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Bajaj Discover 100T review, test ride

The Discover launched back in 2004, becoming for Bajaj commuter bikers what the Pulsar is to performance bikers. The Discover meets conventional bike users requirements, and has improved steadily over the years. The Indian market certainly has evolved in this decade, but some basics remain, with a section of practical 100cc loyalists steadfastly refusing to embrace larger capacity bikes.

The Discover launched back in 2004, becoming for Bajaj commuter bikers what the Pulsar is to performance bikers. The Discover meets conventional bike users requirements, and has improved steadily over the years. The Indian market certainly has evolved in this decade, but some basics remain, with a section of practical 100cc loyalists steadfastly refusing to embrace larger capacity bikes.

Does the 100T work well on the road?

The 100T comes with several parts finished in black. Its side panels lend relief in silver, matching well with the footrest mounting sub-frame sections.

The Discover 100T can be started via a kick-lever, or electric start button. Bajaj has provided the 102cc, four-stroke, carburettor equipped bike an auto-choke to aid easy starts. Bajaj has fitted in twin spark-plugs (DTS-i) and four-valves. The engine produces a healthy 10.1bhp at 9000rpm, while maximum torque produced is 0.94kgm at 6500rpm. Power surges through a cable driven clutch, and five-up, smooth shifting gearbox. Clutch feel is just right, positive and light.

The Discover 100T is held together by a dual-cradle frame, with a rectangular section swingarm. There's telescopic fork front suspension and a pair of gas-charged rear shock absorbers. Its upright riding position proves comfortable over long distances, and there's a nice feeling of sitting in your bike, not on it.

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