Bajaj Discover 125: A balance of practicality and sportiness
Bajaj’s Discover has been around in the market for a very long time now, and in 2018, the manufacturer launched two models – the Discover 110 and 125. There have been multiple variants of the motorcycle over the years, one of which was the first 4-valve twin spark DTS-i engine in the world, introduced back in 2013. It was offered with various engines and sporty themes. Even a 135cc model was launched in 2007, but the production was ceased after the introduction of the Discover 150. The Discover 125 sits above the Platina and Discover 110. It is a proper commuter motorcycle that comes with alloy wheels, electric start, sporty graphics and a digital display.
Packed neatly within the frame is a 124.60cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 10.90bhp and 10.80Nm of torque. The motor is air-cooled and comes paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Bajaj Discover 125 is BSIV-compliant.
The Discover sports a very simple, tidy look. It gets a bubble-like headlight with LED DRLs at the front with a small visor, along with clear-lens indicators. The tank design is slender; so is the single-piece seat and the rest of the tail section. Even the black alloy wheel pattern is new. At the rear, it sports a two-tone tail lamp cluster and a simplistic exhaust unit. The instrument cluster is part-digital. The display reflects the fuel gauge, speedometer, trip meter and odometer. The tachometer is analogue. It also gets tell-tale lights. The quality of the switchgear is not bad at all. In terms of dimensions, the Discover 125 is 2035mm in length, 760mm in width and 1087mm in height. The motor is smooth and throttle response is very linear, and the engine sounds nice too. It can manage a top speed of 105kph, but when the motor is strained, vibrations can be felt. Acceleration is quite good as well. The motor pulls well in the fifth gear. At 121kgs, the bike feels light and nimble. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 165mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1305mm and a seat height of 800mm.
The Bajaj Discover 125 has a fuel tank capacity of 8 litres. In terms of mileage, the bike is capable of returning 82kmpl by ARAI, in BSIV guise.
Just like any other city commuter motorcycle, the Discover 125 offers an upright seating position, while the handlebar and foot pegs are within easy reach. Thanks to the slender tank, the rider sits comfortably. The rear-view mirrors provide a good view, and the single-piece seat is comfortable to sit on. Even the pillion gets to sit without any hassle, thanks in part to the grab-handle too. The riding dynamics of the bike are really good, thanks to the suspension setup. The bike soaks in bumps effortlessly. The Discover 125 corners quite well without losing its stability, but it isn’t made to do it enthusiastically. The rear brake seems to bite well, while the front brakes could’ve been better. At the front, the bike rides on telescopic suspension, while the rear gets a twin shock-absorber setup. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a semi-double cradle frame. The Discover 125 runs on 2.75×17 tyres at the front and 100/90-17 tyres at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by drum brakes at the front and at the rear.
The bike comes loaded with a slew of features like LED DRL headlamps, digital console, body graphics, textured tail lamp bezel, single-piece seat, electric start, alloy wheels and a pass light switch.
The Bajaj Discover 125 is available in a variety of shades like Ebony Black with Deep Red Graphics, Electron Blue, Ebony Black with Blue Graphics and Flame Red. Electron Blue is certainly a colour that is bound to be a favourite among young riders.
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Prices and Variants
The Bajaj Discover 125 is available in two variants: Discover 125 Drum – CBS for ₹ 57,811 and the Discover 125 Disc – CBS for ₹ 62,016 (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the bike, you can head to autox.
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