As we reported earlier, Bajaj Auto today launched its latest offering in the commuter segment, called the Discover 125 ST in New Delhi. It has been equipped with many technology as well as design improvements which make the new Discover even more attractive and better value for buyers who are looking for a fuel efficient bike with good power and features.
The ST in the new Bajaj Discover stands for Sports Tourer which means a bike which is sporty as well as comfortable for long commuting or touring. With the styling and performance of a sports bike, yet with the comfort and economy of a commuter bike, the “Discover ST” aims to redefine commuting from “Chalta Hai “to “Daudta Hai”.
Commenting on the launch, K Srinivas, President – Motorcycle business, Bajaj Auto Ltd. said, “We believe that the average Indian commuter has to compromise a lot for the fuel efficiency. With the Discover ST, we are making a statement that mileage need not come with the boring design and outdated features.
He further added,”The Sports Tourer is an everyday fun ride to work. We believe that the sporty evolution of the commuter category will occus fast, and it is our intention to dominate this segment by introducing such breakthrough products.”
From the photos of the Discover 125ST, with the first glimpse itself you notice a completely new design. The front- fascia is almost similar to the Discover 150 DTSi, which was showcased earlier at the 2008 Auto Expo. The new design of fuel tank is much more sharp compared to the current Discover and derives more aggressive and sporty stance from Pulsar.
The slightly raised rear seat imparts a sporty look. The Discover 125ST also gets a front disc brake and half chain cover. The decals of the bike do carry forward the old/original Discover lineage in its design. The alloy wheels are with sleek ribs which gives it an agile appeal. The Discover ST 125 comes with a 200 mm petal disc up front and a 130mm mechanical drum brake at the rear.
At the rear, the sporty Monoshock suspension not only improves on the aesthetics, but also improves on the balance, handling and comfort during the ride of the Discover ST. The engine fins are more corrugated for better heat dissipation and superior performance and cooling even in the scorching hot summers in India. The frame or the chassis has been designed to suppress the vibrations for a more comfortable ride.
Shades available in new Bajaj Discover 125 ST –
- Blue &
The new Bajaj Discover 125 ST is powered by a 4 valve single cylinder petrol engine with a CV type carburettor. With the 4 valve technology and high quality of the engine, it produces 13 PS of power @ 9000 RPM which is one of the best power in the 125 CC segment in India. It produces 10.8 Nm of torque @ 7000 RPM with digital ignition system. It comes with self and kick start option. It has a 5 speed manual transmission with semi double cradle frame.
It is powered by the DTS-Twin Spark technology which has been introduced for the first time in this category of bikes, according to the press release the new Bajaj Discover 125 ST delivers 13PS of power which is highest in the 125cc category without compromising on fuel efficiency.
Like the Pulsar series, the Discover series too have been impressive to the company. As far as pricing is concerned we feel the new Discover 125 ST to be priced at Rs 55,000, ex-showroom (estimated). The motorcycle will reach the dealers across the country by the end of June. The Discover 125 ST will be sold alonside the current model range.
Technical specification of Bajaj Discover 125 ST (Sports Tourer) –
- Type: 4 Valve Twin Spark Air Cooled
- Engine Displacement : 124.6cc
- Max.Net Power: 13 Ps @ 9000 rpm
- Max.net Torque: 1.1 kgm @ 7000 rpm
- Ignition System Digital CDI
- Carburetor: CV type
- Starting: Self + kick start
- Transmission: 5 Speed Constant mesh
- Frame : Semi Double cradle
- Front Suspension: Telescopic Fork with Anti-friction DU Bush
- Rear Suspension: Nitrox Monoshock with gas canister
- Front Brake: Petal Disc 200 mm
- Rear Brake: Drum 130 mm
- Front wheel / tyre: New design alloy / 2.75 X 17” 41P Tube Type
- Rear wheel / tyre: New design alloy / 3.00 X 17” 50P Tube Type
- Fuel Tank: 10 L
- Wheelbase: 1305 mm
- Seat Height: 800 mm
- Turning Circle Radius: 2100 mm
- Ground Clearance: 170 mm
- Kerb Weight: 124.5 kg
- Max Speed: 105 kmph
- System: DC Ignition
- Battery: 12V 5AH