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Spec comparison: Honda CB Shine vs Bajaj V vs Discover 150S vs Pulsar AS150

Team OD  /
01 Feb 2016 19:26:00 IST

Bajaj unveiled yet another 150cc motorcycle in the markettoday. Apart from the shout-out to the INS Vikrant (the metal for the bike, mostly in the fuel tank, has been sourced from the scrapped warship), the other highlight is that the motorcycle straddles the traditional commuter segment along with the low-end 150cc space.

The Bajaj V15The Bajaj V15

Powered by an all-new 12PS/13Nm making 149.5cc DTS-i engine, the Bajaj V is intended for easy riding over long distances, with a fuel tank capacity of13 litres with 1.7 litres in reserve. What makes it more cruiser-like than commuter-like, though, are the tyres its shod with - 90/90-18 at the front and 120/80-16 at the rear.

Honda CB Shine SP_Helpdesk Jan 16The Honda CB Shine SP

The Honda CB Shine here, with its disc brake variant priced at Rs 62,400 (ex-Delhi), is the highest selling 125cc in the market. It features in this comparison due to its popularity in this particular market segment and its pricing which is closer to the 150s.

The Bajaj Discover 150SThe Bajaj Discover 150S

Bajaj's own Discover 150S isa more affordable and commuter-like 150cc bike and it's priced at Rs 57,630 (ex-Delhi) for the disc brake variant.The Pulsar AS 150 happens to be the newestof Bajaj's 150cc bikes and represents the 'Adventure Sport'-ier end of the spectrum. It's alsosetto be the most expensive one here, at Rs 79,000 (ex-Delhi).

The Bajaj Pulsar AS150The Bajaj Pulsar AS150

While the Bajaj V may not be a direct contender to the three bikes picked for this spec comparison, it does slot in between what all these three have to offer.The new Bajaj V is expected to retail at around Rs 60,000-65,000 (ex-showroom).

Honda CB Shine vs Bajaj V vs Discover 150S vs Pulsar AS150


  
Honda CB Shine (disc)
Engine Displacement (cc) 125
Cylinder config Single
Spark plugs per cylinder 1
Cooling system Air cooled
Maximum power (PS) 10.7
Maximum torque (Nm) 10.3
Gears 5
Valvetrain NA
Fuel system NA
Ignition type NA
Clutch type Wet multiplate
Chassis type Steel diamond
Front suspension Telescopic fork
Rear suspension Spring loaded hydraulic
Brakes front 240mm
Brakes rear 130mm
Brakes front type Disc
Brakes rear type Drum
Tyres front 80/100-18
Tyres rear 80/100-18
Length (mm) 2007
Width (mm) 762
Height (mm) 1085
Wheelbase (mm) 1266
Ground clearance (mm) 160
Fuel capacity (litres) 10.5
Reserve fuel capacity (litres) 0
Kerb weight (kg) 124
Price (ex-Delhi) Rs 62,400
  
Bajaj V15
Engine Displacement (cc) 150
Cylinder config Single
Spark plugs per cylinder 2
Cooling system Air-cooled
Maximum power (PS) 12
Maximum torque (Nm) 13
Gears 4
Valvetrain SOHC
Fuel system Carburettor
Ignition type DTS-i
Clutch type Wet multiplate
Chassis type NA
Front suspension Telescopic
Rear suspension Hydraulic
Brakes front 240mm
Brakes rear 130mm
Brakes front type Disc
Brakes rear type Drum
Tyres front 90/90-18
Tyres rear 120/80-16
Length (mm) 2044
Width (mm) 780
Height (mm) 1070
Wheelbase (mm) 1315
Ground clearance (mm) 165
Fuel capacity (litres) 13
Reserve fuel capacity (litres) 1.7
Kerb weight (kg) 135.5
Price (ex-Delhi) Rs 60-65,000 (estd)
  
Bajaj Discover 150S (disc)
Engine Displacement (cc) 145
Cylinder config Single
Spark plugs per cylinder 2
Cooling system Air-cooled
Maximum power (PS) 14.5
Maximum torque (Nm) 12.75
Gears 5
Valvetrain SOHC
Fuel system Carburettor
Ignition type DC- Digital CDI
Clutch type Wet multiplate
Chassis type Semi double cradle
Front suspension Telescopic
Rear suspension Monoshock
Brakes front 240mm
Brakes rear 130mm
Brakes front type Disc
Brakes rear type Drum
Tyres front 80/100-17
Tyres rear 100/90-17
Length (mm) 2038
Width (mm) 714
Height (mm) 1070
Wheelbase (mm) 1305
Ground clearance (mm) 165
Fuel capacity (litres) 10
Reserve fuel capacity (litres) 1.9
Kerb weight (kg) 130
Price (ex-Delhi) Rs 57,630
  
Bajaj Pulsar AS150 (disc)
Engine Displacement (cc) 150
Cylinder config Single
Spark plugs per cylinder 2
Cooling system Air-cooled
Maximum power (PS) 17
Maximum torque (Nm) 13
Gears 5
Valvetrain SOHC
Fuel system Carburettor
Ignition type Digital CDI
Clutch type Wet multiplate
Chassis type Perimeter
Front suspension Telescopic
Rear suspension Monoshock
Brakes front 240mm
Brakes rear 130mm
Brakes front type Disc
Brakes rear type Drum
Tyres front 80/100-17
Tyres rear 110/80-17
Length (mm) 2070
Width (mm) 804
Height (mm) 1205
Wheelbase (mm) 1363
Ground clearance (mm) 170
Fuel capacity (litres) 12
Reserve fuel capacity (litres) 2.4
Kerb weight (kg) 143
Price (ex-Delhi) Rs 79,000
  

Also see: Bajaj Auto unveils the Bajaj V, positioned between practical and sporty commuters To stay at the cutting edge of automotive news in India, follow us on Twitter (@odmag) or on Facebook (facebook.com/odmag). Or download our app from the iOS or Android app stores today

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