2014 Bajaj Discover 150F and 150S Review: Evolved Commuting

| August 18, 2014 | 12 Comments

 2014 Bajaj Discover 150 F (17)

Discovers in various avatars have swung by ever since Bajaj introduced them way back in 2004. Since then, Bajaj has been at it, tinkering the Discover over time to suit rapidly changing tastes of the commuting class. The new Discover 150 twins are Bajaj’s new jab at the premium commuter segment, and now form the flagship of the Discover lineup- the range now starts with the 100T and these new 150 twins top it off.

2014 Bajaj Discover 150 S (5) 2014 Bajaj Discover 150 S (2)2014 Bajaj Discover 150 F (20)

What twins?

The Discover 150 comes in two flavors- a half-faired F and the more skimpily dressed S, which does away with the fairing.

2014 Bajaj Discover F & S (3)

What’s the difference?

The 150 F’s half-fairing shows a modicum of sporty intent, while the partly digital instrumentation and LED tail lamps add some more finesse. The 150 S gets a smaller bikini fairing, but retains the F’s headlamp cluster along with the pilot lamps, yet does away with the LED tail lamps. The S also gets a regular analog instrument cluster. Apart from that, both the bikes share the same cycle parts. Also, all that paraphernalia also makes the F 5 Kgs heavier than the S- that does very mildly reflect on the dynamics a tad, but more on that later.

2014 Bajaj Discover 150 F front fairing (2)

Half fairing on the Bajaj Discover 150 F

2014 Bajaj Discover 150 F instrument cluster (2)

Partly digital instrument cluster on the Bajaj Discover 150 F

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  1. kp says:

    so the discover 150 twin’s are better products than current pulsar-150 which is priced at 81000 on road?

    • The positioning of the Discover 150 is very different from the Pulsar. While the Pulsar is performance oriented and meant for the enthusiast, the Discover is oriented more towards the aware, discerning commuter who wants more from his everyday ride.

  2. Vishal says:

    WOrst bike in Indian history. My friend bought yesterday, again gear problem same as 2010 model

    • Pradeep says:

      You are right Vishal, I just bought a D150F. This bike of mine is having problems with the gearbox. especially the 2nd gear is very hard at times and also on the very second day of my purchase the gear liver has come out because the screw was not tightened properly.Cant call it a bad bike, Pickup is good, looks are good, expect good mileage.

  3. Gopi says:

    what about mielage friends…..

  4. Srinivas says:

    I bought 150f… I never expected they play foul just for the promotion.. Sales persons said it’ll give you a mileage of 60kmpl for sure.. Where as ARAI rating is 72kmpl.

    But I’m getting Surprising 42KMPL, i complained showroom many times, they said its unbelievable we have a review of minimum of 55kmpl. And they took my bike they tuned something and got my bike back with the same condition.. Bike is not smooth at top gear.. I also informed this to them..

    Then after 1500 kms, my engine started to seize with the black smoke, and started to get 25kmpl, i called the service manager he did the same tuning again and said the was some misfiring in the engine.. Now the black smoke problem is solved but not fully… He said he’ll solve that in the next free service.. But until now i have not received more than 44kmpl… That too on a economy driving.. I’m not a sport or rash driver.. If i have to be i would have got Pulsar or Gixxer..

    My suggestion go and collect some more reviews before buying this bike..

    Don’t believe sales persons at showroom… I’ll mail to Bajaj about this problems, i completed 2900 kms. And not satisfied with the performance.. If Motoroids supports this it’ll be favorable for commuters with the honest reviews…

  5. vinay B says:

    i also in the same situation bought bike on last week completed 400km same gear issue.it doesn’t have that much comfort as review are.city driving of 2 hour will give you lower back pain.
    i want to sue the showroom and co if they not resolve the gear problem.

  6. sandeep says:

    I have bought the Discover 150s. Bajaj claimed the fuel efficiency to be around 55 to 60kmpl sure but I’m getting 38 to 40kmpl. Advertisements claim 72kmpl. Big mileage problem.

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