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Bajaj has long been synonymous with bikes and the happiness and freedom to bring to the proud owners. The company offers so many different brands under its umbrella that it may become difficult for a potential buyer to make a decision. Though the company has several options, in this article we are focussing on two trendy Bajaj bikes – the Bajaj Pulsar 150 vs Bajaj Discover 150F. Both these bikes are known for their high performance and affordability with a great muscular style and have highly been popular among the Indian masses. Let’s find out in this comparison who wins over who and what’s the ideal choice for you.
Well, both Bajaj Discover 150F(launched in 2006) and Bajaj Pulsar 150 (launched in 2014) are a lot appealing in terms of look, aimed to reduce to load of the driver while also giving a sporty look. We can easily say that their sporty looks are one of the many reasons for the popularity of the two bikes.
Both have the same ground clearance of 165 mm, almost equal length and weight. The Bajaj Pulsar 150 differentiates itself with a more significant height by 10 mm. However, it loses to Bajaj Discover 150’s larger fuel capacity by five more litres and a larger wheelbase of 1330 mm.
Sure the performance does improve if we have a look at the Bajaj Pulsar 150’s torque of 12.8 Nm @6500 rpm than Discover 150’s 11.7 Nm @6500 rpm. Additionally, the Pulsar also has upped its power and is now producing a maximum of 14.5 PS @8500 rpm. The Discover, on the other hand, and has 14.2 PS @8500 rpm.
Surely, we can say that even though the Bajaj Pulsar 150 uses the same air-cooled, four-stroke engine as that of Discover 150 there has been a significant upgrade in terms of performance.
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The similarity is that:
Yes, very important as the fuel price rises we want less maintenance. If you’re interested that both the bikes from Bajaj give great mileage. Bajaj Pulsar 150 gives a mileage of 50 km/lt while Bajaj Discover 150F gives a mileage of 63 km/lt.
The suspension technology of the Bajaj Pulsar 150 has improved to telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers in the front and NitroxMono Shock Absorber with a piggyback gas canister in the rear. It makes them a perfect ride for both city roads and winding mountain roads.
Brakes have however remained the same of about 240 mm Disc in the front and 130 mm Drum in the rear.
Unfortunately, Bajaj Discover 150F has been discontinued, and newer models have replaced the old Bajaj Pulsar 150. But, you can always look for second-hand options, which will be lighter on your pocket.
Bajaj Discover 150F sells for a price of Rs. 59,641*(last known price from ex-showroom) whereas Bajaj Pulsar 150 sells at about Rs. 86,491*(average known price from ex-showroom).
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Getting your hands on Bajaj Discover 150F can be a little tough since the model has been discontinued, but if you want a regular commuter bike with less maintenance, it’s the choice for you. But if you desire for more power, better looks Bajaj Pulsar 150 is no option! You can always take a two-wheeler loan to buy a brand new or a second-hand bike of your choice.