Bajaj Discover 125 T is a watered-down 125 ST

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The Bajaj Discover 125 T is the newest member of the successful Discover family that was launched earlier in the week. The 125cc motorcycle gets toned down design and specifications and to have a cheaper price tag and better fuel economy than the 125 ST.

Bajaj Discover 125 T

Mr. Aswin Jaikanth General Manager (South) Bajaj Auto (seated on the bike) & Mr. Guru Prasad DGM (Zonal) Bajaj Auto Chennai with the Discover 125 T in Chennai.

The biggest visual difference between the 125 ST and the 125 T lies in the rear suspension. While the more premium 125 ST boasts monoshock unit, the 125 T is content with traditional gas filled twin shock absorbers. Another difference is the centre panel which has a silver finish in 125 ST and black finish in the 125 T.

Bajaj Discover 125 T Blue

The only significant visual difference between the Discover 125 T and the 125 ST is that the former adopts conventional twin shocks at rear while the latter employs a monoshock unit.

The 125 T employs the same 125cc 4-valve DTS-i engine but the power output has been mellowed down to 12.5PS which is 0.5PS less than the 125 ST. However, the torque output, 5-speed transmission and the claimed top speed remain unchanged. With the detuned engine, Bajaj looks to lure the customers who prioritize fuel economy.

The Discover 125 T is available in two variants whereas only one version of the 125 ST is on offer. The base variant of the 125 T comes with drum brakes for both the wheels and is priced at Rs. 52,500 and the disc brake variant costs Rs. 55,500 (Both prices being ex-showroom Delhi).

Bajaj Discover 125 T

In comparison, the 125 ST is priced at Rs. 56,026 (ex-showroom Delhi). The 125 ST seems to be a better value for money compared to the disc brake variant of the 125 T.

While the Bajaj Discover 125 T competes with the likes of Hero Super Splendor and Honda Shine, the mono shock equipped 125 ST has the Hero Igniter and the Honda Stunner to take care of.

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  1. jojo August 9, 2013 at - Reply

    comparing discover 125st and discover 100t i dont feel any differnce in riding , although i suggest for dis 100t than 125st,

  2. Rajendar Singh Chauhan August 6, 2013 at - Reply

    I had bought Bajaj caliber 115 Hoodibaba, very pleased with it. But now when I see the new bikes, it seems attitude of earning more profit or greed degrades the companies and its products. The worst thing, the bikes are painted all black the real ghost colour. Engine must be of silver colour and exhaust (silencer) must be chrome plated, for these are heat producing things. Nowhere else in the world I saw this trend. Then the plastic parts they use are real cheap plastic. My had RPM meter, trip meter along with the standard speedometer. All that is gone in the new bikes. So degradation instead of progress. Very sad.

  3. Austin July 24, 2013 at - Reply

    what the hell is this going on. discover 100, 100t, 125, 125st, 125t. no difference in look and engine. then why all these bikes is being launched. and the gearbox problem may with this segment as well.

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