Bajaj recently launched the new Platina H-Gear 110, with a whole lot of upgrades. It gets a bigger engine and new features onboard.
Bajaj has taken the Platina to a whole another level with just one update. The newly launched commuter gets some segment first features. It has started reaching dealerships and deliveries will also commence soon.
At an event earlier this year, Rajiv Bajaj confirmed that the Platina and CT100 series are going to get a major update soon. Both of them generate a sizeable chunk of sales for the manufacturer.
Also, Platina is one of the oldest sub-brands of Bajaj, along with the Pulsar. While the latter catered to the younger crowd, Platina was a very demanded model as a daily workhorse. Here’s what’s new on the Platina H-Gear:
The biggest highlight of the new Bajaj Platina H-Gear 110 is a 5-speed gearbox. It is the first in its segment to sport a better gearbox. Actually, H-Gear stands for Highway Gear, meant for comfortable cruising. The gear-shifts remain the same – all up and down.
Platina gets a bigger 115cc engine from the Discover. The engine produces 8.6 BHP and 9.81 Nm of peak torque. The smaller 102cc engine produces 7.9 BHP and 8.34 Nm of peak torque. The bigger engine is better for highway runs and also accelerates better. The mileage figures also do not change by a huge difference.
The Platina also gets a new semi-digital instrument console with a gear shift indicator. The speedometer is digital whereas the tachometer is an analogue unit. The console further shows gear shift indicator, service reminder and battery low warning.
4. Cosmetic Upgrades
Minor cosmetic upgrades include a new set of graphics and new alloy wheels as well. The seat has been revised for more comfort. The bike is now available in three colour options – Ebony Black with Blue decals, Ebony Black with Royal Burgundy decals and in Cocktail wine Red.
Bajaj Platina H-Gear 110 now gets a front disc brake with CBS as standard. Drum brakes at both the ends are offered as standard fitment.
The prices have definitely increased as the Drum variant goes for Rs 53,376 and the disc variant goes for Rs 55,373 (Ex-showroom Delhi). It competes with the likes of hero Splendor Puls, TVS Radeon and Honda Dream Yuga.