Bajaj has started testing the BS-6 version of its workhorse, Platina. It is likely to be available only with a 115cc engine missing out on the 100cc unit.
Bajaj is gearing up for the launch of its BS-6 range and the spy shots of 2020 Bajaj Platina BS-6 have been leaked. It is one of the best selling bikes in India which now comes with a 100cc and a 115cc engine.
The test mule looks the same as of the current version, but we see that the fuel tank gets a camouflage cover. Probably, it might be offered with some fresh set of graphics and new colour options as well.
The BS-6 version of the Bajaj Platina will demand a small hike over the outgoing version. Importantly, there are chances of the engine being equipped with a fuel injection system to make it compliant.
Bajaj recently updated the Platina with a more powerful 115cc engine, that produces 8.4 BHP at 7500 RPM and 9.81 Nm of peak torque at 5000 RPM. The engine comes from the Discover 110 and the Platina is still available with the 100cc unit.
It is now the first 110cc motorcycle with a 5-speed gearbox as standard. Bajaj calls the fifth gear as “H-Gear”, or the Highway gear. The 100cc Platina continues with the four-gear setup.
Reports suggest that the 100cc engine might not be used on Platina further and the bigger engine will only remain. With the addition of fuel injection system, the performance will increase by a bit and so will the mileage.
The spotted test mule continues with drum brakes at both the ends with CBS, which comes in as standard fitment. Telescopic forks at the front and twin shock absorbers also remain the same. It will further get a single seat, a big grabrail, alloy wheels and the same twin-pod instrument colour.
Since the Platina has now moved a step up, it now goes against the likes of TVS Radeon, Hero Splendor i-Smart and Yamaha Saluto, which are premium-looking commuters. As of now, the 110cc Platina goes for Rs 55,373 (disc brake ex-showroom).