Bajaj Platina 100: A Deserving successor
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Bajaj Auto in automobile space is what Samsung in mobile handsets space. They have products in all ranges to woo prospective buyers in their respective business. From low to middle to high end product range has helped them in establishing themselves as market leaders.
Entry level segment is such one which cannot be ignored by a commuter bike manufacturer. Every Indian bike manufacturer knows this and offer at least one model in this space. From Bajaj Auto, it is Platina.
When Platina replaced Bajaj CT100 as the cheapest bike from Bajaj Auto, expectaions we high in terms of pricing and fuel efficiency of the new Platina. CT100 had established itself pretty well in both the aspects. Fortunately for Bajaj Auto as well as those who were eagerly waiting for the new model , Platina did not disappoint. It has all the goodies to be the successor of the successful CT100 model.
Platina is petite in size. The design reminds you of its elder sibling Bajaj Wind 125. The design team has managed to pull off a decent looking bike, as usual.
Technical Specifications :
Engine : 99.27cc air cooled 4 stroke; Max Power/ torque : 8.2bhp@7500rpm / 8.05nm@4500rpm; Transmisson : 4 speed constant mesh; Suspension : 125mm telescopic Hydraulic Front & rear; Fuel tank capacity : 13ltrs (including 2lrts of reserve); Weight: 113kg (dry)
The bike scores good in basic aspects like styling, fuel eceonomy and suspension in its class.
But where it falls short is in braking and control of the vehicle. Due to its light weight, thin body and poor quality tyres, you will have to be very careful while applying brakes when the speed is more than 55 kmph.