21 February 2013 ~ 14 Comments

Hero Splendor Plus Vs. Bajaj Discover 100T

Yesterday we compared the new Bajaj Discover 100T against TVS Sport. It was a pretty interesting post considering we were pitting one new stylish 100cc bike against an older, more traditional looking bike. What’s interesting is that despite the differences, they turned out to be pretty similar on the mileage front and so there was no winner in that race.

Bajaj Discover 100T vs. Hero Splendor Plus

Today we will see how the Discover 100cc compares against the Hero Splendor Plus. This is again going to be exciting given the fact that the Splendor Plus has been around for almost a decade. Of course the bike has relaunched a few times since then and so we are not talking of a 10 year old model. So how do they measure up? Let’s find out -

Tech Specs Comparison

Specification Hero Splendor Plus Bajaj Discover 100T
Displacement 97.2cc 102cc
Max Power 7.5PS @8000 10.2PS @9000
Max Torque 7.95Nm @5000 9.2Nm @6500
Kerb Weight 109kg 121kg
Wheelbase 1230mm 1305mm
Fuel Tank 11 liters 10 liters
Reserve 1 liter 3.5 liters
Price (ex-Delhi) Rs. 42950 Rs. 50500

At a specification level, the Discover 100T is better than the Splendor Plus for most things. It has a higher displacement, a better power as well as torque. These things are extremely crucial to help you maneuver the road. In addition to this, the Discover also comes with extra stylish features that would definitely help you stand out. However that comes at an additional 8000 rupees. But let’s not jump the gun – we will compare the mileage delivered by these bikes first before arriving at which one is better than the other.

Fuel Economy Review

The Hero Splendor Plus weighs around 12kgs lower than the Discover 100T at dry mass. This difference is crucial because the Discover would now need more power to carry this weight along – that’s more fuel and lower mileage delivered. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case probably because the Splendor Plus comes with a less efficient engine overall. Hero claims the Splendor Plus to deliver 80.6 kilometers for every liter of petrol. In comparison, the Discover 100T is expected to deliver 87kmpl. Do note that these are both noted under standard testing conditions which are vastly different from the regular city roads. So unless we compare the two under these real world conditions, it is pretty hard to say. And that is exactly what we will do here.

Let’s start with the Hero Splendor Plus. We looked at reviews from five very reputed sources online for their report on the Splendor Plus’ fuel economy under city road conditions. Two reviews from BikeDekho as well as MaxAbout note a figure of somewhere between 65-70 kmpl. However the report from the rest of the sources don’t seem to be as high. IndiaGarage reports the lowest at around 55kmpl while the user reviews on MouthShut as well as on Olx report a slightly higher number at 58-65kmpl and 60-70kmpl respectively. Considering that MouthShut reviews are from real-world customers, I would suggest you give a lot of weightage to what these reviewers have got to say.

Next up, let’s look at the reviews for Discover 100T. Considering that this is a recent launch, we have not had too many customer generated reviews. However, the test-ride based mileage reports from the likes of MaxAboutand MotorBeam give a clear picture on what this bike is capable of. MaxAbout and xBHP report a city mileage of around 65 kmpl while MotorBeam notes 70kmpl.

I’ve tabulated all the findings below. At first look, it may look like the 100T is the winner among the two. However, it needs to be noted that test-ride reports for both the bikes have been positive and hover between the 65-70kmpl range. It is the customer reports on the Splendor Plus that has brought its average down. We will have to wait a couple of more months before we can get a similar report for the 100T.

Source Hero Splendor Plus (kmpl) Bajaj Discover 100T (kmpl)
Official 80.6 87
BikeDekho 65-70
MaxAbout 65-70 65
IndiaGarage 55
MouthShut 58-65
Olx 60-70
MotorBeam 70
xBHP 65

So for now, I would say both these bikes fare similarly on the mileage tests. If you think paying the 8000 rupees extra is justifiable considering the more stylish looks and features of the 100T, go for it by all means. If you would prefer to save on that amount, Splendor Plus is your friend. Have you made your decision yet? Tell us in the comments.

14 Responses to “Hero Splendor Plus Vs. Bajaj Discover 100T”

  1. Arun 28 February 2013 at 2:57 pm Permalink

    Slender plus is the best in resale

    • sunil 23 May 2013 at 7:20 pm Permalink

      do u want to buy the bike to use or to resell?

  2. Harsh 2 March 2013 at 11:52 am Permalink

    Discover 100T innovative product from Bajaj. Splender is outdated bike & suitable for senior citizen.

  3. M. Hariharan 21 March 2013 at 11:05 am Permalink

    First up all nice reading ur review, I sold my Yamaha Sz-R, bike ard 43 kms average,good powerful bike but it’ s a tall bike not suting for me..now I was confused between discover 100 T and dream yuga, but splendor has Grt resale value, I drove passion pro for 4 years good bike very boring, so I want a powerful with good mileage,good looks good suspension with nitrox, seems 100 t fits the bill, well frds booked my new bike today…

    • Pramod 2 June 2013 at 11:09 am Permalink

      Saddle height of Discover 100t is 780mm while dream yuga is 800mm. Discover 100t is best bike for u

  4. shiv 11 May 2013 at 8:30 am Permalink

    good review but the bikes of bajaj is best

  5. Jitendra Yadav 14 May 2013 at 10:36 am Permalink

    DISCOVER 100T IS ONES MORE BEST

  6. krupal 20 May 2013 at 1:12 pm Permalink

    bajaj is best in its class….hero have all same engine and model have no innovation..bajaj is no. 1

  7. M. Dasgupta 27 May 2013 at 2:41 pm Permalink

    My requirement in a bike comfort, mileage, front light focus & power, price.

  8. rahul 1 June 2013 at 7:04 am Permalink

    100t is the best bike in this segment as no other bike can give this power and mileage , i have one bike and am experiencing this power if u want mileage and speed go for 100t

  9. Tarsem , chandigarh 20 July 2013 at 4:51 am Permalink

    Hi,

    guy i am confused with discover 100t and splender plus. i hear some negtive response about discover 100t. please guide me gyes

  10. kashyap 3 October 2013 at 7:04 pm Permalink

    My suggestion is to buy 100t. The best in this segment with mileage and power

  11. Akhilesh 21 October 2013 at 11:58 am Permalink

    No need to buy 100T. We pay more rupees for 100cc bikes. Go for Star and Splendor. Why? Just think. Both bikes (Star and Splendor) are with simple engine configurations (2 valves) while 100T is twin spark and four valves (techno movers) that means they require more maintenance, services and labour charges. If you need to replace a cylinder, piston, 4 valve kit you put Rs 2500- 3000 extra per engine overhaul of 100T.

  12. Armaan 22 October 2013 at 2:45 pm Permalink

    What is the best answer for 100t mileage?


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