Bajaj Auto the world’s favorite Indian have started their operation and they have now launched the most economical bike from their portfolio. Bajaj Auto has launched the Platina 100 BS6 in the Indian market with minor upgrades. The commuter motorcycle is sold in two variants with prices starting at Rs 47,763, ex-showroom (Delhi).
The BS6 Platina 100 is available in the (KS) Kick-Start and the top-spec (ES) Electric-Start trim. The Bajaj Platina 100 ES retails at a starting price of Rs 55,546, ex-showroom (Delhi). The commuter motorcycle features few upgrades over the previous model including an all-new engine.
The Platina 100 is powered by an air-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel-injected 102cc engine. It produces 7.5bhp of power and 8.34Nm of torque and comes mated to a standard four-speed gearbox.
Apart from the updated engine, Bajaj has also subtly tweaked the Platina 100 BS6 to set it apart from the previous model. The commuter motorcycle now features a new tinted windscreen as compared to the color-matched cowl on the BS4 model. The LED DRL is also placed closer to the headlamp making for a cleaner looking fascia.
The Bajaj Platina 100 BS6 also features a new, ribbed-pattern seat borrowed from its elder sibling, the Platina 110 H-Gear. The new motorcycle features a 28 percent longer front and 22 percent longer rear suspension setup.
The motorcycle is known for its exceptional fuel-efficiency and the company claims the Platina 100 returns a mileage of 90km/l. With an 11-litre fuel tank on the motorcycle that gives it a riding range of 990 kilometers between trips to the petrol pump. As a result, the Platina 100 motorcycle is a popular motorcycle in rural areas for its simple design and excellent fuel economy.
Bajaj has extended the warranty period of its motorcycles due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic in the country. Bajaj two-wheeler owners who have a warranty and free service periods that expire between 20 March and 31 May.