New Discover 125cc (Old Wine in a New Bottle)

As expected earlier, Bajaj auto launched Discover 125cc on 31st March 2011 with the ex-showroom price of Rs. 45,500/- for Drum brake and Rs. 48,000/- for Disc brake version. Bajaj Auto expects to sell 40,000 units per month of new Discover 125cc. This will take the brand Discover average monthly sales figure to 1,50,000 per month from present average monthly sales of 1,10,000 units per month.

On the launch of Discover 125cc Bajaj Auto President Motorcycle Business Mr.S.Sridhar said “Although we are riding high on the success of the Discover 100 and the Discover 150, there is still a significant base of commuters who prefer an optimum combination of mileage and power. The Discover 125 is expected to cater to the unfulfilled need of the above set of commuters and spread the Discover excitement across the commuter segment”

He also added that the current Discover volumes stand close to 1.2 lakh units per month and it has already become world’s second largest two-wheeler brand. With the launch of this model they plan to clock volumes of 1.5 lakh per month for fiscal 2011-12.

The new Discover 125cc is powered by a 124.6cc, 2 valve air cooled SOHC, DTSi engine. The  new engine is capable of generating maximum power of 11 bhp@8,000 rpm and maximum torque of 10.8NM @5500 rpm. The bike weighs just 118.5 kg which gives it a decent power- to- weight ratio of 92.8Ps/ton. The new figure of power and torque has nothing new from the first Discover 125cc launched in 2004 except maximum torque is generated at 1000 rpm lower compared to previous Discover 125cc. The bike is expected to deliver fuel efficiency of 82.4 KM / liter with top speed of 100 KMPH. It has all the other features same as the Discover 100cc and 150cc like Nitrox gas charged suspension, electric start, 8 liter fuel tank and two tone colour.

– Mahavir Kothari

New Discover 125cc Technical Specs


  • Type : Single cylinder, 4 stroke, air cooled
  • Displacement: 124.6 CC
  • Max. Power (bhp @ RPM): 11bhp@8,000
  • Max. Torque (Nm @ RPM): 10.8@5500


  • Clutch: Wet multiplate
  • No. of gear: 5
  • Gear shift pattern: All down


  • Front: Telescopic, wheel travel 130 mm
  • Rear: Nitrox, wheel travel 110 mm


  • Front: Drum, 130 mm, 240mm Disk brake (Optional)
  • Rear: Drum, 110 mm


  • Front: 2.75 X 17″ (Unidirectional)
  • Rear: 3.00 X 17″ (Unidirectional)

Fuel Tank

  • Fuel tank capacity:  8 liter full (2.3 liter reserve)


  • Type: Single down tube


  • Battery: 12V, 5Ah
  • Head lamp: 35 / 35 W
  • Tail / stop lamp: LED type
  • Horn type & no.: DC / one


  • Length: 2040 mm
  • Width: 760 mm
  • Height: 1087 mm
  • Wheel base: 1305 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 162 mm
  • Kerb weight: 118.5 kg