The Bajaj Platina Comfortec with LED DRL, is a new variant which is claimed to be more comfortable than the regular Platina commuter motorcycle. It has been launched at Rs. 46,656 for the kick start variant and INR 48,252 for the electric start variant (ex-showroom).
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. LED DRL on the other hand, lights up the way like no other bike in the segment and also delivers 88% power savings, claims Bajaj.
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.
Commenting on the introduction of the new Platina, Mr Eric Vas, President Motorcycle Business said “With the introduction of this upgraded Platina ComforTec, we have made a superior product even better. Customers shall love the combination of comfort, superior mileage and LED DRL styling that the new Platina offers”
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.The Platina Comfortec is claimed to be 20% more comfortable than the best-selling rival.
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.
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.