Bajaj Discover 100M Review, Specifications, Price, Pics and other Details

| December 19, 2013 | 71 Comments

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The new Bajaj Discover 100M is the latest addition to BAL’s large and decidedly lethal model arsenal. Launched with a powerful tagline that reads- ‘Mileage ka naya satya!’, the latest Disco is looking all set to re-write the rules of the commuter-end bike market.

We rode the new bike soon after its launch and found ourselves longing to spend more time with the new kid on the block! Nothing surprising, for there is now a 100cc bike that has almost as much power as the players in a segment above, comes with a host of features, is aesthetically pleasing and most importantly, has a price tag that must have set the competition worried, really worried!

The short spin on the new Bajaj Discover 100M had surely left us impressed. However, the fact that we are a really skeptical lot and know better than jumping to conclusions made it all the more important for us to subject the latest Disco variant to our strict testing regime.

So is the 100M a real good performer? Does it deliver as much as it promises to? Does it have what it would take to de-throne some of the really established rivals? With many such questions in our minds, we decided to reserve a day for a rendezvous with the new machine. The quality time we spent with the latest Disco revealed a lot more about the new bike and we finally have answers to all your questions (and to ours too).

Read on . . .

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What!? One more Discover variant? 

Bajaj might have quite a long line up of Discover branded bikes in its product portfolio but the fact that each of these models have been positioned in such a way that they cater to a different sub-section of the commuter segment (and even with a minor overlap, don’t eat into the sales of each other) reflects the good job that the boffins at Bajaj have done with the positioning of the gazillion Discover variants. Each new entry level Discover model is custom designed to slice off another small chunk from the huge market share of Hero. The small contributions that each new Discover model makes to the Bajaj volumes, finally adds up to a substantial number. It’s pure, unadulterated strategy, no coincidence, and its working fabulously for Bajaj (no matter how much fun we make of the ever expanding Discover lineup)

As a part of this multi-pronged attack on the commuter segment, the new Discover 100M sits between the Discover 100 4G and the Discover 100T and is basically a Hero Splendor Pro/ Passion Pro adversary.

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I think I’ve seen this bike before. Is it not a 125ST clone?

Not really. Visually, there is enough to differentiate between the 100M, 100T and the 125ST. However, the bike definitely shares majority of its body panels with the aforementioned pricier models which most definitely is a good thing.

Thanks to the 125ST connection, the bike comes with a muscular fuel tank, a cool set of alloy wheels, some snazzy body decals and a bikini fairing that is highly reminiscent of that of the much pricier Pulsar 150/180.

However, park the 100M next to a 125ST and the differences are clearly evident. The 100M misses out on a monoshock, a rear tyre hugger and the fuel switch on the side panel. Unlike the 125ST, which comes with an exposed chain, the 100M gets a full chain cover and also boasts of a different end can.

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Sounds good but what about the ergonomics?

The 100M’s rider benefits from a supportive and well cushioned seat that is a tad on the softer side and goes a long way in making the intra city commutes that wee bit comfier. The rider sits very upright and can easily reach out to the handlebar.

A point worth mentioning here is that the new 100M gets rubberized grips for the handlebar but misses out on bar-end weights. The presence of the latter was slightly missed only on a couple of occasions but more on that later. The 100M’s hinged-type fuel filler cap ensures that the rider need not worry about securing the filler cap during refills.

Is the pillion as comfortable?

The 100M has been endowed with a 1255mm long wheelbase and a respectably long seat. The pillion too benefits form a comfortable seating posture and only the very tall might complain about feeling restricted.

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What about the engine? You couldn’t stop talking about its grunt in your previous review . . .

We still can’t!

As we told you earlier, the new Bajaj Discover 100M is powered by a 102cc, single pot air cooled mill that has a max power of 9.3PS. While this motor is a slightly de-tuned variant of the pricier 100T’s engine, it manages to output more power than all its immediate rivals.

Looks good on paper but is it as good a performer in the real world?

Why, yes! The 4 valve motor surprised us with the grunt it has on offer. The bike rolls off from a standstill with quite some gusto and the engine has excellent low and mid torque on offer. With Rohan and me on board, that’s a total weight of almost 150kgs (I swear I weigh less than my colleague!), the bike managed to trundle along even at speeds less than 35 kmph, in fourth cog!

What about the ‘top-end’?

We did manage to hit a speedo indicated 90kmph on an open stretch of straight road and this means that we really have absolutely no intentions of challenging BAL’s claim of a 95kmph top whack

Terrific. But  with performance like that, I bet you won’t have a satisfactory answer to ‘kitna deti hai’? 

We think we do. The new Bajaj Discover 100M has an ARAI tested fuel economy of 84kmpl. While we are not optimistic enough to believe that the bike will return that figure in the real world, we feel that the FE of anything between 67-72kmpl is very achievable.

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Bajaj gearboxes aren’t known to be very smooth. I wonder if the 100M’s unit is any different

Well, it is! This is probably one of the best engine-gearbox combos we have tested on a Bajaj commuter. The engine and the gearbox score high in compatibility and come together really well to endow the 100M with a sense of enthusiasm which is generally conspicuous by its absence on most entry level motorcycles.

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The engine does seem to be a fairly decent unit. What about the ride quality?

The new Discover 100M has conventional telescopic forks up front and twin gas charged shock absorbers at the rear.

At slow speed, the bike boasts of a good ride quality, with the suspension soaking in most of the ruts the bike might have to deal with. The well cushioned seat further helps in keeping your spine from any kind of discomfort.

However, the state of affairs takes a little turn as the speeds rise. While the rider, even when the bike deals with potholes at speeds of 50-60kmph, would nary complain of discomfort, the pillion might have a different story to tell. The  pillion comfort does take a hit as the speed rises.

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And what when I am in mood for fun? 

The 100M will impress you with its handling prowess, that is, as long as you remember that its an entry level commuter bike that has no intentions of being anything more than a commuter machine. You should be looking elsewhere if handling and performance top your priority list

The Disco 100M’s light weight and good ride-handling balance ensures that the bike is flick-able enough and we found out that it is pretty apt with playing the lane splitter on the ultra-crowded streets of Pune.

The Eurogrip tyres do turn into a limiting factor at times though. Though at par with with some other similar spec rubber from rivaling manufacturers, they manage to squeal even under moderate braking.

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I am pretty impressed. However, I wonder if it has more features than my neighbor’s 125cc machine. . 

Bajaj has always been known for bestowing its bikes with enough features to dazzle a potential customer. The new Discover 100M is no different in this regard and comes across as a really lucrative proposition. Here is a list of all the features that make the latest Discover really appealing-

  • Electric Start as Standard
  • Gas filled Nitrox Suspension
  • Low Maintenance Battery
  • Petal Disc Brake
  • Aluminum side sets
  • 4 Valve Engine

Too good to be true! How much did you say it retails for? 

Prices for the new Discover 100M start at INR 45,996 (ex-Delhi) and we believe that at such a price point, the new bike redefines the term value for money.

True! The new Bajaj Discover 100M definitely looks like it is here to create a place for itself in the entry level bike market. The bike has so much on offer that it is really easy to forget about the couple of slight gremlins and I am sure that every entry level bike buyer out there would be more than interested in giving the new 100M a good look.

What do you feel? 

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Yatharth is an automotive design student and a keen follower of the happenings in the Indian automotive industry. He has been handed the task of keeping you abreast with the action in the Indian motoring sphere on a daily basis. He skips his breakfasts and ditches his girlfriends for the noble job.

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  1. Prakash Shethia says:

    Mileage should have been better :- |

  2. amit says:

    Which one should i buy..budget is 55-60k ..will be using it daily for 30km roughly..please need some good suggestions ?

  3. at last after detailed analysis between TVS sport and Discover 100M went for Bajaj Discover 100M. (reasons: Looks were better, driving position was better felt manly and heavier compared to TVS sport)
    covered 240 kilometers in 2 days.

    suggested Improvements for 100M:

    the seat could have been softer.(My bummies felt the hardness hard..!!!)
    Has the starting problem in Morning(need to fix this from service center)
    the Pass by Headlight switch could have been more ergonomic
    the Handle locking has a minor glitch, need to shake the handle a bit for perfect locking

    regards
    Nagesh
    nageshwe@gmail.com

    • ravi says:

      than wat u say ,,,,,purchasing a 100m should worth it r not??…..r then go for 100t or shine

    • Parvej says:

      Agree with you Nagesh, Need to add one more point.
      The leakage of engine Oil.

    • Abhinav Banerjee says:

      I think the bike has auto choke installed so while you self start or kick start don’t press the accelerator and you will get rid of the bike cold start problem…Hope this solves your problem…

  4. nagesh says:

    Hi

    continuing the review of 100 M, this time i got a mileage of 77kmpl.I am wondering if filling the pertol at Shell petrol bunk made the difference.

    Regards
    Nagesh

  5. Anand says:

    Very nicely described

  6. Nayan Tank says:

    Agree with you. Facing same problem.

    Handle lock we can ignore but 2nd probelm is very serious.

  7. Very Very Bad Bike.
    No Milage,
    No Good Looking.

  8. Deepak says:

    Hi
    Can any one describe the difference between Suzuki Hayate and Bajaj Discover 100M?
    Which one is better?

  9. I want this bike. Plz contact me.

  10. Ajeet Kumar says:

    Add a comment…i am just making mind to buy

  11. Pravat Dash says:

    Liked d way all d features Pros-Cons were discribed…. i would like to switch to Disco 100M from my current bike SPL,NXG.

  12. Hamidul Islam says:

    Ist aviable bangladesh

  13. Hamidul Islam says:

    Why not aviable pulsar 200 ns

  14. Arman. says:

    bangalades kustia.

  15. Dushyant says:

    Always remember before purchase the bajaj bikes, its engines not make good sound/noisy.Always need to change the timing chain after Some hundreds of kms

  16. Parag says:

    Currently, I ride Hero Honda CD Dawn. Its is nice bike for city, you know good mileage & all.
    Its been 2 years I am using Dawn, now i want to change it. I took 25-30kms stroll on weekdays and 150-200 on weekends (nearly 1000kms./month). I want comfort, good resale value(coz. I’ll change it within 2-3 yrs), reliability and mileage(without saying)
    I’ve shortlisted :
    1- Discover 100M
    2- Passion XPRO
    3- Dream Yuga

    Please suggest…
    Tx…

    • The Dream Yuga should suit your needs. Have a good look at it. Very close to Yuga is XPRO, which has almost same qualities. The 100M is a great bike, powerful, feature-laden and all. However, resale value might be a suspect with Bajaj.

      • Parag says:

        That’s what my concern was with 100M, coz. Pulsars have good resale but Discovers don’t.

        One more thing, my local Hero franchise giving me about 65-70% of ex for my Dec.2011 Dawn, what do you say? my Odo says 25000kms.

        And what about Centuro, should I take it into consideration.

        • Seems to be a good offer. Well, you can take it into consideration if you are willing to experiment with a new manufacturer. Remember, reliability, after-sales service and resale could be a concern when it comes to new manufacturers.

  17. Rohit sharma says:

    Plz tell me which one is better bike discover 100T or 100M…..plz give me good sugesstion

  18. mopet bano vo jaru che

  19. Matin says:

    Bajaj discover 100M is very nice bike

  20. Santosh Shetty says:

    Hi
    i Want to buy any good mileage and good look bike ,which one is better u say , i need sporty look also , my budget is around 55 k..
    Please let me know the comments ..

  21. Ahmad says:

    Agree with Nagesh

    Bought Discover 100 M in November still facing the problems mentioned below

    Suggested Improvements for 100M:

    1. The seat could have been softer.(My bummies felt the hardness hard..!!!)
    2. Has the starting problem in Morning(need to fix this from service center)
    3. The Pass by Headlight switch could have been more ergonomic
    4. The Handle locking has a minor glitch, need to shake the handle a bit for perfect locking
    5. Engine Oil is leaking after the first service.

    • sonu says:

      fully agreed with your points
      i think dis-100m is the worst bike in india
      same problem is face by me also
      in my bike starting and miledge

  22. Shiva Kumar says:

    Buy it if you are okay wasting 10mins in the morning trying to start it. Its a serious problem which can't be fixed by service centres also. Other than this problem Bike is Good.

  23. Anonymous says:

    i want this bike come to bangladesh.

  24. i am interested plz sent this bike to bangladesh. i am buy it. i am realy weating.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Please dont Buy his bike it is just created hype in MKT. I am using since 1 month and i am not satisfy customer of it. Mileage is very bad as they are saying 46-50.

  26. Anonymous says:

    bhai bajaj discover 100m ghatiya bike hai main 30.01.2014 ko purchase kiya tha par ek service ke bad bhi 46km ka average hai matlab bakwas bike hai bhul kar bhi mat lena

    review by prem kumar jha

  27. Prem kumar jha says:

    this is very bad bike na average hai aur engine ka sound bhi bahut jyada hai aur agar milage ki bat kare to meri bike 1st service ke bad bhi sirf 30-40 ke speed me 46km par ltr ka average de rhi hai maine ye bike 30.01.2014 ko kharida tha bahut ghatiya bike hai pickup bhi nhi hai 60-70 ke speed me bike ki fat jati hai

    • Piyush Joshi says:

      Ek dum sahi kaha aapne. Meri bike tau 40-45 pe hi dum tod deti hai. Thodi si unchi sadak aate hi bike ki awaz change ho jati hai aur bike ka gear change karna padta hai

  28. Piyush Joshi says:

    I am using this bike since last 4 months. I don’t regret to say that this is a worst bike. Though company says it is 102 cc but i feel like I am driving some 80-90 cc bikes.It vibrates only on 40-45 km of speed. It has only looks and nothing. It has starting problem especially in winters morning as company has provided this bike with auto choke. My previously owned 99 cc Bajaj Boxer AT was much more powerful and better than this new discover 100 m. I was fully satisfied with my boxer At.I gave my boxer in exchange of this shit bike. Now I regret my decision of giving my boxer. My boxer was very much better than this discover 100 m. I wish Bajaj Auto should stop making fools of people. It should stop manufacturing new models with only looks and not quality. Rather it should again start manufacturing bikes like Bajaj Boxer AT & CT with quality.

  29. Piyush Joshi says:

    Bajaj Auto should focus on producing good bikes like Bajaj Boxer AT and Bajaj Boxer CT

  30. Saptarshi says:

    Hi,i like to purchase 100m but many of u point out some serious problems specially the starting problem.are the survice centre unable to fix that problem?

  31. Ananda ghosh says:

    Bajaj discovor 100m is very nice bike /
    I want this bike in Bangladesh

  32. MANJUNATH says:

    hI,

    DAILY I RIDE NEARLY 60KMS.
    I A M CONFUSED WITH BIKE OPTIONS.. SO PLEASE SUGGEST ..

    1. BAJAJ 100M
    2. HONDA SHINE
    3. PASSION PRO
    4. HONDA TWISTER
    5. DREAM YUGA

  33. Navaz Khan says:

    Dear All,

    Don’t buy Bajaj 100 M bike. Waste of MONEY. I bought it Mileage only 40 KM/L. Better go for HONDA Shine or Honda Dream NEO. Better bike. Seen the advertisement of HONDA after buying 100 M felt like it’s showing me. BAD BIKE BAJAJ 100 M don’t go for it.
    BAD Mileage, Poor Quality materials, Thin PAINT, With the tool kit provided you cannot fit the Mirror also. BAD Quality. Feedback given no response.

  34. Avik says:

    Hi….
    dear all

    I am planning to buy a new bike….
    i need good looks,good mileage(65 kmpl+),low maintenance,comfortable riding under ₹60,000/- (on road price)……..
    i am confused between
    bajaj discover 100m and Honda cb twisters…
    plz help me out and suggest the best……
    thanks in advance ……

  35. Avik says:

    hi……….
    dear all..

    I am planning to buy a new bike…..
    I need good looks,decent mileage(60+ in city),low maintenance,comfortable riding under ₹60000/-(0n road price)
    i shortlisted two…1- bajaj DISCOVER 100M
    2- honda CB TWISTER
    as this is going to be my first bike,i dont have much knowledge on bikes…..so plz help me and suggest the best….:)and if you have already own any one of the bikes mentioned before plz share your experience…….
    thanks in advance…….

  36. Saptarshi says:

    Hi
    Dear all
    I am planning to buy a new bike and this going to be my first bike.All i need decent looks and good milage(above 60 ).But my friends are totally confused me.I short list some bike.
    1.Discover 100M
    2.Hero passion pro
    3.Honda dream neo
    so,plz help me out

    • For best mileage, go for Passion Pro or Dream Neo. However, Passion Pro looks more stylish than Dream Neo and the Discover looks more stylish than both. So take you pick, depending on what you want the most.

  37. Anonymous says:

    confused ho gaya yarrrrrrrrrr………..actually in nxt 2 days i am planning to buy 100M bt now what to do…..? My daily running is more than 50 km…could u plz suggest m..wat abt PLATINA…..?

    • Piyush Joshi says:

      100 M or Platina is a mileage bike. If you prefer mileage over other things like Power than go for 100 M or Platina. Otherwise go for honda dream yuga or honda dream neo.

    • Piyush Joshi says:

      Don’t expect power from 100 M or Platina

    • Virneder says:

      Hi, do not buy from both bike. If you really want to have and piece of mind after purchase then must go for splendor pro only. I bought it yesterday at Delhi @ 53700. it cost more than hayte 5K extra. Disco M was available at 55,500 (with disk) without disk 51500 but riding quality was not that much good. Discover bike got stop when you lower down the speed and release the clutch in 3 or 4 gear, the bike start some sound and gets stop. This is what I did not like. Secondly one more reason why I did not buy it is that splendor enjine is far more better refined than bajaj 100M. Do not take decision on anybody feedback, just do the test drive and test my above mentioned point. happy buying. I am sorry I have seen your query so late. I hope you still have not bought it.
      Test drive taken 1. TVS sports : drawback – inferior quality material, which will be emerge after 6 month. 2. Suzui hayte – parts issue in market, after sales service heard not good, resale value of bike is very low. Last but not least – One thing is great important that after buying Splendor Pro no body will dare to demoralize on your choice. My macnic said that ‘Hindustan main issay achhi bike nahi hai’. I felt proud on my choice. and for other bike he said rest are ‘baki to sab grahak ka bevkoof bananany kay liye hain’. All the best all. happy buying.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Is the discover 100m available in Bangladesh? Please inform me.

  39. Robin says:

    I thing bike is not bad…
    Becoz i ride this bike around 2000 km and some starting problem face in morning but after first services its fixed.
    And about milage its not 84 km/l according to company but its gives
    70+ milage.
    Pickup is good n i feel like big bike.
    Yes its not 125-150 CC bike ..so dont expect like much power.
    And finaly i never find any likage of engine oil.
    I ride this bike in DND flyway in delhi on speed on 75-80 some sound change after 75 but its happen. You know if u regular rider becoz this bike full speed is just 95km/h . Like other 100CC bike.

    • AB says:

      Hi Robin,
      2000 kms coverd means a good distance. Good to know your experience. Would you like to share more?
      1. What prob u faced, how you resolvd them.
      2. Where frm u perchasd the bike and pre checks that you did before going fr 100M
      3. I heard, vibration problem with 100cc bikes in a speed range of 65km or more. Your experience with 100M
      4. Mileage as you mentioned are you still getting the same, i am wondering that. Passion Pro give 50-55, i got to know from experienced users. Almost all bikes range upto 55 or max 60 kmpl mileage. Not beyond that right? So share your experience.
      5. How abt brakes and safety? Are the tyres good. Petal brake; how is it? MRF Zapper are good even pulsar users hv claimed to change tyres into Mrf Zappr. Your thougts plz.

      Regards,
      AB,
      PUNE, INDIA

  40. Robin says:

    Best byke in 100CC segment compare than other.
    My all friends tell me Good bike. After ride this bike.
    If u want to buy it then u can go bajaj showroom and test drive it n think.
    Dont set your mind on some bullshit comment ….

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