Our regular readers might remember how impressed we were when we first saw the all new generation of Pulsar. Back then, we had wondered if the Pulsar brand has come so far, what should we hope from the sibling Discover? We have been getting news that Bajaj is busy developing the all new Discover and recently, undisguised pics of a new Discover test mule surfaced.
We had reported in detail about the new features seen on the new Pulsar. We had said that the new technologies and features take the bike way forward to rub shoulders with the International competition. Now, it seems like the next gen Discover will be as much modern and feature-rich as the next Pulsar is. The new Discover will come with a gas filled Monoshock (a segment first) and it may be noted that Discover becomes the second Bajaj to sport this type of rear suspension, the first being the Pulsar 200NS. Very much like the 200NS, the new Disco too gets a new chassis and swingarm.
The end can seen on the new Disco mule is quite similar in position to the one on 200NS. The new Disco also gets aluminium foot pegs and new mudguards.Unlike the trend these days, the next gen Disco will not feature split grabrails but will instead come with a newly designed single unit. The bike is also seen with newly designed set of alloys and did we tell you that we hate that hugger around the rear wheel? Other than this, the bike gets all new panels & tank, a new speedo console with analogue tacho and a digi speed read out, new ORVMSs, trafficators borrowed from Pulsar 135 LS, half chain cover, front registration plate on top of the fairing (a la 200NS) and disc & drum brakes combo.
Our guess is that the new Discover will debut with the 150cc mill and looking at the future Pulsar line up, the new Disco should be positioned as a premium offering and the current gen Discover should continue to sell.
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