The deadline to comply with the new safety norms will end in April 2019. Before the end of this deadline, two-wheeler makers will need to upgrade their bikes to meet the new safety norms. While bikes with 150cc or above 150cc capacity to have ABS as mandatory, two-wheelers with lower capacity engines will need to equip with Combi-braking system. In fact, manufacturers have already started launching their existing models with ABS and CBS systems. Royal Enfield has already introduced ABS system in its motorcycles, while Hero has upgraded the Glamour with CBS system.
The homegrown two-wheeler maker, Bajaj Auto has also introduced the Platina 110 in the Indian market. The company has already started dispatching the new Platina 110 CBS (Called Anti Skid Braking) to dealerships. The motorcycle is priced at Rs 49,300, which is around 1,900 more than the standard model that is tagged at Rs 47,405 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Besides addition of the CBS system, there are no major changes to the motorcycle. It comes with new body decals inspired from Discover range. Instead of 102cc DTS-i engine, the new Platina 110 gets the Discover's 115.45cc, air-cooled SOHC DTS-i engine that produces 8.6PS of power at 7,000rpm and 9.81Nm of torque at 5,000rpm. This makes it 0.7bhp more powerful and 1.46Nm torquier than the existing model.
For braking duties, the bike gets 130mm and 110mm drum unit at the front and rear respectively. Suspension mechanism of the bike comprises of 135mm telescopic front fork and 110mm spring-in-spring type twin-sided suspension at the rear.