Rural market is the one where the offering is less and the volume of the sales can be high. The only difficulty that it faces is the price of the product. Bajaj has understood that and is certainly offering what the rural crowd wants.
The one thing a person will want the most to tackle the bad roads is the softer suspension. Bajaj Platina is equipped with hydraulic telescopic suspension for the front wheel while the rear gets SOS dual suspension with Nitrox gas canister. Due to the Nitrox gas canister, the life of the suspension gets better.
Along with the softer suspension, the Platina also gets a long comfortable seat, which also has better cushioning. Due to the long seat length, the seats are comfortable for Indian women as a pillion who prefer sitting sideways.
The seat height of Bajaj Platina is at 804 mm, which is accessible even for shorter riders.
The ground clearance offered in Bajaj Platina is at 200 mm, which is segment best.
What can be more annoying than broken indicators of your bike..? Bajaj Platina resolved this issue by providing 360o flexible Indicators. Along with this, it is also having flexible body panels, which reduces chances of broken parts in minor accidents/collisions.
Bajaj Platina offers wide rubber footpads for pillion riders, which offers superior grip and comfortable riding experience on long rides even for pillion as well.
Bajaj is having a huge network of authorized Sales as well as Service points. There are 2600+ Bajaj Service centers in more than 520 cities from which one can get his/her bike serviced or repaired in case of any malfunctioning.
Bajaj Platina is offered with two engine options – 100 cc and 110 cc. The Bajaj Platina 100 cc variant of the BS6 model produces around 7.7 BHP max power and 8 Nm of peak torque. The Bajaj Platina 110 cc (110 H Gear) variant produces around 8.5 BHP max power and 9.81 Nm peak torque. The 110 H Gear variant comes with the fifth gear while the 100 cc variant comes with four gears. The benefit of having fifth gear on the Platina 110 H Gear helps the motorcycle to cruise very comfortably at the highways. When comparing the powertrains with the rivals, Bajaj Platina takes the lead by a slight margin.
Along with the good powertrain, the Bajaj Platina also offers better mileage and tank range over the rivals. The Fuel tank capacity of Bajaj Platina is 11 to 11.5 L and the claimed mileage of the Platina is over 80 km/l that is very impressive. For the rural areas, the petrol station is quite far and cannot be travelled daily. So considering that, Bajaj Platina offers good enough range on a full tank.
Along with better mileage, Bajaj Platina also becomes pocket friendly even in maintenance. 1st service of Bajaj Platina is at 500 kms (or 45 days max), 2nd service is directly at 4500 kms (or 245 days max) and 3rd service is at 9500 kms (or 365 days) which makes it pocket friendly even during servicing.
Along with the good amount of comfort and powertrain, the motorcycle also comes at a very affordable price point. The Bajaj Platina 100 is priced at Rs 53-64,000 (ex-showroom). The Bajaj Platina 110 H Gear is priced at Rs 64,330. With all the best in class powertrain and price, Platina has better value for money and offers nice comfortable rides at long distances.