When it comes to riding motorcycles, the brand that has become synonymous with not only looks but also speed and power is Bajaj. Bajaj auto has become a name to reckon with in the manufacturing of motorcycles designed uniquely to cater to the needs of every segment of bike riders. Be it Bajaj Pulsar, Discover or the latest entry level and maybe the last in the 100 cc segment Bajaj Platina, a Hobson’s choice in the bike segment and you will not be cheated. Instead, you are in for a great ride. Here is a short Bajaj Platina review which was launched sometime in the year 2006.
Bajaj Platina is a volume bike, being the cheapest in the motorcycle segment. The USP of Bajaj platina is its low cost and great performance with no compromise on its look and style. From the manufacturing plant of Pantnagar Bajaj Platina has hit the road with price cuts too as the company enjoys tax-cut and excise sops in Uttarakhand. Be it speed, mileage, comfort and safety, Bajaj Auto is the ultimate name in the Indian roads.
Looks: Designed, engineered and manufactured to give complete pleasure to its rider in the lines of Bajaj CT 100 and Bajaj Wind models, Bajaj Platina offers all, an enticing look apart from being the lowest in the price segment of Bike’s cost pyramid. Bike lovers or not, one cannot simply resist but give a glance to the elegant silver color and dazzling chrome graphics of Bajaj Platina as it speeds past you on any road. In contrast to the bright silver color, is the matt-finished black silencer and mellowed graphite tinted engine that adds to the look of this great bike.
Bajaj Platina comes with scintillating unique streak designs side panels with the headlamp being optoprism and clear lens blinkers. The fuel tank is capped with brushed aluminum, while the speed and the fuel gauges resemble etched glass. Thus, the onlookers will not satiate their curiosity till they ride the exquisite styled package of Bajaj Platina.
Performance: Bajaj Platina has a four-stroke, 100 cc engine with a mono cylinder and good brakes from over speeding. In its range, Bajaj Platina offers the highest mileage of about 108 km/l after third servicing with a special feature of spring n spring rear suspension for a comfortable longest travel. The unique ride control switch of Bajaj Platina indicates optimum throttle opening to gain in mileage. The pickup is extremely good and strong and can travel uphill with a single rider on a third gear. The kick start of engine is instant even in a spine chilling weather.
The peak power is at 8.2bhp @ 7200 rpm while the newly improved torque with exhaustTEC technology is 0.82kg at 4500 rpm.
Final Verdict: The beautiful sleek 100 cc Bajaj Platina thus burns fuel efficiently, generates more power, and is equipped with oil indicator too. The fuel gauge adds to optimal fuel consumption and greater control. What more? It saves your frequent visit to the petrol pump (well it’s not on the mileage point I am saying it!) as it has a large 13-liter fuel tank. The tires are long lasting and the low end torque aids in mileage gain.
Bajaj Platina Specifications:
Engine: Four Stroke, Natural air cooled
Maximum Power: 8.30ps@7500rpm
Maximum Torque: 8.05nm@4500rpm
Gears: 4 Speed
Suspension(Front): Hydraulic , Telescopic type , 125 mm travel
Suspension(Rear): Hydraulic , ‘SNS’type, 100 mm travel
Brakes (Front): Drum type, 110 mm/130 mm
Brakes(Rear): Drum type, 110 mm/130 mm
Weight: 112.00 kg
Ground Clearance: 165.00 mm
Fuel Tank: 13.50 ltrs
Wheelbase: 1275.00 mm