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Bajaj Discover 125 ST review, test drive

Our first impressions of the new Discover 125ST. It churns out 12.8bhp and comes with a 5-speed gearbox.

DETAILS
  • Make  Bajaj
  • Model  Discover
  • Edition  125ST
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The next generation of Bajaj’s Discover family is ready to roll in to showrooms this month. A pre-launch ride gave us a chance to get a sense of the new Discover’s potential. Lean, yet chiselled the Discover 125 ST certainly looks modern. The big headlamp, 10-spoke rims, ridged 10 litre fuel tank and stepped tail lights are very attractive.

The Discover ST’s motor is based off the 125cc twin-spark motor from the earlier Discover. However, it has been revised and now features a four-valve head for better breathing, and corrugated fins for improved cooling. As a result power is up to 12.8bhp and torque although the same is now developed 1000rpm higher.

On the road the Discover 125 ST proved to be a capable commuter, the engine offers a good spread of torque for good rideability. The smooth engine and slick 5-speed gearbox enhance the ease of operation. The handling is light yet confident. The front petal-disc brake has a strong bite for quick stops. A mono-shock at the rear is a first for this class and is a useful feature for potholed roads. Bajaj claims the Discover 125 ST delivers 65kpl.

As an executive commuter the Discover 125 ST has the equipment and the peformance to take on the competition. Expect cut-throat pricing for the Discover 125 ST when it is launched later this month.

 

Fact File

Engine

Fuel Petrol
Type 4 valve, Air Cooled, 124.58cc
Bore/stroke 54x54.4
Power 12.8 at 9000rpm

Transmission

Gearbox 5-speed

Chassis & Body

Tyres Front- 2.75x17-41p with tube, rear- 3.00x17-50P with tube

Suspension

Front Telescopic, 30mm
Rear Nitrox mono-shock with 9-step adjustment

Brakes

Front Petal disc, 200mm
Rear Drum 130mm

Economy

Tank size 10-litres
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Bajaj Discover 125 ST review, test drive

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