We first reported that Bajaj was Re discovering is Discover brand by launching a Discover DTS-Si in 100cc category. Now that a good 4 months have passed by since its introduction, we had a chance to test the bike for its exact mileage in actual conditions.
You may have already seen all those Ads in the TV on Discover 100cc, like with one litre of petrol you can reach Jambur (India ka Africa), Matur (Where people only speak Sanskrit even today) etc on your Discover 100cc. You needn’t go to such places to test your mileage since we’ve done that job for you.
Our Discover 100cc (94.3cc) test bike has done 1600kms of travelling when we did the mileage check. As we always say that Mileage largely depends on the way you ride your vehicle. One has to also know the exact way to test the mileage of a vehicle.
We’ve filled the tank completely (8ltrs) and entered the heavily crowded roads of Hyderabad. We’ve clocked 320kms over 2 days (only in the city region) which was long enough to get an accurate reading. We went to the filling station again and asked to fill the tank completely. The reading was 4.1ltrs when the tank was completely filled. So 320kms/4.3ltrs= 78.04kmpl was the mileage. Considering that most of the journey was made in a heavy stop go traffic, 78.04kmpl is mighty impressive.
And if you want statistical data on traffic, Hyderabad is the worst city to drive (in terms of traffic) second only to New Delhi. We couldn’t go over 70kmph speed at any point in the test drive.
(Also see: The all new Bajaj Pulsar 135cc mileage)
If you live in cities with better traffic management or lower traffic levels, you can easily add another 5kmpl(at least) to 78.04kmpl.
Considering the main competitor to Discover 100cc is the new Hero Honda Passion Pro whose mileage is far below than the Discover and price above discover, one can easily choose Discover as their bike between the two.
Note: For bikes, you can also test your mileage using the reserve feature as a reference point. Though you may not get the exact figure, your reading will be right up there.