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

| August 18, 2014 | 18 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.

  7. Dipan Talukdar says:

    To Srinivas , the tuning that the sales person has done is simply a carburattor tunning . You should probably take your bike to a authorised service center or to a experienced garage . I think the setting is set to high and not a balanced one . During racing carburattor settings are set to high which results in low mileage and high pick-up power with 2 or 3 % more speed in terms of acceleration . Check your carburattor and tell the mechanic to make a equal Air-Fuel ration . It can be done manually but I wont think it is a good thing as you migh wreck the settings . And to all those people who are complaing please take your bike to the service center and simply tell them to make equal air-fuel ratio . I own Bajaj Discover 150s and 100m so from my knowledge and my experience I have solved the problem . Hope it helps all . Thanking you .

  8. Siva says:

    Friends,
    I currently own a HH Splendor and looking for upgrading to a faster bike. I am 5’4” tall. I want to choose between Honda CB Shine, Discover 125M and Discover 150S. I am looking for decent mileage, ride comfort and of course, speed and pickup. I drive totally about 50 kms to and fro in a day. Please help me choose.

    • Rohan Patil says:

      Test ride them and see which suits you. Honda Shine gives good mileage for a 125cc.

      • Siva says:

        Hi Rohan, thanks for the response. I have dropped 125M since Shine is better. However, I am confused between 125 cc and 150cc. Actually, wanted to get a bike at max. displacement possible at decent mileage. Basically, to cut down my office commute time (i drive 46-48 kms up and down daily) without sacrificing mileage much. I test drove 150F last week. Is surprisingly light (for 132 kg), smooth going, good comfort and gear shift is also smooth. My only worry is the future of Discover range given how Bajaj has added/dropped bikes in this brand. As for CB Shine, yet to test drive but concerned about vibrations and tyre slippage although mileage should be pretty decent. Pls help with your opinion.

        • Rohan Patil says:

          Vibrations are felt post 80 kmph and they aren’t too much for a bother. Coming to tyre slippage, its not much of an issue. If you want you can always upgrade the tyre size.

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