Bajaj Discover 110 is from the renowned Discover brand which has made lot of sales for the company. Bajaj has to beef up the 100cc arsenal in order to compete against the likes of Hero and honda. This one has got all in it’s kitty and need to in order to stay aggressive in the competition along with attractive price tag. So how does it fare?.
Value for Money
Prices mentioned are the ex-showroom prices
8.6PS @ 7,000rpm
9.81N.m @ 5,000rpm
LED DRL HEADLAMPS
NEW AGE DIGITAL CONSOLE
TEXTURED TAIL LAMP
LONG STROKE ENGINE
ENHANCED CUSHION SEAT
EASY CLUTCH TECHNOLOGY
LONGER REAR SUSPENSION
NITROX GAS FILLED
|Engine Type||4 stroke, Air cooled single cylinder, SOHC, DTS-i|
|Power||8.6PS @ 7000rpm|
|Torque||9.8Nm @ 5000rpm|
|Low Fuel Indicator||Yes|
|Low Battery Indicator||Yes|
|Low Oil Indicator||No|
|Start Type||Electric / Kick Start|
|Front Suspension||140 mm Fork travel, Telescopic|
|Rear Suspension||120 mm Rear Wheel travel, Nitrox (Gas filled)|
|Length x Width x Height||2035mm x 760mm x 1085mm|
|Brakes (F)||130 mm Drum|
|Brakes (R)||110 mm Drum|
|Electrical System||12 V,5 Ah,DC|
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BAJAJ DISCOVER 110 TEST RIDE & REVIEW
COMMUTERISH & PREMIUM STYLING
Bajaj Discover 110 carries a blacked out treatment for the entire motorcycle with the silencer protector making an exception. The headlights get a special oval shape having u shaped cut in it and the fairing follows the same pattern. While in the rear, textured tail lamp bezel is the only noteworthy thing. The rear view mirrors are also of good shape with the fairing having a wolf ear endings.
In the side profile, the engine is blacked out with graphics having a youthful flair and premium touch all over it. The blacked out spider alloy wheels also help the designing matters quite well. The instrument console consists of analogue tachometer and speedometer, trip meter, odometer being all digital. The fit and finish of the parts, switchgear and the decals are strictly above average and quite satisfactory.
The Bajaj Discover 110 comes mated with a 4 stroke, Air cooled single cylinder, SOHC, DTS-i engine. This is a long stroke engine producing an abundant amount of torque and is not shared from the other Bajaj models. So the result is 8.6PS of peak power @ 7,000rpm and peak torque of 9.81Nm @ 5,000rpm. This has one of the most powerful torque figures in the 110cc segment motorcycles. Being a long stroke engine it has got two benefits – low amount of gear shifts and very rider friendly in cities.
Talking about refinement, till 60km/h everything is fine and after that slight vibrations starts to creep and in the 80-95km/h range, it is very uncomfortable on handlebars and footpegs. But commuters are never meant to ride in the high rev range and so not that a big issue. A four-speed gearbox is integrated into the engine that shifts in an all-up pattern. Clutch is light on hands and the gear shifts are almost precise in nature. It returns mileage figures of around 71-76km/l in highways and 66-70km/l in the cities.
GOOD SUSPENSION SETUP
Suspension duties on the Bajaj Discover 110 are handled by 140mm telescopic forks up front and 120mm rear wheel travel with Nitrox gas filled at the rear. The longer wheelbase and the 118kg kerb weight makes it very stable. The rear suspension has got even longer suspension travel by around 16% as mentioned from the company sources. The suspension setup handles potholes, road undulations all sort of roads very well and in a confident manner. So overall the chassis and suspension does the job well.
Now talking about ergonomics, it is having an upright stance and almost centred footpegs but still, it is a bit awkward and do not feel that merged into the motorcycle. The seats are narrow in shape and size and not wide enough which is an issue for the rider. The braking department having both drum brakes on offer is soft and not that confidence inspiring. With no CBS or other technologies, you have to be very careful with the braking to avoid tyre lockup.
GOOD SET OF FEATURES INCLUDED
The LED DRL headlamps, new age digital console, youthful graphics, textured tail lamp bezel, long stroke engine, enhanced cushion seat, easy clutch technology and longer travel rear suspension completes the features package.
BAJAJ DISCOVER 110 VERDICT
Bajaj Discover 110 is not that a pure commuter and can be taken for some short weekend rides also. There is enough power and a thick layer of torque available and along with that good ergonomics. Braking is an issue here and some minor hiccups here and there but overall it does it’s purpose well and maintains the Discover brand identity intact.
- DTS-i engine
- Torquey engine
- Good suspension setup
- Aggressive pricing
- Feature rich
- Superb mileage figures
- Narrow seats
- Poor braking
- Low fuel tank capacity
- No tubeless tyres