Bajaj launches the new 2017 Bajaj Platina Comfortec for an ex-showroom price of Rs 46,656. Gets updated specifications and new styling. Spied at a dealership in Mumbai.
Bajaj Auto Ltd, the Indian two wheeler manufacturer popular mainly for the Pulsar series of motorcycles, has introduced the new 2017 version of the Platina Comfortec variant. The new 2017 Bajaj Platina Comfortec has been officially launched across the country for a price of Rs 46,656. The new motorcycle gets styling updates, the highlight of which is a set of LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs). There’s also a new engine that delivers marginally more power and torque. Mileage figures are unknown at the moment, but we are pretty sure that even the new Comfortec will boast a best in class mileage of 104 kmpl that the earlier model offered.
Bajaj Auto Ltd (BAL) launched the Platina Comfortec model for the first time in August 2016. Its claim to fame is that the bike offers a more comfortable than any other motorcycle in its segment. In support of the claim by the company, this motorcycle offers a softer seat, a longer front suspension, longer rear double spring suspension, and rubberized foot pegs. All this work together to make the motorcycle more comfortable. The latest version of the Platina Comfortec commuter motorcycle is also a full 3 kilograms lighter than the previous generation.
2017 Bajaj Platina Comfortec Price
Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
2017 Platina Comfortec
The new 2017 model Bajaj Platina Comfortec has hit the showrooms with an ex showroom price tag of Rs 46,656. The new version of the popular entry-level commuter motorcycle is slightly costlier than the previous iteration. This motorcycle is one of the cheapest bikes from Bajaj Auto Ltd. However, thanks to a slightly premium design and a high fuel mileage it has managed to attract many new bike buyers.
2017 Bajaj Platina Comfortec Mileage
The previous version of this entry level motorcycle has a claimed fuel mileage of 104 kmpl. We are yet to hear from the manufacturer regarding the fuel efficiency of the new motorcycle. However we are very sure that it will be able to deliver around 81 kmpl of mileage in the city and roughly 82 kmpl of average mileage out on the highway. Our guess is based on the fact that the new engine is only slightly more powerful than the one on the previous version. It should be mentioned here that buyers of such motorcycles are very conscious about the fuel efficiency. Hence, it gets really important for the motorcycles in this segment to offer a high average mileage. We are pretty sure that the new bike will better the claim of 104 kmpl of the previous version.
2017 Bajaj Platina Comfortec Features
Clear Lens Indicators
Long Travel Suspension
New Bikini Fairing
New Speedo Console
Other than getting a new engine, the new motorcycle even gets a set of visual updates that improve the looks of it. First off, there is a new bikini fairing that sports LED DRLs just above the headlamps. Furthermore, the motorcycle gets a new speedo console that looks far more premium than what we got on the earlier bike. Finally rounding off the updates are the new graphics that make the bike look more premium.
2017 Bajaj Platina Comfortec Specifications
102 CC Single cylinder 2 value DTSI
8.2 PS @ 7500 RPM
8.6 Nm @ 5000 RPM
4 speed manual
Hydraulic, Telescopic suspension
Trailing arm with hydraulic shock absorber
2.75 x 17, 41 P
3.00 x 17, 50 P
110 mm drum
110 mm drum
Fuel Tank Capacity
Like we have been saying, the new 2017 Bajaj Platina Comfortec comes with a completely new engine. This new engine displaces 102cc and it has a single cylinder. The head gets 2 valves and the motor benefits from Bajaj’s patented DTSi technology. This new engine offers a maximum power of 8.2 PS at 7,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 8.6 Nm at 5,000 RPM. This makes the new motorcycle as much as 0.3 PS and 0.26 Nm more powerful than the previous generation. Not just this, the maximum power and peak torque is now available at 500 rpm lower than before. The new motorcycle boasts a 10000 kms interval for the oil change and a 5000 kms for the service.
Do you think all these updates are enough to make the new motorcycle a much better option than the one it replaces? Do you think that these updates will be sufficient to make the new motorcycle a better rival to other bikes in this segment like the Hero CD Dawn and the Honda Dream Neo? Also, do you think thenew Comfotec will make the new offering find many more customers than before. Send your answers to us by writing them down in the comments below