Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bajaj Discover 125 vs Yamaha SS125

Are you among those who have short listed Bajaj discover 125 and Yamaha ss125 as the two bikes of choice and looking to compare the both? Our detailed comparison here may help you make an informed decision. Bajaj India’s another variant of Discover bike named Bajaj discover 125 was specially designed to jollify the budget conscious commuter’s basic demand of best possible fuel efficiency and performance.
It promises to offer you mileage and power optimally. Yamaha India has launched a new stylish bike named Yamaha SS 125, which is aerodynamically designed to cater to the huge crowd of youngsters. With its mind blowing latest technology, the bike offers you very stylish and splendid looks.

Price Comparison

According to the Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi), the Bajaj discover 125 is available for approximately Rs. 45,500 /- and the Yamaha SS 125 for Rs. 50,000 /- excluding tax, registration, insurance and cost of accessories. Both the bikes deliver efficient performance and are equally competitive for the prices they are offered

Performance and Mileage

The performance and mileage are primary aspects that influence the decision of buying a specific bike. Bajaj Discover 125 is equipped with a fuel efficient engine that offers good mileage of 55kmpl in city and 82kmpl on highway with a maximum speed of 100kph.
On the other hand, the powerful Yamaha SS 125 has an almost equal fuel efficiency of 55kmpl in urban roads with a maximum speed of 108kph. Performance wise, both bikes have only a slight variation. However, the latter seems to be more attractive in terms of appearance.

Engine Specifications and Suspension

Bajaj Discover 125 is powered by an air-cooled, four stroke engine with a displacement of 125cc. The engine is capable of generating 11 Bhp of maximum power at 8000 rpm with peak torque of 10.8 Nm at 6500 rpm. The 4-stroke air cooled SOHC engine of Yamaha SS 125 is powered by with a displacement of 123cc and delivers a power of 11 bhp at 7500 rpm with peak torque of 10.4 Nm at 6500 rpm.
130mm telescopic front suspension coupled with Nitrox aided suspension at the rear whereas Yamaha SS 125 has telescopic fork front suspension with a swing arm rear suspension. The clutches are wet multi-plate and wet multi-disc types respectively. Apart from all these variations, both the bikes are packed with the same 5 speed gear transmission.


The bike Bajaj Discover 125 comes with two variants of which one is fitted with drum brakes and the other with front disc brake. There are no such variants in case of Yamaha SS 125.

Dimensions and Weight

The length, width and height is 2030.00 mm, 760.00 mm and 1065.00 mm respectively for Bajaj Discover 125 and 1995.00 mm, 730.00 mm and 1110.00 mm for Yamaha SS 125. Both the bikes weigh the same 125 kg.

Other Features & Specifications

The Discover 125 has a ground clearance of 175 mm while it is 155 mm for SS 125. The wheel type of both the bikes is alloy based and their wheelbase is 1305 mm and 1295 mm respectively. The capacity of fuel tank for Discover 125 is 8 liters whereas Yamaha SS 125 has a fuel tank capacity of 13.6 liters. The head lamp of both is 12V/35/35W. The Discover 125 is available in golden green and red violet combinations whereas SS 125 is available in red with black and blue with black combinations.


Both the bikes share a number of similar features. If you are looking for a balance between budget and performance, you may consider the Bajaj Discover 125. If you need a bike that is more sporty, stylish and also reliable, Yamaha SS 125 could be the one.

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