New Bajaj Platina Bike in India

New Bajaj Platina Bike in India
author image Rishi
Thursday 25 September 2008, 00:00 AM

Bajaj has rolled out its latest 125cc bike, Bajaj Platina, in India. It is under the process to occupy a larger market share of bikes in the country and is ready to compete with its biggest rival, Hero Honda Motors Ltd.

The new model of Bajaj PLatina comes with with a higher engine displacement powered by its patented Digital Twin Spark - Swirl induction (DTS-Si) technology platform that allows amazing mileage of 109kmpl. The DTS-Si technology presently rules the 100cc segment which is far superior to the conventional 4-stroke engine. It has all the latest features like electric start, maintenance free battery, twin pilot lamps, ride control switch and auto-choke.

Bajaj Platina

"We realized that at light loads on the DTS-i, an opportunity existed to improve the combustion even further. When burning lean Air-Fuel mixtures through the two spark plugs, the combustion conditions could be further improved by generating high turbulence in the combustion chamber. Once the solution was arrived at, the design and geometry modifications followed," says Abraham Joseph, Head of R&D, Bajaj Auto Ltd.

The company aims to target customers to opt for superior 125cc products who currently opt for 100cc bikes due to price factors. India continues to be an extremely price sensitive market It is currently priced at Rs 39,000 (ex-showroom).

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