Bajaj Discover 100T : First Ride
Welcome then the next generation Discover 100T (T standing for Tourer), a commuter offering in the 100cc space borrowing new-age technology and styling from its recently launched elder sibling, the Discover 125 ST (Sports Tourer). It has been a common practice adopted successfully by motorcycle companies the world over to develop new technologies for their flagships and then employing them across the lower model range to bring the market up to speed one step at a time.
Sadly, most Indian two-wheeler makers have missed this important detail of bringing their offerings up to speed with the modern-day tech in the volume segment and the result is we are still stuck on archaic sloper mills with 2-valve heads and more such equipment which has been scrapped by the world long back.
With the new Discover 100T, Bajaj Auto does more than just offer another feature-rich premium commuter but a top-spec machine which excels in every department important to the end user and looks good while achieving all of it with conviction, however without really burning a hole in the pocket. Borrowing design cues directly from the Discover 125ST, it is easy to notice the family resemblance between the two Discover siblings but the key is that it helps in presenting the younger one with the bulk and form of the elder sibling. And boy does it look good!