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The Bajaj Platina has all that it takes to become the staple bike in India – A tag which is proudly worn by Hero Splendor since a decade now. Entry-level commuter motorcycle market has a fierce competition thanks to the frequent updates that all the models get. A commuter like Bajaj Platina is a complete value for money thanks to its efficiency. While Hero and Honda continue to dominate the Indian market, Bajaj is setting its foot in a bid to do the same by emphasizing on the entry-level commuter models. After having refreshed the Discover series and adding depth to Pulsar series, Bajaj is now focusing on the Platina models.
Having seen the overview let us jump towards the comprehensive Bajaj Platina review:
Bajaj Platina is positioned above the CT 100 which is the most affordable Bajaj bike model. The commuter vehicle is well-known for its mammoth efficiency and comfortable handling. The success of Platina has led the manufacturer to introduce various models over the years with Comfortec being one of the most popular one. In recent times, the Bajaj Platina ES has done considerably well with recent upgrade being provided from time to time.
Exterior: Bajaj Platina gives the feel of a well-designed two-wheeler which is aesthetically pleasing. This model gets a cushier seat and rubber footpegs which add to the comfort level. The frame exhaust and grab rails are in black with engine crank case and wheels housing a silver finish. Basic design and styling make it clear that Platina is meant for efficient use. In terms of updates, Solid front fairing has been replaced with a happy face headlight and visor equipped cowl. The seat has fewer contours and is now longer. Platina comes in four colours – red, black, blue and grey.
Specifications: Bajaj Platina comes with a 102cc single cylinder DTS-I engine which draws inspiration from the Discover series. The engine produces a power of 8.2PS@7500rpm whereas it generates a torque of 8.6Nm@5,000rpm. We have talked about efficiency throughout this review, so what is all the efficiency fuss about? Well, the Platina is among the country’s most fuel efficient bikes as it provides a mileage of 95kmpl. The newer updates provide a certain level of peppiness along with the comfortable ride.
Price: Bajaj Platina on road price is between INR 45,000 to INR 47,000 considering price after GST. The prices may vary depending upon the region you live in.
Competitors: Bajaj Platina price and specifications put the model in direct competition with other bikes such as Hero HF-Deluxe, Suzuki Hayate, Honda Dream Neo and TVS Star City Plus.