Bajaj Discover 125 T is a watered-down 125 ST
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
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.
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.
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).
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.
Head to Page 2 for the press release.