03 Sep 2020 Jatin Jhamb
Bajaj Platina was introduced in 2006 and since then it has seen several facelifts and change in technology. Bajaj Auto is known for making the best budget bikes in this 100 cc segment and today in this first look review we will see if the Platina is really worthy of its price.
By the looks of it, the Bajaj Platina really portrays an old school design with necessary features only. You do get the alloy wheels from its base variant but then that is a kick start model. Also, the five-spoke alloy wheels are finished in a silver finish and the body panels look good. They are not as fancy as its elder sibling, Platina 110 H Gear but they do the job.
Sharing details on the dimensions then it measures 2,003 mm in length, 713 mm in width and 1,100 mm in height. The ground clearance sticks to 200 mm while the wheelbase is at 1,255 mm. The kerb weight of Platina is 116 kg. The Bajaj Platina 100 is available in two colour options only - Red and Black.
The BS6 Platina is powered by a 102 cc petrol engine which makes as much as 7.9 PS with 8.3 Nm of peak torque. The top speed sticks to 90 km/h which is best for both city and urban use. It gets a 4-speed downshift gearbox and is available in both kick and electric start models. It gets 135 mm hydraulic telescopic at the front and 110 mm Spring on Spring with Nitrox Gas Canister at the rear.
The BS6 Platina 100 cc gets 17-inch tyres for both front and rear and please note, they are not tubeless tyres which we see in the Platina 110 H-Gear. Both disc and drum front brakes at the front measures 130 mm while the rear sticks with 110 mm only. Feature-wise, this one gets LED DRLs, CBS braking system, electric start feature, pass light feature and more.
Bajaj Platina: Price, Rivals and Verdict
The BS6 Bajaj Platina 100 cc comes in three variants - KS Alloy with a kick start, ES Drum with electric start and ES Disc with electric start. As said above, all the versions get alloy wheels as standard. Its price range varies from Rs 50,000 to Rs 62,000, ex-showroom, Delhi. This bike rivals with Hero HF Deluxe and Splendor Plus.
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