We compared the new Discover 150S and 150F price-wise with the Hero Achiever, Honda CB Unicorn and Yamaha SZ a few days back. That concluded that even the most expensive Discover is almost cheaper than all the other entry 150cc bikes we have talked about earlier.
However, on the one hand the Discover 150s are new and, therefore, yet to prove their worth. The other three bikes have been around for quite some time now and have established themselves as fine products. But is it just the price that Bajaj is banking on or have they loaded their products with enough oomph to create ruckus in the segment..? Let’s take a look…
DISCOVER 150 vs Achiver vs Unicorn vs SZ: SPEC Comparo
|TECH SPECS||Discover 150||Achiever||CB Unicorn||Yamaha SZ|
|Engine||144.8 cc, 4-valve||149.1 cc, 2-valve||149.1 cc, 2-valve||153 cc, 2-valve|
|Power||14.5 PS @8500 rpm||13.6 PS @8000 rpm||13.5 PS @8000 rpm||12.1 PS@7500 rpm|
|Torque||12.75 Nm @6500 rpm||12.8 Nm @5000 rpm||12.74 Nm @5500 rpm||12.8 Nm@4500 rpm|
|Gearshift pattern||All-up||One-down Four-up||One-down Four-up||One-down Four-up|
|Starting system||Self and Kick||Self and Kick||Self and Kick||Self and Kick|
|Frame||Semi-double Cradle||Tubular, Diamond type||Diamond||Diamond|
|Front suspension||Telescopic, 130 mm travel||Telescopic||Telescopic||Telescopic|
|Rear suspension||Monoshock Nitrox, 110 mm travel||Hydraulic shock absorbers||Monoshock||Hydraulic shock absorbers|
|Front brake||240 mm Disc/130 mm Drum||240 mm disc||240 mm disc||Disc|
|Rear brake||130 mm Drum||130 mm drum||130 mm drum||Drum|
|Front tyre||80/100-17, Tubeless||2.75-18, tube type||2.75-18, tube type||2.75-17|
|Rear tyre||100/90-17, Tubeless||100/90-18, tube type||100/90-18, tube type||100/90-17|
|Fuel tank capacity||10 litres (1.9 L usable reserve)||12.5 litres (2.3 L usable reserve)||13 litres (1.3 L reserve)||14 litres|
|Length||2038 mm||2040 mm||2095 mm||2050 mm|
|Width||714 mm||760 mm||756 mm||760 mm|
|Height||1070 mm||1120 mm||1100 mm||NA|
|Seat Height||795 mm||NA||790 mm||802 mm|
|Wheelbase||1305 mm||1290 mm||1340 mm||1320 mm|
|Ground Clearance||165 mm||160 mm||179 mm||165 mm|
|Kerb Weight||D150S 129/130 kg, D150F 132 Kg||138 kg||146 kg||134 kg|
The first thing that you would have probably noticed is that despite displacing the least cubes amongst this lot, it is the Discover’s engine that makes the most power. Yamaha’s SZ is the least powerful in this list. In terms of torque, all the bikes are evenly matched but SZ starts churning it the earliest and Discovers the last!
All the four bikes here come with five-speed gearboxes but it’s only the Discover that doesn’t come with the universal one down four up pattern.
Apart from being the most powerful, new Discovers are also the lightest and shortest in class which provides them fantastic power to weight ratio as well as make them great city runabouts. In terms of wheelbase, Unicorn scores the brownies with Achiever having the smallest length.
The biggest shortcoming Discover faces is its smallest fuel tank with a capacity of only 10 liters. At 14 liters, SZ has the largest tank capacity. However, owing to lesser weight and claimed high fuel efficiency, we expect it to possess almost a similar travel range as the others.
The 80/100 section front tyre is also the widest and comes with a monoshock, Unicorn being the only other motorcycle to sport one here. However, Unicorn is significantly costlier than the Bajaj.
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