If you are looking for a less expensive 100cc bike then you will be getting ample amount of options as there are many bikes present in the market. However, there are only two bikes that are doing tremendous business in Indian two wheeler market and they are Bajaj Discover and Hero Splendor. Both these bikes fall under same engine category and same price category and offers identical performance and mileage. However, you will find slight difference in terms of sales and mileage in between these two bikes as Bajaj Discover comes at much lesser price and offers more mileage than Splendor. This is the reason why it has managed to overtake Splendor in terms of sales in the last quarter. However, Splendor has now regained its lost slot in the markets by achieving more than 3.41 million sales in the first seven months of the fiscal year 2012-2013. The company has released its sales report of 15 days that ended on 15th October reveals that the bike has been sold in more numbers than any other bike in the country.
Bajaj Discover becomes number one bike. Now let us discuss about the features, specifications, quality and performance of these bikes that explains about the drawbacks and benefits of these bike. When it comes to the specifications, Splendor comes with air cooled 4 stroke engine with a displacement of around 97.2cc capacity that makes around 7.6 Bhp of maximum power and makes peak torque of around 7.5Nm. When it comes to Discover, it comes with 4 stroke, air cooled engine with 94.38cc displacement, which has the ability to make 7.7 Bhp of peak power and 7.85 Nm of peak torque. When it comes to fuel efficiency, Bajaj discover offers a whooping mileage of around 70 Kmpl but the Splendor offers 60Kmpl to 65 Kmpl of average mileage. Splendor is mated with just 4 speed manual transmission gearbox whereas Discover comes with impressive 5 speed manual transmission that delivers an exceptional performance.
When it comes to the pricing, Bajaj Discover price starts at just Rs. 42,000/-, which is irresistibly lower than the Hero Splendor price. However, one should look at the quality offered by the Hero bike that makes their motorcycles durable and reliable. Bajaj Bikes are also good in terms of quality but they lag behind Hero bikes in terms of procuring highly advanced technology. These are the points you must consider before choosing one of these bikes. If your budget is low then you must go with Bajaj Discover as it is cost efficient and offers low running cost, which is absolutely impressive. Moreover it is stylish that suits to your personality and lifestyle. I shared that Honda Interceptor is another powerful bike from Hero.