Bajaj Discover 125 Drum Brake

Bajaj Discover 125 Drum Brake

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 58,752
* Delhi. May vary.
Discontinued

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Colour Options and Price in India
Bike Variant 2020 Bajaj Discover 125 Drum Brake
Availability Status in India Discontinued
2-Wheeler Type Commuter
Latest Price in India 2020 Bajaj Discover 125 Drum Brake price was Rs 58,752 before being discontinued.
Fuel Type Petrol
Colour Options Black with Grey Decals, Black with Red Decals
Official Tagline Bano Zindadil
MAXABOUT RATING AND OVERVIEW
Design
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Features
Build Quality
Value for Money
Should You Buy It? Considering the price point, no other 125cc motorcycle is as effective as Bajaj Discover 125 in India.
Vehicle Overview Discover 125 is the most affordable 125 cc motorcycle of India. Most 100 cc bikes are even priced on the higher side or claim the same price segment in the Indian market. It uses 124.6 cc, air cooled engine producing 11 PS and 11 Nm of torque. It weighs just 122 kg but carries the same decade old design for its exterior. It rivals Honda CB Shine and Hero Glamour in its segment. It even comes with a disc brake variant with a premium over this price.
ENGINE AND GEARBOX
Engine Details 124.6cc, Single cylinder, 2-valve, DTS-i with ExhausTEC
Fuel System Carburetor
Cooling Air Cooling
Engine cc (Displacement) 124.6 cc
Maximum Power 11 HP @ 7500 rpm
Maximum Torque 11 Nm @ 5000 rpm
Number of Cylinders 1
Bore 52 mm
Stroke 58.6 mm
Number of Gears 5
Clutch Wet Multi Plate Type
MILEAGE AND TOP SPEED
Mileage 55-65 kmpl (approx.)
BRAKES AND TYRES
Front Brake 130mm Drum
Rear Brake 130mm Drum
Alloy Wheels
KEY FEATURES AND COMPETITORS
Braking System Combined Brake System
Key Features Electric Starter, LED daytime running lights
SUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
Front Suspension Telescopic
Rear Suspension Nitrox Gas Charged
Frame (Chassis) Semi-double cradle
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Overall Length 2035 mm
Overall Width 760 mm
Overall Height 1087 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm
Seat Height 800 mm
Wheelbase 1305 mm
Kerb Weight 122 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 8 litres
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES
Speedometer Digital-Analogue
Tachometer
Trip Meter
Odometer
Fuel Gauge
BATTERY AND LIGHTING
Pass Light
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Head Light 35/35W
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
COMFORT FEATURES
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest

Bajaj Discover 125 Drum Brake Review

22 Dec, 2021 03:59 PM

Quick Review by Maxabout Team

Bajaj has re-launched their very popular entry level 125cc bike, Bajaj Discover 125. This bike proved to be a huge hit when it was initially launched in 2004. The new bike is also setting new records of success. Let’s try to find out what makes this bike so popular.

Design and Style

Bajaj has never changed the design of this bike ever since its conception. They have just modified the bike so that it looks modern. This new age Discover takes most of the styling cues from its younger sibling, Discover 100. It features its classy bikini fairing at its front with dual colored graphics on it. Bajaj have restyled the tinted visor of this bike and now it features more prominent lines on it. Its black colored rear view mirrors are mounted on its handle bar. Discover 125 sports twin pilot lamps in its headlight which makes its face look attractive. Its front fender gets an integrated mud flap at its end.

To make it look different than its younger sibling, Bajaj has fixed a small disc brake with cover at its front which reminds you of XCD 135. The bike follows the all black theme with black colored alloy wheels, engine, muffler and rear grab rail. It features dual tone graphics all over its body which makes it look cool. Its muffler sports a chrome heat shield on it which makes it look very similar to its younger sibling. These both bikes look identical when seen from sideways. The rear styling features an extended fender which carries the number plate and flexible clear lens indicators on it. The layered LED tail light is quite familiar but you will notice new wider tyre at the back.

Instrument Console

Bajaj Discover 125 has a very basic instrument console with twin circular dials. The left dial houses an analogue speedometer and odometer while the right dial features an analogue fuel gauge. Other essential indicators can also be seen in this instrument console. The bike has a ride control switch on the right side of handle bar.

Engine and Gearbox

This bike is powered by a new 4-stroke, mono cylinder 125cc engine. This air-cooled engine pumps out a power output of 11 bhp at 8000 rpm. The torque output of this DTS-I engine arrives at 5500 rpm which is of 10.8 nm. This engine is mated with a five-speed manual gear box with all gears down shift pattern.

Acceleration and Performance

It’s a very responsive and powerful engine. The bike is lighter than many of its competitors and hence manages an impressive power to weight ratio which makes it faster than most of its rivals. The bike does 0-60km/hr in less than 5 seconds and feels quite confident. The gear ratios are well proportioned and help this bike to get the best out of this engine. It has an instant throttle response which helps you while driving in city traffic. Its ample amount of torque kicks in as early as 5500rpm which avoids frequent gear shifting.

Yes, this engine is far less refined than Honda’s 125cc engine but it is better than what you get in TVS and Yamaha bikes. This engine turns really noisy when rev hard and feels quite harsh after 7000rpm. The bike can go pass the three digit mark on speedometer. Its fifth gear certainly gives it an advantage over others and that’s quite evident while overtaking on highways. We wish if it had a smoother gearbox as you have to put some effort while making gear transitions. Apart from this, we don’t think there is anything disturbing in the performance of this bike.

Mileage

Despite being on the faster side, Discover 125 may return you a fuel efficiency of around 60-62km/ltr in city conditions while these figures certainly improves on highways.

Comfort while Driving

Discover 125 offer commuter oriented riding posture with up raised handle bar and front set foot pegs. The knees stay around its fuel tank which offers you a firm grip around it. The best thing about this bike is its starched and well stuffed seat. Two adults can comfortably travel on this bike. The plastic material used on its handlebar is also quite soft to touch and can easily be operated.

Storage Space and Safety Features

Bajaj Discover 125 comes with less under seat storage space while it comes with many safety features. The bike has a pass button, front leg guard, rear saree guard and DC electrical system which maintain the beam of its headlight at night.

Suspension and Brakes

Undoubtedly, this bike has the best suspension system in its class. It features front telescopic forks and Nitrox gas filled suspension at the back. The base variant of this bike comes with drum brakes of 130mm on its both wheels while Bajaj also offers this bike with an optional front disc brake of 200mm.

Ride and Handling

Discover 125 have a very light handling which acts as a boon in city traffic. The bike can be parked anywhere and can move frequently in city traffic. Even on highways, it steers as per your need and always remains under control with an exceptional braking system. It has a very precise braking and you stay confident at high speeds. The bike can also digest almost every pothole with ease. The riding comfort is unmatchable in its class. Its rear suspension and wide rear tyre strongly holds this bike on highways. Moreover, the bike feels extremely stable around corners thanks to its class leading wheelbase of 1305mm. The high ground clearance of 165mm helps you to go pass most of the obstructions on our roads.

Variants

Bajaj has launched new Discover 125 in two variants: one with drum brakes and second with front disc brake.

Shades

Bajaj has launched the new Discover 125 in three shades: Black with blue graphics, Black with red graphics and Black with green graphics.

Verdict

The disc variant of Discover 125 is priced at INR 47-49K (ex-showroom, Delhi (approx., may vary). Now we understand why it’s such a popular bike. At this price, we also can’t think of any other bike which is as powerful and comfortable as Discover 125. Moreover, its fuel economy is also better than others. Yes, there are some quality issues but they can be neglected at this price. Undoubtedly, it’s a complete value for money bike.

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  • What is the Mileage of Bajaj Discover 125?
    02 Sep, 2013 | By Mandeep

    Bajaj Discover 125 gives a mileage of 6062kmpl in the cities while almost 80kmpl on the highways.

    Bajaj Discover 125 is a restyled version of Discover 100. It has a classic bikini front fairing with dual toned graphics, tinted visor with striking lines, black colored rear view mirrors on its handle bar, front fender with integrated mud flap, stylish headlight with twin pilot lamps, small front disk brake with cover, 17-inch black colored alloy wheels, black colored engine, muffler and grab rail, a chrome heat shield on muffler, extended rear fender with number plate and clear lens indicators and a layered LED tail light.

    It has an average looking instrument console with twin circular dials with the left dial having an analogue speedometer and odometer while the right dial having an analogue fuel gauge along with some indicators. It also has a ride control switch on the right side of the handle bar. It has a 200mm diameter front disk brakes and 130mm diameter rear drum brakes. The suspension system is a telescopic fork at front and Nitrox gas charge at rear. It has three shades which all includes Black with Blue, Red and Green graphics.

  • What are the Shades of Bajaj Discover 100T?
    29 Jul, 2013 | By Maxabout Team

    Bajaj Discover 100T is available in over four eye catchy colors. They include Black, Grey, Red and Blue.

    This bike comes packed with a 4 valved DTS-i engine which delivers a max power of 10.2 Ps. Bajaj Discover 100T has a top speed of 100 km/h and offers a healthy fuel economy of 87 km/l. The mighty masculine cockpit comes perfectly mated with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox, for an up to the level performance. When it comes to comfort, the seat is thick and long. The chassis is toughened and the suspension makes your pleasant journey smooth and joyful.

    The sleek headlamp in the front offer clear visibility at nights and unfavorable weather conditions. The bike looks sporty and provides you utmost pleasure. The 10 spoke alloy wheels looks sturdy on it. The overall length measures 2038 mm and its just 1070 mm high. The ground clearance stands at 165 mm and its kerb weight is 121 Kg. The fuel tank has a 10 liters capacity and the drum brakes, both front and rear offer and utmost braking performance.

  • What is the Fuel Tank Capacity of Bajaj Discover 125 ST?
    29 Jul, 2013 | By Maxabout Team

    Bajaj Discover 125 ST gets a massive fuel tank of 10 liters capacity.

    The bike is a delight to ride. The exterior design is much stylish and the central panel is breathtaking. The engine fitted comes with a displacement capacity of 124.6 cc and is a single potted air cooled one. It churns out a max power of 12.8 bhp at 9000 rpm and a peak torque of 11 Nm at the rate of 7000 rpm. Like the Discover 100 4G, it too gets Anti-Vibration frame. The storage space is very little and the telescopic suspension fitted offers you a bump free ride. The petal disc brakes fitted are strong enough and are much efficient. Bajaj Discover 125 ST is available in few attractive shades. The commuter is available in a single standard variant and its an excellent buy.

    When it comes to fuel efficiency, it manages to deliver around 70 km/l on the busty city streets. The appearance is chiseled and sharp and it gets revamps eagle eyed lamps. Its ex-showroom price is nearly 50,000 bucks in India and is indeed a worthy buy.

  • What is the Price of Bajaj Discover 100 4G?
    29 Jul, 2013 | By Maxabout Team

    Bajaj Discover 100 4G comes at an exclusive price of Rs.43,000.

    The bike comes with all new eye catchy graphics and and the performance too is remarkable. It comes packed with a 94.38 cc engine which churns out a max power of 7.5 bhp at the rate of 7500 rpm and a peak torque of 7.85 Nm at the rate of 5000 rpm. The mighty masculine engine comes perfectly coupled with a 4-speed gearbox. It gets the air cooling technology and the chassis is single tube type. It gets 60 in just 7seconds. The overall length is 2040 mm and its wheelbase stands at 1305 mm. The fuel tank has 10.30 liters capacity and its ground clearance is kept 162 mm high. The battery is maintenance free and the black alloys looks sturdy on the commuter.

    Bajaj Discover 100 4G is made available in few chirpy shades. One disappointing thing is that the front and rear section, both come fitted with drum brakes. They should have been disc one as they are more responsive and powerful. All in all, the bike is good and will surely lure the Indian mileage freaks.

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