Bajaj Discover 125M review
- Published On: 6 April 2017
- 2 min read
Bajaj’s latest Discover, the 125M, was a replacement for the Discover 125. A worthy successor?
Bajaj’s Discover 125M is the bike that Bajaj introduced to replace the venerable Discover 125. The M’s familiar angular headlight and twin pilot lamps nestling within the bikini fairing are all in line with the Discover family look.
On the outside
Bajaj is offering this bike with ten-spoke alloy wheels, finished in black, similar to the colour on the motorcycle’s engine and exhaust. Overall quality is good and is at par with the best bikes in this segment. The instrument cluster houses a speedometer, odometer, fuel-gauge and other basic warning icons. The bike’s switchgear is of good quality, and there are new, softer palm grips for better comfort, fitted to a short handlebar with broad rear view mirrors. The masculine bike comes with a new fuel tank that slopes back into a slightly flat riding saddle.
The bike is powered by a 124.6cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled and carburetted DTS-i engine. This bike comes equipped with an electric starter and a kick starter. Maximum power produced is 11.46hp at 8000rpm, while peak torque is 11Nm at 6000rpm. Power delivery is linear, and the four-speed gearbox shifts reasonably well, in an all four-up shift pattern. The 125M is quite a nippy motorcycle to ride on the streets, it’s one of the quickest in its segment.
From the saddle
The 125M’s commuter friendly ergonomics, well-padded seat and comfortable riding posture make it a great bike to own in the city. The suspension works well to provide good ride quality, even over potholes and undulating roads. The bike isn’t too bad around corners either. There’s a 200mm front petal disc and a 130mm rear drum, both working efficiently to give this bike good stopping power.
Is it worth the money?
When it is launched, the Discover 125M will be available in a variety of colours - blue, red, magenta, green and silver, in blue and orange combinations. The drum brake variant Discover 125M was priced at Rs 48,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi) when originally launched in 2014; a disc brake-equipped version sells for Rs 50,499 (ex-showroom, Delhi).