As the deadline to comply with the new safety norms draws closer, more products with the safety net of Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Combi-Braking System (CBS) are starting to arrive at the dealerships. Last month, Royal Enfield introduced the ABS variants of its Thunderbird 350X and 500X in the Indian market. More recently, we stumbled on a video of the Hero MotoCorp Glamour Programmed-Fi with CBS at the dealership via YouTube.
In more updates, Bajaj Auto has started to roll out the CBS (termed as Anti Skid Braking) equipped model of its Platina 110 in the Indian market. The commuter motorcycle was launched in India at an ex-showroom price tag of INR 49,300, which is INR 1,895 more than the standard model that retails for INR 47,405 (ex-showroom Delhi).
Apart from the addition of the CBS, there are no changes to the motorcycle. The 115.45cc, air-cooled, SOHC DTS-i engine delivers 8.6 PS of maximum power at 7,000 rpm and 9.81 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm.
Stopping power comes from a 130mm and 110mm drum unit at the front and rear respectively. A telescopic fork with 135 mm travel at the front and a spring-in-spring type twin-sided suspension with 110 mm travel at the rear support the motorcycle.
The Platina been clocking impressive sales in the M1 (100cc) segment. A report from November stated that Bajaj Auto planned to update for the Platina to uplift sales. In August, a test mule of the Bajaj Platina 125 was spied testing in India. However, in an interview in September, Bajaj Auto’s Managing Director, Rajiv Bajaj stated that there are no plans to stretch the Platina range into the 125cc segment as it will dilute the brand in India.
The 125cc variant of the Platina will be exported to the Mexican market. Its 124.5cc single cylinder, air-cooled, SOHC, DTS-i engine is tuned to deliver 11 PS of power @ 7,500 rpm and 11 Nm of torque @ 5,500 rpm.