Bajaj Auto has seen sales going down with stiff competition. To counter and gain a stronger foothold in the commuter segment, Bajaj has introduced the new Platina ES. The company claims it to be a completely new product developed on a new platform with many technical changes.
The new Platina ES comes with a new 102 cc petrol engine with DTS-i technology which helps return 96.9 kmpl fuel efficiency making it World’s Most Fuel Efficient Bike. The motorcycle delivers max power of 8.2 ps @ 7500 rpm and max torque of 8.6 Nm @ 5000 RPM.
To make starting more easy, Bajaj has added an electric switch.
Other changes include –
- New long travel telescopic front suspension and SNS (double spring) rear suspension
- Long wheelbase
- Three inch wide rear tyres for superior grip and control on uneven roads
- New side panels, new exhaust, a refreshed headlamp design, new graphics and alloy wheels as standard
- The bike also offers the longest seat in the segment making it the perfect commuter motorcycle.
|Type||Single cyl, 2-valve, DTS-I with ExhausTEC|
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||47 X 58.8|
|Max. Power (Ps @ RPM)||8.2 ps @ 7500 rpm|
|Max. Torque (Nm @ RPM)||8.6 Nm @ 5000 RPM|
|Starting||Kick + Electric Starter|
|Top Speed||90 Kmph (internally tested)|
|Carburetor||PTE 16 Manual choke|
|Transmission||4 speed All down|
|Front Suspension||Hydraulic, Telescopic Type, 125mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Trailing arm with co- axial hydraulic shockabsorber and coil springs. SNS|
|Front tyre||2.75*17″, 41 P|
|Rear tyre||3.00*17″, 50 P|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11.5 L|
|Wheel base||1255 mm|
|Saddle height||798 mm|
|Ground Clearance||190 mm|
|Kerb weight (drum / disc) kg||108 Kg|
The new Bajaj Platina is competitively priced at Rs. 45,431 (ex-showroom, Mumbai) and is available in three colours: ebony black, electron blue and candy red.
Goa Price to be updated soon.