Bajaj Auto has launched a new Kick Start (KS) variant of BS6 Platina 100. It is priced at Rs 51,667 (ex-showroom Delhi). At this price point, it is cheaper than the ES (Electric Start) drum and ES disc variants at Rs 8,237 and Rs 10,458 respectively.
Commenting on the launch of new KS trim, Narayan Sundararaman, Head of Marketing, Bajaj Auto Ltd said-
Our Platina range has sold over 72 lac motorcycles in the last 15 years. The new Platina 100KS will be a great addition to the Platina range, attracting customers aiming to choose a motorcycle that offers unrivalled comfort, a plethora of features and great mileage.
Bajaj Platina 100 KS: Design & Features
The design and features-list of the new KS trim are similar to the ES variant. It comes equipped with LED DRLs, a Blue ting headlight, black handguards, protective pads on an 11-liter fuel tank, wide rubber footpads, and a quilted seat.
For a change, the new Platina 100 KS trim gets two new color options: Cocktail Wine Red and Ebony Black with slightly revised graphics.
Engine & Underpinnings
The Platina 100 KS is powered by the same 102cc, fuel-injected, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor that produces 7.9PS of maximum power at 7,500 rpm and 8.34 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 4-speed gearbox. The Platina 100 is capable to pull off a top speed of 90 kmph.
As far as the underpinnings are concerned, the Platina 100 uses a tubular single down tube with a lower cradle frame, suspended on 135mm hydraulic type telescopic forks at the front and 110mm spring-on-spring (SoS) Nitrox suspension at the rear, which has been claimed to provide fewer jerks on the road with potholes.
The braking duties on Kicks start variant are handled by the 130mm drum brake at the front and 110mm drum at the rear with CBS (combined braking system) as standard.
In the 100cc commuter motorcycles segment, the Bajaj Platina 100 rivals the Hero HF Deluxe, which is priced between Rs 48,950 and Rs 59,800 (ex-showroom Delhi).