Bajaj Platina 125 Review

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Bajaj Platina 125 Review

We think about why the Discover 125 was stopped? After all it was the largest 125cc motorcycle in the country. the Discover era, Bajaj out XCD in its place and soon replaced it Platina. And now comes retuned 125 replacing the engine.

Four bikes inside 4 years. indication of things not going smoothly for Bajaj in this

The Platina series was developed on the Wind 125 base with the engine and has been much after its launch in April At a catchy price tag of Rs 36000, sold 5,00,000 units in eight months. The 125cc was launched in Sept 2008 sales of more than units per month.

And the new Platina 125 is to carry on the baton from

The Bike: The natural air cooled engine is capable of giving you of power. It has a 5 speed gearbox down). It features a longer and wider rear tyre its 100cc version.

The bike has a larger reserve capacity doesn’t matter much the fuel tanks capacity is kept same at 13litres.However 1265 weighs 3kgs than its old version. Bright Ride control switch with a 12 V 5Ah Maintenance free are sure to give you some of mind. The ride control helps the rider to ride in Economy zone’ which is indicated in the fuel gauge

Besides that a low fuel is also provided. We didn’t its claimed top speed of 95kmph but we did try to out its efficiency and were pretty with its mileage. It returned 65kmpl in aggressive city conditions.

There’s a good for that figure to improve if you it more sensibly.

Performance: Not upto anywhere living to we had, Sadly Platina 125 is much disappointing in this There’s only a marginal in power from its older or we say there’s a good chance you would mistake this to be a 100cc one.

The bike feels planted at high and further more you will to settle with its ‘dull’ abilities thanks to its not so good Roadmax’ tyres which can you craving for more grip on It has an upright seating position in with other commuter Moreover unlike its 1000cc it doesn’t succeed in giving you a ride without sacrificing its

Another thing we noticed test riding it was it looks and too much stressful riding it Disc brakes. Platina 125 Disc brakes badly. are no trip meters or tachometers on bike. A deliberate attempt to its cost minimized. But it even all those, it serves well the of being a commuter bike.

It has seats and is equipped with telescopic front and SNS (spring and rear suspension. Handling is not good when compared other 125cc bikes. An start option is a great

Other prominent feature of bike includes Anti bushes in front fork improves suspension life and an choke.

Technology At A Glance

1) Control switch: This has been specifically introduced to the rider to have a non distracting/non indication of an impending change Economy zone cruising and zone cruising.

It indicates optimum throttle for best mileage.

2) Ex-haus World’s first, the ex-haus TEC expands to torque expansion improves engine torque at low rpm and is to get maximum performance from

3) SNS Suspension: The spring ‘n’ spring ensures a comfortable ride time you test it. The SNS rear with longest travel in its of 100mm, Bajaj used it on other bikes as well the DISCOVER 125

Specifications of Bajaj 125:

Tyre – 124.6cc air cooled, park Ignition

Max power – 8.5ps

Transmission – gearbox(all down)

Suspension – Telescopic type,125mm

Rear – and Spring), 100mm

Brakes and rear)- 100mm Drum

Front- 2.75 * 17

Rear- * 17

Fuel Tank – 10 Litres

– 2.5 Litres

Wheelbase – 1275mm

Bajaj Wind 125

– 770mm

Saddle Height –

Ground Clearance – 160mm

weight – 110kg

Top Speed –

Manufacturers Warranty- 2 years,

Price – Rs 41,331 (On road, Haryana)

Styling: Premium looks, Contemporary graphics and alloy wheels are the main of Platina 125’s looks. The 100 when first launched in silver color with chrome graphics was a huge But here all black styling this theme.

Black rails, matt finished silencer with chrome foot rest looks on this bike. The only thing we noticed was that had given away its clear indicators and opted for orange Also a new simpler looking lid replaces old but somewhat more fuel lid.

We were to enquire this only to get a answer that now even the 100 would have same Pretty Strange? Apart that every other remains untouched. Even the and fuel gauge are the same

It would have been more sensible if Bajaj have striked some between these two variants.

Verdict: Honestly speaking, Platina 125 doesn’t really upto the Bajaj image. new and pretty descent one to ride, the needs to undergo several up gradations before it can really with any of the other bikes in the Many other 125cc can give you better mileage and better styling. It’s not recommended for long drives as wheels are of medium quality and brakes work pathetic.

Sometimes the bike would not in spite of repeated kicking. But the good thing about it is its Priced at just Rs 41,331 on against Rs 39,399 (Platina it is aimed at 100cc segment who may look for cheap upgrade to its even cheaper than honda splendor motorycle.

looking competition wise, the is expected to take on the like of Splendor and Suzuki Zeus. Go for it if you are a Platina fan or for that matter a fan. And more surprisingly the awaited Platina LPG version to be stuck in the garage (like the for a long time.

Bajaj had completed its test runs in like Ahemdabad and Sangli time back. But if it comes on it will be a boon for many who would prefer more for money bike. While it was being tested, it had a 5Litre gas along with a 10 Litre tank. Also there be 20% drop in power delivery it would incur 35-40% running cost.

With rising crude the commercial success of such a is anybody’s guess. But we still have to wait for some as Bajaj is believed to be sourcing of the components for the LPG kits from suppliers, is negotiating with the to rationalise costs. Moreover aren’t enough LPG pumps the country as of now.

Bajaj Wind 125
Bajaj Wind 125


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