Bajaj Auto has launched two new commuter bikes called the Discover 150 F and Discover 150 S on 11th August, 2014 in India. These 150cc sub-meter segment bikes will surely compete with the likes of Honda CB Trigger, Hero Xtreme, TVS Apache RTR 160, Yamaha FZS and Suzuki Gixxer. The tag-line for the bikes is ‘Ek Naya Josh’ which are claimed to deliver an impressive mileage of 72 kmpl. These bikes are a perfect combination of power and performance. Let’s check out the offerings in Discover 150 F.
Design and Style
Bajaj Discover 150 F is inspired from the Discover 125ST and shares design similarities, graphics, web-spoke alloy wheels and body panels with it. The bike has got a semi-fairing which reminds you of the Pulsar 220. Rest of the design came from its sibling 125ST which comprises of front and rear mudguards, a long seat, turn indicators, silver finished grab rails, rear mono shocks and new body decals. The handle bar has been raised along with forward-set foot pegs which offer an upright and comfortable riding position. The bike also gets the traditional decals that make it look quite appealing. The bike is designed by using the semi double-cradle frame.
The motorcycle features a digital-analogue instrument console that comprises of a digital fuel gauge, clock, odometer, trip-meter along with an analogue speedometer. The bike also comes with low fuel and low battery indicators.
Dimensions and Fuel Tank Capacity
The Bajaj Discover 150 F has got a length of 2038mm, width of 714mm and height of 1040mm as its dimensions along with a kerb weight of 132Kgs. The bike features a sturdy fuel tank with a capacity of 10-litres which gives you a decent range along with a usable and unusable reserve capacity of 1.9 and 1.6-litres respectively.
Engine and Gearbox
Bajaj Discover 150 F is powered by a 144.8cc, 4-stroke, single cylinder, air-cooled, two-valve, DTS-i engine that generates an impressive power of 14.3 BHP at 8500 rpm and a peak torque of 12.75 Nm at 6500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission and a wet multi-plate clutch which works in all-up pattern. It has a bore into stroke ratio of 56.0 mm and 58.8 mm respectively. The bike can reach a top speed of 110 kmph.
Brakes and Suspension
The motorcycle has got 240 mm petal disc brakes at its front and 130 mm drum brakes at the rear end which are quite effective and strong. The suspension duties are handled by 130 mm telescopic forks at the front while 110 mm nitrox twin with mono-shock absorbers are placed at the back which works flawlessly and effortlessly.
Ride and Handling
It is a great fun to ride this amazing motorcycle. The wheelbase of 1305mm and ground clearance of 165 mm protects the bike from damages. The five-spoke alloys are standard to this commuter with 80/100-17 inch tubeless tyre at the front and a 100/90-17 inch tubeless tyre at the rear. The bike is stable around edges and can easily pave through city traffic.
Shades and Price
Bajaj Discover 150 F is available in array of colors that comprises Dark Blue, Wine Red, Ebony Black and Dark Bottle Green. The ex-showroom, Delhi for this stunning commuter bike is Rs.59,000 approx., may vary.
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