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Review: Bajaj Discover

Driven February 2014

A 70 kilometres per litre of petrol. that’s the unofficial figure. the ARAI figure is above 80, but more for certification purposes.

But is a figure the target audience lap up.

It is a tough battle in this with more than a bikes battling for the lion’s of the pie. Not really meant for the market, bikes like the 100, Hero Splendor and and Honda’s Dream range are pursued with great in semi-urban and rural areas, they are one step above bikes. This segment for a major chunk of sales for the so Bajaj is making sure it the segment wisely.

The Discover 100T (a slightly version) was shown earlier year, and it is now followed by the 100M. will also mean the Discover 100 will be laid to because between the other two Bajaj seems to have the high and low ends of the segment.

Bajaj has modified the chassis a bit and it shorter. Wheelbase is 50mm than the 100T’s, although you sit a bit In doing all this, the size and of all the body panels, seat and have changed, although the design – thanks to the decals – typically Discover-like.

As expected, and torque have been down a bit so you can squeeze out those few kilometres for every litre of Electric start and alloy are standard fitment. The two variants on are differentiated based on whether you the disc brake option for the wheel.

Considering our errant traffic and conditions, a disc brake to be hygiene by now, however the bike’s engine capacity.

the starter and the bike quickly into the familiar coarse speed. The clutch is sharp for a quick start but engine kicks in a bit lazily. Gearshifts are and they follow the classic all-up format.

Bajaj Discover

Mind you, the Discover gets a four-speed gearbox, to the five-speeder on the 100T version.

On the the bike surprises with its It’s light and chuckable corners, and happy to stick to its Suspension is on the softer side, and with that well-cushioned it should make long less stressful.

At approximately Rs (on-road, Mumbai) for the disc version, the 100M offers value for a well-rounded 100cc The only chink in the armour is the gearbox. For Rs 3,000 more, you can opt for the 100T version.

But if short distances and more is your thing, the 100M better.

102cc, 9.2bhp, 70kpl (estimated), 4M, 17-inch wheels, 80.7 bhp/tonne, Rs (ex-showroom, Delhi)

A nimble and runabout that still as a well-specced motorcycle. A five-speed would have enhanced its

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