Bajaj Auto has launched a new 110 cc variant of its popular commuter segment bike. The Platina 110 brings more power on table with the same package of high mileage, comfortable ride and affordable price point. Talking of which, the new Platina 110 has been priced at Rs. 49, 197 (ex-showroom, Delhi). with this, Bajaj now offers another strong contender in the already hotly competitive 100 cc segment, which includes the likes of Hero Passion Pro 110, Honda CD 110 Dream DX, and TVS Radeon.
The Bajaj Platina 110 comes with a bunch of first-in-class features to allure customers towards it. These include tubeless tyres as standard, Bajaj’s patented dual spring-on-spring and Nitrox shock absorbers, and standard CBS (Combined Braking System) brakes. The company claims that the suspension has been tuned to reduce the bumps by 20%, thus allowing for a smoother ride experience. The body decals are the only major change on the bike in terms of looks, apart from the 110 sticker on the tail section. The front features LED DRLs positioned above the headlamp, black alloy wheels. Black grab rail and black mirrors complete the package. The bike has been launched in three colour combinations – Ebony black with grey decals, Ebony black with blue decals and Cocktail wine red.
Commenting on the introduction of the new variant, Mr Eric Vas, President Motorcycle Business stated:
“Bajaj Platina has always been synonymous with exceptionally high mileage and superior comfort. The Platina 110 now joins the highly successful existing Platina 100 ES to offer a premium option to 100cc consumers. Freedom from jerks due to rough roads is a necessary requirement for motorcycle customers, the new Platina 110 is the best product for customers who value ride comfort and safety.”
The new Bajaj Platina 110 is powered by a new 115 cc single-cylinder air-cooled motor that churns out a decent 8.4 Bhp of power at 7000 rpm along with a peak torque of 9.81 Nm at 5000 rpm. compared to the other motorcycles of its class, the Platina 110 offers the highest amount of torque. This will be of help during stop and go commuter situations, where torque plays a vital role. The 115 cc engine comes mated to a 4-speed gearbox.
The suspension duties are handled by 135 mm telescopic forks up front and a 110 mm spring-on-spring suspension with Nitrox shock absorbers at the back. Coming to the stopping power, the Platina gets a 130 mm drum brake unit up front and a 110 drum at the back. As already mentioned, the bike comes equipped with a combined braking system (CBS), which enables distribution of brake force evenly on both wheels.
The fresh entrant in the hot 110 cc in the form of Platina 110 will bring more options to the customers who want a decent city commuter bike on a budget. The bike will also benefit from Bajaj’s 5-5-5 offer which includes five years of free own damage insurance cover, five free services and a five-year warranty.