The new 2017 Bajaj Platina ComforTec comes with a number of added features alongside a marginal change in pricing
Bajaj Auto has updated its popular commuter motorcycle Platina ComforTec. The most significant update in the motorcycle is the addition of LED Daytime Running Light (DRL). The new Bajaj Platina ComforTec has been launched in India at a price of Rs. 46,656 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Coming to other changes, the motorcycle also gets new rear view mirrors and the ones offer a better view of the world behind. The motorcycle now comes with a headlamp ON/OFF switch that was made absent in the previous version with effect of Automatic Headlamp ON (AHO) feature getting mandatory in India starting April 2017. In the new model, the switch has been given to toggle between the main headlamp and the DRL.
Another change in the new Bajaj Platina ComforTec is the new footpegs. This time around, the company has fitted a pair of more pillion friendly footpegs that have an ample of space to place the foot and hence, offer convenience. The motorcycle now comes with new Ceat tyres and ditches the Metro rubber from the previous model.
The instrument cluster in the new Platina also sees some revisions. The layout is now more appealing and is no more the usual twin dial type while showing analogue speedometer, fuel and odometer gauges. Mechanically, the Bajaj Platina ComforTec is untouched and continues to be powered by the same 102cc, single cylinder, air-cooled engine that runs the outgoing model.
The fuel efficient carbureted motor develops a maximum power output of 8 bhp along with a peak torque of 8.6 Nm. It is connected to a four-speed transmission that helps achieve a top speed of around 90 kmph and mileage close to 97 kmpl. The braking to the Bajaj Platina is done with the help of 110 mm drum brakes that have been installed at both ends. Bajaj claims that the low power consumption of the LED unit will aid in delivering higher mileage than its competitors.
The commuter motorcycle also gains new graphic scheme and is made available in only two colour options: Ebony Black with silver graphics and Cocktail Wine with red graphics. It competes against the likes of best-selling Hero Splendor, TVS Star City and Honda Dream CD110. With the onset of festive season, two-wheeler manufacturers are busy updating their respective vehicles with new colours to lure the buyers. Expect more such launches and discount announcements in the coming days.