Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bajaj Discover 125 - Discovering Speed
Bos Automotive - Bajaj Motorcycles and Scooters Limited is the third largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India. Many world class bikes have come out from their stable. The Bajaj has many vehicles in the 100 cc, 125 cc and 150 cc segments. The Discover 125 was launched long back in 2004 in 4 variants. But in 2005 only a single variant was kept in circulation. The Discover 125 was re-launched in 2011. The Discover 125 ST was launched in 2012 and the variant 125T in 2013. In 2014 two variants Discover 125 Disc and 125 Drum have been launched.

The Bajaj Discover 125 has 6 variants presently. The base Discover 125 drum variant is priced Rupees 49,017 and the top variant Discover 125T Disc Rupees 54,659. All the variants have kick and self starts. The instrument panel has an analogue speedometer, a fuel gauge, a low fuel alarm and a low battery indication. The bike has a 12V MF battery, 35w halogen multi reflector head lamps, LED tail and brake lamps and crystal lamp turn and pass signals.

The Discover is the first Bajaj bike with a 4 valve twin spark plug DTSi engine. The 124 cc, 11 bhp and 10.8 Nm torque engine with carburetor fuel system gives mileages of 77 kmpl for the 125T variants and 82 kmpl for the other variants. The Discover takes 6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 kmph and the top speed is 100 kmph. The transmission is 5 speed manual with wet multi plate type clutch.

The Bajaj Discover 125 comes in colours of brilliant blue, midnight black and blue, flame red and midnight black and red. The dimensions of the Discover are 2035 mm length, 760 mm width, 1087 mm height, 800 mm seat height, 1305 mm wheel base and 165 mm ground clearance. The 118 kg bike has a fuel tank of 8 litres with a 2 litre reserve capacity.

The chassis of the Discover is double cradle type with telescopic suspension with 130 mm fork at the front and Nitrox gas filled suspension with 110 mm wheel travel at the rear. The 17" alloy wheels have 2.75x17-41P tyres at the front and 3.0x17-50P tyres at the rear. The brakes are 200 mm disc or 130 mm drum type at the front and 130 mm drum type at the rear.

The Bajaj Discover is having 100 cc and 150 cc variants also. This tried and tested model has many variants, nice performance and good mileages as plus points. The absence of a digital console and visible cost cutting on the body are the weak points. The competition comes from the bikes like the Suzuki Hayate and the TVS Phoenix

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