So, after the first mysterious spyshots of a camouflaged mule, we bring to you the real deal! Yes, what you see on your screen right now is the first ever faired bike from Bajaj’s Discover series.
When the Discovers were not doing as per the expectations, Bajaj thought of adding something which pleases majority of Indians – fairing! And what that semi-fairing has done to the bike is give it a ‘bigger’ look.
The semi-fairing on this Discover 150F looks a lot inspired from Stunner and frankly speaking, doesn’t gel well with the overall body. But then when did 220s?
These exclusive pics, shared by one of our avid reader Rupesh Ghadi, confirm that, like the naked sibling Discover 150S, 150F has also reached dealerships and will be officially launched very soon. The graphics are trademark Discovers, boring! We notice the front disc brake plate (with its cap) which was absent on the 150S.
Apart from that, monoshock absorbers continue to do duty and the one good thing we see here is that this display bike features MRF Nylogrip Zapper tyres on both wheels, a welcome break from the ‘not-so-good’ Eurogrips Bajaj’s bikes have been coming equipped with of late. The headlamps design is inspired from the bikini fairing of regular Discovers.
The handlebar is high raised with forward-set footpegs, inferring the riding posture to be very straight and commuterish, which is expected. Discover 150F will be powered by a newly-developed near 150cc 4-stroke 4-valve engine and the logo confirms it will NOT be a Triple Spark engine and continue to be a Dual-Spark motor. Though the power and torque specs are not known at this point, we expect them to be a shade under Pulsar 150s.
Like the 150S, the new Discover 150F gets an all-up 5-Speed gearbox and all-black theme. Pricewise, this semi-faired Discover 150F may overshoot Pulsar 135LS and may be priced somewhere between Rs 60,000 to Rs 65,000 ex-showroom Delhi. Bajaj Discover 150F, with that fairing, will target college going young enthusiasts who want ‘big’ bike looks and power at affordable prices along with good mileage.
So, will you buy one?
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