rate sufficient.
Comfort And Handling:
Discover 150 sports activities a fairly extensive and commuter alike non-contoured seat which did accommodate our twin butts conveniently but the problem with almost all Bajaj bikes is the hard seat which they come encumbered with. The compound used is hard sufficient to nut crack your buttocks below longer duration of continuous rides.
Reasonably comfortable, we’d say the motorbike is, on highways and quite proper inside cities. The bike comes prepared with 100/90 extensive rear tire. Ride first-rate is superb with very acceptable handling characteristics. The motorcycle which we rode came prepared with 17 inch Euro grips which, never are very sticky.
Zappers from MRF would possibly have aided to our self belief on street. Having said this, the motorbike because of its feather mild weight feels very sprightly and alert inner stop-pass traffic. And the entire geometry does help this responsive nature of the motorbike. Bajaj motorcycles have by no means been top-notch at corners and Discover 150 keeps up with the culture.
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Ground clearance of 165mm also facilitates in maintaining potholes and heavenly speed breakers faraway from kissing the bikes bottom. Feedback from the suspension is likewise quite proper on widespread rides however does sway the motorcycle when put into tough corners.
The commuter orientated rider-handlebar-foot peg geometry ensures that fatigue is saved at a minimum without tiring your fingers and thighs. Knee recess is again wherein Bajaj lacks, Discover being no exception. Due to lesser weight and ‘now not so excessive speed pleasant design’, the bike doesn’t result in a superb level of self-assurance and feels a touch nervous below something over 90 kmph.
Performance And Braking:
This is one phase which Bajaj boffins and fans would really like to examine. Engine’s agility and tendency to transport forward is what we appreciated especially approximately this bike. Such a low weight implies top notch power to weight ratio of 107.43 PS/ton which at the side of handsome torque figures makes it feel as if the engine doesn’t have to carry something and is continually at ease.
The awareness of each strength and torque in the direction of the low and mid variety helps immensely in towns. A greater displacement also helps in strolling the engine unstressed and secure, at all times.
The bike hits 70-80 kmph right away however after that the price of acceleration drops and takes its personal candy time to attain the 3 digit figure. From what we will acquire from different assets, Discover 150 reaches 60kmph from standstill in lesser than 6 seconds and also goes onto clock a speedo indicated pinnacle speed of 115 kmph.
The genuine story is echoed by using the motorcycles in-tools roll ons which show the genuine use of properly torque and power. With a lot of torque to play with and so well looked after powerband, it just wishes a equipment exchange to carry a surprising maneuver correctly. Overtaking a big truck also wishes a touch flick of the throttle and right here you cross zipping past.
Bajaj appears to have perfected this art of extracting extraordinary mileage and opposition killing pricing. A 150cc motorcycle with everyday specifications returning whatever over 40kmpl is less, over 45kmpl is a norm, over 50kmpl is ‘allow them to coming’, over 55kmp and over 60kmpl.
Discover 150 promises to be a very frugal accomplice and we assume the bike to return anything over 58-60kmpl for all what it does! However, there may be a flip side to it as nicely.
The tank capacity for this motorcycle is simplest 8 liters which translates into quite a number 460kms before the motorbike might completely go dry on gasoline. Nonetheless, this motorbike is a metropolis warhorse and one of these variety would make sure a complete fortnight of peace considering an average strolling of 30km per day.