Bajaj Discover 125

INTRODUCTION

Bajaj Discover 125 is from the renowned Discover brand which has made lot of sales for the company. A lot of models or variants came into the Discover lineup which came and after some time discontinued. But Discover 125 is here to stay and has recieved several updates as the years passby. So how much competitive is the Discover 125?.

Ratings

  • 95%

    Performance

  • 95%

    Features

  • 95%

    Handling

  • 90%

    Comfort

  • 90%

    Build Quality

  • 90%

    Styling

  • 95%

    Value for Money

  • 93%

    Total

Price

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Prices mentioned are the ex-showroom prices

GALLERY

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

DISPLACEMENT

124.5cc

MILEAGE

70-82km/l

POWER

11PS @ 7,500rpm

TORQUE

11N.m @ 5,500rpm

FUEL SYSTEM

Carburetor

TANK CAPACITY

8 liters

REAR SUSPENSION

Nitrox (Gas filled)

KERB WEIGHT

121Kg

SPECIAL FEATURES

1

LED DRL HEADLAMPS

2

NEW AGE DIGITAL CONSOLE

3

YOUTHFUL GRAPHICS

4

TEXTURED TAIL LAMP

5

LONG STROKE ENGINE

6

DTS-I ENGINE

7

ENHANCED CUSHION SEAT

8

EASY CLUTCH TECHNOLOGY

9

LONGER REAR SUSPENSION

10

LONGER WHEELBASE

11

DISCOVER BRAND

12

NITROX GAS FILLED

Full Specifications

City 60-75km/l
Highway 70-82km/l
Engine Type 4 stroke, Air cooled single cylinder, SOHC, DTS-i
Displacement 124.5cc
Power 11PS @ 7500rpm
Torque 11N.m @ 5500rpm
Fuel Supply Carburetor
Fuel Capacity 8l
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer No
Tripmeter Yes
Fuel Guage Yes
Low Battery Indicator Yes
Low Oil Indicator No
Start Type Electric / Kick Start
Kill Switch No
Clock No
Pass Light Yes
ABS No
Stand Alarm No
Type Semi-Double Cradle
Front Suspension 140mm Fork travel, Telescopic
Rear Suspension 120mm Rear Wheel travel, Nitrox (Gas filled)
Wheelbase 1305mm
Ground Clearance 165mm
Length x Width x Height 2035mm x 760mm x 1085mm
Kerb Weight 121Kg
Tyres(F) 2.75 X 17,Tube
Tyres(R) 3.00 X 17,Tube
Brakes(F) 200mm Disc
Brakes(R) 130mm Drum
Electrical System 12V,5Ah
Head Lamp Halogen

BAJAJ DISCOVER 125 Videos

BAJAJ DISCOVER 125 TEST RIDE & REVIEW

COMMUTERISH & PREMIUM STYLING

Bajaj Discover 125 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.

HIGHLY TORQUEY

The Bajaj Discover 125 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 11PS of peak power @ 7,500rpm and peak torque of 11Nm @ 5,500rpm. 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 66-71km/l in highways and 61-65km/l in the cities.

GOOD SUSPENSION SETUP

Suspension duties on the Bajaj Discover 125 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 125 VERDICT

Bajaj Discover 125 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.

PROS

  • Vintage Styling
  • Excellent Ergonomics
  • Good Build Quality
  • Good Performance
  • Very stable at high speeds

CONS

  • No fuel meter
  • Tube type tyres
  • No LED lights
  • Hard and rigid seats
  • Vibration from handlebars
  • Fuel injection issues
  • High kerb weight
  • No ABS


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