When it comes to the two wheeler commuter segment in Bangladesh, no other bike manufacturer probably comes nearly as close to that of Bajaj. Let it be their Discover series or the Pulsar series, every Bajaj bike has been tremendously successful in Bangladesh.
The reasons behind the success of Bajaj bikes are extremely low maintenance cost, ease of riding, good fuel economy and their industry leading reliability. In fact, some Bajaj bikes have already been ridden over 100,000km and are still running perfectly.
The Discover series from Bajaj is probably the most popular series of commuter bikes in Bangladesh in recent years. Currently offered in the 110cc and 125cc engine variants, the Discover series received a refresh for 2021. To modernise the bikes for 2021, Bajaj has introduced several notable changes and added new features to both the bikes.
Both the Discover 110 and 125 are still powered by the same engines but with a slight power upgrade producing 8.6ps and 11ps respectively. Albeit, a bit more refined as Bajaj claims that both bikes will still provide the same mileage despite the increase in power.
Both the Discover 110 and 125 now come with daytime running lights (DRLs) as standard which lights up every time the bike is turned on. The main headlight and taillight though, still remains to be halogen.
The seats of both the Discover 110 and the 125 have also been upgraded to retro style ‘quilt stitched seat’ which, aside from looking good, will definitely increase the riding comfort of both the bikes.
Another visual upgrade from the previous version is the addition of 3D badging which makes the commuter bikes slightly more premium than before.
The overall design of the bike still remains the same as before which in my opinion, surely looks backdated in 2021 especially when comparing it to other bikes in its segment. It’s high time Bajaj realises that and brings in a fresh new design for their highly appreciated Discover series.
Don’t get deceived by the visuals though as Bajaj surely has a lot to offer when it comes to features. Both bikes come with tubeless tires and Combined Braking System (CBS) as standard which Bajaj is referring to as ‘Anti Skid Braking. The semi digital instrument cluster now comes with a gear shift indicator along with the speed, mileage, fuel and service indicator as before.
The Discover series have proved themselves to be really capable in both the rough and tough terrains of the rural areas as well as in the city as a well-rounded commuter. Priced at 120,500 BDT for the Discover 110 single disc and 136,000 BDT for the Discover 125 single disc versions, both bikes are now offered with new color and graphics and a customer has four different colour schemes to chose from - red, black red, black green and black blue.