India is the second only to China with respect to manufacture of two wheelers, and Bajaj auto certainly claims a good share in this. Although, it started low key with production of 2-stroke scooters as early as 50s of the last century, it forayed into the 4-stroke motorcycle market by 90s and with several models in its kitty is more popular than the erstwhile Hamara Bajaj, our old grandfather scooter.
With increase in the demand for high capacity engines automobile giants seem to be continuously evolving newer models to entice the youth. Bajaj has 4 variants in the Pulsar segment its high-end 4-stroke bike. These are Pulsar 180 DTSi, Pulsar 150 ES DTSi, Pulsar 200 ES DTSi and Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi. It has 2 variants in the Discover segment, the economy bikes from the Bajaj. These include the Bajaj Discover 125 and the Bajaj Discover 135 models.
The new variant Discover 135cc DTS-i is the Sports version with attractive Nitrox Suspension as well as front disc brakes. Looks wise the new Discover 135 cc is sexy and hot. It comes in blue, red and black colors.
The bike is a little heavier than its younger brother the Bajaj Discover 125cc but with enhancement in power. The new Discover 135cc has definitely increase in power delivery from the time the throttle is raised and its smooth and the acceleration is about 60 kmph within 4 seconds and that’s cool for a bike of this class. Bajaj Discover 135 cc has valves reworked and the bore is also tweaked such that it displaces 135cc. Know what? Bajaj translates PS directly to horsepower. So, a 13.1 PS in this bike gives 13 bhp. Although, it just a marginal increase with respect to additional cc the end result in terms of power is proportionately greater with a peak torque of about 11.88 Nm relative to the 10.8 of its younger brother at same engine speed. Aside, there is the DTS ignition, the digital CDI ignition and ExhausTEC technology that translate into enhanced power, performance as well as fuel economy in the new Discover 135 cc version. The exhauster and the heat shield come in matt black finish. With a wider rear tyre, the bike can effectively tackle the crowded street scenario.
The bike is priced close to Rs. 50,000-mark, which is also about 3000 rupees higher than its earlier version, but the features it offers are more than the price differential. So, if you are not in a position to afford the Pulsar, guess it’s a good alternative in front of you with great riding control, par good performance and what more? A mileage up to 55 km per liter within the city and up to 65 on the highway, and I believe that the resale value of your Discover 135 cc will be second to none, considering if you want to promote to Pulsar soon!
So, go ahead and discover the jadoo the new Discover 135 has to offer you!
Bajaj Discover 135 DTSi Specifications:
Engine: 4 Stroke, Air Cooled, DTS-i
Maximum Power: 13.10ps@8500rpm
Maximum Torque: 11.88nm@6500rpm
Gears: 4 Speed
Top Speed: 103kph
Weight: 133.00 kg
Fuel Tank: 10.00 ltrs
Wheelbase: 1305.00 mm
Wheel Type: Alloys
Wheel Size: 100/90 x 17 mm
Suspension(Rear): Trailing Arm
Brakes: 240mm Disc
Brakes(Rear): 130mm Drum