Bajaj Discover 125 ST review, test drive

5th Jun 2012 10:37 pm

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

  • Make : Bajaj
  • Model : Discover

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.

 

ENGINE Petrol Petrol AT Diesel Diesel AT
Fuel Type Petrol - - -
Bore/Stroke (mm) 54x54.4 - - -
Max Power (hp @ rpm) 12.8 at 9000rpm - - -
Type 4 valve, Air Cooled, 124.58cc - - -
TRANSMISSION Petrol Petrol AT Diesel Diesel AT
No of Gears 5-speed - - -
BRAKES Petrol Petrol AT Diesel Diesel AT
Front Brake Type Petal disc, 200mm - - -
Rear Brake Type Drum 130mm - - -
SUSPENSION Petrol Petrol AT Diesel Diesel AT
Front Suspension Telescopic, 30mm - - -
Rear Suspension Nitrox mono-shock with 9-step adjustment - - -
BODY Petrol Petrol AT Diesel Diesel AT
Tyres Front- 2.75x17-41p with tube, rear- 3.00x17-50P with tube - - -
EFFICIENCY Petrol Petrol AT Diesel Diesel AT
Tank size 10-litres - - -
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