Ah, she’s here. Bajaj has unveiled the Discover 125 ST to the media today, and though the chances that you might confuse it with the recently launched four gear Discover 4G is minimal, allow us to clear the air and assure you, this is a brand new Discover, ST denoting the sporty tourer status bestowed upon the motorcycle and as Mr. K. Srinivasan, President – Motorcycle Business, Bajaj Auto Ltd., explained to the media, “The Sports Tourer is an everyday fun ride to work. We believe that the sporty evolution of the commuter category will occur fast, and it is our intention to dominate this segment by introducing such breakthrough products.”
The four valve DTS-i 125cc mill makes 13PS, the highest in this class says Bajaj, and torque of 1.1 kgm/ 10.78Nm @ 7000 rpm. The Sport Tourer Discover has a five speed gear box for optimum power delivery and good fuel efficiency. The Discover 125 ST also gets the new alloys from Bajaj in addition to sporty aluminium not-so-rearsets. The Discover is for the commuter and the riding position should reflect an easy stance. The Discover also gets a Monoshock Nitrox Suspension and what Bajaj claims is a “Anti Vibration” frame. The usual disc’s up front have been swapped for petal discs, a new found love at Bajaj.
The curvaceous Discover tank has been chiseled to make it more appealing and inline with Bajaj’s new design language. The headlamp is also crafted to look more aggressive.
BS Motoring reports the Discover 125 ST could be priced at Rs. 47000 ex showroom.
Commenting on the launch K Srinivas said, “We believe that the average Indian commuter has to compromise a lot for fuel efficiency. With the Discover ST we are making a statement that mileage need not come with boring design and outdated features.”
Elaborating on the company strategy, Sanjay Saraswat, GM Marketing, Bajaj Auto Ltd., said that for too long the average commuter had to be satisfied with boring bikes. The new Discover Sports Tourer (ST) is all set to change this in a dramatic fashion.With the styling and performance of a sports bike, yet with the comfort and economy of a commuter bike, the “Discover ST” aims to redefine commuting from “Chalta Hai “to “Daudta Hai”.