Bajaj Discover 125s: How to tell them apart

Lijo Mathai  /
08 Apr 2014 11:03:42 IST

Bajaj has launched a new Discover (yet another one) and have called it the new 125 with an M suffix. With 'new' Discover 125M,Bajaj now has a total of seven Discos on sale including the 'old' 100 and 125. So how to tell which Discover 125 is which? We have made it simple for you. Scroll down.

Bajaj Discover 125

Bajaj-Discover-125There is no differentiating this from the Discover 100 apart for the stickers and the front disc brake.

Let's start with the oldest model on offer here. It is more rounded than the other Discovers on this page. The bikini fairing looks a bit of Batman-ish from the sides. The tank unit is also round and so are the side panels. The tail lamp is a LED unit. This variant also has a black grab rail. There is no differentiating this from its lowly 100 brethren apart for the stickers and the optional front disc brake. The 125 even has the same fuel tank capacity- 8l. The 124.6cc engine makes 11PS and 10.8Nm of power and torque respectively. Transmission is a five cog unit. Bajaj claims a true top speed of 100kmph for this motorcycle. Production of this motorcycle though has stopped now and dealers are looking to clear inventory.

Bajaj Discover 125ST

Bajaj-Discover-125ST.jpgThis was the original new platform Discover and has a 124.6cc 4-valve engine which makes 13PS

This was the original new platform Discover. It gets a refreshed look than the 'old' 125 and features flatter panels. Even the grab rail is longish and flat. The tail pipe unit is stylish. The rear tyre has a hugger like the bigger Pulsars. The Discover 125ST has a new 124.6cc 4-valve engine which makes 13PS, which is similar to the power which the old Pulsar 150DTS-i used to make. Power is transferred via five gears and Bajaj says that the 125ST hits a top speed of 105kmph. Here also, the front 200mm disc is an optional unit. It weighs 124.5kg. It also has a monoshock suspension, the first in its class and in the Discover family.

Bajaj Discover 125T

BAJAJ-DISCOVER-125-TThe engine from the ST was detuned to make 0.5PS less

A mileage and price conscious variant of the 125ST was launched later which had the 'S' moniker dropped from its name. It looks similar to the 125ST and the two significant changes are the missing monoshock and rear tyre hugger. Bajaj has added its twin Nitrox suspension in place of the monoshock to keep costs low. The 125cc engine from the ST was detuned to make 0.5PS less. But even then it laid claim to a 105kmph top speed. This variant of the Discover claims to deliver 77.1kmpl.

Bajaj Discover 125M

2014 Bajaj Discover 125M (12)With a wheelbase similar to the 100M and shorter by the 125ST by 50mm, the 125M is the new entry-level commuter in Bajaj's 125cc portfolio

Bajaj's website still prefers to call this as the New Discover but company officials says that this is the 125M. With a wheelbase similar to the 100M and shorter by the 125ST by 50mm, the 125M is the new entry-level commuter in Bajaj's 125cc portfolio. It is differentiated from the 125T and 125ST by virtue of a shorter fairing, tank and new graphics. It also misses out on a tripmeter. The difference in the length of the chassis though isn't that evident. The seat is also a flatter unit. The power from the 124cc 4-valve twin spark engine is now detuned to make 11.5PS but torque at 10.8Nm is still the same as the ST's. It is also the only Discover to come mated to a 4-speed all-up shift pattern gearbox. Bajaj claims real world fuel efficiency of 60-65kmpl with the 125M, the highest amongst all its peers.

Now Bajaj is testing a 150cc Discover. We will, in all likelihood, soonreturn to give tips on how to tell apart Discover 150s. Stay tuned.

Bajaj Discover variants and their technical specifications


  
SPECIFICATIONS Bajaj Discover 125 ST
POWERTRAIN
Engine 4 Valve Twin Spark Air Cooled
Engine Displacement 124.6 cc
Max Net Power 13PS @ 9000 rpm
Max Net Torque 10.8Nm @ 7000 rpm
Ignition System Digital CDI
Carburetor CV type
Starting Self + kick start
Clutch Multiplate wet
Transmission 5-speed
Max Speed 105kmph
SUSPENSION
Front Suspension Telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Nitrox Monoshock with gas canister
BRAKE
Front Brake 200mm petal disc (opt)
Rear Brake 130 mm drum
WHEELS AND TYRES
Front wheel / tyre New design alloy / 2.75 X 17" 41P Tubed
Rear wheel / tyre New design alloy / 3.00 X 17" 50P Tubed
OTHERS
System DC Ignition
Battery Low maintenance
Head Lamp HS1 35/35W
Ignition Control Unit DC CDI DTSI
DIMENSIONS
Fuel Tank 10L
Wheelbase 1305 mm
Ground Clearance 17 mm
Kerb Weight 124.5 kg
PRICE ex-Mumbai for disc variants Rs 56,323
  
SPECIFICATIONS Bajaj Discover 125T
POWERTRAIN
Engine Single cyl, 4-Valve, DTS-i
Engine Displacement 124.6 cc
Max Net Power 12.5PS @ 9000 rpm
Max Net Torque 10.8Nm @ 6500 rpm
Ignition System Digital CDI
Carburetor CV type
Starting Self + kick start
Clutch Multiplate wet
Transmission 5 -speed
Max Speed 105kmph
SUSPENSION
Front Suspension Telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Nitrox Twin (110 mm)
BRAKE
Front Brake 200mm petal disc (opt)
Rear Brake 130mm drum
WHEELS AND TYRES
Front wheel / tyre 2.75 x 17, 41P
Rear wheel / tyre 3.00 x 17, 50P
OTHERS
System DC Ignition
Battery Low maintenance
Head Lamp HS1 35/35W
Ignition Control Unit DC CDI DTSI
DIMENSIONS
Fuel Tank 10L
Wheelbase 1305mm
Ground Clearance 165mm
Kerb Weight 124 / 124.7 kg
PRICE ex-Mumbai for disc variants Rs 55,800
  
SPECIFICATIONS Bajaj Discover 125M
POWERTRAIN
Engine Single cyl, 4-Valve, DTS-i
Engine Displacement 124.6cc
Max Net Power 11.5PS @8000 rpm
Max Net Torque 10.8Nm @ 6000 rpm
Ignition System Digital CDI
Carburetor CV type
Starting Self + kick start
Clutch Multiplate wet
Transmission 4-speed
Max Speed 100kmph
SUSPENSION
Front Suspension Telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Nitrox Twin (110 mm)
BRAKE
Front Brake 200mm petal disc (opt)
Rear Brake 130mm drum
WHEELS AND TYRES
Front wheel / tyre New design alloy / 2.75 X 17" 41P Tubed
Rear wheel / tyre New design alloy / 3.00 X 17" 50P Tubed
OTHERS
System DC Ignition
Battery Low maintenance
Head Lamp HS1 35/35W
Ignition Control Unit DC CDI DTSI
DIMENSIONS
Fuel Tank 9.5L
Wheelbase 1255mm
Ground Clearance 165mm
Kerb Weight 117/118 kg
PRICE ex-Mumbai for disc variants Rs 51,524
  
SPECIFICATIONS Bajaj Discover 125
POWERTRAIN
Engine DTS-i, 4-stroke, Natural air cooled
Engine Displacement 124.6 cc
Max Net Power 11PS @ 8000 rpm
Max Net Torque 10.8Nm @ 5500 rpm
Ignition System Digital CDI
Carburetor CV type
Starting Self + kick start
Clutch Multiplate wet
Transmission 5-speed
Max Speed 100 Kmph
SUSPENSION
Front Suspension Telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Nitrox Twin (110 mm)
BRAKE
Front Brake 200mm disc
Rear Brake 130mm drum
WHEELS AND TYRES
Front wheel / tyre New design alloy / 2.75 X 17" 41P Tubed
Rear wheel / tyre New design alloy / 3.00 X 17" 50P Tubed
OTHERS
System DC Ignition
Battery Low maintenance
Head Lamp 35/35W
Ignition Control Unit DC CDI DTSI
DIMENSIONS
Fuel Tank 8L
Wheelbase 1305mm
Ground Clearance 165mm
Kerb Weight 118.5kg
PRICE ex-Mumbai for disc variants Rs 50,089
  

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