2009 Bajaj Discover 100
The Discover 100 is one of the largest selling commuter motorcycles in India from the stable of the Indian two wheeler manufacturer Bajaj. The Discover was launched back in the year 2004 with a displacement of 135 cc, that motorcycle was slightly more powerful than the regular 100 cc commuter motorcycles and also returned impressive fuel efficiency at the same time.
Later the same Discover received some cosmetic upgrades and a bigger 150 cc engine, the motorcycle did not became hit amongst the people because there was already more powerful 150 cc motorcycles present in the market. Later Bajaj launched a whole range of Discover motorcycles in India with various displacements starting from a 100 cc till 125 cc. The Bajaj Discover range also has many sub categories about which we will find out later.
Today in this review we will be talking about the Discover 100 which was launched back in the year 2009 powered by a single cylinder, 4 stroke air cooled engine which generates an healthy amount of power and the much needed torque figures, we will talk about the exact figures and rest of the engine details in our detailed review. It also has many new and exclusive features which anyone will hardly find in other commuter motorcycles of this segment. The Discover 100 is a good overall package which is also priced very aggressively.
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The Discover 100 has the most basic styling of a commuter motorcycle but it has many new and attractive features which you won’t find in other motorcycles of its segment which includes a LED tail lamps, black alloy wheels, pass switch on the switchgear, maintenance free battery and digital ignition etc. So without wasting any more time let’s go through the overall styling of this new motorcycle in details.
The front of the motorcycle has stylish looking headlamps with integrated twin pilot lamps which were included newly to the Motorcycle; just behind the stylish looking headlamp one will find the black tinted visor which completes the overall front face of the motorcycle. Just behind the headlamp unit you will notice the attractive looking analogue instrument panel which consists of twin pods to display the speedometer and fuel gauge beside the other warning lamps including a low battery indicator. The wide handlebars and the 8 liter fuel tank sits perfectly in their respective places, the fuel tank looks beautiful with the use of colorful graphics. The wide seat looks comfortable enough for both the rider and the pillion. The black exhaust together with the overall black theme which includes the standard alloy wheels and the engine adds an overall premium appeal to the motorcycle.
Bajaj has kept the styling of their commuter motorcycle simple but added lots of new features which takes this motorcycle to a whole new standard.
When it comes to the engine the Bajaj Discover 100 stays way ahead of its competitors. It is powered by a single cylinder, 4 stroke air cooled DTSi engine with a displacement of 94.38 cc and is mated to a 5 speed gearbox which also is an advantage for the motorcycle. This engine generates maximum power of 7.7Ps at 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 7.85Nm at 5000 rpm which is definitely at par with other motorcycles of its class.
Bajaj has used twin spark technology which ensures sufficient combustion for better mileage and it does that without sacrificing the power. The Specially Designed Pent Roof Combustion Chamber ensures combustion with minimum fuel. The Exhaus TEC helps to ride the motorcycle in high gears even at low speeds. Lastly the ride control switch helps the rider to stay in the ’Fuel Economy’ Zone. All these advanced features makes the Motorcycle very fuel efficient.
The Discover 100 is ideal for riding in city traffic because one can ride the motorcycle at low speeds even in high gears but the Motorcycles surely feels underpowered when you take it for a spin on the open roads. But that won’t bother you at all because this is a commuter motorcycle and thus it performs its duties perfectly.
The engine specification has been provided below:
|Engine Displacement (cc)||94|
|Spark Plugs Per Cylinder||2|
|Maximum power||7.70 PS|
|Maximum torque||7.85 Nm|
|Chassis||TypeSingle down tube|
RIDE AND HANDLING
The Discover 100 uses front fork telescopic with anti stiction bush inbuilt while the rear uses Nitrox suspension setup with a travel of 110 mm. This motorcycle has been added to provide a comfortable ride over the bad Indian roads. The gas filled shock absorbers are also introduced for the first time in a 100 cc segment of motorcycles. The wide handlebars, comfortable seating position and cushioned seats makes this motorcycle usable even for long rides whereas the grab rail handlebars adds to the pillion safety.
The Discover 100 also has auto choke which is helpful in starting the motorcycle in any weather condition. As far as its stability goes the bike remains quite stable with a huge wheelbase although it has skinny tyres but they provide sufficient amount of grip even in the corners. This motorcycle uses conventional drum brakes for both its front and rear which works well when needed. This motorcycle has got all the things which a commuter motorcycle should have to impress its customers.
The Bajaj Discover 100 is priced at Rs. 44,498 (Ex showroom Delhi) and is available with 4 color options
- Midnight Black and Blue
- Black and Green
- Midnight Black and Red
- Flame Red
The Bajaj Discover 100 is an entry level motorcycle so it definitely receives some competition from another entry level motorcycle the Hero Motocorp Passion Pro.
The Hero Motocorp Passion Pro is the successor to one of their largest selling product Passion. This motorcycle is powered by a Air-cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder OHC 97.2 cc engine which generates 5.74 kW (7.8 Ps) of maximum power at 7500 rpm and 0.82 kg-m (8.04 N.m) of torque at 4500 rpm. The engine has been mated to a 4 speed gearbox. Both the motorcycles are equally powerful but the Passion Pro is a more stylish looking motorcycle amongst the duo. Still the modern technology and the extra added features still keeps the Discover ahead in the race.
The Discover 100 provides everything in a small package priced aggressively, it is true although it provides many new features still the customer will sorely miss the disc brakes at the front of the motorcycle. The bike is also meant to deliver excellent fuel efficiency which is the main priority of many who are looking for a commuter motorcycle. Priced at 44, 498 rupees it is a worthy commuter motorcycle which will definitely fulfill all your needs.
“Excellent machine for commuting with a highly fuel efficient engine and sorted handling dynamics.”—Zigwheels India
- * Added features
- * Fuel Economy
- * Pricing
- * Absence of disc brakes
- * lack of engine power