Yamaha SZ-X vs. Bajaj Discover 150 DTS-i Page — 2 ZigWheels.com

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Yamaha SZ-X vs. Bajaj 150 DTS-i

The Bajaj Discover 150 and the Yamaha SZ-X flummoxed the jury at the 2010 ZigWheels of the Year awards. We took out for another round to find out why

power plays

Looking at the bikes, one would be led to believe the SZ-X would just the socks off the Discover 150 when it to performance. But this couldn’t be from the truth. The first of this arrive when one over the engine specifications of the bikes. The 153cc single-cylinder of the SZ-X, which has been from none other its elder sibling, the FZ16, it has tuned less for outright and more for strong mid-range

On paper, the engine makes 12.1 PS of power and 12.8 Nm of which about 1.9 PS and 1.2 Nm less what the same engine on the FZ16. On the other hand, the 144.8cc engine armed DTS-i and ExhaustTEC technology 13 PS of power, beating the SZ-X’s figure by a fair margin. The Nm torque figure on the other is almost at par.

And when you in the kerb weight of both the — 132kg for the SZ-X and for the Discover 150 — one realizes the Discover scores much when it comes to power-to-weight Thanks to this, the Discover can the dash from zero to in just 5.2 seconds while the trails behind at 5.9 seconds.

So while the story of straight performance might be cut and dry, roll-on acceleration figures a different tale. We discovered in our performance test data the run from 30km/h to 70km/h in gear took 6.1 seconds for the and 6.9 seconds for the SZ-X.

But the tables in higher gears where the was faster for the same speed taking 7.7 seconds in fourth and 8.4 in fifth, where the Discover 150 only manage 8.6 seconds and seconds for the same. And it is this in-gear acceleration that be most handy whether you are your city commute or a fun ride on twisty mountain

Handling, ride and all that

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Bajaj Discover DTS-i

Almost all bikes made by in the recent past have excellent handlers and the SZ-X is no to this rule. The chassis is nimble and flicking the bike can be done with the utmost of The agile handling combined the strong mid-range performance the SZ-X an absolute joy to ride in any

In fact, it wouldn’t be too far fetched to say that all of us here at ZigWheels had fun riding the SZ-X than we did even on the FZ16. And even the SZ-X doesn’t use any fancy suspension, the ride quality is brilliant. Along with the and comfortable seat, the bike up any bumps and undulations on the road in and riding on most sorts of is easily manageable.

But sadly, there is a big pitfall Yamaha didn’t overcome this bike and that was the of a disc brake at the front, as an option. So while the bike was mad fun to we had to be extremely cautious about the throttle because a few hard on the front brake would it badly faded, after the chances of going head into the vehicle in front of you exponentially.

The Discover 150 sports NitroX shock absorbers on the rear and a decent ride quality, but the is way too still compared to the SZ-X. So overall, the ride experience is not so it doesn’t really measure up to the Handling too, is quite and acceptable.

This is of course a thing as the Discover sticks to its of commuter quite ardently. It tempt the rider into any shenanigans, making for a highly means of transport for getting point A to point B, be it inside the or outside of it. Where Bajaj score a large number of points is in the brakes department.

The 240mm disc brake at might not have the bite of units found in the performance-oriented bikes, it provides adequate power for most conditions one encounter on one’s daily

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