Bajaj Discover 110 Review
Bike Tested: Bajaj Discover 110; Road Test No. 903
Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 62,183/-
The 2018 Discover 110 sits between the Platina and Discover 125 commuter bikes
The Discover series by Bajaj has been in the market for more than thirteen years now and recently a new model; basically, two for this year was launched by the company, Discover 110 and 125. Since 2004, the Discover series has seen variants like 100 DTS-Si, 100T, 100M and 125T, 125ST and 150 DTS-i, and many others, also a Discover that was powered by world’s first 4 valve twin spark – DTS-i engine was introduced in 2013. In short, the Discover series was introduced in a variety of engine options and sportier designs. Back in 2007, a 135cc variant was also launched whose production was stopped after the launch of the 150cc Discover. Nonetheless, we got to sample the new 110 and this new model sits between the Platina and Discover 125. The new Discover 110 is powered by a new 115.45cc engine and being a commuter motorcycle, it is still offered with a digital display, alloy wheels and an electric start. Read on below to find out what the new Discover 110 is all about.
Motor Quest: It’s been 14 years now that the Discover has been in the market. Bajaj introduced three new models that were powered by world’s first 4-valve twin-spark – DTS-i engine. The Discover was the second bike after the Pulsar series that came with spoke alloys and the patented “Exhaus-TEC” system, which was basically a resonator that boosts up torque at lower RPMs.
Styling – The 2018 Discover 110 still carries the design of the previous generation Discover or we can also say that it resembles its elder sibling, the Discover 125, but it does get minor tweaks to make it look modern. These little cosmetic changes include the re-designed rear cowl and contrasting side panels and of course, the new web inspired alloy wheels. Adding to them are the new ‘inverted-horns’-like LED DRLs in the headlight unit which is done neatly making the headlight look like it has been wrapped by the DRLs. The seat is a single-piece unit which now comes in dual-texture. This new model can be had in a choice of three paint schemes – Ebony Black, Flame Red and Blue. The exhaust is upswept and the exhaust shield is neatly designed. With these minor tweaks in its design, the new Discover 110 kinda looks modern and fresh.
Instrument Cluster and Switchgear – The instrument cluster on this new model is an analog-digital unit. The digital display shows odometer, speedometer, one trip meter and fuel gauge. And on the left is a round analogue meter which is the tachometer. The tachometer gets clear and easy-to-read RPM numbers and the whole instrument cluster is clearly visible even in the brightest of sunlight. Then to the right of the digital display are the tell-tale lights. The switchgear is placed within good reach of the rider and all the switches work well. On the RHS of the handlebar are the self-start button and the headlight switch whereas on the LHS of the handlebar are the horn, low/high beam switch, indicator and pass-light switch. The plastic quality is decent.
Ergonomics – The Discover 110 offers city commuter ergonomics. It has an upright seating position with easy to reach handlebar and footpegs. The 8-litre fuel tank is sculpted well and offers more comfort to your legs. The new seat is comfortable but not by a great margin. The new mirrors also offer great visibility and the pillion too has got a good seating position as the new grab rails and footpegs are placed within proper reach and access. The saddle height is 805 mm which is not very tall and hence it is easily accessible to shorter riders as well. The D110’s ergonomics make it a comfortable city commuter.