Bajaj unveils its Sporty Commuter, the Discover 125ST.. with a 4 Valve per cylinder engine and monoshock..!!
The commuter class bikes in India gets sportier with the launch of the new Discover 125 ST. The ST it seems stands for "Sports Tourer", not in the CBR250R, VFR1200 kind of way but more so from the perspective of an average Indian commuter.
What’s New in the new Discover 125 ST?
1. India’s first 125 cc commuter bike to feature a 4 valve DTS-i engine
2. India’s first 125 cc commuter bike to feature Monoshock Rear Suspension with Nitrox
3. Completely new design
First Impression on the Design: From what is seen from the photos of the Discover 125ST, the rear of the bike seems a bit busy with its "split tyre hugger + a conventional rear fender" combination. Same goes for the design of the alloy wheels. The rest of the bike seems pretty sporty for a commuter. The tank seems pleasingly muscular. The slightly raised rear seat imparts a sporty look. The Discover 125ST also gets a front disc brake and half chain cover. The decals of the bike does carry forward the old/original Discover lineage in its design.
Discover 125ST Price and launch date: The price of the Discover 125ST has not been made official till now. As for the launch dates, the bike should be available in the market by the end of June 2012.
Let me know your reaction to the Discover 125ST. Does it rock the commuter boat?
Discover 125ST Technical Specifications
Type: 4 Valve Twin Spark Air Cooled
Engine Displacement : 124.6cc
Max.Net Power: 13 Ps @ 9000 rpm
Max.net Torque: 10.79 Nm (1.1 kgm) @ 7000 rpm
Ignition System Digital CDI
Carburetor: CV type
Starting: Self + kick start
Transmission: 5 Speed Constant mesh
Frame : Semi Double cradle
Front Suspension: Telescopic Fork with Anti-friction DU Bush
Rear Suspension: Nitrox Monoshock with gas canister
Front Brake: Petal Disc 200 mm
Rear Brake: Drum 130 mm
Front wheel / tyre: New design alloy / 2.75 X 17” 41P Tube Type
Rear wheel / tyre: New design alloy / 3.00 X 17” 50P Tube Type
Fuel Tank: 10 L
Wheelbase: 1305 mm
Seat Height: 800 mm
Turning Circle Radius: 2100 mm
Ground Clearance: 170 mm
Kerb Weight: 124.5 kg
Max Speed: 105 kmph
System: DC Ignition
Battery: 12V 5AH
Bajaj Discover 125ST: Photos (Courtesy: Sunil Gupta from xBhp.com)
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