Recently we reported about the launch of the new Bajaj CT 100 ES Alloy Wheel model. However, the new flagship model in the CT 100 range isn’t the only new commuter motorcycle Bajaj Auto Ltd has come up with. In order to further expand its product portfolio in the budget-end bike market, Bajaj has also come up with a new variant in the Platina range. The new Bajaj Platina ES Spoke Wheel model is basically a cheaper version of the Platina Comfortec that misses out on alloy wheels but retains the electric starter. The motorcycle has an ex-showroom price of Rs 42,650. This makes it almost Rs 3,000 cheaper than the alloy wheels-equipped model.
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|Ex-showroom Price||Rs 42,650|
The latest variant in the Bajaj Platina series of commuter motorcycles has gone on sale at an ex-showroom price of Rs 42,650. At this price point, the new model turns out to be almost Rs 3,000 cheaper than the version that comes with alloy wheels. While the new spoke wheel variant misses out on the alloy rims, it does offer an electric starter. The new motorcycle is available in red and black paint schemes.
|Engine||102 cc single-cylinder, air cooled|
|Max. Power||8.2 BHP @ 7,500 RPM|
|Peak Torque||8.6 Nm @ 5,000 RPM|
Powering the new variant in the Platina Comfortec range is the same 102 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine that also powers the pricier variant. This engine comes mated to a 4-speed Manual Transmission. It generates a maximum power of 8.2 BHP at 7,500 RPM and a peak torque of 8.6 Nm at 5,000 RPM. A highlight of this bike is the long service interval it offers. This bike needs to be taken to the service station at every 5,000 KMs and the oil change interval is a really long 10,000 KMs.
The new motorcycle comes with an updated suspension setup. The telescopic forks at front are now as much as 28% longer, thereby offering more travel. Even the twin shock absorbers at the rear are 22% longer than before and offer better cushioning. The bike gets 110 mm drum brakes at both the ends. A disc brake is not present even as an optional extra.
A high fuel mileage is a pre-requisite for any entry-level motorcycle to be successful. The new Platina ES Spoke Wheel model doesn’t disappoint in this aspect. The bike has a claimed average mileage of 104 KMPL. Even in real world, the bike is likely to offer up to 82 KMPL. If you compare only the mileage claims, the new bike is more fuel efficieent than even the entry-level Bajaj commuter, the CT100B (99.1 KMPL).
Stay tuned for more on the new Bajaj Platina ES Spoke Wheel Model.