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Bajaj 100M has been launched in India at the price of Rs 45,996 ex-showroom Delhi for the base variant. The top variant with petal disc option is priced at Rs 49.0 K ex-Delhi. Bajaj is claiming an Arai certified fuel efficiency of 84kmpl, which is quite high.
The salient points of the new bike are
- 9.3 PS of peak power
- 84kmpl ARAI certified fuel efficiency
- Muscular fuel tank design
- top speed of 95 kmph
- New colour scheme and two tone decals
- Aluminium side steps
- Spider web alloy design
- Electric start is atandard even in the base variant
- 1255mm wheelbase
- Gas charged rear shock absorbers
- Low maintenance battery
- Petal disc brakes
- 4 valve engine
- Aggressive looking headlamps with twin pilot lamps
Some fresh images from the launch (More photos from an SLR camera to be uploaded later)
Here’s a copy of the official press release
Here’s the official tech specs sheets
Alright, so we have reached the venue for the launch of the new Discover 100M. In the meantime, we have already gathered some information about the bike, which is
- A new paint scheme and new decals
- A new design for the exhaust end-can
- Power output would be reduced (9.3 PS VS 10.2PS of the 100T)
- Torque output remains the same at 9.2 NM though
- Better ARAI fuel efficiency rating (likely)
- An option of petal disc brakes
- Gearbox now has 4 cogs, as against 5 on the 100T
- The engine architecture and displacement remains the same.
Also, Bajaj is promoting the new bike with the tagline ‘ Mileage ka Naya Satya’ – which clearly indicates strong fuel-efficiency credentials for the bike. This also clearly indicates that the Discover 100T will be targeted at the lower end spectrum of the entry level commuters with a smaller price tag than the 100T. Stay tuned as we update you with more pics and details
Powering the Bajaj Discover 100M would be the same 102cc 4 stroke (what else?) motor that propels the 100T. The engine boasts of a 4-Valves layout and has a max power of 10.2 PS for the Disco 100T. However, for the 100M, the motor is likely to come in a lower state of tune, with lowered max power of 9.3PS and a reduced peak torque output of 9.02Nm . The 100M will also please the ‘mileage conscious’ entry level motorcycle buyers with a slightly higher fuel efficiency.
A glance at the price sheets is enough to point out that there exists quite a gap between the prices of Discover 100T and the Disco 100 (Price of Discover 100T is INR 49,000 whereas the price of Discover 100 is INR 43,820, both prices ex-showroom New Delhi.), All this means that if the upcoming Bajaj Discover 100M, the entry level model in the new gen Discover line up, could be positioned somewhere around the INR 46000 mark.
Visually, there won’t be much to differentiate between the 100M and the 100T. However, the bike will sport rather ‘commuter-class’ rear foot pegs, which are definitely less cooler than the aesthetically appealing units on the Discover 100T. Also, the bike appears to have a more basic grab rail.
Here’s the story thus far
Bajaj will launch yet another variant of its Discover exec. commuter motorcycle today. To be christened as the Discover 100M, the upcoming Disco variant would essentially be a basic version of the recently launched Discover 100T. (Click here to read our review of the Bajaj Discover 100T).
The upcoming Bajaj Discover variant is a part of BAL’s plan to launch at least half a dozen new Discover models in this financial year. The soon-to-be-launched Discover 100M would become the entry level model in the new generation Discover line up.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the new Bajaj Discover 100M launch.