Bajaj Discover

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Bajaj Discover
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Bajaj Discover DTS-i
Manufacturer Bajaj Auto
Production 2003–present
Engine 94.4, 125 and 144.8 cc Air-cooled, four-stroke cycle, single piston, Self start, kick start
Suspension Front Telescopic, wheel travel 130 mm stroke
Rear Nitrox, wheel travel 110 mm wheel travel
Brakes Front 240 mm Disc Brake
Rear 130mm Drum Brake
Tires 17"
Wheelbase 1305 mm
Weight 121 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 12 litres full

The Bajaj Discover is a motorcycle brand by Bajaj Auto. Currently there are four variants of Discover: Discover 100 DTS-Si, Discover 125 DTS-i, Discover 125ST and Discover 150 DTS-i. The bike, initially launched in the year 2004, has been a success in the Indian two wheeler segment since then.[1]

History[edit]

The first variant of Discover was launched in 2004. The bike had an engine capacity of 125 cc.[2] A 112 cc variant was launched in December 2005. The bike was claimed to have a mileage of 101 km/l (290 mpg‑imp; 240 mpg‑US).[3] In 2007, a 135 cc variant was launched.[4]

The Discover was the second Bajaj bike (After the Pulsar segment) to come with the six spoke alloys and the patented "Exhaus-TEC"—basically a resonator that boosts torque at lower rpms. It also employed the Bajaj trademark "DTS-i" Digital Twin Spark Ignition Technology used in the Bajaj Pulsar 150 and 180 DTS-i.

At launch, four variants were available:

  • Spoke wheels, Drum brake, Kickstart, Round Headlamp
  • Spoke wheels, Drum brake, Kickstart, Fairing
  • Spoke wheels, Drum brake, Selfstart, Fairing
  • Alloy wheels, Disc brake, Selfstart, Fairing, Tachometer

However, during mid-2005, the Discover was made a single variant model. It was revamped with new graphics, black grab-rail, SNS (Spring in spring) suspension, 130 mm drum brakes, six spoke alloys as standard, selfstart and some engine tweaks predominantly aimed at reducing friction and combustion roar.

A 135 cc model was launched in 2007 which features a front disc brake, self-start, nitrox suspension and black alloy wheels. The silver engine has also been powder-coated black in the 135 cc variant.

A 100 cc version was launched in 2009 with a DTS-Si engine. After the success of the discover 100, Bajaj launched a 150 cc version and stopped production of the 135 cc variant.[5] The 125 cc variant was re-launched in 2011.The 125ST was launched in 2012.[6]Three new models - 100 T, 100M and 125 T powered by world's first 4 valve twin spark - DTSi engine and new sporty designs was launched in 2013.

100M is launch with tagline "mileage ka naya satya" (new truth of mileage), company claimed 84km/l, it's 102cc bike. with 95km/h max. speed, 4 valve Engine.

Technical specifications[edit]

Specifications Discover 100 DTS-i

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Discover 150 DTS-i

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Discover 125 DTS-i

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Discover 125T

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Displacement (cc) 94.38 144.8 124.6 124.6
Power (bhp) 7.7 12.8 11 12.8
Torque(Nm) 7.85 12.7 10.8 11
Engine Type DTS-i DTS-i DTS-i DTS-i
Wheelbase (mm) 1305 1305 1305 1305
Kerb Weight (kg) 115 121 118.5 121

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bajaj Auto-Vehicles". Archived from the original on 14 May 2010. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Muralidhar, S (19 December 2004). "S. Muralidhar". Business Line. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "New variant of Bajaj Discover". Business Line. 20 December 2005. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  4. ^ S. Muralidhar (13 May 2007). "There is more to Discover". Business Line. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Bajaj Discover 150 DTSi launched, priced Rs 46k". Archived from the original on 2010-05-14. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Bajaj auto launch new Discover 125". The Hindu. 2012-05-14. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Bajaj Discover DTS-i- Technical Specs". Bajaj Auto. Archived from the original on 10 May 2010. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Bajaj Discover 150-Technical Specs". Bajaj Auto. Archived from the original on 14 May 2010. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Bajaj Discover 125-Technical Specs". Bajaj Auto. Archived from the original on 2012-10-15. 
  10. ^ "Bajaj Discover 125ST-Technical Specs". Bajaj Auto. Archived from the original on 2012-10-14. 

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