Bajaj Auto is one of the largest bike manufacturers in India. It is an OEM that offers nostalgia-inducing bikes like the Pulsar range. It is also known as the top bike brand that excels in producing the most fuel-efficient bikes like Bajaj Platina.
One such ‘mileage-champion is the Bajaj Platina 110 (H Gear). The real-world mileage of the bike is 70 KMPL which is amazing for a bike with a 115 CC engine.
Recently, Bajaj introduced the 2022 version of the Platina 110. The motorcycle is now equipped with single-channel ABS for the bike’s front disc brake.
Apart from being one of the best mileage bikes, the Platina 110 also happens to be the first in its class to come with ABS. This is quite an achievement. Especially when one considers the price of the bike which starts at Rs. 79,877* (ex-showroom)!
The latest iteration of the bike has the tried and tested 115 CC, single-cylinder, BS6-compliant, air-cooled, fuel-injected motor. The engine has a peak power mapping set at 8.44 BHP. The peak torque mapping for the engine is set at 9.81 Nm.
The latest version of the bike has newly designed rearview mirrors. It also entails three new paint schemes. They are as follows –
- Charcoal black
- Volcanic red and
- Beach blue.
Other unique selling points of the bike are enunciated in the sections below –
Introducing The ‘h’ Gear
The Platina 110 is the only below-125 CC bike from Bajaj auto that is equipped with a five-speed gearbox. Bajaj modified the traditional gearbox on the Platina 110 and included a ‘highway’ gear. The ‘highway’ or H gear acts like an overdrive that allows the rider to cruise on the highways easily. The significance of the H-gear is that one can maintain cruising speeds but at relatively low RPMs. In simple terms, even when the bike is being ridden at high speeds, it will consume less fuel! How cool is that!?
One Can Readily Admire The Classic Looks Of Bajaj Platina
The almost-square-shaped headlamp unit keeps the ‘classic’ look of the bike intact. The integrated LED DRL adds a contemporary touch to the bike’s front facia.
The tail lamp and the turn indicators, however, remain to be lit using halogen bulbs. The overall design of the fuel tank is simple and classy. It is not equipped with unnecessary visual bulk like tank shrouds. The rear section of the bike remains to be sleek. The seat remains wide and long. Bajaj added extra padding to the seat of the bike to make every ride comfortable.
Premium Features Are Now Part of The Package
Bajaj equipped the latest version of the Platina 110 with a semi-digital instrument cluster. The combination of an analogue speedometer with a small digital display is not new for Bajaj. But it is definitely new for people who owned a Platina before. The small digital display unit on the right of the instrument console shows all essential ride-related information. One can switch between –
- Fuel gauge
- Trip meter
- Gear position indicator and
- Gear shift guide – with the press of a button!
A tachometer would have completed the package but the gear-shift indicator acts like a makeshift tachometer. However, one has to get used to it!
The bike is now offered with a 240mm front disc brake system. As mentioned earlier in this post, the disc braking system is paired with single-channel ABS. The rear wheel, however, continues to be paired with a drum brake unit. The rear braking system is paired with Bajaj’s Anti-Skid Braking system.
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The front suspension of the bike is a traditional telescopic fork suspension unit. The rear suspension units are Bajaj’s spring-in-spring hydraulic shock absorbers. The front suspension unit now comes with 135mm suspension travel. The rear suspension units entail 110mm suspension travel. Bajaj reinforced the swingarm of the bike in a bid to increase high-speed stability.
For more details, heading over to a Bajaj dealership and test riding the bike is strongly advised!