Bajaj Discover 100T, the latest discovery of Bajaj Auto is specially designed to play a vital role in the commuting motorcycle market. Being precisely the 5th member registered in the Discover family, Bajaj introduced the Discover 100T to strengthen the Discover family that became the best selling motorcycle brand in September 2012 beating Hero's Splendor series. Launching the Discover 100T following the path of one of the most trusted motorcycle brands in the world, hopes are sky high for both Indian two wheeler market as well as commuter riders. Now let's examine the overall remarks of the bike.
The Discover 100T exactly copies the elder sibling of it, the Discover 125ST. The bi-wheeler makes no variation from its blood relation in appearance except on the front disc brake, which is absent in the Discover 100T. The typical graphics of next generation Discover series, which is painted over the muscular tank and body of the machine delivers a dazing ambience to look at it. To unveil more sportiness, Bajaj fixes the same gorgeous 10-spoke alloy wheel to it. Moreover, its premium aluminium side seats penetrates eyes with its glazing spark. After all, things conjure really hard to consider the Discover 100T in the commuter category!
Thanks to the flicker free DC headlamp, it promises a better road visibility even at the darkest night. Breathing out more sportiness to the bike, an ergonomic seat is displaced. It's for the first time that Bajaj uses 4-valve DTS-i technology in a 100 cc motorcycle and it's intended to add more fuel efficiency to the machine.
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Riding and Handling
The riding seems to be more comfortable than the Discover 100. As it comes with a new frame which is 4 kg lesser than the normal frame makes it to be an easily driven machine. The twin-shock gas filled, nitrox suspension at rear comforts the ride even through the rough surfaces. The absence of disc brake at front doesn't matter even the inexperienced drivers, because a good tyre at front with good grip which is held with a specially moulded front fork, that is intended to increase manoeuvrability ensures the best ride in this class. The 121 kg weighed machine also doesn't challenge the rider even at high speed.
Performance, Power and Top Speed
Obviously, it's a 100 cc motorcycle. But, it performs like a 125 cc motorcycle! That's the feature distinguishes it from other bi-wheelers. Joined with a 102 cc, 4-Valve-DTS-i engine, the machine pulls out a maximum power of 10.2 Ps @ 9000 rpm and a maximum torque of 9.2 Nm @ 6500 rpm. It means the Discover 100T generates 30% more power than the other 100 cc bikes in this segment. Moreover, the moto-machine gasps to a top speed of 100 kmph.
The highlight of a 100 cc bike is its fuel efficiency. Bajaj two wheelers are known for their unbelievable economical figures. With the assistance of a 4-valve DTSi engine, the machine injects maximum power out but minimum fuel in to give a mileage of 87 kmpl under standard conditions.
Quality and Maintenance
Bajaj has improved the quality of materials and matters the Discover 100T too. Thanks to the semi double-cradle steel frame, that changed the traditional concept over Bajaj's erroneousness. The bike shows great reliability like no other 100 cc bikes of Bajaj born yet. It also results to diminish the maintenance cost one has to spare.
It seems that Bajaj failed to impress consumers with good pricing. Well, it doesn't mean that the Discover 100T is overpriced. Especially, since it lacks a front disc brake and a digital meter cluster which are common in this generation commuter motorcycles, the pricing appears to be a bit unpleasant. However, mated with a 5-speed gear box and a powerful engine, the machine overcomes its defect on pricing.
Of course, the Discover 100T shakes hand with a good number of rivals. Among them, Hero's Splendor variants are the key opponents. Along with them, Hero's own Passion Pro, Honda CB Twister, Honda Dream Yuga, TVS Star City and Suzuki Hayate join the crew.
Bajaj Discover 100T certainly overcomes the defect of having less power in the 100 cc commuter motorcycle. At the same time, it misses some necessary features such as front disc brake and digital meter console. But if you want to have an entry level commuter motorcycle which is economical, powerful, stylish and reliable, the Discover 100T is definitely a good choice. But still, cramps to be the ultimate 100 cc bike.
30% more powerful than other 100cc motorcycles
No front disc brake
No digital meter
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