A new variant of Bajaj’s 110 cc commuter motorcycle, the Platina, has started to arrive at dealerships. Christened as the 'Platina 110 H Gear', the bike features several cosmetic and mechanical upgrades over the standard model.
In terms of visual upgrades, the Bajaj Platina 110 H Gear features new, dual-tone graphics on the front fender, headlight mask, fuel tank, side and rear panels. Apart from the new graphics, the fuel tank features a 3D Platina logo while the back panel gets a "110 H Gear" sticker. That said, the fascia continues to use a LED DRL that sits above the headlight.
The cockpit has been revised, and the 110 cc commuter now features a semi-digital instrument console that includes an analogue speedometer. The information-rich digital screen displays a gear position indicator with an up- and down-shift pointer, fuel gauge, low battery indicator, odometer, trip meter, service reminder and a digital clock. The gear indicator points if the rider needs to go down a gear to avoid stalling.
The saddle gets a revised design too, and the Platina 110 H Gear’s seat has a ribbed pattern along with a ComforTec logo. A similar pattern was previously seen on the TVS Radeon. The dark brown shade on the TVS’s commuter looks more appealing. The pillion footrest has also been revised, and the unit on the Platina 110 H Gear is flatter for better comfort.
On the mechanical front, the Platina 110 H Gear features a five-speed gearbox. In comparison, the standard Platina 110 features a four-speed transmission. As the name suggests, the Platina 110 H Gear is based on the 110 cc version of the Platina. The gearbox features an all-down pattern. The mechanical specifications remain identical to the standard Platina 110, and the H Gear variant also draws 8.6 PS at 7,000 rpm and 9.81 Nm at 5,000 revs from its 115 cc, 2-valve, air-cooled DTS-i engine. The ARAI certified fuel economy of the bike stands at 80 km/l.
The braking department has also received an upgrade and the Platina 110 H Gear comes equipped with an optional disc brake at the front. The rear continues to use a drum unit while the safety net, similar to all Bajaj motorcycles under 125 cc, features Anti Skid Braking – Bajaj’s nomenclature for the combi-braking system.
The shock absorption department remains unaltered from the standard bike, and the Platina 110 H Gear continues to use conventional telescopic front forks and Nitrox suspension at the rear. The dark-gold finish to the rear springs has been retained from the standard Platina, and it enhances the premium look of the motorcycle.
The drum brake variant has been priced at INR 53,376* while the disc brake version is available at INR 55,373*. In comparison, the standard Platina 110 retails at INR 50,752*.
*Ex-showroom Delhi prices
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