The new offering of Bajaj Auto, Bajaj Platina 125, is decorated with new graphic design and vibrant colours. The designers of the company succeeded to give it a sporty and macho look, especially be overall black treatment. Only a few parts of the bike are having different colour than black. These include silver colour kick lever, silencer's heat shield, front fork and handlebars.
Front side view of the bike houses halogen headlamp, black colour front fender, windshield above the headlamp slot. Front turn indicators are in oval shape with sparking yellow lights. The mask of the headlamp houses a black tinted windshield. The rear view mirrors are in black colour that help to see rear objects directly. The dashboard of the bike is comprised of fuel gauge and speedometer. It also looks sporty. The leg-guard is also fitted in black colour.
The seat of the bike is long, wide and comfortable. Rear grab rail matches with the black treatment. The rear side of the Bajaj Platina 125 is having as sporty look as the front side. Tail light and rear fender are awesome along with rear turn indicators. Apart from this, black colour muffler enhance sporty appearance of the machine. The silver finish heat shield on it, seems like a jewel. Orange colour rear suspension attracts you immediately. Even the footrest and foot pegs are in black.
New Bajaj Platina 125 is equipped with a 124.6cc engine which produces a high power of 8.5 PS at 7000 rpm and belts out 10 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. It is coupled with five-speed transmission. It has been equipped with self and kick start facility. Interestingly, the Bajaj Platina 125 comes with Rider Control Switch that allows the rider to select fuel economy zone at throttle response. Bajaj's patented technology ExhausTEC is also added to the new product. The Bajaj's technology is responsible for lesser use of clutch lever and gear shifting thus increase mileage. In addition to this, Digital CDI and TRIC III type ignition is a wonderful feature for tech-lovers. The Bajaj Platina 125 is also comprised of maintenance free battery which enlightens the lights.
The new Bajaj Platina 125 is fitted with a 4 stroke, natural air cooled, Spark ignition mill which is smart enough to belt out 8.5 PS of peak power at 7,000 rpm and churns out 10 Nm of top torque at 4,000 rpm. With the help of five speed transmission, its deliver quite good pick-up and acceleration. It can touch 0-60 km/h mark in just 8.1 seconds. Whereas the top speed of the vehicle is around 95 km/h.
The new bike from Bajaj's stable is Bajaj Platina 125 which is claimed more efficient and powerful than its previous model. The new engine is 4 stroke, natural air cooled, spark ignition engine that is having a displacement of 124.6cc. This powertrain delivers a maximum power of 8.5 PS at 7,000 rpm and top torque of 10 Nm at 4,000 rpm. For better fuel efficiency, the bike is loaded with Ride Control Switch and less kerb weight. The combined fuel economy of the Bajaj Platina 125 is around 75 liters. The fuel tank is capable of having 13 liters and 2.5 liters of reserve.
The major change in the Bajaj Platina 125 is its colours and graphics. It is available in five wonderful colours that include black with red decal, black with blue decal, black with green decal and red with red decal. The body colour and graphics are painted at fuel tank, side panels, rear side panels and at front mask. Apart from the body colour and graphics, the bike has overall black wrapping. But front suspension, kick lever, handle bars and muffler's heat shield are in chrome and silver finish. Grab rail and Rear view mirrors are also in black.
Available colours Are :
As far as braking system is concerned, the Bajaj Platina 125 is provided with drum brakes at both tyres. The front and rear brake's are of 110mm. These type of standard brakes are good enough to halt 125cc bike in efficient way. However, one should use both brakes at same time for better results.
For driver and pillion's comfort, the company has blessed the bike with great suspensions. The front fork is hydraulic telescopic type (wheel travel 125mm) and rear one is telescopic SNS type fork (wheel travel 100mm).
Wheels and Tyres
Major attraction of the Bajaj Platina 125 is its black colour matte finish five spoke alloy wheels. No doubt, the black shade at wheels are eye-catching. The size of the wheels are 17 inch. The tyre specification are 2.75 and 3.00 respectively.
Wheel Base and Controlling
In terms of handling and control, the bike is blessed with superior technologies. Latest suspension and standard braking system work with hundred per cent efficiency that ensure better control over the bike. The Bajaj Platina 125 come with larger wheelbase that is 1275mm. Its larger wheelbase promises firm stability on road along with better control. Clear headlamp also help to see the way ahead clearly and reduce chances of mishapping.
Bajaj's bikes in India are more comfortable than any other bikes in the auto market. They are also regarded as family bikes in India. This time too, Bajaj has not compromised with its image and added comfortable seat and other supporting systems. The seat is long enough and wider for hassle free seating. The pillion can also grip the rear grab rail for safety at higher speed. Foot rest and footpegs are also fitted for pillion. The rider's foot pegs are also installed. Apart from that ride control switch, pass light and self start switch are equipped at handle bar for handy use. The self start option provides flexibility for rider and can be used even by older persons or ladies rider.
Bajaj platina stands among the most sought after entry-level bikes with a mix of good looks, performance and reliability. It ranks on top for its looks in its price segment. Bajaj Platina offers the highest mileage of about 108 kmpl aft..