2012 Bajaj Platina

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Bajaj Auto decided to upgrade its Platina model for the year 2012. The new version features a series of new graphics as well as new technologies. Apart from the new range of colors the 2012 model also features new levers, grips, mirrors and switchgear. Moreover, the new Bajaj Platina borrows some features and design cues from the Bajaj Wind and Bajaj CT 100 models.

At the heart of the bike beats a 124.6cc, 4 stroke, DTS-Si engine which delivers a maximum output of 8.5 bhp at 7000 rpm and 10 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. As far as dimensions go, the Bajaj Platina is 1990mm long, 770mm wide and 1090mmtall.

The bike is also equipped with the ExhaustTEC system which is basically a small device incorporated in the exhaust system. This device improves engine torque at low revs without compromising anything at mid or high engine revs.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Bajaj Platina.

Key Features

Bajaj Platina

Great Mileage

FeatureBenefit
100cc EngineBenefit to Rider: Legendary 4 stroke 100cc engine has established a benchmark in mileage in its segment. Platina delivers one of the best mileage in the class.
ExhausTECBenefit to Rider: ExhausTEC ensures lesser use of clutch and gearshifts resulting into higher mileage.
Ride Control SwitchBenefit to Rider: This feature helps in maintaining an economical speed to gain the maximum mileage.

Great Style

FeatureBenefit
Great StylePlatinum Silver colour with dazzling chrome graphics
Optoprism headlamp with clear lens blinkers
Unique streak design side panels
Sleek rear panels with fluid grab rail design
Graphite tint engine and transmission with black silencer and chrome heat shield
Silver coloured Alloy Wheel

Great Convenience, Comfort and Safety

FeatureBenefit
Long SeatBenefit to Rider: One of the longest and most comfortable seat makes Platina a perfect family bike.
Large wheelbase of 1275 mmBenefit to Rider: A large wheelbase ensures stability of the bike and ensures safety of the rider.
SNS SuspensionBenefit to Rider: Coaxial spring with maximum travel of 100 mm ensures better ability to soak up bumps and potholes and prevents back pain.
Telescopic Front Suspension with maximum travel of 125 mmBenefit to Rider: Best ride comfort on any kind of road surface and any distance.
Alloy WheelsBenefit to Rider: Alloy wheels are lighter and stronger apart from providing smashing profile looks. It ensures nimble handling for superior agility.

Technology

Bajaj Platina

ExhausTEC

ExhaustTEC is a device incorporated in exhaust system of ‘Platina’ engine. ‘TEC’ stands for ‘Torque Expansion Chamber’. This world-first technology developed by Bajaj Auto improves the ‘Scavenging’ process.

The exhaust system of Platina has this revolutionary feature incorporated, which drastically improves engine torque at low revs without compromising anything at mid or high engine revs. It has been extensively optimised to get the maximum possible performance out of the engine.

Ride Control Switch

Feature

  • This feature has been specifically introduced to enable the rider to have a non-distracting/non-intrusive indication of an impending change between Economy zone cruising and Power zone cruising. The entire concept is based on feel. Among the most sensitive parts for a motorcycle rider, his/her hands are the most sensitive. The changes in effort required to open the throttle can also be felt very sensitively.

Benefits

  • Once enabled, the throttle feel/force felt at the throttle will very immediately inform the rider that he is about to transgress the Fuel Economy zone. He does not have to look at the speedo console for speeds/rpms to be maintained, lights to glow or audible alarms to be heard.
  • There is absolutely no safety issue, as there are no visual or audible distractions like the other systems. The rider can concentrate on the road/traffic conditions ahead and modulate the throttle, instead of his attention getting diverted. Being very simple and robust in design, there are virtually no chances of failure and it requires almost no maintenance.

Engine

Feature

  • 4-stroke, 100 cc engine with Digital C.D.I. & TRICS III delivering 8.2 bhp (6.03 kW) @ 7500 rpm. Benefit
  • Proven Platina engine delivers consistent and superior performance with great mileage of around 75 kmpl in a combined city and highway ride condition.

Specifications

Bajaj Platina
Engine Type4 Stroke, natural air cooled
Displacement99.27cc
Max Power6.03Kw (8.2bhp) @ 7500rpm
Max Torque8.05 Nm @ 4500rpm
Ignition TypeDigital CDI & TRICS III
Transmission TypeConstant Mesh Type
Suspension FrontHydraulic, Telescopic Type, 125mm travel
Suspension RearHydraulic, ‘SNS’ Type, 100mm travel
Tyre Front2.75*17", 41 P
Tyre Rear3.00*17", 50 P
Fuel Tank Capacity13.0 L (Reserve : 2 L)
System12V AC+DC
Headlamp12V, 35W/35W (HS1)
HornSingle,12V DC
Length1990 mm
Width770 mm
Height1090 mm
Wheel base1275 mm
Kerb weight113 kg

Quotes

Bikedekho ---- "This time Bajaj Auto has launched New Bajaj Platina 125 in India. Although, it has a bike in this name. But the new bike has been loaded with new graphics and technology."

Hubpages.com ---- "The new Bajaj Platina is a best bike in this segment that comes with more stylish looks, eye-catchy features and its truly value for money"

Iloveindia ---- "Baja Platina borrows extensively from the Bajaj Wind and Bajaj CT 100 models."


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