Bajaj Auto has launched the new Discover 125 which is aimed at buyers who are looking at mileage. After launching the Discover 100M, the new Discover 125 is all set to attract mileage conscious riders to this commuter motorcycle. The Bajaj Discover 125 is offered in two variants, one with drum brakes while the other gets a 200 mm petal disc at the front. Powering the new Discover 125 is a 125cc, DTSi-engine which has 4-valves and uses a Pentroof combustion chamber. The bike has TwinSpark technology and generates 11.5 PS of power at 8000 RPM and 10.8 Nm of torque at 6000 RPM, coupled to a 4-speed gearbox.
The new Bajaj Discover 125 gets Nitrox twin-suspension at the rear and the company claims the petal disc is race inspired! The price of the drum version of the new Discover 125 is Rs. 49.075/- (ex-showroom, Hyderabad) and the bike is available in six colours namely magenta, blue, silver, red, green and silver. Electric start is standard on the motorcycle and so are the Y-shaped 10-spoke alloy wheels. As per the company, the top speed of the new Discover 125 is 100 km/hr but we don’t understand what’s the need of this variant when there is the Discover 125T?
Bajaj claims the Discover 125 returns a fuel mileage of 76 km/l, which is similar fuel efficiency as a 100cc bike. The tagline is “Jiyo Dana-Dan.” The new Discover 125 gets DC lighting as standard and Bajaj Auto has compared the motorcycle with the Honda CB Shine, Hero Glamour and Hero Passion Pro (Bajaj’s comparison table attached below). Bajaj Auto plans to launch more variants of the Discover this year and hopes to boost volumes in the commuter segment with these new launches. However, other than adding more variants to its portfolio, we are not quite sure how so many variants are helping the company or the buyers who are getting more confused.