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Bajaj Discover 100M review, test ride

We've just ridden Bajaj's latest 100, the Discover 100M.

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Bajaj has introduced its new Discover 100M, 'M' for mileage, the drum brake variant of which is priced at Rs 46,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi), while the disc brake equipped 100M will retail at Rs 49,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
 
At a glance, the 100M is unmistakably a Discover, retaining much of its family DNA. A familiar and angular headlight with twin pilot lamps sits within the 100M bikini fairing, behind which is located a familiar, nicely laid out and easy on the eye instruments bay. The rider controls include crisp working Bajaj typical switches, adequate palm grips and functional mirrors. There's a muscular fuel-tank with hinged filler lid that leads back to a sharp, neatly designed tail. An electric-starter is offered as standard with the 100M, as are web-spoked alloy wheels that are black finished, along with the motorcycle engine and exhaust.
 
 

Fact File

Price Range (in lakhs)*

Ex-showroom price Rs 46,000-Rs 49,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Engine

Fuel Petrol
Type 102cc 4 valve DTS-i
Power 9.3bhp at 8000rpm
Torque 0.91kgm at 6000rpm

Transmission

Gearbox 4 gears, all up

Dimensions

Ground clearance 165mm

Suspension

Front Telescopic 130mm travel
Rear Nitrox twin 110mm travel

Brakes

Front Disc 200mm petal / Drum 130mm
Rear Drum 110mm

Economy

Tank size 9.5 litres (1.6 litres reserve)

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Issue: 188 | Autocar India: May 2015

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