We have posted this news that Bajaj has launched a new Discover, I was all confused about the whole story. What is it that the company has changed in the new Discover series that they have launched? The news is that Bajaj has launched a new variant of its entry level Discover 100 4G with 4 gears. Apparently the tag ‘4G’ seems pointing to the new 4 speed gearbox.
2012 Bajaj Discover
The existing bike has 5 gears and the new variant will sport 4 gears in turn shedding close to Rs 2000 from the existing price of the bike. This would also ensure Bajaj a better and more competitive entry point and would equip them to face the soon to be launched, Dream Yuga from Honda. Though we have not ridden the bike but it would be imperative to think that the new gearbox would be more focused to city driving ensuring there is abundant power at lower and mid revs to enable smooth operation in city traffics. It would be interesting to see if there is any mileage drop reported on the new 4 geared version.
There do not seem to be any other changes in the new model. Discover 100 would continue to be powered by a 94.38cc 4 stroke engine which pumps out 7.7PS of power and 7.85Nm of torque.
It is also not known whether the existing 5 gear model will continue to be sold along with the new 4 gear model. We feel it would be better if Bajaj discontinues the 5 gear model to reduce any kind of confusion to buyers and this seems very much possible. There doesn’t seem to be any official word from Bajaj on this development. The bike has already reached dealerships and there is no visual change on the product.