Bajaj Platina Comfortec launch price INR 43,241

The Bajaj Platina Comfortec, a new variant which is claimed to be more comfortable than the best selling commuter motorcycle, has been launched at INR 43,241 for the kick start variant and INR 45,252 for the electric start variant (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The Comfortec employs a front telescopic fork that is claimed to be 28% longer than the undisclosed segment benchmark and a rear SNS coil spring that is 22% longer.

Bajaj Platina Comfortec features
The Platina Comfortec is claimed to be 20% more comfortable than the best-selling rival.

Bajaj has attempted to improve the comfort level further by using a special seat foam which is dubbed as Soft Spring, and rubber foot pads. The overall setup is designed to offer 20% more comfort than the segment benchmark, says Bajaj.

The budget commuter features no other mechanical changes. The engine continues to be a 102 cc air-cooled 4-stroke DTS-i unit which is mated to a 4-speed gearbox. The power and torque outputs stand at 8.2 PS and 8.6 Nm respectively. The motorcycle is claimed to return a mileage of 104 kmpl.

2015 Bajaj platina ES Candy Red
The Platina has been adding to Bajaj’s sales volume since its re-introduction (image: regular Platina ES).

The Bajaj Platina Comfortec is available in three color options – red, black and blue. Ever since its re-entry into the market, the Platina has been selling briskly in a highly competitive segment. The added comfort is expected to further enhance its appeal.

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The Platina rivals the likes of Hero Splendor Pro (which is most likely the segment benchmark that Bajaj refers to), TVS Star City, Honda Dream CD110 and so on.

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