Bajaj launches new Platina ES
- by Team Zigwheels
- Mar 4, 2015
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The 2015 Bajaj Platina ES has been pipped as the world's most fuel efficient bike, with an ARAI certified fuel consumption figure of 96.9kmpl. Priced at Rs 45,431 (on-road Mumbai), the new Platina ES will be available in three colours
The new Bajaj Platina ES, which boasts of being the world’s most fuel efficient bike, is an entirely new platform with a new DTS-I powered engine.
The all new Platina ES comes with refreshed styling as well as Electric Start. It offers new side panels, new exhaust, a refreshed headlamp design, new graphics and alloy wheels as standard. The bike also offers the longest seat in the segment.
Bajaj Auto says a global study was done on mileage across more than 50 major countries and more than 500 motorcycle models. All sources such as country specific OEM websites, blogs, industry bodies, and certified automotive publications were reviewed in detail. The findings prove the fact that on mileage the Bajaj Platina ES is unbeatable. No other production bike in the 95 to 105cc range, either in India or globally, comes close.
“The original Bajaj Platina has always been known for its great mileage and reliability. It is one of India’s most successful bike models with more than 50 Lakh bikes on road. It is seen as a low maintenance and a good resale value motorcycle that has built its reputation through customers’ word-of-mouth. The new Platina now takes mileage to an unbeatable level of 96.9 kmpl,” said Eric Vas, President, Motorcycle Business, Bajaj Auto Ltd.
The new Platina ES has been designed to appeal to the long distance commuter. It gets a new long travel telescopic front suspension and SNS (double spring) rear suspension. Moreover it has a long wheelbase and three inch wide rear tyres for superior grip and control on uneven roads. All of which result in a superior ride experience.
The new Bajaj Platina is priced at Rs 45,431 (on-road, Mumbai) and is available in three colours: ebony black, electron blue and candy red. The new Platina ES will compete against the likes of TVS Star City +, Hero CD Dawn and Honda Dream Neo.