Expert Review of Bajaj Discover 100 T Drum
Bajaj Discover 100 4G is still the same as the previous version, minus a cog. It's just the removal of a gear, making it a 4 geared bike from a 5 geared one. Same as the Discover 100, this too comes with a 94.38 cc, 4 stroke, single cylinder, air-cooled, DTS-Si 2.0 engine, giving a peak power of 7.5bhp at 7500rpm and a maximum torque of 7.85Nm at 5000rpm. To think of fuel efficiency, this bike is pretty high on that. The bike has been given pretty decent looks as for a 100cc bike. This new version has been given an electric start, auto choke and alloy wheels. It also gets a maintenance free battery now, gas charged rear suspension, twin pod instrument panel, LED tail lights and twin pilot lights too.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Mileage and fuel efficiency has to be on a higher scale for any vehicle being launched, not just for today, but forever, since fuel is simply not petrol, it is more of gold now. The strongest feature of a bike has to be its mileage. This commuter segment simple bike can return a fuel efficiency figure of 89kmpL on clean roads, That is, on highways, which definitely is quite a surprise. But this comes from ARAI, so has to be true. On city roads, the bumpy ride could make it reach somewhere around 60-70kmpL. The company proudly claims it to be the world's best mileage. The feature of exhaus TEC gives a much needed pick up at quite low speeds even in the top gears. The pent roof combustion chamber, which has been specially designed, helps in getting a near complete combustion with the least of fuel.
One of the best, or probably the ruler as per the current scenario, Bajaj Discover 100 4G is a very plain and simple bike to suit the segment. It has been equally simple shades, which now are Discover colors. Basic Black and green, black and red, black and blue, and plain red are a few shades now totally owned by Discover range.
Acceleration and Pick up
The acceleration and pick up of the Bajaj Discover 100 4G are nothing to boast of. The 4-stroke DTS-Si engine achieves 7.85Nm of maximum torque at 5000rpm, allowing a better and superior pick-up and acceleration, though. Bajaj's new innovation DTS-Si technology makes a faster and efficient combustion, mixing air and fuel together, thus enhancing the performance and mileage.
Bajaj Discover 100 4G stands a decent size at 2040mm X 760mm X 1087mm, while weighing 115kg. It is one of the simplest bikes available in today's sports style looking lovers' world. Twin pod instrument panel, LED tail lights and twin pilot lights are a few impressive looking things on the bike. For some the black alloy wheels can be a put off, while it is a quite a good looking thing for others. Nothing too impressive, though, the most attractive of this rather plain Jane bike could be its instrument panel.
The company has tried making the bike as comfortable as possible in its limited budget. Bajaj Discover 100 4G gets a normal elongated seat for two, along with a backrest for the pillion. There can be no stress on the arms while holding the handle, since its been given a decent distance and height. The bike is self-start one, a change from the previous version. Speedometer and fuel gauge are analogue type. Few basic indicators, which of the date are sure to have had on the instrument cluster are a bit missing, and that pretty depresses off for once. With a ground clearance of 165 mm, the bike would never ever bump on high heighted speed breakers.
The bike could be well comfortable for those short on height also. Bajaj Discover 100 4G, not being too tall, stands comfortably at a length of 2040mm, width 760mm, and height 1087mm, while weighing merely 115kg, thus making it much easy to handle.
Bajaj Discover 100 4G sports a displacement of 94.38cc. It runs on a 4 stroke, air cooled, single cylinder, DTS-Si 2.0 engine. Power output is 7.5bhp at 7500rpm. While the maximum torque being produced is 7.85Nm at 5000rpm. There are 4 gears provided to it with wet multiplate clutch.
Now to talk of wheels, Bajaj Discover 100 4G has been given black alloy wheels, which seems fascinating to a few while a bit depressing to other. The wheelbase is around 1305mm. To measure the tyre size, the tyres are a normal size, with the front tyre measuring 2.75 x 17, 4PR with the rear one coming up to 3.00 x 17, 6PR mm, for sure not meant for rough terrains.
Suspension could be rated better than what this bike looks capable of. Front gets a telescopic suspension, with wheel travel being 130 mm, the rear suspension is the nitrox suspension type, with the wheel travle resting to 110mm.
Handling and Control
With the dimensions of this bike, the rider can never loose control on Bajaj Discover 100 4G. Also, this measurement of 2040mm X 760mm X 1087mm at a weight of 115kg, this is one of the lightest bikes to control. The ground clearance of 1305 mm makes it quite comfortable to ride, also safer than other of the competition. Placement of handle, seat, etc. are all at a comfortable place. With the longest wheelbase of the segment, this becomes one of the safest rides on Indian roads.
5 speed gear box
Nothing innovative in lamps
Gravely lacks power and pick-up