Our eagle eyes managed to sneak up on the Bajaj Boxer 150 and the Discover 100 being tested yesterday. Both models are entry-level commuters, however, have been designed and targeted to cater to completely different buyers for different markets. The Boxer is essentially a motorcycle designed for the rural public who travel across rough and difficult terrains. The motorcycle spotted on test was the Boxer 150 with revised graphics, a better looking grab rail and 5-spoke alloy wheels meant for export markets.
Powering the Boxer is a 144.8cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled SI engine tuned to produce 11.8 HP of power at 7500 RPM and 12.26 Nm of torque at 4500 RPM. The older Boxer 150 could not leave a mark in the market as the fuel efficiency wasn’t as high as buyers had hoped for. The bike on test could feature certain mechanical tinkering for improved mileage. The Boxer is targeted towards the price conscious rural buyers, who want load hauling capacities from a bike that can also take up the huge bumps on uneven roads. The bike is mainly exported to several international markets like Africa, South America, Central America, Middle-East and certain parts of Asia, where the need for such kind of a product is huge.
The Discover 100 on the other hand did not sport any cosmetic changes and we assume the powertrain may have received an update. The 100cc segment commands for high fuel efficiency and Bajaj could have worked on the engine to provide more fuel efficiency. Unlike the Boxer, the Discover 100 is targeted at urban commuters and gets far better styling and a modern engine block. Powering the Discover is a the 102cc 4-valve, twin-spark, DTS-i engine producing 9.3 PS of power at 8000 RPM and 9.02 Nm of torque at 6000 RPM. The entry-level Discover features 17-inch web-spoke alloy wheels, smart graphics and a digital instrument console. Bajaj could announce yet another Discover 100 (N, O, P, Q, R, etc.) soon.