Bajaj Auto showcased the 2018 Bajaj Platina ComforTec at the launch event of the 2018 Discover range.
The 2018 Bajaj Platina ComforTec entered the Indian market in October last year. The bike features an LED DRL on top of the headlamp. Bajaj claims that it is the first Indian bike in the 100cc-150cc segment to come with LED DRL, consumes 88% less power than a 35W bulb; and has four times longer life. It also comes with new graphics, new instrument cluster design and superior tyres. The bike is available in Ebony Black, or Cocktail Wine Red colour.
The USP of the bike is the ComforTec feature. The Platina comes with 28% longer travel front telescopic suspension and 22% longer rear twin SNS shock absorbers resulting in superior absorption of jerks, therefore delivering maximum comfort to the rider. It also sports a ‘spring-soft’ seat, rubber footpads and Ceat directional tyres that enhance ride comfort and stability.
The new Bajaj Platina ComforTec employs a 102 cc single cylinder 2-valve DTS-I engine. It generates 7.9 PS of power at 7,500 rpm and 8.34 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. Both kick and electric starter are standard, and the claimed top speed is 90 kmph. The engine mates with a 4-speed transmission. Brakes include 130 mm drum at the front and 110 mm drum at the rear.
The ex-showroom, New Delhi price of the bike is INR 47,155. The commuter goes against Hero Passion Pro, TVS Sport, and Hero Splendor range. The Platina tips the scales at 111 kg, kerb.