03rd, December 2015: India’s fourth largest two-wheeler manufacturer company, Bajaj Auto introduced a affordable 100cc commuter more than a decade ago. The bike has launched more than a decade in the country and has shown some respectable unit of sales right since its inception. This lightweight machine gets it power through a 99.27cc, air-cooled, four-stroke engine that develops 8.2bhp of power and 8.05Nm of torque. The bike is available at a Rs. 44,547 for self start variant and Rs. 42,541 for the standard version, which makes it pocket friendly. The bike comes in three colours namely: Ebony Black, Electron Blue and Candy Red. It competes strongly with Hero MotoCorp Splendor, Mahindra Pantero and Yamaha Crux.
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Bajaj Platina is a simple 100cc commuter offered by the Pune-based manufacturer under much affordable price. It is one of the best selling models of the company, the bike recently got an impressive facelift with a hope of further boosting up its sales. Over the years, Bajaj Platina has successfully managed to rule in rural as well as urban areas with equal satisfaction and trust among its buyers. Well known for its superb mileage and great performance, the bike is still one of the most desirable commuter motorcycles of India.
Powering the bike through a 99.27cc, air-cooled, four-stroke engine that further paired with to a four-speed gearbox. The motor produces a maximum power of 8.2bhp at 7,500rpm with a maximum torque of 8.05Nm at 4,500rpm. This lightweight machine returns an impressive mileage of 96.9 kmpl as claimed by the manufacturer. Bajaj Platina gets an easy electric starter, which is optional, and kick start. The bike runs on 2.75” x 17''-41P front and 3.00” x 17''-50P rear tyres wrapped over black alloy wheels. The braking is done with the help of 110mm drum brakes provided at both the ends.
Bajaj Platina is constructed on a Tubular Single Down Tube with Lower Cradle frame fitted with telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at the front and the world’s first Spring-in-Spring (SNS) suspension at the rear to offer a smooth and comfortable ride. The bike has a body dimensions of 1,990mm x 770mm x 1,090mm (LxWxH) end to end along with a wheelbase and minimum ground clearance of 1,275mm and 165mm respectively, the bike offers good handling and stability even in the tightest of city traffic. The bike comes with a 13.50 liter fuel tank and weigh around 113 kgs. The fully analogue instrument console comprises of a speedometer, odometer and fuel gauge.
Bajaj Platina has a basic design and simple body structure along with some stylish elements that make it look more eye-catchy and pleasing. At the front, the bike provided with an edgy headlamp unit with clear lens indicators and a body colored visor. The neatly designed fuel tank matches with the curves and gives a comfortable riding position to the rider. The side panels receive a dual tone body treatment viz. body colour and matte black that looks premium. The engine area, alloy wheels and exhaust are all coated with black providing a high-end finish to the machine. A sleek and long comfortable seat offers enough comfort to the rider and pillion. A body colored grab rail at the rear goes well with the body and enhance the overall appeal of the bike. Moreover, a stylish tail lamp section impressively completes the overall body profile along with a neatly crafted rear fender.
Bajaj Platina built on a Tubular Single Down Tube with Lower Cradle frame and has a body dimension of 1,990mm x 770mm x 1,090mm (LxWxH). The bike comes with a wheelbase and minimum ground clearance of 1,275mm and 165mm respectively that provides a fair amount of stability around the corners. A 13.50 liters of fuel tank is fitted on a frame that ensures longer range due to its admirable fuel economy. This lightweight machine has a kerb weight of just 113 kgs that made it very convenient and easy to ride in the city navigation system. Though, it is not fitted with advanced features but it gets very basic features such as traditional fully analogue instrument console comprises of an analogue speedometer, odometer and fuel gauge along with the usual tail lights.
Bajaj Platina is equipped with a 99.27cc, four-stroke, air-cooled engine that comes mated to a four-speed gearbox uses wet multiplate clutch assembly. The motor develops a peak power of 8.2bhp at 7,500rpm with a peak torque of 8.05Nm at 4,500rpm. With such figures, the bike can hit a 90 kmph of mark in the speedometer as a top speed. On the account of fuel efficiency, the company claimed that it generates a superb mileage of 96.9 kmpl.
The bike progresses over 2.75” x 17''-41P front and 3.00” x 17''-50P rear tyres that are fitted with stylish black alloy wheels. The stopping is done with the help of 110mm drum brakes fitted at both wheels. The suspension duties is carried out by hydraulic telescopic forks upfront and hydraulic Spring-In-Spring (SNS) shock absorbers at the rear.
Bajaj Platina is provided with plenty of safety features such as a powerful and luminous 12V-35/35W headlight that lighten the road properly even in low rpm conditions, thereby offering a suitable vision at night, World’s first Bajaj signatured Spring-In-Spring (SNS) shock absorbers at the rear that ensures your safety on a bumpy road, and a pass-by switch that alerts the incoming traffic and other actions of the rider, thereby preventing any mishap.
Pocket Friendly Price
Seating should be more comfortable
Not so stable at high speeds
Should have better braking
it's been 5 years now since i bought bajaj platina it had no problem at all. I like its looks and it's comfort. Because of my profession I've to travel a lot and in long distance journey it felt very comfortable. i use to put a lot of weight on it but still it stays as comfortable as it was. Because of its unique design it always stays comfortable and in speed. i am really a tough rider i took i...
While I’ve never been a fan of motorcycles that sip rather than burn away their fuel, I have to admit that I’m quite intrigued with the Bajaj Platina 100 ES. Bajaj claim that this little 100cc motor will sip on one litre of fuel for the better part of 97 kilometres, inching ever so close to the 100kmpl mark. Since most motorcycles give a higher figure on the highway mileage run, we might actually cross ...
Style Easy to ride, nice features and looks different in the crowd (of 100CC Bikes). Engine Performance, Fuel Economy and Gearbox Engine: Engine has reasonable power and pickup but little lower than similar bikes of Hero and Honda. But the tradeoff is its awesome mileage. Fuel Economy: I was able to extract 88 kmpl maximum and currently getting around 81 kmpl in city riding that includes heavy traffic. Gear...
Pros For Mileage lovers, Low in maintenance, Good resale value Cons Rear shocks, chopped engine, Limited pickup and speed. Yes! As we know now a days petrol prices is again hike for 70 rupees/liter so it is a good option for Indian commuters to get new Platina with new tag line (duniya jaye TEL lene... ,...). Platina is good bike with electric start and surely suits to Indian road/ traffic conditions. The...
My experience is that this is good if you are 1. maintaining it well (dont go on low maintainece cost as suggested by many like 1800 in four years). Timely oil change and servicing will do good. 2. In one hand - you share it with many guys and the result will be not far. I required engine work at 38000 km only, because I handed the keys to many guys over this period. No doubt with guys on this forum who r...
Nepal has gone through so much this year, almost got drowned by the earthquake for which Bajaj Group has decided to contribute Rs. 10 crore to rebuild and rehabilitate. The aid is going to be routed via Prime Minister’s Relief Fund of India.In a bid to help in the rehabilit...
Bajaj has launched a new model of its most efficient motorcycle Platina, with revised styling and a new engine. Christened as Bajaj Platina 100 ES, it claims a mileage of 96.9kmpl that further burns the soul of other motorcycles in its range. Priced at just Rs. 44,507 (ex-showroo...
The Pune based auto maker- Bajaj has launched a new model in its entry-level commuter range, which has been christened as Platina 100 ES. The bike has been priced in India at Rs. 44,507 (ex-showroom, Delhi) and claims to return an impressive mileage of upto 96.9kmpl. It gets a ne...