Bajaj Discover 150 – Pint Sized Powerhouse: A Comprehensive Road Test

by Deepak on September 4, 2010

Bajaj has tried almost every permutation and combination with the Discover brand with engine sizes ranging from 94cc, 112cc, 125cc, 135cc and now the entry in the 150cc segment. With sales hovering over 1 lakh units per month, current Discover stable, comprising of Discover 100 in the 100cc segment and Discover 150 in the entry level 150cc segment, seems to be the most settled and has also earned the distinction of being the second largest selling brand in India only after Hero Honda’s Splendor which sells nearly 2 lakh units per month.

The major contributor to the complete sales tally is, obviously, the smaller 100cc variant of the bike but the 150cc sibling is also making its presence felt, more after a pan India presence now, with monthly sales of over 20,000 units per month. So, does the Discover 150 packs in enough juice to become one of the most successful entry level 150cc bikes in the country especially after the competition tightening its grips. Let’s take a ride to yield out the truth.

Engine And Transmission:

Discover 150 comes 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, as we heard is based on the XCD 135 platform, is capable of producing 13PS of power output peaking at an early 7500 rpm. Maximum torque available for use is an impressive 12.75Nm at 5500 rpm. Just for the sake of comparison, the 135cc version produced 13.1PS @ 8500rpm with the twirling force of 11.88Nm maxing at 6500 rpm. Company’s own 135cc engined Pulsar 135 produces 13.5PS of maximum power @ 8500 rpm and peak torque of 11.4Nm @ 6500 rpm.

If observed closely, the displayed numbers reveal a lot about the characteristic of Discover 150. The bike produces slightly lesser power output than both the above bikes (which is nulled by 121kg of weight compared to 133kg of Discover 135 and 122kg of Pulsar 135) but the torque output is greater by around a complete Nm. More importantly, 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. With a lower weight, it is ensured that Discover doesn’t feel a laggard in any way despite it sporting a cheaper price tag.

The engine is mated with an all down 5 speed gearbox which is just decent. The gear change feel is nothing off beat but doesn’t disappoint either. Clutch made us remember the old Pulsar’s feel. Though it was not hard on the new bike but we expect it to adorn the slightly stiffer feel with time. But the impressive part was the very good spacing between gears. Gear ratios have been designed to concentrate and enhance the city driving aspects of the bike.

Truly speaking, we were a little surprised to see so much juice in the engine. The gearbox has been mated decently, but the torque (which works on a low weight) made us smile all the way. The bike pulled decently in 25kmph in 5th gear and with aplomb in anything over. Along with a pillion also, Discover 150 would be (we go to the extent of saying) one of the best bikes to be driven inside day to day traffics under this price tag. Power starts pouring in at early 2.5k rpm and the sweetest spot is the 5-7k rpm where the bike rides on its own tune. On the longer roads though, Discover 150 feels a little running out of breath at high rpms.

Engine & Transmission: 7.5/10

Styling And Instrumentation:

Discover 150 carries over the same looks of the smaller 100cc sibling and not the discontinued 135cc version, which is a little disappointing (and surprising) to see. Tank extensions which lend the bike sporty aggression also housing the side blinkers are no more along with a different looking silencer. Visual resemblance of this bike with the 100cc version is so much that only after seeing the ‘150’ decals at the rear panel ensure that the bike is the bigger version of the series. Apart from these and slightly different graphics (which go unnoticed), the bike looks absolutely similar to Discover 100.

The front remains the same bikini fairing with a bulged black colored visor. Side blinkers are tagged to the forks rather than forming a part of the fairing. Bajaj has placed a disc brake cover on the disc plate which is generally seen on moto-cross bikes, which however, remains a cosmetic add-on on this bike rather than a functional one. All black theme is carried forward with a good finish to the engine exterior. Alloy wheels, Electric starter, disc brakes, auto choke, ride control switch, DC electricals and LED tail lights are very welcome standard features on this bike which clearly reflects the seriousness of Bajaj with this bike. Rest all on the visual front is pretty plain jane and what one can expect from a budget 150cc bike.

Apart from simple styling, the bike sports a tachometer-less analogue console. Speedometer is calibrated till an optimistic 140kmph and is again basic in looks. Traditional speedometer and trip meter are housed in this console. The second dial, which generally houses a tachometer, accommodates a huge fuel gauge. Neutral ‘N’, battery charge indicator and side blinkers form the complete cluster. Battery is maintenance free 12V 7Ah along with 35 watt headlamps which provide near sufficient illumination in dark nights.

Switchgear has ample amount of buttons from horn, turn blinkers, upper-dipper and pass switch on the left side and electric starter, light switch and ride control switch on the right. Though, the buttons are slightly pointed, quality of plastics used is better than the competition and the feel from the buttons is also pretty good. Build quality of the bike is nothing out of the world but considering the price at which the bike is available, decent enough! Fit and finish is also typical Bajaj.

Style & Instrumentation: 7/10

Comfort And Handling:

Discover 150 sports a reasonably wide and commuter alike non-contoured seat which did accommodate our twin butts with ease but the problem with almost all Bajaj bikes is the hard seat which they come laden with. The compound used is hard enough to nut crack your buttocks under longer duration of continuous rides. Reasonably comfortable, we would say the bike is, on highways and pretty good inside cities. The bike comes equipped with a 100/90 wide rear tire. Ride quality is very good with very acceptable handling characteristics. The bike which we rode came equipped with 17 inch Eurogrips which, by no means are very sticky. Zappers from MRF might have aided to our confidence on road. Having said this, the bike due to its feather light weight feels very sprightly and alert inside stop-go traffic. And the complete geometry does support this responsive nature of the bike. Bajaj bikes have never been great at corners and Discover 150 keeps up with the tradition.

Ground clearance of 165mm also helps in keeping potholes and heavenly speed breakers away from kissing the bikes bottom. Feedback from the suspension is also pretty good on general rides but does sway the bike when put into hard corners. The commuter oriented rider-handlebar-footpeg geometry ensures that fatigue is kept at minimal without tiring your arms and thighs (sorry BUTTS!). Knee recess is again where Bajaj lacks, Discover being no exception. Due to lesser weight and ‘not so high s peed friendly design’, the bike doesn’t induce a very good level of confidence and feels a little nervous under anything over 90 kmph.

Comfort & Handling: 7/10

Performance And Braking:

This is one section which Bajaj boffins and fans would love to read. Engine’s agility and tendency to move forward is what we liked in particular about this bike. Such a low weight implies fantastic power to weight ratio of 107.43 PS/ton which along with handsome torque figures makes it feel as if the engine doesn’t have to lift anything and is always at ease. The concentration of both power and torque towards the low and mid range helps immensely in cities. A greater displacement also helps in running the engine unstressed and at ease, at all times.

The bike hits 70-80 kmph in no time but after that the rate of acceleration drops and takes its own sweet time to reach the 3 digit figure. From what we can accumulate from other sources, Discover 150 reaches 60kmph from standstill in lesser than 6 seconds and also goes onto clock a speedo indicated top speed of 115 kmph. The true story is echoed by the bikes in-gear roll ons which display the true use of good torque and power. With so much of torque to play with and so well sorted powerband, it just needs a gear change to carry a sudden maneuver successfully. Overtaking a huge truck also needs a little flick of the throttle and here you go zipping past. Impressive…definitely impressive!

Loaded with standard 240mm ‘covered’ disc brakes upfront and 130mm drums at the rear and with a kerb weight of 121kgs, the stopping distance is also kept minimal. Feeling from the front disc is also reasonably sharp and accurate. Brakes on Bajaj bikes tend to become a little spongy with time but we hope Discover 150 remains an exception.

Performance & Braking: 9/10

Mileage And Pricing:

Bajaj seems to have perfected this art of extracting fantastic mileage and competition killing pricing. A 150cc bike with regular specifications returning anything over 40kmpl is less, over 45kmpl is a norm, over 50kmpl is ‘let them coming’, over 55kmpl is ‘Ohh My God!’ and over 60kmpl is ‘are you insane!’. 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.

Discover 150 promises to be a very frugal companion and we expect the bike to return anything over 58-60kmpl for all what it does! However, there is a flip side to it as well. The tank capacity for this bike is only 8 liters which translates into a range of 460kms before the bike would completely go dry on fuel. Nonetheless, this bike is a city warhorse and such a range would ensure a complete fortnight of peace considering an average running of 30km per day.

Price to cc is this bikes forte and with an on road Pune price of Rs. 52,115, it doesn’t really get a bigger bumper than this. In the world where commuter 150ccs start from 64k and go all the way to 69k, Discover doesn’t find itself many competitors currently.

Mileage & Pricing: 9/10

BikeAdvice Verdict:

If you read our last section carefully, Discover 150 isn’t really placed as a competition to the existing 150cc bikes, in fact Bajaj wanted to target something else here. That ‘something else’ is the smaller segment ‘by cubic centimeters’ by offering a larger heart and all its characteristics along with fantastic fuel efficiency figures all at an on road price of 52k. Discover does just that at a price which sets new benchmarks in VFM preposition.

Discover 150 is offered in two colors, rather color tones: Black is standard as the base color with a difference of red and blue graphics. Black-Blue combo looks a little better than the Black-Red combo. We tried to find out which bikes really stand as its competition in the current market according to price, since it (price) is what decides ‘segment’ in India. Passion Plus Pro (@52k), Super Splendor (@ 53k), Glamour (@ 55-57k) from Hero Honda, CB Shine (@51-59k), CB Twister (@49-56k) from HMSI and the very recently launched SZ (which includes SZ 150 and SZ-X) from Yamaha. Ironically, Discover beats all the mentioned bikes in the engine specifications department by a big margin. So effectively, what you get by paying 52k is a bigger heart, much more power to ‘fun’ around, much more torque for that hassle free ride, almost similar fuel efficiency figures, a bike which would be better than all of the above mentioned bikes on almost all rides, be it the congested city zips or long highway runs.

Considering that Bajaj’s spares are also cheaper than the competition, the equation becomes even more one-sided now. To balance; things which you would not get are: exclusivity (and when did Bajaj offer exclusivity), great looks (ahh…same as the 100cc brother) and a big bike feel (seriously missing). We are also little skeptical of the typical niggling issues which Bajaj has been infamous for, more so, after considering the price point at which this bike is selling, inadvertently signaling cost cutting ‘somewhere’. We expect that ‘somewhere’ is not in the quality department. However, what it offers at 52k is really never offered in India till now. Though, its too early to predict anything since the bike is brand new in the market, but we do expect this bike to be a revelation and set new benchmarks in the market.

Around 16-17k cheaper than Pulsar 150, Discover 150 is for those who can’t afford the high sticker prices of 150cc bikes, their mileages are a big concern due to limited monthly pocket money but still want a high powered bike. Discover 150 will also find buyers from the 40 and above age group simple because of the simplicity in design which adheres to Indian mentality, plus a feather light weight will add a lot to the ease of handling, plus now the bike will also aid in pulling a 80 kilogram pillion wife.

Bikeadvice Overall Rating: 8/10

- Saad Khan

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fas September 4, 2010 at 11:54 am

NO digital instrumentation is shocking but last month this bike helped Bajaj with their growth.


Mahavir Kothari September 4, 2010 at 11:58 am

Dear Saad,

Excellent review.

Adding to low price, it is possible due to bajaj’s bottom up approach. Almost 90% of parts are same as discover 100cc. According company MD Rajiv Bajaj the total demand for discover 150cc is 45,000 units but they are unable to produce as there is a capacity constrain.



Mahavir Kothari


sachin September 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm

the bike definitely good value for money,but it looks same as discover 100cc.bajaj should have changed the fuel tank design.lets wait and see how the user experience is and the quality aspects of discover brand.


ashish sinha July 12, 2011 at 8:18 pm

yeah I m agree with u


WindHorse September 4, 2010 at 3:05 pm

This is already launched in Sri Lanka, where Discover is a very popular Brand.


Anant Bhatia September 4, 2010 at 7:25 pm

Agree fully with Saad’s review. Having ridden the bike back to back after a Unicorn, Dazzler, FZ, Fazer, Apache, P150 and P135 and riding around town on my P220, the only thing that brought a smile to my face was the torque in this amazing machine. Very highly recommended in the price range. If you can forgive the plain-jane looks, the best bike you can get to commute inside the city. Period.


JK ultimate September 4, 2010 at 8:58 pm

A decent bike from bajaj. Nice


Ameer Sadiq September 4, 2010 at 10:58 pm

sorry saad bhai , i don’t agree with that, this bike has no comparison with unicorn and gs150r, the design is old carried away through out in discover series and with flat narrow uncomfortable seat the ride becomes uneasy at long distance run, aur the most important thing is bajaj is still playing with engines either for sports segment or for domestic usage, but not proven any thing in any segment, plus if you will observe it mostly part are copied and inrepeat, only success gain is their cheep rate.


@m!t September 5, 2010 at 12:00 am

A truly fantastic road test.
Discover is bang on for every single penny spent for.


Sachin September 5, 2010 at 11:38 am

Bajaj is also preparing to launch Boxer 150cc bike much cheaper than discover than discover 150.This was revealed by rahul bajaj in an Tv interview on “car & bike show” today.


Madhu September 5, 2010 at 7:14 pm

@ Sachin
whats next Hoodibaba (Caliber) 150 CC


shubham September 5, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Bajaj discover is a great bike and i think that it made a high income of bajaj. i loved this and my friend have this so i every time use to take his bike and room around.


Mahavir kothari September 5, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Dear Sachin,

Boxer is made purely for export purpose.



Mahavir Kothari


sushant September 6, 2010 at 3:13 pm

nice bike by bajaj & lot of work has been done


devang September 6, 2010 at 4:47 pm

i think yamaha sz is a lot better than discover 150 anyday …


manjunatha March 28, 2012 at 3:30 pm

bt fail in competing with milage


Anil Anupam September 6, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Its a bold move by bajaj to provide a 150cc bike at a price tag in the region of 100cc segment
Discover was always a competent motorcycle and with the addition of extra horses it will have that extra punch to stay ahead in traffic
However bajaj needs to be careful with quality and consistency which they have not been till now.
Giving more for less is nothing new for bajaj be it the disover 125/135 or xcd 125/135 or caliber series
Unfortunately none of these bike could sustain a long stay after having a good start
I hope same problem doesn’t persist with 150
Bajaj needs to instill faith among its customers and needs to have some patience as well !

Anyway, the review was very led out
Congrats Saad


pulsar boy September 6, 2010 at 6:18 pm

This is exceptional VFM.. competetion pales in comparision.. Glamour/super splendor/shine doesn’t even come close to this bike in performance.. in short this is what typical commuters look for in a bike, don’t think they are very concerned about things like advanced chasis etc..


ATHUL September 7, 2010 at 9:48 am

Nice reivew…. cheers..


Bhaskar September 8, 2010 at 10:42 pm

This sucks as all the discovers do..
Very smooth wen new and get one of these toys and drive hard and you will be soon getting the engine bore. unsable useless junk from bajaj


Just.......Rohit September 14, 2010 at 10:44 am

dear deepak,
i’m a great fan of your website.
please put a review explaining the features of discover 150cc and yamaha szx on the maximum topics you can explain as well as comparison b/w then


Dr.Niladri Shekhar Das December 27, 2010 at 12:35 am

Only SZ-X costlier,better but lesser mileage.


Sreenath September 14, 2010 at 3:46 pm


This is excellent review.
My budget is 50 to 55k.
Many people willl say Bajaz products will give more meintenence cost after 2 years.

My doubt is whether to go for discover 150cc or shine????
Waiting for your reply….


ajay chaurasia September 17, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Obviosuly, go for bajay 150cc. this is excellent bike.


V A September 24, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Hi All,

I bought a Discover 150 in June2010. As per my experience, it has been a real good one!

Excellent handling, goood fuel effieciency! I drive more than 30 KMs per day and it is never tiring at all!

Kudo to BAJAJ auto. Excellent value for money!

“More excitement per litre”… True indeed!



Nilkanth October 18, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Hi All,
Can anybody, especially VA ,give me the complete user experience on Discover 150 cc.
I am getting delivery on 23rd Oct.I am only concerned about the smoothness of gear shift & issue of brakes getting spongy over prolonged usage.Actual user comments are solicited.Otherwise it is obviously the best value for money ,taking into account POWER,SAFETY & FUEL EFFICIENCY[comfortable pillion seat & provision for fitting side-box etc.].Thanks


rupesh utekar October 25, 2010 at 10:04 pm

hello dude u get delivery of this bike & hows u r experience on this bike dude please share with me because i m also going to book this please reply me as soon as possible………………..
m waiting for u r reply

Tushal October 13, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Last line: Pulling a 80kg wife…… Nice, very nice……
Better still, buy a P135/Stunner/FZ/P220 etc, she wont sit at the back or even better still, you will find her missing in the middle of your travel – run away @ 100KMPH :P


venkatakrishna October 18, 2010 at 1:13 pm

bajaj discover 150cc on road price in hyderabad my no:9581840010


Ashutosh October 20, 2010 at 1:07 am

hi, this was an excellent review,

my budget is 55k, so which one would be better, shine, twister or discover 150???

plz reply soon


Parth October 20, 2010 at 10:43 pm

hello, i am confused between discover 150 and gladi SS……. kindly suggest me for which bike should i go..? and if possible give me the reasons also……


rajesh October 23, 2010 at 5:41 pm

hi you get hero honda passoin pro nice style + milage


sunil Devarapalli October 22, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Hai Viewers ,

I want to know whether the pickup will come down if the bike will ride with pillion rider so the total load will be around 150kg.can any one had experience?


rajesh October 23, 2010 at 5:39 pm

hello friends please send passion pro milage detail in my mail id


nanda October 23, 2010 at 9:06 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


raghu October 24, 2010 at 6:22 pm

hai to all
I have purchased Discover150.Its a good and there is no doubbt about it.But when u go more than 50 Km spped it gives some roughness and shivering kind of thing. And i m from bangalore it gives me only 40 – 45 km/ l only. i dont know about others. if any one who got more than this please advise how u r maintaing it. Otherwise it is a good bike.


Siddhu.MecH July 17, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Great Mileage, great power.I recently purchased one of these babies and mileage is around 55-62 kmpl for me ( That is if you ride between the speeds of 55 to 60 ) . Im a student studying Mech.Engineering and I travel atleast 30 km per day. After much research I brought this bike. Beautiful review by the way.Although styling could hav been better

All d aspects of the bike are spot on !!!

Thank u sir for the review . . . . :)


Yogesh Kumar November 7, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Hi all!
I bought this bike sept-2010. It’s a smooth ride. Four times i drove it for more than 120kms without stop. Absolutely no problem what so ever. Long running @62kms/ltrs on speed 60-80 without pillion .

In city conditions its giving me 65kms/ltr on speed 35-55. 1st servicing done. Now have run over 3250kms. You can zoom past any bike on the street (of course with a bit of driving wit)

Great bike.
Love ur bike – ur bike will love u.


Sumit November 10, 2010 at 9:04 am

hi… i am thinking to buy Discover 150…is really a reliable bike…which gives avg above 50 km/l….??? is this truee…plz suggest m that i shud buy this or not…ns also i have heard that after 2 years bajaj bikes become so noisy…plz tell m all things…


rajesh November 11, 2010 at 5:27 am

hi sumit rajesh ,sales rep in bajaj ,discover 150 give wonder ful mileage 65km per liter its amazing


Param November 13, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Hi to all
i recently purchased discover 150 , according to me its a excellent bike , i had drive it on speed of 90+ and it was totally under control
and it is giving me 55-60 kmpl average in city


Jagdish Chavda November 15, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Hi All

I am Unsatisfied Bajaj Distubitors Staff in AHmedabad.


Hanuman November 15, 2010 at 6:23 pm


I have been riding Discover 150cc from past 4months, It cost near to 54k.
Below are the ride details:

Mileage: 65–70
Top Speed: 100
Pickup is excellent.
Bike is stable at top speed

Bajaj asks it to service for every 5000kms, but the bike needs service at
every 2500kms if not u will be paying for petrol more.
the resale value is very less

I prefer for youth Pulsar if he has budget else Discover 150cc.

Go for Shine if family person


Nilkanth November 15, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Dear Rupesh Utekar pl read exp. about Discover that I have shared today.I case u have purchased one, pl share your exp.


Dev November 16, 2010 at 11:48 pm

I want to buy a bike within 50000 but I agreed to pay another 4000 for this powerful bike . I heard the Crank set of the bajaj bikes are need to replace after 2 year ,is it true ? And users of this bike please tell me weather I will go for it or not ?


Hanuman November 17, 2010 at 8:23 am

Hi Dev,

If u want look of sport bike go for Discover150, it will last for 4yrs without major service amt.

If u are looking for good bike go for honda shine(60k) or pulsar 150cc(71k)


rupesh utekar November 17, 2010 at 6:21 pm

hello can anyone tell me i were bought discover 150dtsi before 5 days i like all features of this bike & also price is very low
Means u get all things in small packages like this…
but can anyone tell me i m facing one problem when i m going to ride it its getiing drive like jst any one hold it & trying to controll the speed of my bike why this is happeninngg i dont know but all bike experts & also Mechanic also told that u r engine is lock due to u bought New bike
can any one tell me this true or they r faking ???????
please help me anyone as early as possible….pls….


Hanuman November 17, 2010 at 9:45 pm

go to service center.

I understand that there is no choke for discover150cc. most of the mechanics doesnt know how to set the engine acceleration.

ask them to get an mechanic who can probably be the technician of discover150


rajesh November 21, 2010 at 7:03 am



yogesh November 28, 2010 at 11:40 am

according to price it is much better bike,good look,good mileage,decent pick-up
Go for it ,it really decent bike.yn1984


dhiman chakraborty December 14, 2010 at 8:22 pm

what is the maimtenance of procedure of discover150


Harish KV December 24, 2010 at 3:22 pm


Am having little coofusion in slecting the bike between Discover 150 and Yamaha SZ-X. Can you please suggest me the best. I need to have a stylish look, mileage and comfort. Am going to ride this bike on Hyderabad roads.


rupesh December 27, 2010 at 6:15 pm

hey dude if u want stylish look den dude go for Yamaha SZ-X but if u want milege den u have to choose to Discover 150. & if u do not have any budget problem den go for Honda CB Unicorn this is also another bst bike ever dude understand now thats completely depend on u which do u want to buy……….


Harish KV December 29, 2010 at 12:02 pm

Thanks Rupesh.

I wanna go with Yamaha SZ-X. I heard that this bike has only the Self Start with out kick rod. Will it cause any problem and also can you plese let me know about the Engine Quality of Yamaha SZ-X as it is a new bike.

PREM January 1, 2011 at 9:03 pm

i want to know the price of Bajaj Discover 150 cc in Srilanka including all the taxes.


Dev January 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Bajaj Lunches Discover 150 in multi colored green gold .The color of the decal changes from golden to green & vice versa when one looks it from different angle in sunlight. It’s a very innovative & premium feature introduced for the 1st time in the motorcycle industry & also possibly in the entire auto industry. (Source from Official website)


Prabhath January 5, 2011 at 1:47 pm

It is SLR 162000 in sri lanka by january 5th 2011


eshwar January 5, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Dear All,
Thanks for the excellent reviews given for this bike. i have the below query:
A) if all the 150 cc bikes in the market (pulsar150, CBZ xtrme etc) give a mileage of 45 kmpl, how can this discover 150 cc give a mileage of 55-60kmpl.

Does mileage depend on the usage, features of the bike etc ?

pls let me more on this ….i want to buy this bike in feb-march 2011.


Deepak January 7, 2011 at 10:17 am

Dear Sir / Madam,

I wan buy Discover 150Cc model, but i have some quires
1. What is DTS-I?
2.Why use to control switch ON / OFF,What is the use?
3.Can i get silver color wheels in Discover 150 Cc model?

Waiting for your reply ASAP.

Thanks & Best Regards,
Deepak Shirke.


rupesh January 7, 2011 at 2:35 pm

switch ON / OFF button is use for ride control of u r bike & nothing else anything dude……………..


rupesh January 7, 2011 at 2:33 pm

jst can any one can tell me i have completed only 1150km & jst given first service to my bike but jst i m getting only 46-50km avg on my bike can any one tell me why this happening with me & wat i have to do with dis
bcoz all are telling this bike will give avg upto d 50-60
pls rply me soon as early as posiible………………


Siddhu.MecH July 17, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Do regular maintainace to your bike. Do the following and im sure the mileage will increase atlest by 5 kms.
1.Every morning start the bike with the kick starter only.
2.Do not go beyond 50 to 55 for atleast a hundred kms
3.Everymorning before u start your bike hold the clutch fully and use the kicker freely.This ensures better circulation of engine oil to other engine parts.


Sathish January 12, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I’m planning to by discover 150cc. I just want to know the total cost of the bike in Chennai include on road. And also let me know is it better to head with discover 100cc else with 150cc.


vinsinraw January 13, 2011 at 10:29 pm

I purchased Discover 150 in July 2010. Now after 6 months riding experience in heavy traffics in Bangalore, I found out few things which I did not like.

The bike skids if you are in normal speed of 40Km/h and suddenly you need to apply brake.
Further I found that it looses its power all of a sudden if you are in high speed of around 70Km/h. Once I was going to electronics city in around the same speed and it lost its speed all of a sudden with engine making full noise. I had to cool down the engine by shutting off the bike for a min. Then started my onward journey at around 40-50Km/h. I am not sure if this happens in other bikes brands, but I was little disappointed. Since then I am not driving more than 65km/h even in an empty long stretch with average between 40-50km/h.
I also found it difficult to pick up if you are in 3rd or 4th gear in busy traffic. I had to bring down the gear level to 2nd and then it picks up slowly.


Venki January 17, 2011 at 4:18 pm



chirag January 31, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Hi.have just booked Discover 150,is it correct decision,than honda unicorn & FZ,or any other hero honda bikes


Nishant February 12, 2011 at 10:36 pm

i also have discover 150 vry gud bike from bajaj superb mileage m getting 58 after 1st service.


Shiva May 10, 2011 at 4:49 pm

@Nishant and @ Chirag@ All Readers:- Every one will repent after they use it for 4 years and after that your Discover 150 CC will go for a Rebore of Engine …this is based on my past experience with Bajaj…HENCE I HATE BAJAJ..

Prabhath February 1, 2011 at 8:46 am

It is one month for my discover 150 and I have done about 500Km. and doing about 40Km/L.
Its idle RPM of the engine is pretty high. So I reduced the fuel flow by a mechanic. But now ,the engine stops as soon as I start it in the morning.If I increase the fuel flow ,then problem solves. But then mileage goes down significantly. And the engine sounds like a devil even at idle time(if I explain this further, at start engine sound is fine.But when I stop it after 10 km of journey , Engine sounds like a devil without touching the accelerator ).

Any one has this kind of experience? Any one got it solved?

Thanks in advance. Prabhath Ilangakoon


rupesh February 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm

i also havng same problem dude if did u get problem solved den please tell me…………….


Prabhath February 15, 2011 at 9:55 am

There is an engine oil leaking secondary plug too. (Plug located in same side as reverse brake paddle located).I assume the bad performance is because of this.

Please check the plug by removing the black rubber connector on it (whether engine oil has leaked). Let me know if it is possible. I’ll check my bike this week end and I’ll inform you more details.

partha das September 4, 2011 at 4:01 pm

you are correct man…it’s auto starter is of no use……..I regrate my decision to buy this byke over Hero Honda byke……this byke is having a good engine
but the engine is good upto the speed of 60 km/hr beyond that it vibrates
mileage is only 60-65 kmpl
the worst thing about the byke is the metal quality of the byke….it is pathetic it starts rusting within few months all over its body….gear box is also poor


varun February 5, 2011 at 10:27 am

hi, this is very good discover 150cc


Ramkumar Reddy February 10, 2011 at 11:33 pm

i bought dis bike n its really smooth n good. since only few days i bought i dont know how its in d long run.but my exp with my dear n near abt bajaj is good. but i feel its d best price for a 150cc bike.its like getting good quality food for less price. so i love dis concept.


Shiv May 10, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Price is Very good …Engine Quality is Very Bad, u never get good quality food for lesser price, remember, thats just an illusion…ur engine will go for a rebore after 4 years thats for sure but then don’t feel bad, just exchange it with a YAMAHA or HONDA or HEROHONDA these are best bike makers than the crap BAJAJ which brings Chinese isolation of products…


Dharmesh February 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm

I bought Disco-150 on 4th Feb. It is a good bike. Can anybody tell me that why there is a sound in the front wheel? My dealer says that it is just bcoz of disc brake. Is it true? The handle is somewht uncomfortable. My left hand gets pain because of it. Milage is 67. Pretty good


rameh February 14, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I bought discover 150cc one monh back, self start is not working good, if park the vechile for morethan one hour, if i use self start it is not working , if I ride minimum of 1/2 Kml with half clutch after that one self start is working, I taken my to the serveice center they also not telling proper solution, they just adjusting the slow speed only not working on self start.


Ravi February 15, 2011 at 8:46 pm

When i sit on Discover one thing is very bad. Sitting posture. my hight is 170 cms.

When i sit my arms are streched to take good hold of the handbars and then i notince my lower back is bent.after a ride i feel that my shoulders and lower back needs a relasing stretch.

Casually my doctors adviced to avoid riding bikes at this posture. He indeed recommended TVS JIVE , which he says is more relaxing when riding.

And added not to ever ride in the city with more thatn 150 cc which all have sporting posture which is not comfortable in the city ride


Ravi February 15, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Dharmesh , your left hand is getting pain because you need to apply clutch vey ofter.Thats where Jive will help us as clutch is integrated with gear. You apply the gear , then clutch followed by gear is applied.

I donot know, i bought Disco 150 because of the hype,( yes it is true) but one has to think before buying.I am not enjoying my ride with Disco 150.


Saleh Ahmed February 27, 2011 at 8:50 am

me too. it take minimu 3 to 4 minutes to come in running condition. it has auto choke that has much boring feature.


Avijit February 17, 2011 at 11:06 am

Can any one tell me, Discover 135 is still in the Market, or it is Discontinued? Please let me know…. if it is discontinued is there any way to get it?

I am going to buy a bike soon and it is the first time for me…… please, this guy asking for help to all of bike experts/guru……..


Mukesh Vashisth February 17, 2011 at 3:55 pm

this bike is discontinued and 150cc replaced this bike


Mukesh Vashisth February 17, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I bought the discover 150 cc on 14-02-11. Before buying this bike I had much confusion whether go for the hero honda splender, super splender, honda shine, stunner etc. But after much search I purchased the discover 150. Now it is aprox 200 km and I am much satisfied with the bike. I am driving the bike at a speed of 44 maximum and you will not believe it is giving the average of 80 per ltr. So we can guess that after the servicing etc it will defenitely give above 60 at average driving.
In this segment this is the best bike. It cost 53000 on road in delhi.
the great mileage with style, power and disk brake.

So go for discover in this segment.


Jaksn February 22, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Hi friends..Can anybody suggest me whch 150cc bike is gud in both mileage and pickup and style.. And i need to take my mother too in that bike.. Plz help me.. Urgently.


rupesh February 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm

dude i actually having Discover 150-Dtsi i am enjoying with this bike & its also very cheap in Price & if u have time or extra some money den i will suggest to u jst take Honda CBUnicorn which is in waiting & also having much more price than My lovely DIscover & dis two bikes are best but much difference is getting in price & if u want passionate or say stylish look then go for Karizma ZMR or Yamha FZs or Yamha Fazzer …….
But this all bikes above not giving u much more Mileage dude if u want a mileage den surely go for Honda CB unicorn or Discover 150dtsi pls reply me what u r going to bought


Ravi BG February 24, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Hi All,
I am Ravi BG from Bangalore I am very eager to buy a good bike during March-11.
but i am totally confused to select in between Hero Honda splendor V/S Bajaj Discover 150cc
both are in same price line & some of my friends are advising to go for Discover, but anybody
suggest me by placing the performance of discover and which one is the best…???

Waiting for your reply………………………..

Best Regards,


rajanish February 26, 2011 at 6:26 pm

This page lists a mostly the good reviews and one would feel comfortable to go for discover atleast i felt it.. but actually when i spoke to few of my friends who are using discover more than a year, they are not really happy with performance and maintainability.. engine has problems and frequent repairs are required.. and pick up dies.. and heard few more complaints..
there are good enough posts which recommends discover.. but most or them are new users who are happy with the bike not really who used more than a year.. right now i am holding on my decision to go for this bike..
any thoughts / comments ?

Rajanish GJ


Shiv May 10, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Thats 100% correct, no one is happy with it, even my friend suggested me to not to take a Disc-150CC as he has a bitter experience with it since years, hence i took Yamaha SZX. Now mine is a Family Super Bike :)


Girisha HP February 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Dear All

I want one Bike Below 50,000 Rupees Which One is Goooooood…


Anupam March 31, 2011 at 11:31 pm

go for spelndaur nxg


Girisha HP February 28, 2011 at 3:17 pm

What is Problem Discover 150DTSI Bike?


Ram March 30, 2011 at 6:42 pm

go for Platina 125 u get 125 cc with good mileage and power with less price…looks good too


Girisha HP February 28, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Dear All What is Differance Dis150 Dis100cc Bike?


Ram March 30, 2011 at 6:42 pm

50 cc…difference


Sanjeev Shhukla August 30, 2011 at 2:23 am

Mr. Ram please tell me allover differance..????

karthik.S March 3, 2011 at 6:34 pm

for example Samsung offering a touch mobile for 10,000rs. and G5 is offering a touch mobile with the same features as samsung just for 4,500rs. Both mobiles work fine at start and you may consider G5 is of High value for money. This means either samsung is robbing people’s money with excessive price tag OR G5 is not worth or no good as samsung in the long run. so anyway the choice entirely ours to make and by the way discover 150 really gives some 55 to 60 kmpl. I heard it from a owner.


Avijit Achariya March 4, 2011 at 10:18 am

hey, I heard that Discover 125cc is coming back with its same feature ? actually i am going to buy a bike in next month. and must be its Discover 150.

So if discover 125 is coming back, so thats would be i going to take, not 150. ….. please anyone can tell when its coming, if its very soon then i wont take my bike(150cc) next month. I will hold. please tell me………………..


sudeepmirza March 25, 2011 at 9:01 am

bajaj is planning new disco 125 in next month!!


abdul April 23, 2011 at 5:40 pm

pls go for discover 150………


Faith March 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm

The bike is rocking….full value for your money…
great pic-up… great mileage …
gals love it…looks bulky from the rear …
and you feel the power …just at a raise of the excavator …
Hats off… baja great work…


MAHESH March 17, 2011 at 4:09 pm

i know Discover 150cc is good looking model and performing but still confuse why make same model of 100 and 150 cc there is some difference is necessary. there is no sporty look


Rajesh March 25, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Hi Friends,

Never go fo this bike..
I purchased this bike in Jan’11 reading amzing reviews in various forums.. Now I regret.
This bike has got gear slip problem. You should always give extra care while shifting the gears.. No guarantee for life…… I reported the problem many times to the dealer.. they are blaming my riding style.

I checked with few others disco owners, when I cought them at Signals.. They are also facing the same issue… Better ask few of the people who ride the bike, you can met them on road.. chase them and catch them at signal and ask for performance.. Then decide..

Dnt ever go considering the cheaper price.. It has got equal cons to the cheaper price…


Nilu March 28, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Please post somebody ownership review of this bike with mileage n maintanance.


Ram March 30, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Its been nearly 2months since i bought this bike, and i’ve done 1st service, after that the gear shift is smooth, engine is also smooth. But if i ride for 40kms, i need to stop for a while, as the seat is really un confortable, where as i was having Suzuki max100 and if i ride more than 100kms at a stretch also i had no issues. I really happy with bike performance, except the torturing un confortable seat. Bajaj need to pay immediate attention on this.

Rama kumar Reddy


Anupam March 31, 2011 at 11:27 pm

i own d bk fr lst 5 mons n runned 2000kms…it has given me only 40km/lt millege in city ….nd it has gear spilping n shifting probl even after 2 servcs……even it has less pick up nd style than pulsar 135……


vishwanath kurup April 7, 2011 at 12:21 pm

i have booked 150 cc pulsar let me see how the performacs is


prabhakar April 13, 2011 at 2:01 pm

I have purchased discover 150 in gudipadva day. I got milelage 30-40kmpl. It is very sad on the part of mileage


Avijit Achariya April 23, 2011 at 9:28 am

I have purchased discover 150 in 18th April. its awesome bike believe me, great pulling capacity its really awesome, after you bought it you really feel there’s some difference with Discover 100cc. I am really happy with this….


Sonu April 24, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Hi frends i want discover 150 cc plz tell me what is this averge and road test plz reply


Rohit Verma May 5, 2011 at 12:29 pm

i want to bye discover 150cc please tell me what is the performance of the bike…


Shiv May 10, 2011 at 5:06 pm

@Rohit :- Dont Spoil your money earned, do invest on a Yamaha SZX which is 4k more than discover or Honda bike rather, you will get bored of using but engine will not go for rebore..and as u know the resale value is also important…


mohammed tasavar May 29, 2011 at 9:19 pm

dont buy this bike if you are more adventures, beacuase this bike is fit fornothing on highways,
i have bot it thinking it would be my partner opn highways as my budget was within it limit, but after having a ride of 150 km in which i had given a gap of 60 mins for 70 km, this bike engine started leaking out with engine oiil its a scrap, now i am taking it to service, its still under warranty, i will see what bajaj will do for it.


Yogesh June 17, 2011 at 3:05 pm

hi allllllllllll,
The bike is rocking….full value for your money…
great pic-up… great mileage …
gals love it…looks bulky from the rear …
and you feel the power …just at a raise of the excavator …
Hats off… baja great work…


Yogesh edig June 17, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I bought the discover 150 cc on 18-06-11. Before buying this bike I had much confusion whether go for the hero honda splender, super splender, honda shine, stunner etc. But after much search I purchased the discover 150. Now it is aprox 200 km and I am much satisfied with the bike. I am driving the bike at a speed of 44 maximum and you will not believe it is giving the average of 80 per ltr. So we can guess that after the servicing etc it will defenitely give above 60 at average driving.
In this segment this is the best bike. It cost 53000 on road in delhi.
the great mileage with style, power and disk brake.

So go for discover in this segment


Aryan July 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm

i always purchased discover.
it is too good bike this bike is good average and good maintenance.


lucky July 12, 2011 at 11:23 am

BAJAJ COMPANY HAS TO CHANGE THE SHADES OF DISCOVER. Its more of a hazzy and cheap look. I think the earlier versions of discover had a better shade and design than the present one. in the process of modification, look has definitely degraded.
Or its the no. 1 bike for Indian roads.


uday July 20, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Hi Friends,

I purchased Bajaj Discover 150cc in Nov 2010 and finished 28K mileage. I went to long drives and my daily commute is about 100 kms. To my assumption I felt really good with the mileage, but lacks style and digital equipments on the dashboard. The brakes are good. Bajaj Says the mileage is about 75kmpl but in reality it is giving 63-68 kmpl which is a noted thing for a 150cc bike. I wanted to purchase pulsar but at that time the booking was going on for pulsar and I dont have any other option to purchase discover 150cc which was immeadiately available on purchase. But now, i feel tooo good on my bike and my decision at the purchasing point of time because of the raising petrol prices. Overall i would give the bikes rating as 4/5 which includes mileage, safety and maintenance.


Ravi Prakash August 20, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Hi Friends

I purchased Bajaj Discover April this year. This byke has lot of quality issues. There is sound from front wheel ( Bajaj Service center says that it is because of disc brake! What an excuse!). Seat does not fit perfectly and sounds a lot while driving on slighitly bad conditioned road ( Again they say that this much play is always there). Just after 2 months, the stand bolt is broken. My suggestion is that avoid going for this byke unless you have monetary constrains! This is cheap byke with some mileage offered as bait.


Ajmal Hassan August 29, 2011 at 3:43 pm

i am a beginner to ride a bike, can anybody suggest that the discover 150 will be okay or not… i want to buy a stylish and the safe bike. kindly suggest


Sanjeev Shhukla August 30, 2011 at 2:37 am

Hii Friends,
i want to bye discover 150cc please tell me what is the performance of at this bike and pulsar 150cc performance Please give me advise my E-m@il

I am waiting ur Reply…

Thanks & Regards-
Sanjeev Shukla
(+91) 9891418228


Nitin August 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Discover 150 is very fragile bike.
You should operate it only @40 kmpl, then it gives good performence & milage . If you go over 55-60 kmpl engine sounds like a devil & the milage Frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Also this bike is not suitable for long rides due to its rock solid seat.
But good value for money. If you not prefere power (150), one should go for Hero Honda passion (100 cc) orelse for 150 cc segament CBZ is awesome.


partha das September 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm

this byke is having a good engine
but the engine is good upto the speed of 70 km/hr beyond that it vibrates
mileage is only 50-55 kmpl
the worst thing about the byke is the metal quality of the byke….it is pathetic, it starts rusting within few months all over its body….gear box is also poor


varun kaushik September 10, 2011 at 12:48 pm

myself Varun Kaushik i have purchased bajaj discover 150cc Vikrank automobile Meerut U.P 31/1/11 After few time that bike’s battery was giving problem.bajaj discover is not a very good bike


sukant September 10, 2011 at 10:38 pm

I am using discover 150cc from 1 year. some times while changing gear, it’s not changing to to next gear and bike suddenly slow down which is risky while travelling. I asked to service center 2 times they unable to find the problem as it happens very rarely. hardly 2-3 times in month I am facing this gear change problem. Is any one else facing same problem? I think it’s manufacture’s defect.


Deena November 4, 2011 at 8:53 am

Hai 2 all.:) instead of buying discover you can buy hero honda glamour 2011 model its super one it has digital meter . Good pick up.. 62/ltr and good style too nice bike.:)


chethan kumar January 12, 2012 at 7:55 pm

actually i’m planning to buy bajaj discover150cc so can i go forward it ……


santhosh January 15, 2012 at 11:49 am

so nice look bike.. i go to purchase…


sreejith January 23, 2012 at 11:18 pm

I am owned discover 150 . with in 5 month i run 8000km . Iam happy with my bike do to great power,
more milage & low pice.
Only problem is cant cross 100km/hr & some oil leak problem.



ragin January 24, 2012 at 12:15 am

i am using this bike from last 4 months , nice bike for riding mileage also good


gagan February 2, 2012 at 2:26 am

hi to all dis is gagan i purchAsed discover 150 cc….in jan 2012 nd i got the average of 68 in city.before 1st pickup is good.power is good but its pulling power is out standing..really……..dis baby has the power…..truly value for money….geat bike..


Raj February 4, 2012 at 10:45 am

Hi Frd,

my self raj i want no which is best bike 150cc plz provide me ur opinion.



Rajesh February 28, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I am the owner of Disco 150 for 1.2 years. Not too much satisfied with the bike. It has a gear slipping problem from the very begining. I checked with many other Disco 150 owners, Most of them are having the same problem. It is because of the all down gear pattern. I have also developed back ake recently by using this 1.2 years in my total 7 years of bike riding experience.

Positives about the bike:

1) Good pickup
2) Good Mileage. (Getting Avg 50kmpl in Chennai)
3) Good Handling
4) Good Price
5) It has got trip metre, kicher, pass swith & nitrox rear suspension (Other same category bikes do not have)


RAJNEESH April 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm



sudarshan August 24, 2012 at 2:02 pm

verry nice bike…


gagan singh December 10, 2012 at 8:56 pm

hi frnds m using discover150 frm last 1 yr. dis is a gud bike.. once dis machine gave me avg of 76. pick up is gud. totally value 4 problem given by engine .. respect him nd it will respect u..


Prabakaran December 20, 2012 at 6:46 am

Hi I am using discover 150cc for past 2years but still now no problem in my bike. Still now my mileage is 57. No maintenance problem but for every 2500kms pls change your engine oil regularly so that you may have your bike for many years.


Surya January 8, 2013 at 8:40 am

I am happy with my discover 150. Every bajaj bikes owner must take care of his bike’s airfilter which is different from another bikes’. Every time when the air filter(sponge) is cleaned or changed you must apply engine oil all over it, any low cost engine oil like lal ghoda. You must also change the oil filter whenever the engine oil is changed which costs only 30rupees. You can search youtube to learn cleaning bajaj airfilter. If you do this , your bike will be troublefree for years.


Levi February 21, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Is this bike discontinued? Please let me know because I want to buy this bike and I know it is an ideal bike for me.


Vinesh March 5, 2013 at 3:58 pm

it is good bike i am using from last 2 years will give 60kmpl in city and63 in highway ..u can raid up to 75 kmph speed safely in road after that it will l start vibrate but how ever it have a good pick up 0-70 in 0-15 seconds ..low maintenance cost one of the best mileage and performance (up to 0-75kmph) bike in 150cc


Prashant July 10, 2013 at 5:30 pm

This the worst bike ever i have seen in my life . The piece which i have got have might have problem, but i have paid for that. No value for money.


sudheer January 27, 2014 at 4:25 pm

My Discover 150 DTSI gives me 63KMPL in city traffic. (Fewer times I got beyond 65KMPL). This is not a joke but a serious fact. I never spent on any spares so far except the regular services at intervals of 4750 to 5000 KM. Maintenance and riding characteristics are key points here. Very smooth gearing system, excellent ride-ability in city traffic. My bike clocked 25000KM so far.

Its sad thing that this bike is stopped. Its because in front of Discover 150 DTSI other bikes from Bajaj’s Own Brand like Pulsar cannot with stand.


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