Bajaj Auto has tasted fair success with its recently introduced Discover 100 4G and 100T in the high sales volumes, 100cc two-wheeler commuter bike segment. The Pune based company isn’t sitting back just yet, instead pushing on to further its market share by slotting in the new Discover 100M, set to launch on 15th October.
At a glance, the 100M is unmistakeably a Discover, retaining much of its family DNA. A familiar and angular headlight sits within the M’s bikini fairing, behind which is located a familiar instruments bay, rider controls, and chiselled fuel-tank that leads back to a sharp, neatly designed tail section. An electric-starter will come standard with the 100M, and Bajaj are also offering web-spoked alloy wheels that are black finished, as are the motorcycle engine and exhaust.
The 100M shares Bajaj’s proven, carburetted and DTS-i technology equipped powerplant as earlier experienced on the 100T. It’s a 102cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder and air-cooled engine that comes armed with a 4-valve head, plus corrugated fins for good cooling. Maximum power output is a healthy 9.3bhp, while peak torque is 0.92kgm.
The 100M is held together by a robust, single downtube, dual cradle steel frame, with telescopic fork suspension in front, and dual, gas-charged (Nitrox) shock absorbers bolted onto a rectangular section swingarm at rear. For stopping power, Bajaj has provided the Discover 100M drum brakes front and rear, with the option of a petal type front disc brake.
The latest Discover will be sold in red or blue, as well as black with red decals, black with yellow decals, and black with blue decals colour schemes.
The Discover 100M will be attractively priced, at close to Rs 45,000 (ex-showroom, Pune) for the basic drum brake model. This perfectly positions the capable new 100M between the 100 4G and 100T, to take on Hero MotoCorp’s successful commuter models, the Splendor and Passion this coming festive season.