Bajaj Auto Ltd, one of the most popular bike-makers in the country, has come up with the 2017 model of the Platina Comfortec. The refreshed model, which carries enough updated to be called a facelift, goes on sale at the advent of this year’s festive season to benefit from increased new motorcycle sales. The new 2017 Bajaj Platina Comfortec has an ex-showroom price of Rs 46,656. The new model carries a handful of styling changes that enhance the visual appeal of the motorcycle. However, the biggest update is the introduction of LED Daytime Runnling Lights (DRLs). There is also a slight change in the specifications as the engine outputs marginally higher power-torque along with better mileage throughout the rev band. Here are full details on the new 2017 Platina Comfortec.
Bajaj Auto Ltd first launched the Comfortec variant of its popular entry-level motorcycle last year. This variant is being promoted as a more comfortable option to its rivals. Supporting the manufacturer’s claims are the fact that this motorcycle comes with a softer seat, rubberized foot-pegs, and a suspension tailor-made to offer a really plush ride. The company claims that the Comfortec comes with 28 percent longer front forks and 22 percent longer double spring rear suspension than the standard Platina. The 2017 model of the Bajaj Platina Comfortec is 3 KGs lighter.
2017 Bajaj Platina Comfortec Price
|Model||Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)|
|2017 Platina Comfortec||Rs 46,656|
The new motorcycle has gone on sale at an ex-showroom price of Rs 46,656 in New Delhi In comparison with the pre-facelift version, the new bike is only marginally costlier. The Platrina Comfortec is targeted at the entry-level segment, where it rivals the likes of Hero Honda Splendor 110 and Honda Livo.
2017 Bajaj Platina ComforTec Colours: The Bajaj Platina ComforTec is available in three colours- Black, Blue and Red.
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2017 Bajaj Platina Comfortec Mileage
Bajaj hasn’t yet revealed the claimed fuel mileage figures of the motorcycle. technical specifications yet. However, we’re pretty sure the mileage won’t be too different from what the earlier version offered. Safely expect the new motorcycle to deliver up to 81 KMPL in City and around 82 KMPL on the highway. As per the company, the earlier Platina ComforTec had a mileage of 104 KMPL! This makes the Platina Comfortec one of the most fuel efficient bikes in the country.
The Platina Comfortec 2017 is first Indian bike in the 100cc-150cc segment to boast LED DRLs. Thanks to the energy efficient lighting solution, the bike consumes 88% less power than the ‘Automatic Headlamp On’ halogen bulbs of rivalling motorcycles. This leads to a higher mileage.
2017 Bajaj Platina Comfortec Features
- New Graphics
- LED DRLs
- New Bikini Fairing
- New Speedo Console
- Alloy Wheels
- Electric Start
- Long Travel Suspension
- Soft Seat
- New Decals
- Rubber Footpegs
The Platina Comfortec feacelift even gets some visual changes. The front bikini fairing is new and features LED DRLs just above the headlight. Even the instrument cluster is new and now looks much more upmarket. Rounding off the changes are the new graphics. Together, all the new bits come together pretty well to make this motorcycle a lot more appealing.
2017 Bajaj Platina Comfortec Images
2017 Bajaj Platina Comfortec Specifications
|Engine||102 CC Single cylinder 2 value DTSI|
|Peak power||8.2 PS @ 7500 RPM|
|Peak Torque||8.6 Nm @ 5000 RPM|
|Transmission||4 speed manual|
|Top speed||90 KMPH|
|Front Suspension||Hydraulic, Telescopic suspension|
|Rear Suspension||Trailing arm with hydraulic shock absorber|
|Front Tyre||2.75 x 17, 41 P|
|Rear Tyre||3.00 x 17, 50 P|
|Front Brakes||110 mm drum|
|Rear Brakes||110 mm drum|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11.5 litres|
|Ground Clearance||190 mm|
Powering the 2017 Platina Comfortec is a new 102cc, single-cylinder, 2-valve DTS-i engine. This motor outputs a maximum power of 8.2 PS at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 8.6 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. In comparison with the pre-facelift model’s engine, the new powerplant outputs 0.3 PS and 0.26 Nm more. Also, both the maximum power and the peak torque are now produced at a 500 RPM lower engine speed. The new motorcycle has a 10,000 kms oil change interval and a 5,000 kms service interval.
So, what do you think of the new 2017 Bajaj Platina Comfortec facelift? Do you think these small updates make the bike a more attractive option than before? Share your views with us by penning them down in the comments section below. Also, stay tuned to CarBlogIndia for latest motorcycle news and reviews.