The Price war that was seen in the Telecom sector is slowing finding its way into the Auto Industry. Bajaj, yet again, using its successful Discover brand, has introduced Discover 150cc in the Indian market. However, the Discover 150cc will only be available in the Andhra Pradesh and Punjab market initially.
It was only recently that Bajaj introduced a 100cc version of Discover, which according to reports, is selling 75000 units a month and is quite a success (and not to forget the swap of Bajaj pulsar into 135cc category)
Now by Introducing Bajaj Discover in 150cc segment, Bajaj, on the one hand is risking the sales of its own Pulsar 150 cc (which is still selling like hot cakes by the way) but on the other hand betting high on the success of this Discover primarily due to its extremely aggressive pricing.
Bajaj Discover 150cc is priced at Rs.46000, Ex showroom Delhi
Considering that the low end price of Pulsar 150cc is at least Rs.10000 more than this, Discover 150cc will sure roll the numbers for Bajaj.
Bajaj Discover 150cc looks
Bajaj claims that Discover 150cc retains the sporty look even though the price is largely compromised. But a first look at the bike proves that it’s not. Surely it doesn’t have the muscular body that Pulsar has but looks more like the Discover 135cc, with a slightly larger headlamp. The fuel tank is smaller, the rear wheel is thinner, the back seat isn’t raised at all, the exhaust pipe isn’t raised enough, all of which fail to add that sporty look that a Pulsar or an Apache RTR has in this segment.
Leaving the technical stuff by just looking at it from a distance, one can say that it’s a Discover 135cc, just with an addition of 150cc engine.
Discover 150cc Mileage
Bajaj again claims that it gave a Mileage of 65kmpl during the ARAI testing but those results will almost always be more by at least 5kmpl when it comes to On road conditions. Even then, 60kmpl is an exceptional Mileage for a 150cc bike. Technically, users should feel happy if their 150cc bike is giving a Mileage of about 55kmpl, be it Bajaj, Hero Honda or any other make.