Bajaj Platina

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Bajaj Platina
Manufacturer Bajaj Auto
Production 2006-present
Predecessor Bajaj CT 100
Class 100 cc
Engine 99.3 ccAir-cooled, four-stroke cycle, single piston, kick start
Power 8.2 hp (6.1 kW) @ 7000 rpm
Torque 8.1 N·m (6.0 lb·ft) @ 5000 rpm
Suspension Front: Telescopic fork, 125 mm travel
Rear: Hydraulic, 105 mm travel
Brakes Front: 130 mm (drum)
Rear: 110 mm (drum)
Wheelbase 1275 mm
Dimensions L: 1990 mm
W: 770 mm
H: 1090 mm
Weight 113 kg (wet)
Related Bajaj Kawasaki Wind 125

Bajaj Platina is a 100 cc motorcycle manufactured by Bajaj Auto. The Platina was launched in April 2006 at an ex-showroom price of Rs 35,000[1] and crossed sales of 500,000 units within eight months of its launch.[2] A 125 DTS-Si variant with the same engine as the XCD was introduced in September 2008 with sales of more than 30,000 units per month[3] but subsequently discontinued

Design and styling[edit]

The Platina's design is the same as Bajaj Kawasaki Wind 125,which was launched in late 2003. It is much more relaxed and upright than its rivals in the 100cc segment. Bajaj Platina's front end might feel lighter when a pillion is on the bike. A new model of the same bike was recently launched named Bajaj Platina ES Comfortec. [4]

Comfort and handling[edit]

The bike has a plush ride without sacrificing handling. It has an upright riding posture inline with other commuter bikes.[5]

Performance and fuel economy[edit]

The engine of Platina is from another 100 cc bike from Bajaj, the Bajaj CT 100 but with a new Bajaj technology, ExhausTec. It has one of the best 100cc engines which is very frugal and feels less stressed on high speeds than other bikes in the segment. The bike is capable of a top speed of around 91 km/h and does 0–60 km/h in 7.89 seconds. In city traffic the bike returns 72 kmpl, while on the highway it returns more than 80 kmpl if ridden in economy speeds.[5][6]

Awards[edit]

The 100 cc Platina won the 2007 NDTV Profit Bike India-100 cc bike of the year award.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived August 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20071029024736/http://www.bajajauto.com/1024/download/q3_2006.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 29, 2007. Retrieved January 23, 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20090105105906/http://www.bajajauto.com/1024/press/sep_sales2008.asp. Archived from the original on January 5, 2009. Retrieved January 23, 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ a b "Bajaj-Platina". Autocar India. 2006-01-06. Archived from the original on March 8, 2007. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  6. ^ "Second Wind-Bajaj Platina". Bike India. 2006-05-16. Retrieved 2009-05-04. [dead link]

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