Bajaj Auto has rolled out the BS6-complaint Platina 100 commuter in the country with a starting price of Rs 47,763 for the base kick-start variant while the top-of-the-line electric start variant will set you back by Rs 55,546 (both prices, ex-showroom, Delhi).
As part of the BS6 update, the Platina 100’s 102cc, single-cylinder engine now gets an electronic fuel-injection system. It produces 7.7 bhp of power and 8.34 Nm of torque and comes mated to a four-speed gearbox. Like most of the BS6 models, the company has now updated the price of the new Platina 100 on its official website for India.
In terms of visuals, the new model gets subtle changes compared to the outgoing BS4 model. The bike now comes with a tinted windscreen and the LED DRLs have moved a bit closer to the headlamp unit making for a neater-looking fascia. In addition to this, the bike now gets a new ribbed-pattern seat that has been borrowed from the bigger displacement Platina 110 H-Gear. The Platina 100 continues to be offered in black and red colour options.
The new BS6 compliant Platina 100 comes with Comfortec Technology. Bajaj claims that compared to other 100 cc motorcycles, the new Platina ComforTec’s front suspension absorbs shocks better, delivering maximum comfort to the rider. The rear springs are 22% longer too. The new Spring soft seat with a unique foam structure absorbs jerks from the bottom of the seat, thus providing a comfortable ride to the riders.
Bajaj Auto was also the first two-wheeler to start operations at their Chakan facility in Maharashtra under strict regulations. With the restrictions at lockdown gradually starting to ease out, Bajaj is slowly gearing up for production at a gentle pace. Apart from this, Bajaj has also increased the price of the most popular 150cc commuter bike in India, the Pulsar 150 BS6 by Rs 2000. The BS6 Pulsar 150 now starts at an ex-showroom price of Rs 96,960 as opposed to Rs 94,960 at the time of its launch.