Like us, we understand, you are also confused about the tons of Discover models Bajaj has on offer. As of today, if we notice, they sell as many as 7 different models under their ‘Discover’ umbrella ranging from 100cc to 125ccs. This number is so much that the company’s website doesn’t have space to list the current flagship Discover 125ST under the ‘Discover’ dropdown.
Nonetheless, coming to the point. After every new Discover launch, we compare it with its nearest sibling. Now that Bajaj has very recently launched their entry level New Discover 125 in the market, we sit back and try to analyse the changes it gets against its nearest sibling – Discover 125T. Here is a list of 9 changes, big or small, that we managed to identify.
1. Maximum Power: Though both the Discovers are powered by the same 4-valve 124.6cc mill, quite naturally the new Discover 125 produces lesser power of 11.5PS at 8000rpm and peak torque of 10.8Nm at 6000 rpm. In comparison, Discover 125T churns out 12.5PS of max power at a higher 9000 rpm, the same 10.8Nm of peak torque but it comes at 6500 rpm – 500 rpm later.
2. Gears: Discover 125T, being a more premium offering gets a 5-speed transmission, whereas the lesser 125 gets only a 4-speed gearbox.
3. Top Speed: Bajaj claims a top speed of 105kmph for Discover 125T. Cheaper Discover 125 is also claimed to reach the magical 100kmph under Bajaj’s internal tests.
4. Fuel Efficiency: The lesser number of gears clearly have a say here. Despite being more powerful, Discover 125T is rated at an ARAI approved fuel efficiency of 77.1 kmpl whereas the 4-geared Discover 125 returns 76 kilometers to every liter of fuel.
5. Fuel Tank Capacity: Along with a slightly lesser fuel efficiency, Discover 125 also has a smaller fuel tank of 9.5 liters with 1.6 liters of usable reserve providing a total range of 722kms. Discover 125T has a slightly bigger fuel tank of 10 liters and a usable reserve capacity of 3.5 liters. It provides total range of 771kms under ideal conditions.
6. Weight: Looks like Bajaj has also stripped off the new Discover 125 to shed some flab. The bar-end weights seems to be one among those. On the weighing scale, new Discover weighs 117kgs for the drum brake variant and 118kgs for the disc brake loaded trim. On the other hand Discover 125T weighs 124 kgs and 124.7 kgs respectively.
7. Dimensions & Wheelbase: Surprisingly, there is a difference in the dimensions of both these bikes, though they appear similar in shape. Respective Length x Width x Height figures for Discover 125 in mm are – 1986 x 678 x 1044. The same figures for Discover 125T are 2035 x 714 x 1070.
Discover 125 also has a smaller wheelbase of 1255mm in comparison with 1305 mm for Discover 125T.
8. Cosmetic Changes- Moving to the cosmetic differences, Discover 125 is a wee bit more commuterish in design. It sports a flatter seat, the fuel tank also appears to be a little less contoured. The side cowl is also body coloured unlike sportier Grey on the T. The exhaust tip is exhaust-coloured black while it is silver colored on the T.
And towards the end, let us list the most important difference – Price!
The new Discover 125 is aimed at buyers of the 100cc segment and in a bid to lure them into the 125cc segment, Bajaj has priced the new Discover at the following prices:
- New Discover 125 Drum: Rs 46,699
- New Discover 125 Disc: Rs 48,659
The Discover 125T starts from where the lesser sibling ends. Here are the prices for Discover 125T:
- Discover 125T Drum: Rs 50,387
- Discover 125T Disc: Rs 53,231
* All prices listed here ex-showroom in Pune
A lot of our readers have asked us about the differences in various Discovers available in the market and through these quick comparo articles we help them decide on the motorcycle they should be going for. And in a bid to capture more market, Bajaj is in the process of launching a 150cc faired version of Discover F150, spyshots of which you can see here.
In case you have other Discovers in mind, do check out our earlier articles: