For many years, Bajaj bikes are known for their quality and performance. Since 2004, when they launched their Discover bike, it was well received by the masses, and especially by those people who use this bike to commute to their offices on a daily basis. It was able to become the clear market leader and left behind one of the most reckoned names of the two wheeler industry. TheHero bikes, on the other hand, is known for the looks that they have, and also the high quality performance. Although this company has split from the Japanese bike maker Honda, but the heart of the bikes are still the same as the engines are from Honda only. Most of the manufacturers are launching their bikes in the 125cc as this segment is very popular between the college and office goers. So this segment has a tough competition, and customers are spoilt for choices. In this article, we will compare between two competitors, and see who wins. The design of Bajaj Discover 125ST has been totally changed from its predecessors, and it has a completely new and modern look.
The first thing that you notice is that the fairings of this bike are very wide, and give it a very aggressive look. The five spoke alloy wheels add an interesting touch of a spider web, and adds to the overall beauty of the bike. The other bike in contention over here, the Hero Ignitor, has quarter fairings, and the sharp lines of the bike along with the black wind shield provide this bike with a very aggressive and young look. The red colored shock absorbers provide an interesting contrast to the black alloy wheels and the black exhaust. This bike wins over the other in this section as the bike has introduced a clock for the first time in this segment, and the digital speedometer, along with the tripmeter give the console a complete funky look.
The seats of the Discover are very wide and spacious and are comfortable for both the rider and the pillion rider. The Ignitor, on the other hand, has a comfortable rider seat, but the pillion rider can face some issues as this bike has a split seat. Both the bikes are alike as far as the engine capacity goes with one 124. 6cc and the other, 124.7 cc. The torque and the max power of both the bikes are also comparable, and much difference cannot be made out between the two. Performance wise pointing out a clear leader between the two is a bit tough. The ride quality and the handling of the bikes are also almost similar to each other. At a Bajaj Discover 125ST price of Rs. 55,500, the bike gives you a good maneuverability in the city traffic conditions. The stability is very good, and it feels stable even when you are cruising through sharp turns. The Hero Ignitor price in india, on the other hand, is Rs. 56,000, and it also is a great to maneuver and easy to flick bike with a great stability. The difference between the ride and handling of the two bikes is very difficult to point out. Although the nitrox suspension, of the Discover gives it a bit better ride quality. It is very difficult to choose a clear winner these two bikes, and it is the brand loyalty that ultimately comes into play while choosing which bike you want to purchase. I recently updated that BMW K1300S, A new K series bike.
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