Bajaj has been India’s largest exporter of bikes with affordability and modern-day technologies and conveniences balanced. The Platina segment under Bajaj is one of the most prominent names in the Indian automobile/bike market. Platina has always been the go-to product for over 70 lakh customers in India. This is the entry-level offering from Bajaj and what the customers will now get are even more features and conveniences at an amazingly affordable price point. Also, mileage still continues to be at the centre of factors for considering the Platina 100 ES. The most affordable 100 cc Electric Start bikes in the country have a ton of new features as well, which we will look at in detail.
Bajaj Platina 100 ES – Engine and Specifications
The Bajaj Platina comes with a 102 cc, air-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine with SOHC (Single-Overhead Cam Shaft) system. The bike comes with the Electric Start function which is a great convenience to have in the entry-level bike. Gone are the days when one had to keep kicking the bike to get it started. Being an efficient engine, the mileage is also decent. Another important factor is the Spring-in-spring suspension system. This is especially great for our road conditions for the long journeys. The driver as well as the pillion will have a better ride quality with this suspension setup. The front and the rear suspension is now 20% longer compared to the outgoing model. This provides tremendous bump absorption over the rough patches of the road.
Bajaj Platina 100 ES – Features and Rivals
The Platina 100 ES may well be the most affordable 100 cc Electric bike in the market but it sure comes with a fair few features. These include tubeless tyres, all-new rear view mirrors for better visibility, a longer seat that provides an extra layer of comfort for the driver as well as for the pillion, LED DRL headlamps for modern appeal and wide rubber footsteps for better grip while mounting the bike. The new Bajaj Platina 100 ES is available in two colour schemes, Cocktail Wine Red and Ebony Black with silver decals. The fuel tank is a decent 11 litre which is enough to travel long distances without having to stop again and again at the petrol stations. With pricing starting from Rs 53,920 onwards there are only a handful of rivals including TVS Sport and Hero HF Deluxe.