Since Bajaj silently introduced the Discover 100 DTS-i after phasing out the Discover 100 DTS-Si, I thought it'd be appropriate to start a fresh thread for this model, cause its different from the previous model's (4 Speed and DTS-i). To discuss various aspects of the bike, be it reviews, issues, experiences and what not, as long as its related to out beloved Discover 100 DTS-i.
Changes considering previous models.
Discover 100(Original) - The DTS-i Engine and all design/electrical updates of the DTS-Si model except for the transmission.
Discover 100 DTS-Si - Shifted to DTS-i and dropped back to 4 Speed.
I love and ride a Black 2011 ZMA, but recently had to move to Bangalore for higher studies. I intended to take my ZMA with me, but parents were'nt comfortable with the fact that I'd be riding India's best sports tourer thanks to a couple of my previous endeavours, hence they suggested I get a commuter with a decent mileage / liter.
First preference was the almighty Platina 100, but after a TD it didnt seem so fine, it made power just off idle, but the glory soon ended and I was left with a puzzled look on my face, thats when they offered the Discover 100 DTS-i for a TD, the bike didnt have as much thump as the Platina, but the power was well spread across the rev range and I guess thats why the lack of another gear wasnt felt.
So it was final, the payment was made, I refused accessories like tank cover and seat cover, and instead went for ladies grip, buzzer and side pannier box. The final OTR amount was Rs.52410 + Rs.50 for some postal stuff.
Next thing to do was choose the bike, I went in and saw a few color varieties, but my mom liked the new golden/gree/grey/whateverthehell color which changed shades depending on the source of light, hence I decided to go with it. I turned on all the bikes there and listened to the engine note, and then went with one which had 2.5Kms on the ODO.
Now coming to the delivery part of my story. I insisted that I myself will ride the bike for registration and they accepted, and asked me to be there by 11:00 am tomorrow morning, thus the wait continues..........