Bajaj Auto launched the new Platina 110 cc motorcycle in India in December 2018. The new Bajaj Platina 110 is the second 110 cc motorcycle from the Pune-based two-wheeler manufacturer, after the Discover 110, which was launched in January 2018. The new Platina 110 comes with a bunch of first-in-class offerings like - tubeless tyres as a standard fitment, dual spring-on-spring and Nitrox shock absorbers, and standard anti-skid brakes. Furthermore, the bike is claimed to offer higher torque output than any bike in its class.
Design and Styling
The new Bajaj Platina 110 borrows its design language from the 102 cc Platina 100 ES, while the styling is a bit fresh with new body graphics and decals. The Platina 110 also comes with an individual LED daytime running lamp (DRL), positioned above the headlamp, along with black alloy wheels, black grab rail, and black mirrors. The bike has been launched in three colour combinations - Ebony black with grey decals, Ebony black with blue decals and Cocktail wine red.
Features and Equipment
The new Bajaj Platina 110 is the first bike in its class to come with Anti-Skid Braking System as standard. Anti-Skid braking delivers an even brake force on both wheels for safer riding at all riding conditions and speeds. Furthermore, the bike also gets an improved suspension system to offer a comfortable ride and handling and is claimed to offer more than 20 per cent lesser jerks. This is because the bike comes with a first-in-class Spring-on-Spring suspension with Nitrox Gas-charged shock absorbers to absorb jerks from all types of roads conditions. Bajaj has also updated the seat with new upholstery and superior foam structure for more comfort.
Engine and Gearbox
The new Bajaj Platina 110 is powered by a new 115 cc single-cylinder air-cooled motor that is tuned to offer about 8.4 bhp at 7000 rpm and develop a peak torque of 9.81 Nm at 5000 rpm. In fact, the Platine 110 offers the highest amount of torque compared to any other bike in its class. The engine is mated to a 4-speed gearbox.
Wheels, Brakes, & Suspension
Suspension duties are handled by 135 mm telescopic front forks, and as already mentioned a 110 mm spring-on-spring with Nitrox shock absorbers at the back. Braking, on the other hand, is handled by a 130 mm drum unit up front and a 110 drum at the back, equipped with a combined braking system (CBS), which delivers an even brake force on both wheels. The new Platina 110 also comes with Tubeless tyres as a standard fitment, a first in its segment. These tyres are also the widest and thickest in its 100 cc commuter space, which gives rider superior comfort for tough roads.
Price and Rivals
The Bajaj Platina 110 is priced at Rs. 49,197 (ex-showroom Delhi) and in India, the bike competes with the likes of the Hero Passion Pro 110, Honda CD 110 Dream DX, and TVS Radeon.