One of the latest additions to the Discover stable is the new Bajaj Discover 100T which is one of the most stylish and better featured bikes in the 100cc category. Looking deeper into the technical specifications, we see that the Discover 100T has a 102cc 4 valve DTS-i engine that can crank up a power of up to 10.2 PS and a torque of 9.2 Nm at 6500 rpm. The bike is slightly longer than the other bikes we have seen in recent past with the length measuring around 2.038 meters and width around 0.714m. The bike is 1.07 meters tall.
The Discover 100T has a kerb weight of 121 kg and has a fuel tank that can hold 10 liters when full with 3.5 liters on reserve. You can buy a 100T at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 50,500 at Delhi.
Official Mileage Claim
You may have noticed that the kerb weight of the Discover 100T is much higher than other bikes in the 100cc segment. For example, the Hero Splendor Plus weighs 109kg while TVS Sport has a dry mass of just 95 kg. Technically, under such conditions, the mileage of the bike is expected to suffer because the engine now has to burn more fuel in order to pull the higher mass. However, if you go by the official metrics, the fuel efficiency doesn’t seem to have suffered much. According to Bajaj, the Discover 100T can deliver 87 kilometers for every liter of petrol under standard test conditions.
Test Ride & Customer Feedback
As always, let us start with MaxAbout. Considering that the bike is one of the new launches, there is still no official review from the website at the time of writing. Also, I am not sure if the mileage they have reported on the site is from official sources or what they have noted from their tests. In any case, according to MaxAbout, the Discover 100T will give you 65kmpl on city roads and 87kmpl on the highways.
MotorBeam has a solid test review of the new bike. From their test ride, the reviewer notes that the features on 100T are identical to what is available on the Discover 125ST. Along with the half chain case, Nitrox suspension and the conventional long mud guard makes the 100T feel like a larger motorcycle than it actually is. The website reports a fuel consumption of 70 kmpl which is pretty average for a bike in this segment.
xBHP in their review note that the bike is extremely durable and is built with the necessary “majbooti” that offers a tempting alternative to the “plain jane” offerings from Honda and Hero. While there is no scientific test of the mileage, the reviewers report seeing around 65 kmpl of fuel economy in their test.
TopGear doesn’t seem to have performed their own fuel economy test. In their review, they report a claimed mileage of 84 kmpl, although I am not sure about the source of this figure.
BikeDekho in their review claim that the 100T is the “best looking” bike in the 100cc category with “applauding shape and alignment of ergonomics”. While it is unclear if the reviewer actually tested the bike for mileage, he notes that the average FE on the bike should be around 70 kmpl which is on par with the rest of the reviews we have seen till now.
That is what we have got for now. AutoCarIndia is yet to come up with their review at the time of writing. MouthShut still doesn’t have any reviews from customers. We will wait for these reports and update this article as and when it is done. If you happen to read this article in a couple of months from now, do comment if I have not updated the article by then. Here is a snapshot of the economies as claimed by various reviewers.
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