The Sri Lankan government has given Bajaj Auto an order of 1.25 lakh units for the Discover 125M motorcycle. The bikes will be delivered in the next four months.
Bajaj Auto isn’t done with launching new Discover models because the current Discover 125M is going to be replaced by a new Discover 125 model next year, the company bringing in learnings from the Discover 150 which was launched just recently. Still, the Discover 125M is quite a good bike which offers decent performance and high value for your money. The automaker has now got a big order of 1.25 lakh Discover 125M motorcycles from the Sri Lankan government. The Pulsar maker had got an order of 50,000 units for the same bike earlier and had fulfilled it successfully, thereby getting a repeat order.
Getting such a big order from out of the country is just what Bajaj Auto might be looking out for as the company turns heavy attention to exports. This big order will take at least four months to fulfil with the cost of each bike being Rs. 50,500/- (ex-showroom, Delhi). Obviously pricing for a bulk deal will be lower and considering Bajaj Auto’s aggression in export volumes, the Sri Lankan government would have got quite the deal. Bajaj sells bikes in Sri Lanka through its distributor David Pieris Motor Company.
The Bajaj Discover 125M was launched in May 2014, replacing the Discover 125T and Discover 125 ST models which were discontinued. This motorcycle is powered by a 124.6cc, 4-valve engine which churns out 11.5 PS of power and 10.8 Nm of torque. The M in the Discover 125M stands for Mileage which is something the centre in Sri Lanka might have looked at with a lot of importance. With so many units ordered, we feel the bike will be used by all Sri Lankan government forces including police, civil and defence services.