Bajaj Platina ES with Electric-Start Launched ...
In January 2015 Bajaj Auto’s ambitious plan to roll out 6 new models this year has already started counting down. While starting the year 2015, 'Hamara Bajaj' has gifted India's common man with an all-new Bajaj Platina Electric-Start. By bringing in the 100cc Platina with electric start option in the entry-level commuter bikes segment, Bajaj Auto has fired up the competition with its old rivals – Hero Motocorp & TVS.
Bajaj Platina ES Price:
We had earlier published the Bajaj Platina spy pics & reported that Bajaj Auto is developing an Electric-Start version of Platina. The Bajaj Platina Electric-Start has already reached the Bajaj dealers sans a formal official launch. Bajaj Platina ES is now available at Rs. 45,431/- (ex-showroom Mumbai).
Bajaj Platina ES Engine:
The new Platina ES is powered by an all-new 102cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke petrol engine powered by DTSi technology. This engine produces 8.2 PS of power and 8.6 Nm torque. Bajaj Auto has made the formal announcement of its launch & dealers have started to accept orders for Bajaj Patina ES already. The all-new Baja Platina ES will take on the rivals TVS Star City+ & Hero Splendor in this segment.
Bajaj Platina ES Average:
We had also reported about the all-new Platina ES will come fitted with a new ‘43 teeth rear sprocket’, which was apparently implemented to improve the fuel efficiency. Bajaj Auto claims that the all-new Bajaj Platina ES is estimated* to give an class-leading mileage of 96.9 km/L* (ARAI) under test conditions, which takes it to an all new level of competition. It turns out that the all-new Platina ES has become the most fuel efficient bike ever made in India. This beats the highest mileage figure of the TVS Star City Plus which claims to give 87 Km/L. With the options of alloy wheels and electric start, the Platina ‘ES’ will also deliver more value for money. Bajaj Platina ES, however, has no ‘premium’ variant with disc brakes; as yet.
Bajaj Platina ES Features:
The new Platina ES bares similar overall looks to the current Platina. There are, however, a few changes such as the new design headlamp, new body graphics and a Matt-finished exhaust with chrome plated heat-shield, which are prominent.