Bajaj Auto has launched the all-new 2014 Bajaj Discover 125cc motorcycle in India at Rs 48,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi.)
Bajaj Auto has expanded its Discover portfolio in India by introducing the all-new 2014 Bajaj Discover 125 motorcycle with prices starting at Rs 48,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi.) This is the third motorcycle under Bajaj’s Discover range to feature displacement of 125cc after the Discover 125ST and the Discover 125T.
Design-wise, the new Discover 125 looks similar to its other 125cc siblings and employs the same chiseled muscular tank along with an aggressive fairing with sharp edged headlamps. The major highlight of the model however, comes from the engine-specs department. The 125cc, air-cooled, 4-valve, TwinSpark DTS-i engine is rated to produce 11.5PS of max power and 10.8Nm of peak torque.
Compared to the earlier Discover 125, the power figure has been dropped by 1PS, while the torque figure has been kept unchanged. This has been done to hike the fuel efficiency of the motorcycle and the Indian bike major is claiming that new Discover 125 will run for 76 kilometers on one litre of fuel. The overall fuel tank capacity of the motorcycle is 9.5 litres and Bajaj is claiming a top speed of 100kmph.
The Discover 125 gets 130mm drum brakes as standard, but you can also opt for a 200mm front petal disc for some extra bucks. The motorcycle also features standard Nitrox gas-charged suspension, electric start and DC headlamp. The new 2014 Bajaj Discover 125 will be offered in India in a total of six colour options: Electric Blue, Wine Red, Charcoal Magenta, Charcoal Green, Silver Blue and Silver Gold.
Commenting on the launch K Srinivas, president of motorcycle business, said, “Many consumers are tired of the regular commuter bikes which offer only around 8PS of Power. They would ideally wish to upgrade to sportier, attractive bikes with superior technology and features. However barriers such as price and mileage deter them to move on to the 125cc segment. The all new Discover 125 offers equivalent mileage of a 100cc and comes with exciting performance and features all at an attractive price. We want the Indian commuter to live life to the fullest and “Jiyo Dana-Dan.”
Bajaj has priced the new Discover 125 very aggressively in India at Rs 46,699 for the standard variant and at Rs 48,619 for the disc brakes variant (Both prices are ex-showroom, Maharashtra.)
And at the said price point, the motorcycle will go head on with some of the very strong competitors in Indian market such as the Honda CB Shine, Hero Glamour and Hero Passion Pro.
On the plus side for the Discover 125 however, is the fact that although the motorcycle is touted as a budget motorcycle, Bajaj has loaded the bike with features like alloy wheels, Nitrox suspension and petal disc brakes, which are normally seen only on the high-end motorcycles. Design wise too, the bike has been styled similar to the 125ST and looks stylish compared to the other 125cc commuters.
Add to that, the class leading fuel efficiency figures and you have one potent commuter motorcycle tailor-made for the Indian market.