When it comes to performance-enhancing full bike modifications, the cafe racer theme is quite popular around the world. It usually gives the bike a bit of a retro touch along with making it quite a handler with punchy performance. A distinguishing feature of cafe racer bikes is their rear seat cowl which has become a signature style for such bikes. There is actually an interesting story behind how cafe racers came into existence but let’s leave that for some other time. For now, let’s focus on this Bajaj Discover 135 here that has been modified into a cool looking cafe racer in just about Rs. 70,000. Check out the video below by Throttle 98 to take a good look at the bike before we move onto the details of this mod job.
The Bajaj Discover series has always been one of the better commuter bikes to buy in India but they have never been associated with anything related to performance. This cafe racer, however, shows us how even a commuter bike can be turned into a gorgeous beauty without spending a bomb on it. While Rs, 70,000 might seem a lot to some of you but before you arrive at a judgement, consider the fact that the bike has been completely modified and everything on it, apart from the engine and a few other components, has been replaced.
The front end now sports a round headlamp with an instrument cluster mounted on top of it. this instrument cluster has been ripped off a Bajaj Avenger and a lot of other parts on this bike have been ripped off from the Yamaha FZ too. The wheels, as well as the rear monoshock and swingarm, have been taken from a Yamaha FZ and used on this bike after adjustments and calibrations. The stylish fuel tank is a hand fabricated unit and the same goes for several other panels on the bike including the rear seat cowl.
The rear cowling has been fitted with a slim LED strip which acts as the tail light. The handlebars are now clip-on units and get bar end mounted upside down mirrors. The indicators are aftermarket LED units and the saddle is again a custom piece finished in a shade of tan. Talking about performance, the engine on this Bajaj Discover is a 134.2 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled unit that puts out 13.10 PS of power along with 11.88 Nm of torque. A custom free-flow exhaust has been fitted on the bike which slightly enhances the engine output but it is not known if there are any other engine modifications done on this motorcycle. All in all, the bike looks pretty good and being a discover, the mileage will also be on the plus side.