- Updated Bajaj Platina 100 electric start variant launched
- Gets spring-in-spring suspension, new mirrors and tubeless tyres
Bajaj Auto has launched the updated version of the Platina 100 electric start variant in India. The motorcycle has been priced at Rs 53,920 (ex-showroom, Delhi) and it gets a couple of new elements. These include a new spring-in-spring rear suspension, as opposed to the previous nitrox shock absorbers. It also gets a new set of rear view mirrors with a revised design and tubeless tyres.
Besides these small changes, the Bajaj Platina 100 remains the same rugged and durable everyday commuter. Notably, Bajaj is touting this variant of the Platina 100 as the most affordable motorcycle with an electric start feature. It will be available in two colour options including Cocktail Wine Red and Ebony Black with Silver decals.
Powering the Bajaj Platina 100 is a 102cc, air-cooled engine which is mated to a four-speed gearbox. It churns out 7.79bhp of power and 8.3Nm of peak torque. It rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with telescopic forks up front and dual shock absorbers at the rear, with an impressive 135mm and 110mm of travel, respectively. Braking is handled by a drum at both ends assisted by combined braking system (CBS). Furthermore, the commuter offering incorporates an 11 litre fuel tank.
Considering its displacement and body style, the Bajaj Platina 100 directly competes against the Hero Splendor Plus that has been the highest selling two-wheeler in India for a long time.