Bajaj Platina Disc Brake Variant Spotted Testing

It could be possible that the Platina with a disc brake is being developed for exports only.

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The Platina test mule seen here has a front disc brake, same as the one on the Discover 125

Highlights

  • Bajaj Platina disc brake variant could only be exported
  • The test mule also had a bunch of other updates
  • The test mule also had a 125 cc engine from the Discover 125

The Platina has been one of Bajaj's best-selling motorcycles over the years. The Platina is a no-nonsense commuter motorcycle which is quite popular among the rural areas of India thanks to its robust build and low maintenance quality. And now, photographs of a Platina with a disc brake have emerged which leads us to believe that Bajaj could launch a Platina model with a disc brake in the near future. The test mule was spotted in Pune, where Bajaj has its plant. Apart from the disc brake, the Platina also featured a few cosmetic updates which seem to have been inspired from the Discover 125. In fact, the front disc brake on the Platina test mule too seems to be a lift from the current Discover 125.

The Platina test mule a gold-coloured crankcase along with new decals and a new seat cover as well. The other big change is that the test mule is seen having a 125 cc engine. It might be possible that this model is being tested and developed only for exports and might not see a launch in India any time soon.

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Currently, the Platina sold in India gets a 102 cc single-cylinder engine which makes a total of 8.1 bhp and 8.6 Nm of peak torque, getting a 4-speed manual gearbox. Currently, the Platina is sold without a disc brake and is one of the more affordable motorcycles from Bajaj with prices starting at ₹ 47,405 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The prices for the Bajaj Discover start at ₹ 51,674 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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