If it was Splendor before and Passion after, now it’s the Passion Pro that is rolling the numbers high for Hero Honda. Bajaj also had Platina 100cc, but that was only a moderate hit.
Ever since, Bajaj has Re discovered the Discover brand in the 100cc market, it has indeed become the main competitor for the Passion Pro. We recently gave you a detailed report of Discover 100cc Mileage which was commendable too.
Now we’ll see a report that compares Passion Pro (Here by ‘Pro’) and Discover 100cc (Here by ‘Disc’) to the core.
Pro – 97.2cc
Disc – 94.3cc
Pro – 7.8ps at 7500rpm
Disc – 7.7ps at 7500rpm
Max Torque (More torque at less rpm means more initial pick up)
Pro – 8.04Nm at 4500rpm
Disc – 7.85Nm at 5000rpm
Compression Ratio (Higher compression ratio means more engine power at the time of Ignition and better air – fuel mixture)
Pro – 9.0:1
Disc – 9.8:1
Number of Gears
Pro – 4
Disc – 5
Pro – 116kgs (kick), 119kgs (self)
Disc – 115kgs
Fuel tank capacity (The only major disappointment in Discover, but its Mileage slightly overcomes this)
Pro – 12.8 litres (1 litre as reserve)
Disc – 8 litres (2.3 litres as reserve)
Ground Clearance (More ground clearance means better behaviour at speed breakers and Potholes, however 3mm isn’t a big deal)
Pro – 165mm
Disc – 162mm
Wheelbase (More wheelbase means better grip over the road, especially in turns)
Pro – 1235mm
Disc – 1305mm
Pro – 71kmpl in heavy city traffic
Disc – 78.04kmpl in similar conditions
Price (check for latest prices; varies by city)
Pro – Rs.44840
Disc – Rs.40840
So if better mileage at lower price is your priority, you choice should be the new Bajaj Discover 100cc DTS-Si. But there are definitely some trade-offs here, lower torque, lower fuel tank capacity but the things that overcome these deficits and make us think Discover is better are the Wheel base and Mileage.