Bajaj Discover and Super splendor

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well i am a bit confused which bike i shd buy .I have shortlised Bajaj Discover and the newly launched Hero Honda Super Splendor 125 cc.The Discover is gr8 on looks and Pick up(11.5 bhp) but have heard that gives low average,Plus weighs around 129 kgs.The super Splendor is 121 kgs .gives a 65+ average..but is a total let down on looks pick up ..(9 bhp )can anyone give inputs on which one is better and what is discovers average and handling is better than HH Super splendor ..which is a better buy ??
 
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well... if you are looking for a bike that is excellently reliable, nothing beats a Honda... but of the two, Discover is better value for money.
 
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but is the milege of Discover very low .Can you please give details of the same
 
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i had like to see the real world averages of both the bikes. the figures quoted by the companies really are not true.
 
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People reporting 75KM+ per litre mileage. Thats damn good. More than splendor i presume?
 


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i doubt getting this much on my splendor when i had it back in early 2000s. though it should be possible if the bike is driven nicely.
 
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ha. nope. Friend has new splendor ..says even with nicest of driving and gear shifting, getting 65kmpl avg.
 
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well the claims made by the manufacturers are largely based on specific test conditions. so you are looking at a scenario where the bike is constantly driven at 50-60kmph without any stops. now that is not really possible in real world scenarios. you stop at red lights. you have to apply brakes and accelerate again. all these things hurt the mileage of the vehicle. i can easily get 22kmpl in my car on a flat road. but i end up getting 12-13kmpl even with careful driving within city limits.
 
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Well my friend says bike is used just for roughly 20km everyday. And 75kmpl is not the claim of manufacturers but got this figure after reading reviews of users on other sites. 75kmpls is better than 65kmpl :) I remember Bajaj introducing new technologies (direct fuel injection tech etc etc ) with each new refresh of discover whereas i barely remember the changes in splendor apart from crappy exterior cosmetic changes
 
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well the problem with bajaj is that they experiment too much. a friend owned the first generation pulsar 200 and it was a piece of shit bike. had so many troubles in the first six months of ownership. bajaj is very much like the tata of the bike world. they roll out beta products and fix them in each generation. and every version of the bike is bought by people who end up being the beta tester.
 
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close to 8 years on pulsar 150, not an issue till now. very very satisfiedBut ofcourse its not as smooth as unicorn!
 
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nice. from what i have heard. bajaj engines do not have a very long life. eight years is pretty awesome.
 
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Yes. i too heard that apart from original 150CC pulsar (that had awesome round headlights) , Getting 5 years of service from pulsars without serious engine problems is considered a miracle.