Bajaj Auto is ready to launch the 100cc model of Bajaj Discover on July 27. “Our 100 cc ‘Discover’ will compete with Splendor and Passion,” Bajaj Auto two wheeler CEO, S Sridhar said. “We are launching this 100 cc bike with DTS-Si. This 100 cc bike will give a mileage of 80 km per litre and run for 100 km in a day.”
According to Sridhar, the new model will be geared towards long distance rides and promises a host of advantages to the riders over other models. "The biggest benefit that the 100cc Discover will is a high fuel efficiency, way beyond any existing 100cc bike. Comprehensive road tests indicate a mileage of 80 kmpl under actual driving conditions," he said. Bajaj credits twin spark technology, a new combustion chamber and a 5-speed gear box for this,” he said.
Bajaj Auto was earlier planning to exit the 100cc segment, which accounts for the highest motorcycle sales. Regarding the 100cc model of Discover, there are no confirmed reports as yet about the final price but it is expected to be priced around Rs. 42,000 ex-showroom, Delhi. Bajaj intends to reach its target of selling 200,000 units each month of which it expects to sell 40,000 units of its new Discover 100cc model. An entry level 100cc bike priced around Rs. 35,000 sells around 100,000 units each month in India.