Bajaj will replace the Discover 125 with the Discover 125M this year. The original Discover has been a workhorse for the company since 2004. The commuter segment has been one that has promised great volumes for quality products and the Discover 125 certainly drove Bajaj’s sales efforts for over a decade. Compact, fuel-efficient, and dependable, the Discover 125 quickly proved to be popular among the Indian masses. Changing times and tastes pushed Bajaj to refresh the Discover series as a result of which the first spinoff from the Discover line- the Discover 125ST, was launch in 2012.
The Discover 125M will replace the Discover 125, which has been around since 2004
The Discover 125M is the model that replaces the 125. It sports most of the design cues that its predecessor did. Notable visual features of the Discover 125M include a bikini fairing, dual-tone decals, and twin pilot lamps. The 125M looks a lot more appealing than the Discover 125 thanks to its more sculpted fuel tank and alloy wheels. The pricing of the Discover 125M falls under the Discover 125ST.
The Bajaj Discover offered good looks and reliability in a very competitive segment
There are minor difference between the setup powering the Discover 125M and Discover 125. The former uses a single-cylinder, 4-valve, DTS-I 124.6cc displacement engine. This mill makes 11.5PS and a peak torque of 10.8Nm. The Discover 125 engine delivered 0.5PS less and used two valves. Despite this, both have a 100kmph top speed. Transmission options also differed on the two bikes. The outgoing model used a 5-speed box whereas the Discover 125M a four-speed manual transmission.
Bajaj is working on a more upmarket version of the Discover known as the F150, which will use a semi-fairing
The Discover 125M is, understandably, the more easy to use and responsive of the two. Being a commuter, the bike is expected to perform well in urban road conditions, and weaving through traffic with the 125M is a breeze. The bike uses telescopics in front and nitrox suspensions in the rear. These absorb the effects of bumps and potholes pretty efficiently. The ride dynamics are stable owing to the semi-double cradle frame. The 125M is offered with disc and drum brake options.