Platina ES vs Passion Pro vs TVS Sport

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The club of sub 100cc bikes is getting really competitive with the entry of Bajaj Auto’s newest 100cc bike – the Bajaj Platina 100 ES. The new Platina 100 ES is the most fuel efficient bike in India; delivering a handsome 96.9 Km/L*, as claimed by Bajaj Auto. So, we compared this new petrol-saver bike with the existing fuel-efficient bikes in India – the TVS Soprt & Hero Passion Pro to find out where it stands in this tough competition.

Engine & Transmission:

In the engine department, the Hero Passion Pro has the most power among the three, powered by APDV engine & delivering a decent 8.36 Ps power which is way higher than the TVS Sport’s 7.5 PS, but just marginally higher than the Platina 100 ES DTSI engine which gives 8.2 PS. Bajaj Platina’s torque value is also higher among all with 8.6 Nm which is higher than Passion Pro. TVS Sport has the lowest torque of 7.5 Nm. All the models compared here have an electric start option.



Specifications:

Following are the specifications of the three bikes.

Engine & Transmission:

Bajaj Platina 100 ES

Hero Passion PRO (Self)

TVS Sport (Self)



Engine (cc)

102

97.2

99.7

Cylinders

1

1

1

Stroke

4

4

4

Power (Ps)

8.2

8.36

7.5

Torque (Nm)

8.6

8.05

7.5

Installation

Front

Front

Front

Cooling

Air

Air

Air

Fuel Efficiency (upto)*

96.9 Km/L*

84 Km/L*

87.7 Km/L*

Fuel

Petrol

Petrol

Petrol

No. of Gears

4

 4

4

*Under Test Conditions as claimed by the manufacturers

Fuel Efficiency:

In the fuel-economy attribute, which is the most competitive in the Indian market; however, the new Platina 100 ES is seen to be marching ahead of its competitors. The Platina 100 ES, which gives 96.9 Km/L*, delivers the highest mileage among all; with the next best figure of 87.7 KM/L* as claimed by TVS Sport. So, overall, the Platina provides the best combination of the Power & Mileage in the 100cc segment.

Headlights compared - Passion Pro has multifocal headlamp vs TVS Sport has sporty headlamp
Headlights compared - Passion Pro has multifocal headlamp vs TVS Sport has sporty headlamp

Suspension:

All the bikes compared here provide a telescopic-hydraulic suspension on the front, which is common to all. On the rear Hero Passion & TVS Sport provide a swing arm with 5-step adjustable Hydraulic shockers, which give better ride quality according to road conditions, whereas the Platina ES gives Spring in Spring Suspension (SNS); which also gives better ride quality.

100cc bikes compared - Platina ES vs Passion Pro vs TVS Sport Suspension
100cc bikes compared - Platina ES vs Passion Pro vs TVS Sport Suspension
Suspension:

Bajaj Platina 100 ES

Hero Passion PRO (Self)

TVS Sport (Self)

Suspension Front

Hydraulic, Telescopic

Telescopic hydraulic

Telescopic forks

Suspension Rear

Trailing Arm, Hydraulic, SNS Suspension

Swing arm, 5 step, Hydraulic

5 Stage, Hydraulic

Rim type

Alloy

Alloy

Alloy

Tyre size front

2.75 x 17", 41P

2.75 x 18 - 4 PR / 42 P

2.75 x 17

Tyre size rear

3.00 x 17", 50 P

3.00 x 18 - 6 PR/ 52 P

3.00 x 17

Wheels & Tyres:

The Hero Passion Pro only provides bigger 18” wheels, Platina ES & TVS Sport both give a 17”. All these bikes provide alloy wheels, which add to the ride comfort. The tyre sizes on all the bikes are same; except for Hero Passion.

Brakes:

The particular models compared here provide drum brake on front & rear. The front brake drums on the Hero Passion Pro & TVS Sport are of a bigger & decent size of 130mm for a 100cc bike; whereas that on the Patina ES is smaller with only 110mm dia. The rear brake on Hero Passion Pro is biggest among the three; with 130mm dia, giving it better braking ability.

Brakes:

Bajaj Platina 100 ES

Hero Passion PRO (Self)

TVS Sport (Self)

Brakes Front

110 mm Drum

130 mm Drum

130 mm Drum

Brakes Rear

110 mm Drum

130 mm Drum

110 mm Drum

Dimensions:

Dimensions:

Bajaj Platina 100 ES

Hero Passion PRO (Self)

TVS Sport (Self)

Length

2000

1980

1980

Width

840

725

750

Height

1060

1075

1080

Wheelbase (mm)

1275

1235

1250

Ground Clearance (mm)

190

165

165

fuel tank (liters)

11.5

12.8

12

Kerb weight (kg)

108

119

95 (dry)

When compared their dimensions, the Platina ES is the longest - with 2000mm length & widest with 840mm width among all. The Platina ES also has the highest figures for the wheelbase of 1275mm & ground clearance of 190mm among the 100cc bikes, making it perfect for Indian road conditions.

100cc bikes compared - Platina ES vs Passion Pro vs TVS Sport Styling
100cc bikes compared - Platina ES vs Passion Pro vs TVS Sport Styling

With the highest mileage of 96.9 Km/L and the fuel tank of 11.5 liters, the Platina ES is all set to go a long way in its journey.

Price:

Price:

Bajaj Platina 100 ES

Hero Passion PRO (Self)

TVS Sport (Self)

Price (Ex-Showroom)

Rs. 44,547/-

Rs. 50,600/-

Rs. 44,519/-

Bajaj Auto has priced the Platina ES very competitively. With only Rs. 44,547/- the Platina 100 ES, overall, offers more than just value for your money. Therefore, it leaves no hesitation in declaring the Platina ES a winner of this segment…!!!

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