Bajaj plans to leave no stone unturned to become the top seller in the Indian motorcycle market. The latest product to join Bajaj’s Discover family is a semi-faired version of company’s commuter motorcycle, the Discover 150F.
But is the Discover 150F just another Discover with more plastic?
In terms of looks, yes, it is the same commuter motorcycle, with addition of a small fairing. However, the engine has been replaced by a newly developed 150cc 4-stroke 4-valve unit. The company has remained silent about the power figures but expect it to be a tad lower than that of the Pulsar 150. The Discover 150F will get a five-speed gearbox.
Other features include front disc brake, MRF Nylogrip Zapper tyres and a monoshock suspension setup at the back.
What motorcycles is it likely to compete against?
Nothing really. I mean you can say Honda Stunner or Hero Ignitor but then both those motorcycles fall in the 125cc engine displacement segment and are better looking as well. The Discover 150F on the other hand feels like just another product which has been introduced for the sake of variety. A sportier rear end and split seats would have made huge difference.
So who is the target audience?
Well, the Bajaj Discover 150F is mainly targeted to younger audience base who like sporty motorcycles with lower running costs. But we really doubt that the Discover 150F would succeed to attract the young crowd as much sportier and appealing motorcycles like the Honda Stunner and Hero Ignitor being present in the market.
The Discover 150F has already started reaching the dealerships for display. With the festive season just around the corner, we expect Bajaj to start the bookings soon. The Discover 150F is likely to be priced between Rs 60,000-65,000 range.
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Source: Bike Advice