Bajaj Discover 150 DTSi Review

by Kannan on June 15, 2010

Congratulations on choosing ‘Bajaj Discover DTSi, unarguably the finest motorcycle in the country. That’s what Bajaj wrote on the first page of Discover’s owner’s manual, way back in 2004. Little did Bajaj knew that it would soon transform into one of the finest motorcycle brands in the country.

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Six years later, the launch of Discover 150 stands testimony to that fact. Its launch had added more to delight of buyers in 150cc segment where there are about 9 products on the offering. The stylish new Discover 150 DTS-I will be the tenth in this list.

The Bike: Discover carries forward its high reliability and better mileage image it always had in the past, but one may feel bored with the same monotonous and so called ‘Attractive Graphics’ which no longer attracts. But with a 1305mm wheelbase, the bike has a good built and provides enough stability. The bike is designed primarily keeping commuters in mind. So a rock-solid seat which may get little uncomfortable during long runs is a compromise. The Nitrox gas suspension works brilliantly on this bike. What’s even more surprising is that its kerb weight has been drastically reduced to 121kg from original 133 kg.

Technology: The proven Digital Twin Spark ignition (DTS-I) has made its way on this bike as well. It gives the bike an excellent combination of power and mileage through efficient combustion. For your info, Bajaj are World Leaders in Twin Spark Technology. The Discover’s mill is a144.8cc DTS-I, 4stroke natural Air cooled one. The exhaust TEC(Torque Expansion Chamber) gives you abundant latent power even at low rpms to squeeze out maximum from the engine. The Ride Control Switch is also one of the best you would want on a motorcycle. The function of ‘Ride Control’ is to make the rider to sense the economy zone of the throttle for better fuel efficiency. At opening the throttle at a particular position one will feel slight resistance to the rotation of the throttle. This indicates the end of fuel economy zone. However throttle can be rotated further to get higher speeds. It’s a very sensible idea from Bajaj Auto Ltd.

Other Features:

  • DC Ignition – Improves ignition timing.
  • DC Lighting – The headlamps glow continuously regardless of acceleration.
  • All Black styling with Attractive Graphics
  • Battery charging indicator which will indicate if the battery is low and requires charging.
  • Auto Chokes- Which needs no manual operation and starts up the engine in cold weather conditions.
  • A Disc brake cover- It is supposed to keep the disc free of dirt, but lowers the heat cooling time of the pads.
  • Maintenance free battery- No hassle of frequent topping up of electrolyte level.
  • Molycote Piston- Lowers friction and increases engine efficiency.
  • Anti Friction Bush- Used in front suspension for longer suspension life.
  • Flexible turn indicators for minimum chance of breaking.

L.E.D. Tail Lamps: They are the trendsetters in the market and are designed in a way to attract as much attention as possible from the rear. But the one seen on this bike may force you to think different. The chrome bits on the lamps are not that attractive and are a shame to bikes overall personality given the fact Bajaj designed such a successful LED Lamps for the Pulsar series. Nevertheless the LED’s won’t disappoint you since they take up less power from the battery unit and thus enhances battery life of the vehicle.

Survival: Even though Discover 150 is far better than the Discover 135, but how does it fare against its other 150CC competitors? Well the answer lies in its ‘Pricing’. The Bajaj Discover 150 DTS-I is priced at a eye catching price of just RS 46,000(ex-showroom Mumbai). Its closest competitor in terms of price and features is the Hero Honda Hunk at RS 65,000. Now we know how Bajaj manages to play smart tricks every time they come up with something new. Add to that its 63kmpl fuel consumption that is sure to please your pockets. Overall the bike lacks some serious work on the styling part. The absence of a new age Digital Speedometer is a huge turn-off considering its popularity these days. The bike doesn’t even feature a Tachometer. But still it is expected to record positive a sale because it’s a ‘Value for Money’ motorcycle. You would be more than happy to own it. So i hope that it ‘Creates Jadoo on the road’ once again.

– Varun Satyan

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Bharath June 15, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Nice review Satyan, my personal opinion would be to buy a discover 135 or Pulsar 135LS which can survive for 4 to 6 years with the same mileage(+/-) and with added style and gadgets. But I doubt this guy (Discover 150), who will strive a lot to live for 3 to 4 years only :(. Moreover there is nothing new to discover in this Discover 150.

And is Rs.65,000 the ex-showroom price of HH Hunk? I am not sure but I doubt that ;)

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Pradeep June 15, 2010 at 3:58 pm

@bharath
Dude here hunk costs abt 64k OTR(that too after hh raised prices)

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Kalpajjwal June 15, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Great bike for daily commuting. What about the top speed, 0-60 acceleration?????

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sriram_aviator December 28, 2010 at 9:17 pm

115kmph is topspeed. 0- 60 in 5.9sec . this is my bike’s record. still i have to check.

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Praful March 26, 2011 at 10:03 pm

top speed 106kmph…… 0-60 in 6.5secs

Harish June 16, 2010 at 4:43 am

This, Discover 150 is Tata Nano’s Brother. Every one wondered how a car will look if its 1 lakh. Now Bajaj shows how a 150cc Two Wheeler will look like, at 46K.

If I pay 1Lakh to Bajaj for a Single Bike, then will they offer me a 1000cc VTwin with Refrigerator in it????? :-)

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bala June 16, 2010 at 7:49 am

i think mr varun has bought the avenger very recently and the novelty is yet to wear off. with the same enthu, i bought avenger 200 in march 2008 and once the bike is given for servicing to probiking guys and entire structure changes from the factory set level of pick up and smooth riding. the bike was a pain to ride in a city like chennai, especially with a adult pillion, because of its long wheel base and very sluggish torque. all these 17.5 bhp, etc, are bull. only on paper or probably on a empty highway, where you dont bother to use the clutch. i sold it after riding it for only 5000 kms with a rs 20000 loss. now i have bought a second hand discover 135 and i feel this is a better bike for city and for highway, except i long for the 5th gear. i have been riding bikes fromj 1978 starting with Yezdi. So i know about bikes. A poor man’s Harley like this, may be fit to be ridden in the empty highways of California like they show in the Biker Build off in Discovery Turbo.

I think mr varun will also feel my way after some time, if he lives in a crowded and traffic damned city. mmm, letus see.

with best wishes
bala

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shiv June 16, 2010 at 9:03 am

Its a thumbs down for this lacklustre bikes. People have become discerning when it comes to buying bikes and are very well informed before they step into the showroom..

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Bharath June 16, 2010 at 9:07 am

@ Pradeep
Thanks dude. You are from which city Pradeep?

@ Varun
Please don’t compare Hunk with this Discover 150. I owned a Discover 125 Dtsi which is a really great bike. 135 Disco is also a good one which is nothing but the same 125 with extra power and gadgets. Disco Dtss-i 100cc has got a great mileage of 70KMPL. But 150 has nothing to do. 63kmpl wud b under standard test ride condition and finally for city u wil just get 50-55kmpl and for that the rider should be at least less than 65kgs. Instead the buyer can invest in Twister(Looks and mileage) or Pulsar 135ls(Combo of Looks, some power, decent mileage and great gadgets).

About the Hunk – Hunk has got the X-factor, Muscular body, great Pick-up, although it doesn’t have Digital speedo, the red one looks good too, which looks even better than the Ninja 250(Only the Speedo Console ;) and not anything else).

All this is my PERSONAL opinion.

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madhu June 16, 2010 at 12:33 pm

This will stir 135, 125 and 100 cc market as the price is competitive to a good 100 cc bike

Other 150CC are in different league

This is bajaj’s weapon to make us upgrade 100cc customers to 150 segment.

Let’s wait N c on how it works

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Pulsarboy June 16, 2010 at 12:56 pm

This one is anytime better choice compared to Super splendor, Glamour, Glamour FI, Shine, Flame etc.. so I don’t see why this can’t bring in much needed sales numbers to Bajaj..

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saurabh patel June 16, 2010 at 5:21 pm

i simply can’t question the strategies of bajaj people…..
they just find the customers somehow…they know how to extract the maximum out of their established brands pulsar and discover so we now discovers on road with100-150and pulsars running from 135-220

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deepak June 16, 2010 at 7:56 pm

looks like the reviewer is a bajaj salesman.

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TerrorBiker June 16, 2010 at 10:36 pm

@Pulsarboy

I think you are a Bajaj salesman or you need to visit a doctor immediately.

How can you outrightly say that Disco 150 (from a company who shut down XCD in just few years – pity the owners!) is better when compared with all the others??

Have you atleast talked to any HH or Honda owners before giving such a blasphemous comment? Till now, I haven’t heard any complaints from them.

I think you can tell your comments to Bajaj service. May be they’ll give you a discount!!

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TerrorBiker June 16, 2010 at 10:37 pm

@deepak

Even I seem to think so, becoz of no CONS mentioned!! ;)

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VARUN June 17, 2010 at 2:44 am

@deepak- A Bajaj salesman wud never bring into light any of bike’s negative point.So looks like you have missed on reading something. Have a closer look at the reveiw buddy and you’ll notice many of its cons also….hope you read ‘carefully’ this tyme

@terrorbiker- rightly said by you, he should opt for the doctors option

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VARUN June 17, 2010 at 3:03 am

@deepak- Hey! Firstly We are not comparing manufacturers here, Hero honda may well have trouble free bikes but that doesnt mean disco150 is a poor bike. Secondly So wat if the XCD 125 was shut down,it was upgraded to XCD 135, did the HH came up with anything like that after Ambition was shut down????

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VARUN June 17, 2010 at 3:04 am

@Terror biker- Hey! Firstly We are not comparing manufacturers here, Hero honda may well have trouble free bikes but that doesnt mean disco150 is a poor bike. Secondly So wat if the XCD 125 was shut down,it was upgraded to XCD 135, did the HH came up with anything like that after Ambition was shut down????

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punit June 17, 2010 at 8:49 am

whats next a pulser 100cc?or some 110cc discover.

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no no patekar June 17, 2010 at 10:26 am

probably Platina245.65 dtx-sxi(xsi) with LED headlight,hydrogen shock absorber,split side stand at 39,000/- ex-showroom !!

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TerrorBiker June 17, 2010 at 2:07 pm

@Varun, XCD Brand itself is now no more. XCD 135 is also removed from bajaj website.

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DD June 17, 2010 at 2:40 pm

I like the fact that Bajaj has increased the power and kept the weight low. simply put it means more power to carry the biker, not the bike. Compare that with my GS150R @ 150K, a 30Kilo diff! But I am still not convinced that Bajaj is concerned about quality. And yes the design and branding, a 150 cc bike’s should speak for itself. this one will not.

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Pulsarboy June 17, 2010 at 4:39 pm

@Terror Biker.. so you are for sure a sales man for HH..

It’s best if you realize that people don’t need to be sales personnel of a company to give favorable opinion. May be you need a doctor to realize that..

You can just compare the other bike’s performance/mileage/price with this one.. then this should appeal to you as a better choice.. and after all Discover has got a very good recall, which is reflected in discover 100 cc sales.

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Pulsarboy June 17, 2010 at 7:12 pm

And moreover didn’t HH discontinue Ambition?? what’s the use of keeping a bike like Achiever 150 in production? is anybody buying this bike? don’t think there are many super splendor’s around..

IMO, Bajaj’s recent launches were pretty good.. P220 dtsi, discover 100 & P135LS.. I own a P135LS and it’s worth every rupee spent on it. wait for a while.. then yamaha will launch a similar bike (which was shown in autoexpo) SZ 150.. without a disc brake and then i’ll see what are your comments on that

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punit June 17, 2010 at 11:24 pm

probably bajaj thinks reducing quality will automatically reduce its weight.well done.how about future pulser made of plastic?

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TerrorBiker June 18, 2010 at 12:12 am

@Pulsarboy

I am not a salesman of any brand. Just simply you sound over-zealous about Bajaj, that is all. What I’m trying to tell is that a company shouldn’t concentrate on sales alone… Look at HH CD100 or Yam RX or Kaw 4SChampion or any RE Chopper – spares are still available, and most of them are in running condition. Unlike Pulsars/Platinas/Discovers who get their engine burnt to dust within 3 years of purchase (bcoz of poor quality service and moderate quality parts). If sales increase so high, there must be enough increase in service base too, which is not!!!
Now that Disco100 is a hit, just wait another year and Platina will vanish into thin air just like XCD did… Where will the owners go for spares?

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Pulsarboy June 18, 2010 at 8:25 am

@Terror biker.. you got a valid concern about spares, but you must understand that any model that’s not performing upto expectations will be stopped at some point of time.. RX100 owners were facing problems, only recently did Yamaha renew spares supply. HH CD100?? it’s the same engine they are using since inception, so you won’t have any problems with that. But, I’ll have strongly disagree to your engine burning to dust within 3 years.. if that’s the case those products would have been out of market long back.. but look at Pulsar..it’s king of 150cc since launch and still is. So don’t generalize and say Bajaj is crap.. they are the ones who opened doors of performance biking for masses.

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Mahavir June 18, 2010 at 1:01 pm

@Terror biker

Dear one,

I completely agree with your concern about spare parts. Honda has discontinued Eterno now what eterno owners will do for spare parts after one or two years. Hero honda had revised cd series several time like Hero honda joy than dawn than cd-dawn what do you say about this? TVS victor was popular model for half decade is out of market what about spare part? Yamaha Libero is another one.

Now talk about bajaj Discover since inception have same double cradle cahsis and look. Talk about engine most of the parts are same except cylinder head which changes with cc. About XCD most of the engine parts are similar to Disco 125-135.

I am completely disagree with the fact that engine burns out in 3 years. If you don’t know I would like to draw your attention about the fact that pulsar got robust engine. Today also you can see delighted customer with first generation pulsar 150 & 180.

Now let me prepare ground for the discover 150cc. Hero honda & HMSI is trying to give so many variants under different name becaus they are purely an automobile brand where bajaj is a an umbrella brand which is into consumer care, home appliances, finance, insurance etc so bajaj brand creates confusion. What to do to overcome such problem. The answer is act like HLL where each brand plays its role like surf excel for washing poweder, pepsodent for oral care, sunsilk for shampoo. HLL is parent brand but it’s less known compare to the established product name like sunsilk and pepsodent.

Here comes bajaj strategy only 4 brands discover, Pulsar, KTM, Boxer (purely for export purpose and its non branded in Export market) and RE brand for 3 wheelers. Bajaj is done with RE brand as mostly RE is more highlighted than bajaj. post 2012 you will not see bajaj tag but see only Pulsar, discoer or KTM.

Moreover this quater bajaj will post profit equal to Hero honda although selling less than 1 lac bike.

And this is all result of new strategy.

Hope you got the point.

Thanks,

Regards,

Mahavir Kothari

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Mahavir June 18, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Dear All,

There was mistake in the last statement it is montly l lac less bike compare to Hero Honda. For May month this figure is 1.5 lac.

I regret for the mistake.

Thanks,

Regards,

Mahavir Kothari

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kiran June 18, 2010 at 8:08 pm

I want Bajaj Discovery byke pure Black any chance that

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madhu June 18, 2010 at 10:49 pm

Would like to provide clarity on the following :

Engine life :
Any bike / any manufacturer the life of the engine depends on how we use and how we maintain, if you didn’t maintain it correctly it will die and blaming honda or bajaj doesn’t makes sense
They manufacture bike given warranty providing free / paid service and they did provide a user manual to help you on maintaining it what else you are expecting from a manufacturer apart from that

Spares availability ::
This is a tricky stuff on most of the cases only non-core (core component example engine) components gives max trouble and that can be replaced with another suitable one available at market
(Example silencer, wheels)

My friend still maintained his grandpa scooter “LAMBERTTA”

Okay let’s come to the matter

Where the Disco 150
Standing now

Its not a competitor to other 150cc bikes in terms of performance its not tuned to perform on par with either pulsar or apache or unicorn or fz or gs150r

As I said early bajaj introduced it to kill below 150cc segment by allowing the consumers to upgrade to 150cc does this fulfills it ?

I have two answers for this

1. In terms of mileage it can’t come closer to the strength of below 150cc and 100cc divas coz those will give more than 70 kmpl and our disco 150 will go only for a max up to 62 on pure high way hmmm mm
(For your info suzuki gives 63 kmpl for its GS150R where its weight is close to 148 kg)

2. Those who only prefers cc and ready to sacrifice mileage will certainly go for disco 150 may be they are the potential customers.

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Harish June 19, 2010 at 12:15 am

Hey Kiran,
Disco150 is just 46k, Buy and Paint It as you wish in a quality Paint Shop, Shouldnt cost you more than 2-3K

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VARUN June 19, 2010 at 11:41 am

rightly siad by you madhu

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Pulsarboy June 19, 2010 at 7:46 pm

@Madhu.. that 63kmpl for GS150R is not for everyone.. you can refer GS150R thread in xbhp.com, not many have reported this figure. Yeah, Disco 1150 is for those who want 150cc, but doesn’t have budget to own current lot of 150cc bikes. Those buying flame/glamour/super splendor/shine can go for this bike as this one fits the bill (budget).

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madhu June 19, 2010 at 11:47 pm

@ Pulsarboy,

Have you ever think of why people are calling you as salesman of bajaj? Or why they asked you to see a doctor ?

If you support a product (example pulsar 150) that’s fine, but you can’t say its better than all other company product(s) in that range.
may be bajaj products are best, to showcase it you can’t say other company products bad.

Moreover everywhere you are defending bajaj products as if you own or used a piece of each product manufactured by bajaj

Their are good and failure model bikes produced by each manufacturer bajaj example (BYK), honda (example
Etrino), hh (street) suzuki (heat) yamaha (their latest 100cc) their is no exceptions in this

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My first bike was tvs 50 felt several times and it got a lot of hitting sold to a know rice merchant he is still using it (almost 15 yrs)
I used bajaj m80 for 5 yrs its a damn good for rough use even on country roads
My dad is using honda activa for last 5 yrs he never faced issues even in bad climatic condition he always says its better and good one when he compares it with his old scooter (kinetic honda)
And I do have a splendor using it for last 10 yrs that is a superb vehicle still giving close to 62 kmpl local

Recently bought GS150R wow its different and good am loving it

You know why all manufacturer’s vehicles goes good with my family its simple we are not only using it we treated them periodically and maintaining them
In good conditon

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I have a bad habit of putting my self in others place (shoes)/ point of view and sees how they felt the pain or what every they feel

that’s the reason made me concerned about you so as I am posting this message.

My intention is not to hurt anyone (including mr.pulsar boy sir) and my apologies and sorry if any of my words hurts you or anyone by any mean.

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madhu June 20, 2010 at 11:27 am

@ pulsarboy

I never said GS150R gives 63 kmpl for everyone. Please read again

Like how bajaj says 62 kmpl for Disco 150 suzuki guys said that GS150R will give 63 Kmpl
On city I am getting 55 kmpl so on highway 63 is easily reachable

For your info am also a member xbhp.com and you can check with anupdas who once got 70kmpl on GS150R on pure high way

On the same site you can find people who got 70 on unicorn

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madhu June 20, 2010 at 11:41 am

Again why those buying flame/glamour/super splendor/shine need to go for this?

Note their preferance is comfort with milage disco 150 can’t closer to those 100cc milage.

Disco is for the people who wants a 150cc at the cost of the 100cc VFM bikes

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Pulsarboy June 20, 2010 at 12:34 pm

@Madhu.. still don’t get your point with that lengthy post?? everybody supports what they feel is the best.. if you don’t agree with me, that’s your problem.. don’t try to correct others. I didn’t say GS150R is bad.. i said everyone will not get that mileage.. everyone is free to express opinion on a forum like this.. if you can’t understand that, go to a doctor.

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Pulsarboy June 20, 2010 at 1:19 pm

@Madhu.. just one more question.. could you tell me one reason why I shouldn’t badge you guys (blaming this product) anti Bajaj.. clearly you don’t have any experience with
Disco 150 either.. it’s just into market.. so why comment on that??

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madhu June 20, 2010 at 4:51 pm

I never said disco 150 as a bad product and am not against any company and not working for any automobile company

Everyone commented on disco 150 based on the excellent review posted by varun
For which they doesn’t need to buy disco 150

#1.if you love disco 150 we don’t have any problem but ppl will post against you only while you rate other brands as inferior (bad) to bajaj products

No one will stop you from commenting on a specific product

what I said was product can’t be appreciated by crisizing another product it should be appreciated by its quality style etc…

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Example:Those buying flame/glamour/super splendor/shine can go for this bike as this one fits the bill (budget).

Here you can tell that using different words instead why you listed another manufacturers products to showcase bajaj products are better

It sounds as if you are trying to invite & canvas other companies consumers to buy disco 150

#2. I never asked or requested you to consult doctor or framing you as bajaj sales man I just tried to make you understand why others are telling that.

#3. Am not against any brand but as a consumer we have the rights to discuss / criticize a products +ve and -ve aspects.

Even I appreciated bajaj on several threads and on my previous post I left positive feedback on bajaj M80

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Pulsarboy June 20, 2010 at 8:12 pm

@Madhu.. “Example:Those buying flame/glamour/super splendor/shine can go for this bike as this one fits the bill (budget).”.. so can you tell me what’s wrong with this?? clearly, you are suffering with your english.. I said “can go for this bike” meaning they can consider this as this is within their budget.. I didn’t say “should go for this as this is a superior product”. You are the one who was replying for my usage of the word mad.. with your own interpretation.. I will tell you one last time.. I can’t control the way you can interpret comments posted here, so it’s your problem, don’t expect me to correct that!!

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madhu June 20, 2010 at 10:35 pm

I am well aware of the difference between “CAN” and “SHOULD”

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Example:
#1 sales rep said “sir you can try our product as it is cheaper and better than says company product”

#2 Those who likes vicks or polo CAN consider halls as it is cheaper.

Which means you are recommending your favorite product(which you never used) to the potential consumer’s of other bike manufacturers

Recently a washing powder (TIDE) company sued their competitor(RIN) for using their name in advertisement as they compared it and shown TIDE is not as good as their product (RIN) court ordered to stop that advt. Does this sounds similar to you.

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Okay cool down. Be happy

:-D :-) :-D :-)

Let’s allow others speak we can stop here right now

:-D :-) :-D :-)

Let’s say hai!! hai!! and bye!! bye!!

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Pulsarboy June 21, 2010 at 12:04 pm

@Madhu sir.. cool down.. next time when I post comments, I will ask you to approve instead of moderator.. atleast that way I can post whatever you want to read in here. I always thought people are free to express their opinion here.. but noways, if Madhu feels bad about it.. we should reconsider.. don’t worry.. we’ll do that next time. But could you explain “This will stir 135, 125 and 100 cc market as the price is competitive to a good 100 cc bike” this?? isn’t that’s what I said in a nutshell?

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Aryan June 21, 2010 at 2:36 pm

i thnk tis thread is goin towards the commonly discussed “Akshay or SRK” is the king of bollywood in many blogs…i used to njoy those comments by each fanbase..now im njoyin the same here…
i thnk bajaj has a ripper in its hand with disco 150, i thnk it will cash-in big in smaller cities and towns/villages
the main target here is not youth but the very conservative earning plp…we jus hav to see hw the engine fares…though may not compete with HH/Honda/Suzuki machines..

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Rajbir Singh June 24, 2010 at 9:51 am

I am a user of Bajaj Discover 150 is a really pathetic bike.

I purchased Baja Bike on
1. Least price.
2. Good Milage Claimed.
3. good after sales service.

This is not a DTSi technology but on same technology XCD 125 was based. I am using it since 1 one month only , it stops in between the road movement risking accident.
After Sales Service of Bajaj is very poor and deteriorating , day by day. Keep Calling their cenres with poor response.

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Madhu June 25, 2010 at 6:51 am

@ Rajbir Singh,

Yes, being in this sort of situation is hectic, but the details provided by you is not good enough (inadequate) to believe

How you identified that this is not DTSi ? so that others will be aware and check the same before buying

If you say ” it stops in between the road movement risking accident”
what caused it to get stopped example gear got struck or engined knocked off ?

If yours is a genuine case you do have full rights to take this to consumer court as well as to media

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Mahavir Kothari June 25, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Dear Rajbir,

can i have your address and telephone no. Please with engine chasis no and engine no. Also tell me on whom name the bike is registered.

It will help me to sort out your case.

Thanks,

Regards,

Mahavir Kothari

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Madhu June 26, 2010 at 8:02 am

Kothari sabh,

I appreciate your initiative and helping tendency,

But it also sounds like you have very good authority with in {inside} Bajaj Company

@ Rajbir singh we are waiting for your updates

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My dear Pulsar ka puthar, :-/

But could you explain “This will stir 135, 125 and 100 cc market as the price is competitive to a good 100 cc bike” this?? isn’t that’s what I said in a nutshell?”

Meaning for the word stir is Blend or mix
What I referred was it will battle with top end 100 cc bikes in terms of price only

What you are telling is disco 150 will outshine all other bikes in below 150 cc range at anytime

“This one is anytime better choice compared to Super splendor, Glamour, Glamour FI, Shine, Flame etc.. ”

Now tell me does the disco 150 will beat disco 100 cc or any 100 cc on mileage ;-) part
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Okay leave our argument apart, lets give a way for Kothariji on fixing Rajbir singh’s Disco 150 issue

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Nikhil July 1, 2010 at 7:53 pm

The way the computerized voice spells Bajaj sounds really funny

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mohit July 10, 2010 at 8:26 am

150cc weighing a meager 121 kgs? What is this crap? This is not a bike, its the latest toy from Bajaj. Looks exactly like well, discover 125, discover 135, discover 100, discover God-knows-what! They are making the customers fool by wooing us with 65kmpl mileage. Mr. Bajaj, how long do you think this bike’s gonna last? The tail light is the ugliest in the segment.
I wonder when are these guys going to make a bike that has some uniqueness and value. Their pulsar series is identical. Its a shame, now even their 220 model looks the same as a 150!
Now what is next? Probably they’ll introduce a Discover 220 with half fairing!
Some crap bikes that are selling like hot cakes because we are foolish enough to get fooled-
1. Bajaj XCD 125, 135, 145, 155…
2. Bajaj Platina 100, 110, 125.
3. Bajaj Pulsar 220 (real crap for a sports bike, headlamp is unique and nice though).
4. Bajaj Discover 135.
5. Bajaj pulsar 135 LS(next is a pulsar 100 VLS).
6. HH CBZ extreme(the ugliest bike on earth).

If you are a Bajaj fan, go ahead and gift yourself a Bajaj bike and discover the reality within three years.

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Raghavendra July 14, 2010 at 9:27 am

bajaj has at least bikes to delivery but Hero honda do not have bike to deliver most of them are in waiting list of 2 to 3 months but the advantage has been taken by the dealer. they make accessories compulsory its about Rs 2300/-(most of them unwanted and low quality) if at all u argue with them you are bound not the get a good bike from them they do not allow you for the inspection of the bike before registration, they even change tyres I purchased passion pro they have changed my tyre to dunlop as I had requested for MRF it was not given even the other vehicals has MRF in the same lot, I had no proof for this but I am confident b cause when I took the delivery of the vehical it tyre was brand new not even dust particles nor was it washed. and the third day I had to return the vehical for servise satation as there was wobbling in the front tyre they replaced the tyre in 2 two days time. when contacted the owner of the dealer he says vehical do not go out for registration, we send only engine number impression on currnt date newspaper ( is this true will this happen in bangalore)or Was I really cheated by tyre and also they have given me ordinary battry instead of MF battery .

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prateek July 18, 2010 at 10:43 am

what is the best advantages & disadvantages in Bajaj 150DTSi DISCOVER?

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Aditya August 1, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Bajaj disco 150 @rs. 53008 on road.
Milege 62kmpl .
No new look.
Better option to go wid honda dazzler , honda twister , tvs flame.
Never go 4 bajaj.

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ajay chaurasia August 2, 2010 at 1:58 pm

12.8 bhp output, more than 55kmpl, disc brake, rear tyre wider (best balance bike), led light, dc light etc best commuter bike. Best in comparison with glamour and shine.After all, its hamara bajaj.

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sukant August 6, 2010 at 8:46 pm

I am having this bike from last 1 month. Initially bike was vibrating while speed is more than 60. Now it’s very smooth ride. even comfort smooth ride in 80 speed. From my personal opinoin it’s good bike in 50-55k onroad price.

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Santosh KUmar May 11, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Hi Sukant,

Could you please tell me how your vibration problem solved, please send me mail. Because I am having this problem from last 6-7 month and the Bajaj dealers didn’t able to solve it.

Santosh

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*LoneWolf* November 28, 2011 at 7:48 am

Get it to a good local mechanic. Tighten stuff up with beading’s and bushes. It should solve your problem for some time until next service. You must repeat the process on every service. My friend is doing this with his apache. reported that lessened the vibration problem to a great extent. I am not sure about this. Vibrations that comes with the engineering of the bike has no permanent solution.

Praveen August 9, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Guys,don’t buy DIS150cc…
single cradle frame,xcd’s milled engine..
price around 52k-54k..
the bike looks just like dis100cc,even the last edition of dis135 looks great and ride quality is top notch then pulser..

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Meet August 13, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Please advise me whether to go for Bajaj Discover 150cc or not. Will it hold good for the roads of Varanasi? And please also tell me is Bajaj Discover 135cc available in the market? Which one is better Bajaj Discover 150cc or Bajaj Pulsar 135cc?

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sukant August 14, 2010 at 7:20 am

For me this bike is good. My suggestion is go for a test drive before buying.

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Madhusudhan August 16, 2010 at 10:48 am

I am from Bangalore. I have booked the Bajaj Discover 150cc, plz guide me whether i need to go for it or Honda Shine 125cc??

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sathish_yoyo August 27, 2010 at 7:46 pm

this bike is available in only two colors…blue in black and red in black

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Kuyt August 28, 2010 at 7:52 pm

@Madhusudhan
Disco 150 will be a much better option that honda shine.
Shine vibrates like hell @60kmph.

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Kuyt August 28, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Yamaha has launched SZ to compete with this bike.

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Gurdeep September 1, 2010 at 11:31 pm

I am confused between pulsar 135 and discover 150cc now. Plz advice me guys.
I wud luv to hav sporty look pulsar 135cc which costs around 61k now in calcutta.
But for discover 150, 15cc addiditon and price of 54k is awesum. Wat a deal, wat an offer…but how and why. Bajaj is only making me confused wid dis offer. pls advice.

Pls tel wat wil b d difference between 135cc and 150cc engine….wil pickup and speed differ a lot or jst a bit.

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Jhon September 14, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Discover150 DTSI is a good looking bike by design,body. It’s look is same as discover100 dtsi. It’s mileage is much better than pulsar150. It has a pick up of (0-60) km/h in 9sec.

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Jhon Smith September 14, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Discover150 DTSI is a good looking bike by design,body. It’s look is same as discover100 dtsi. It’s mileage is much better than pulsar150. It has a pick up of (0-60) km/h in 9sec. please tell me which one bike is better discover150 or pulsar150?

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sukant September 14, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Today I completed 1500 km in my discover 150cc. I do not have any problem. It’s pickup is good. mileage 52-55km in city. I suggest go for it. You will not get 150cc bike with good pickup and 55km mileage in other bike with cost less than 54k. Only problem is look is not that good and tank is 8 lit capacity.

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jagan September 15, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Any one can tell me the bike model (Picture). I saw bajaj discover 150cc in show room, that look different when compare to web site picture.
Example
• Fuel Tank
• Indicator

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ashwin September 27, 2010 at 10:37 am

I am planning to take Bajaj discover 150cc. So how is the bike and mileage after 2 to 3 years. Please suggest me shall i go for or not.

Thank you,
ak

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Abhi October 30, 2010 at 1:20 pm

hey dud go for it. i bought it jus 1 month age … it good enough

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Twisted Ankle September 30, 2010 at 5:02 am

So much bashing!! But why do people fail to see this.
I am cost conscious and I scouted around for a bike for more than a month.
I had Honda Shine to top the list, only to be disappointed that the delivery will take 40 – 60 days.
I travel 20 Kms every day to office and may be 10 more within the city (Bangalore).
I need a bike that has good pick up, an electric start and acceptable mileage (55k)
If Discover 150 could offer this I will choose this, because it suits my need.
If this was not there I either have to wait for shine; settle for 40 days wait time and 9K more (disc+alloy+self). Or choose CD100 engines available in different flavours.
So what difference does it make if I sell my bike 10K less than Shine three years down the line, adjusting to inflation, I still make a good deal, and let me not talk about the availability of good local mechanics and cheap spares when it comes to Indian bike companies (including HH) when compared to bigwigs like Honda.
Biking may be a religion for a few, but there are not so note worthy Indians like us who are millions, and Bajaj could strike the chord.
Expecting some bashes.

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Shrinivas October 11, 2010 at 3:04 pm

For all those who are in a dilemma to go with Discover150.

I have done 1200 KM over my new disco 150 and it has met my expectations from the perspective of mileage, performance, pickup etc.,

As you might be more interested in knowing the drawbacks of Disco 150, here is a brief list of them that I had faced durign my drive.
1) Harder Seat : The seat is quite harder and I some what dont feel comfy as I do in HH or Honda bikes. I guess it is quite predominant in bajaj bikes.
2) Many a times when I reach 50kmph I feel like the bike is not smooth, I dotn feel that grip b/w engine and gear. I’m afraid if this is the situation at 50 then what should I expect if I go at 60-70. Since I am done wiht just 1 free service, may be the bike might get adjusted after the 2nd service. (Lets hope so), but if you drive b/w 40-50, its quite smooth.
3) Fittings are not that perfect. though minor, I feel the fittings used are not that good.
4) The last and the worst drawback is the service. Make sure you get ur bike serviced at well experienced bike mechanic (authorised). I had a bad experience at Khivraj, Banaswadi branch, I had to vist them thrice for just having my idling set. Really worst, I heard it is similar at every place in bangalore (not pretty much sure).

Now that you are aware of the problems, then is the Positives of the bike,
1) Good mileage, I get around 62 KMPL, initially it was about 65, my expectations are at least 60 KMPL, but to get this mileage, give proper and smooth accelerations, and use Gears appropriately.
2) Good pick up
3) Good Performance
4) Good road Grip
5) You can cross a speed braker in bangalore with ur bike engaged in 5th gear (speed was around 25-28 kmph), and you can raise the speed smoothly though you are travelling at 15-18kmph in 4th Gear. I liked the gear ratio.

Now if you fell the neagtives I have listed are very minor or negligible, then dont have a second though and go for Disco 150. But if you are not very much concerned about shelling out 5-10 K more, and if you want a more robust bike, then you can go with other bikes like Shine or hunk or what ever.

If you are a daily commuter with a daily travelling distance of 30-40 Kms, and if you are concerned about mileage adn money, then go for Disco.

–Regards,
Shrinivas. (Disco 150 owner :) )

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nanda October 26, 2010 at 10:42 pm

hi all, Is the Bike reliable? i mean will the bike run smoothly and the parts will be durable even after 5 years?

i have honda active from 4 years, still it is very nice, and mileage is about 38Kmpl. and 41-42 on highways..

So i am thinking to buy Discover as it is of low price, highly powered and good mileage.

Is the mileage really 65?
Please mail me at kishore1006@yahoo.co.in

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Shrinivas October 29, 2010 at 3:27 pm

I cant assure of the reliability as I dint own a bajaj product ever before, and it has been just 3 months that I have had a bajaj bike.
Bajaj disco as listed in my comment before on Oct 11, 2010, is quite a good bike, and I need not list out all the things mentioned earlier.

lemme add new things. Drive with a pillion rider of below 55 Kgs is fine, you dont feel the difference, but if the pillion rider is above 70 Kgs, you i’ll feel the difference :), may be this will get faded once I get the 2000 KMS done.

However an update on my mileage, the avg turns out to 65 KMPL. my latest milegae reading was 70 KMPL (riding all alone, on the Bangalore ring road, very rarely having to change the gears, and yes using brakes more wisely, I mean you need not rev upto 50 KMPH though you are aware of a speed braker about 50 ft ahead, slow down well ahead of the speed breaker, it avoids accidents, gives you more mileage :)

–Happy n safe driving,
Shrinivas.

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nanda October 29, 2010 at 11:47 pm

Thanks Shrinivas for your reply.Keep Posting About Mileage, Performance,Speed,Reliability,Style and all the things that Discover owns!!!!!!

How about the rear tyres? Do they Provide Good Gripe on rough roads and on corners?
How does the Seat is? I heard it is very hard.Is it so .will it be good for long drives as well as city drive?

Thanks in advance!

sriram_aviator November 7, 2010 at 5:05 pm

i bought my discover 150 a month ago. it gives good mileage of more than 70kmpl in highways when drive between 40-50kmph. after that for every 10kmph increase 10 kmpl decreases. i tested this of my own. i tested in NH7 about 700km in one day after a completing 2000km. so, discover is reliable bike. nice comfort. i didnt feel any pain. reliable engine took me 700km in a single day. most of the time i was riding above 80kmph. but i do maintenance at proper intervals. so my bike is in this condition. in city my bike gives around 55-60kmpl.

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Nilkanth November 15, 2010 at 7:45 pm

I am 49 today & have ridden & owned many bikes since I was 18.I am a Mechanical Engineer of 1982 batch from V.J.T.I. Mumbai.Bike Engine & overall performance technical detailed studies have been my subject of interest since long.I love bikes & purchased Discover 150 after studying all technical specifications.Just used for 1 month till date but totally satisfied.It is also obviously best value for money.Will have to wait to see if brakes get spongy with use or any other issues crop up,will report accurately for guidance to other aspiring buyers.Excellent pickup,braking & handling.Got average of 52kmpl[1st service still to be done].Very satisfied owner till date,still too early to predict long term performance.Only time will tell.

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sriram_aviator December 28, 2010 at 9:32 pm

hey guys, i don’t know about other companies bike. i bought discover 150. it is worth for money. my bike gives 70kmpl in highway. because i always used my bike in highways only. i didnt use my bike in cities mostly. within two months i completed two free services and waiting for third service next week. top speed-115kmph, 0-60 in 5.9 secs. this is my bike’s record.

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sriram_aviator December 28, 2010 at 9:41 pm

no other companies giving 150cc bike for this cost. If you want more power means put K&N filter and increase ur diso 150 to 15bhp. bike + K&N filter=55000 on road. can anybody get 15bhp bike for 55k? after removing saree gaurd, chain gaurd and increasing rear suspension, bike is looking different. if anyboby wants power in low cost, they can go for this bike.

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Abhijit December 29, 2010 at 2:36 pm

When i am running with 3rd gear at speed of 40 ,my bajaj discover 150 is to-much vibrating. can any one tell me what is the reason.

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sriram_aviator January 3, 2011 at 7:16 pm

yes it will occur if u not giving time for engine oil to spread over the engine. b’cos it is vertical bore. before you go for city ride, set the engine oil to spread all over. leave the engine in idling for atleast 30 secs at initial start of the engine.

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Prabhath January 5, 2011 at 11:37 am

Hey Guys, I’m from Sri Lanka and thinking of buying a discover. But I heard that new discover engine (not sure whether discover 150 or discover 100) is similar to XCD engine and troublesome. I noticed that 150 engine is dts-i engine and 100 is dts-si engine which is similar to xcd engine.

Are both 150 and 100 discover engines are similar to xcd engine. Discarding mileage and
power ,what is the best out of 100 and 150 considering the durability of the engine?

Please help me to sort out this problem.

Thanks

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sriram_aviator January 5, 2011 at 7:51 pm

150 is better for mileage and power. it will give upto 70kmpl(its my bike’s mileage). but it wont go beyond 50kmpl even u drive rash. if u tune your bike it will give definitely 70kmpl and power will increase to 15bhp. i tuned my bike to that level now.

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abhi January 5, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Thanks dud i will try it today. and i will give you the feedback.

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Prabhath January 6, 2011 at 8:57 am

Any idea about durability of discover 150 engine.

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sriram_aviator January 7, 2011 at 6:42 am

yes, it is reliable engine but gear ratio and pulling power somewhat less. your maintenance= engine durability.

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Srinivasan.r January 7, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Guys, Finally Shall go discover 150 or not?

Srinivas January 11, 2011 at 4:59 pm

WRIST PAIN & Right Leg Fatigue.
Hi All,
Recently after driving Disc150 for about 3-4 months with a travel distance of 30 daily for my office drive with two intersections of Traffic junctions, I feel my left wrist is paining quite heavily. I notice the pian only when I move teh wrist up and down, though there is no pain felt when I’m driving the bike. Any similar experiences ? Also my right very frequently gets fratigued by the time I get down at office, and it takes about 10 -15 mins to get back to normal.
I very much understand that there are two reasons for this to happen, the first being the personal reason, i.e., if you have had met with accident of fallen down from bicycle, or have been lifting weights recently or any new activity that is taking toll on ur left wirst, any of this may be the culprit for the pain. the second reason might be the wrong posture on the bike. to rule out the second cause, I am planning to avoid bike for at least two weeks and come by bus and see if there is any change in pain intensity.

Meanwhile I wanted to know if there is any other user of 150 who is facing such issues such that it might help me and other to take a proper decision.

regards,
–Srinivas
PS: plz forgive typos, as I dont have much time to spellcheck.

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discover 150 February 6, 2011 at 10:58 pm

excellent bike…… it gives a mileage of 60 and above in city… it starts vibrating above 55 kmph.. i had rided 1700 kms up to now.. wil the vibration reduce after 2nd service??

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Praful March 26, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Yes after second service it will reduce to maximum extent (not completely). You will get that feeling between 55 to 60 kmph range. once you cross that range it will go smoothly. Try it out

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Saleh Ahmed February 24, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Hi I am using discover 150 for 2 months and 1200 km driven. It vibrates at 50 km/h and it takes too much time to start running. first its auto choke takes ten to fifteen second and when opening the throttle engine stops. again starting after 5 to 10 seconds engine again starts off. think at the start of office going time what problem I facing. I told it to service center but they told me after riding more than 2000 km it will be ok. but why I will wait up to riding of 2000 km? for too much time for running it I become bore with this bike. do any other same bike users are facing this problem?
Please give me suggestion what i will do? please e-mail me at salehtitu@hotmail.com

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Prabhath February 25, 2011 at 9:08 am

Hello Saleh Ahmed:
I too face the same trouble. check your spark plugs. There may be engine oil leaks in it. I heard that it causes this problem. I my case I had it and now problem is half OK.

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adorebike March 17, 2011 at 11:07 am

Hi

I own a 3 month old discover 150 (odometer reading 2000) in brand new condition.
I stay in bangalore & want to sell it Rs.46000
You can contact me tooparam@yahoo.com

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Praful March 26, 2011 at 10:27 pm

I took Bajaj Discover 150cc on 1st of January 2011, Let me tell you guys about my experience.

When it was just out of showroom it had few problems like Idling, jazzy sounds, gear box not that free to switch etc etc…
And these problems lasted only for 750kms (The 1st service), after that its been a superb bike.

I think people dont read the user manual provided with the bikes.
They just start riding it violently.
The manual mentions the speed limits that should be maintained from 0 to 1000 kms and 1001 to 2000 kms. If u follow that you will not face any issues with your bike.

Bajaj Discover 150 cost me 56k in bangalore.
Now its giving me 55 kmpl in a city like bangalore and 61kmpl on highways.
0-60kmph in about 6.5 secs.
Max speed 107 KMPH (single ride)

Finally “You should love your bike” :) lol

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Ashish Mishra March 29, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Hi guys,
I am Ashish I want to buy a new bike in 2 weeks. I want to buy Bajaj Discover 150 but my parents are telling me to HH Passion Pro.I am a student.Which bike will good for me in the term of maintainence and milage durability of engine.Please suggest me soon.my email id is -ashish.mariyahu@gmail.com

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swapnil gaikwad April 1, 2011 at 12:02 pm

hows the maintenance of discover 150

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Ashish Mishra April 19, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Hi,
I bought the discover 150cc before 10 days and I have driven 400 km.Its have great pickup than passion pro and also I am getting the milage between 45-50 km before the any service to be done.It is very comfortable for long drive.I can say If anyone wants to buy this bike them he can buy it without any hesitation.Its superb bike in all way.Only the gear shifting is something tighter than other bikes.Buy

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Shri May 4, 2011 at 2:31 pm

What is the fuel tank capacity of Bajaj Discover 150 dtsi. I bought one recently. It fills up to 9.5 litres inspite of fuel remaining in reserve.

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Nitin August 30, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Only 08 ltrs not suitable for long ride

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jamal August 19, 2011 at 7:57 pm

@saleh ahmed hey dude ya i face same problem morning its really hard for me to drive..but after i get started i dont face this problem ..only at morning

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jamal August 19, 2011 at 8:02 pm

@sriram_aviator can i know how to increase my engine to 15hp.?will increasing this reduce my bike mileage.¿?and how can i increase my bike rear suspension?

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kiran November 2, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Hi EB,
Just wanted to know if anybody has tried fitting the pulsar 150 silencer to new discover 150 bike? I really like the pulsar beat and discover 150 doesn’t produce that much.

Thanks in advance,

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Sangh Priya Gautam December 27, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Very poor bike, in winter time it’s always give the starting problem, it takes much more time in the morning and evening approx 10-15 min. and always top gear problem.

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sufian December 31, 2011 at 4:15 pm

does bajaj disco 150cc really posses all aspects and caracters of 150cc’s?

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khan July 21, 2012 at 8:31 pm

i like it it

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