That’s what the respective makers of the Discover 125ST, the CBF Stunner and the Phoenix would like you to believe. We find out if this is really true. And, if so, which is the best.
The message from the manufacturers is clear; these don’t want to be seen as your ordinary, commute-only 125cc motorcycles, but ones that are meant to inject some fun, some snob value and some uniqueness into daily commute. The Phoenix, says TVS, is one of the most premium 125cc bikes one can buy, thanks to the features it packs.
The Discover, according to Bajaj, is now a Sports Tourer, which is past ‘Chalta hai’ and is now in the ‘Dudta hai’ segment. And, the Honda, our current 125cc class champion, is meant for youngsters; it's here to take them to the gym and for dates, while commute it seems is just a by-product.
Whatever the marketing pitch for these bikes maybe; the fact remains these are commuters at the end of the day. So, besides being fun, these need to be easy and comfortable to ride too. Our plan then is to find out which of these make the best buy as an involving commute machine.