Bajaj Discover 150 S vs Pulsar 150 on paper tech spec compare

Bajaj Discover 150 S debuts as a bridge between commuter segment and entry level performance street bike category. Here we compare Discover 150 S and Bajaj Pulsar 150 on paper, technical specifications and price.

Discover 150 vs Pulsar 150Engine of Discover 150 S is not same as Pulsar 150′s. New 144.8 cc single cylinder mono spark ignition air cooled engine in Discover 150 S produces 14.5 PS @ 8500 rpm and 12.75 Nm @ 6500 rpm. While much acquainted 149 cc DTS-i air cooled single cylinder engine in Pulsar 150 produces 15.06 PS @ 9000 rpm and 12.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm. Gearbox in new Discover has all-up pattern unlike sporty one-down-four-up seen in other 150cc bikes.

Although Discover 150 S sports slightly smaller engine, power to weight ratio should be more or less equal to Pulsar’s. Discover 150 S weighs about 15 kg less than Pulsar making it easy to manoeuvre in city traffic.

Bajaj Discover 150S launched in PuneBajaj Pulsar is obviously longer and wider than Discover 150 S but the commuter stands taller. Wheelbase of Pulsar is more than newcomer, and both have identical ground clearance reading.

Both 150cc segment bikes from Bajaj have identical rear tire parameters but Pulsar sits on 2.75-17″ rubber on front while Discover 150 S has 80/100-17″. All four tires are tubeless. Latter has option of drum and disc brake to hold front wheel while Pulsar 150 has disc brake as standard feature. Rear wheel of either bike gets the luxury of drum brake only.

Bajaj Pulsar 150Being a daily office – home bike, Discover 150 S should do good with usual 10 litres fuel tank capacity seen in Discover nameplate. While slightly enthusiast and long ride oriented Pulsar 150 benefits from 15 litre tank.

Coming down to price, Bajaj Discover 150 S seems clear winner, not against Pulsar in particular, but in entire 150cc segment as, well, it costs only Rs. 51,721 (ex-showroom Pune), while Pulsar 150 is priced at Rs. 66,963.

Also read – Bajaj Discover 150S launch price in Pune Rs 58,515 on-road.

Specifications

Discover 150 S

Pulsar 150

Engine

4-stroke, S-i, air cooled, single cylinder

4-stroke, DTS-i, air cooled, single cylinder

Engine Displacement

144.8 cc

149 cc

Max Net Power

14.5 PS @ 8500 rpm

15.06 PS @ 9000 rpm

Max Net Torque

12.75 Nm @ 6500 rpm

12.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm

Transmission

5 Speed, all up

5 Gears, one down four up

Max Speed

110 kmph

NA

Length

2038 mm

2055 mm

Width

714 mm

755 mm

Height

1070 mm

1060 mm

Wheelbase

1305 mm

1320 mm

Saddle height

795 mm

NA

Ground Clearance

165 mm

165 mm

Kerb weight 

(drum / disc)

129 / 130 kg

144 kg

Brakes Front

Disc / Drum

Disc 240 mm

Brakes Rear

Drum

Drum 130 mm

Tyre Front

80/100 X 17”, tubeless

2.75 – 17”, tubeless

Tyre Rear

100/90 X 17”, tubeless

100/90 X 17”, tubeless

Fuel Tank

10 liters total

15 liters total

Price 

(ex-Pune)

Rs. 51,721

Rs. 66,963

Price 

(on-road Pune)

Rs. 58,515

Rs. 74,715