Bajaj Discover 150 Vs. Yamaha SZR – Who Fares Better?


Bajaj and Yamaha are household names in India, as their bikes are quite popular in the country. Both the companies possess a long history and proud legacy, and both strive to give the best product to the customers. Both Bajaj and Yamaha Bikes are known for their style, performance, power and utility. Though there are many buyers who remain loyal to their preferred brands, there are many who would choose the best among equals. Here is a comparison between two of the most popular models from Bajaj and Yamaha – the Discover 150 and Yamaha SZR.

As both the bikes are commuter bikes, it is imperative that the evaluation should be done on common parameters like the cost of the bike, engine capabilities and mileage as well as other such relevant factors. Let us examine the duo based on these parameters.

Cost – Price of the bike is the first and foremost parameter in a buying decision. If the buyer finds a bike beyond his budget, he may not care to know more about it in detail. Hence, it is important for the makers to price their products in the most competitive manner. As such, the Bajaj Discover 150 is priced at INR 58739/- and the Yamaha SZR is priced at INR 59318/-. As one can see both the bikes are evenly matched, with the Yamaha bike costing a bit more than the Bajaj bike.

Engine Power – A 144.8cc, 12.8 bhp, four-stroke engine, which is capable of generating 14.5 PS of power and 12.5 Nm of torque powers the Bajaj Discover 150. On the other hand, the Yamaha SZR runs on a 153 cc air-cooled single cylinder SOHC engine capable of churning 12.1 PS of power and 12.8 Nm of torque. Here also, the Bajaj bike holds the slightest of the edge.

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Mileage and other specifications – The Bajaj Discover 150 returns an average mileage of 72 kmpl as compared to the 62-kmpl mileage offered by the Yamaha SZR. While the Yamaha bike has a superior fuel tank capacity of 14 liters, the Bajaj counterpart has a fuel tank capacity of 10 liters only.

The Yamaha SZR is taller, longer and wider than the Bajaj Discover 150 bike in India. Both offer the same ground clearance of 165mm. Both bikes possess almost identical weight of 130 kg (Bajaj Discover) and 134 kg (Yamaha SZR) of unladen weight. Both Yamaha SZR and Bajaj Discover 150 offer great ride quality and seating comforts. They are also evenly matched in terms of looks and styling.

However, as a whole, the Bajaj Discover 150 seems to be a better bike in comparison with the Yamaha SZR, owing to the lower price and higher fuel-efficiency and engine power offered by the former.

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