Bajaj Platina is the latest from the house of Bajaj and has been receiving some good reviews and accolades. Here’s taking a close look at what makes it special.
The news features and specifications that Platina boasts of haven’t yet been found in more expensive versions of bikes with the same engine displacement.
The specifications of the Bajaj Platina motorcycle are as follows:
- 100 cc
- The engine type is four stroke
- An air cooling is adopted to naturally cool the engine
- It has the maximum power of 6.03 Kw or 8.2 bhp at 7500 rpm
- Its maximum torque is at 8.05 nm at 4500 rpm
- It has a digital ignition type and a constant mesh type transmission
- The front suspension is a hydraulic telescopic type with a 125mm travel
- The rear suspension is also a hydraulic SNS type allowing a 100 m travel
The comfort factor of Bajaj Platina is pretty high not just for the rider but also for the pillion. The grab rail at the end is fitted keeping the pillions comfort in mind. The overall height of Platina is 1090 mm. Further a pass and a ride control switch has also been inculcated. The suspension system is pretty advanced and the bike is enabled with a foot rest and foot pegs providing a more comfortable seating position.
Bajaj Platina has the trusted and reliable ExhausTec (Torque Expansion Chamber) that certifies lesser use of clutch and enables the rider to resort less to gear shifting which consequently leads to a higher mileage. Additionally, Bajaj Platina also boasts of a maintenance free battery.
Platina comes with two engine options – a 99.27cc unit and a 102cc DTS-I engine which churns out 8.1bhp and 8.63Nm of torque.
Both the engines come with a four-speed manual gearbox, with an all-down pattern four-speed manual gearbox. The regular 99.27cc unit gets a 13-litre fuel tank while the DST-I variant has been shrinked to 11.5-litre.
This 100cc bike comes with ExhausTEC feature that helps to enhance torque at lower revolutions. The powerful engine has got a ride control switch that helps the bike to identify the throttle opening in order to get the top mileage.
Bajaj Platina is basically designed to provide a better mileage as compared to its peers. Tested in a combination of city and highway conditions, the bike offers the overall mileage of 75 kmpl.
Design & Styling
The styling and excellent design has always been a forte of Bajaj Platina. Borrowing its style from Bajaj CT 100 and Bajaj Wind, this 100cc bike is available in 3 different colors – Red, Black and Grey. The presence of chrome graphics on the body pattern of Platina gives an alluring look to the bike. The chrome marked blades on head lens and side panels add to the visual appeal of the bike. The sleek rear panels and alloy wheels display the persona of this 100cc bike. The fuel tank is designed without any modern day curves which looks simple, however not bland.
Ride and Handling
The Bajaj Platina is intended for a decent and comfortable ride. With a user-friendly handling, Platina provides you with a typically commuter-ish seating position with forward set foot pegs and high set handlebar. It also offers automatic transmission which means you can control your bike by a brake or simple acceleration. The rear and front drum brakes provides the facility to control the bike in any riding mode.
Close competitors of Bajaj Platina
Since its launch Bajaj Platina has managed to sustain as an entry level bike amidst the high competition like TVS Max4R, Hero Splendor Plus, Honda Dream Neo, HF Dawn and Suzuki Hayate. However, Platina is a valid purchase at its price range as it offers higher mileage than any other bike in 95 to 105 CC segment.
Economy and Mileage – Platina is expected to deliver a mileage of 70-80 km/l. Also, owing to its light weight, further add ensures a good mileage.
Bajaj Platina is a highly recommended bike by and for bike lovers and enthusiasts. If comfort, style and a good mileage are the three pre requisites while looking out to buy a bike then Platina fulfils all the three set rules.
In 2015 Bajaj Auto has launched a new version of Platina ES with superior styling and electric start. Some days ago, Bajaj had announced its plans of launching 6 new models in next six months in India, and it seems that the new Platina ES is their first step towards that promise.
|Bajaj Platina 100 Price – On Road Price|
|Bajaj Platina 100 Price – Ex Show Price|
|Max Power (ps)||8.3|
|Max Torque (Nm)||8|
|Acceleration 0-60kmph (sec)||9.68|
|Acceleration 0-400m (sec)||24.36|
|Top Speed (kmph)||88|
|Braking 60 kmph (meters)||20.3|
|Bajaj Platina Mileage|
|Fuel Efficiency||65 (overall)|
|Range in km||845|
|Ground Clearance||145 mm|
|Kerb Weight||113 kg|
|LED Tail lamps||No|
|Gas Charged Shock absorbers||No|