Bajaj launches updated Platina; First commuter segment bike with LED DRLs

Bajaj Auto has launched the updated new Platina ComforTec in India. The motorcycle is priced at Rs. 46,656 ex-showroom, Delhi. It becomes the first ever commuter segment motorcycle to offer LED DRL in India.

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The DRL has been offered in accordance with the new rule for Automatic Headlamp On (AHO), which provides better visibility of the vehicle to other road users. The new rule makes it mandatory for the two-wheelers.  The LED DRL consumes less power that helps in delivering better fuel efficiency according to Bajaj. The new motorcycle is available in two colours – ebony black with silver decals and cocktail wine with red decals.

The DRL is placed above the headlamp unit. Other than that, the new ComforTec offers smoother ride quality with at least 20 percent fewer jerks compared to other 100cc motorcycles in the segment. The Platina also features 20 percent longer suspension travel in front and 22 percent long rear suspension than any other product in the segment.

The longer suspension travel accompanied with the new engine technology, the Platina runs a lot smoother now. Bajaj has also added spring soft seat, rubber footpads and directional tyres that enhance the ride comfort and stability of the motorcycle.

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“With the introduction of this upgraded Platina ComforTec, we have made a superior product even better. Customers shall love the combination of comfort, superior mileage and LED DRL styling that the new Platina offers,” said Eric Vas, President, Motorcycle Business, Bajaj Auto.

The Platina is powered by the tried and tested 100cc Bajaj DTSi engine. The 102cc, single-cylinder engine churns out a maximum power of 7.8 Bhp and 8.3 Nm of peak torque. The motorcycle gets four-speed gearbox and a has a kerb weight of 111 kg.

Bajaj has also added new body graphics and given a new instrument cluster to make the motorcycle feel more premium in the segment.