Bajaj Auto, one of India’s leading two wheeler manufacturer based out of Pune, has silent launched two new variants of its popular Platina and CT100 bikes. Both these bikes belong to the entry level commuter motorcycling segment and are generally well accepted by both urban and rural folk alike whose main requirement is to move from point A to point B with minimum hassle and to do so cheaply.
The Bajaj CT100 ES Alloy variant is up for grabs for customers at the price of Rs.41,997 ex-showroom New Delhi while the Platina ES Spoke variant is available for Rs.42,650 ex-showroom New Delhi.
The Bajaj CT100 is now available with an electric start button for that added convenience. Alloy wheels have also been thrown in by Bajaj to increase the style quotient and make the two wheeler appeal to more style conscious urban and rural folks. The single cylinder, air cooled Bajaj DTSi engine powering the CT100 remains unchanged. The engine has a displacement of 99.27 cc and is good enough to develop 8 BHP of power @7500 rpm and a peak torque of 8.05 Nm @4500 rpm.
On the other hand, Platina is powered by a different engine with a slightly higher displacement than the CT100. The engine in discussion has a displacement of 102cc and is a single cylinder mill incorporating Bajaj’s DTSi technology. The engine makes a peak power of 8 BHP at 7500 rpm and has a maximum torque of 8.6 Nm generated at 5000 rpm. The latest base variant that has been added by Bajaj for its Platina lineup gets an electric start feature spoked wheels instead of alloys.
By adding two new variants of its popular CT100 and Platina range of commuter motorcycles, Bajaj is trying to ensure that its bikes appeal to a wider set of target audiences by being more accessible in terms of pricing and still not sacrificing much of the features and appeal to them in terms of styling.