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? Now, right when we expected the new Pulsar to be launched, Bajaj unveils the all new generation of Disco today.
Commenting on the launch, K Srinivas, President – Motorcycle Business, Bajaj Auto Ltd. said,“We believe that the average Indian commuter has to compromise a lot for fuel efficiency. With the Discover ST we are making a statement that mileage need not come with boring design and outdated features.
He further added, “The Sports Tourer is an everyday fun ride to work. We believe that the sporty evolution of the commuter category will occur fast, and it is our intention to dominate this segment by introducing such breakthrough products.”
We had also 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, the next gen Discover is as much modern and feature-rich as the next Pulsar is. The new Discover sports 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.
Very much like the 200NS, the new Disco too gets a new chassis and swingarrn.
The 200NS connection comes to play again as the end can seen on the new Disco mule is quite similar in position to the one on the new Pulsar. The new Disco also gets aluminium foot pegs and new mudguards. Unlike the 200NS (finally!), 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 ORVMs, trafficators borrowed from Pulsar 135 LS, half chain cover and front registration plate on top of the fairing.
Other than this, the bike gets all new panels & tank, a new speedo console with analogue tacho & a digi speed read out, new ORVMSs, trafficators borrowed from Pulsar 135 LS, half chain cover and petal disc (segment first) & drum brakes combo. The design language though is definitely a Bajaj Discover.
The new Discover 125 ST debuts with a 4 valve 125 cc DTSI mill that produces 13 PS of power and 1.1 kgm of torque. This bike has same power to weight ratio as the last gen Pulsar 150 UG3 and thisalone speaks about how quick the bike is. The ST here stands for Sports Touring but we don’t have much of hopes of this bike being a Suzuki Bandit rival. However, stupid name apart, the bike looks all set to take the Bajaj ahead into the future of Indian biking.
Bajaj definitely understands the pricing bit and like most other Bajaj bikes, the Discover 125 ST too comes with a reasonable price tag. The price for the all new Discover has not been disclosed yet but the bike hits the showrooms in second half of June. .
Technical Specification for Discover 125 ST
4 Valve Twin Spark Air Cooled
13 Ps @ 9000 rpm
1.1 kgm @ 7000 rpm
Self + kick start
5 Speed Constant mesh
Semi Double cradle
Telescopic Fork with Anti-friction DU Bush
Nitrox Monoshock with gas canister
Petal Disc 200 mm
Drum 130 mm
Front wheel / tyre
New design alloy / 2.75 X 17” 41P Tubed
Rear wheel / tyre
New design alloy / 3.00 X 17” 50P Tubed
Turning Circle Radius