We reported earlier that the Bajaj stables old work horse is coming back in a new avatar for 2015. A new Bajaj Platina 100 is in the works, a camouflaged test mule of the commuter has been spotted for the first time. The prototype was seen testing alongside the existing Platina 100.
Despite the camouflage, it can be observed that the new model is not very different from the current Platina in terms of design, although subtle design tweaks to the panels, graphics and colour themes are expected.
On closer inspection, a new silencer canister can be found, signalling a revised powertrain. The current 99.27 cc air-cooled engine produces 8.2 PS (bhp) at 7,500 rpm and 8.05 Nm of torque at a surprisingly low 4,500 rpm. The engine is matched to a 4-speed gearbox.
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From the spy shots, it can be seen that the new Platina 100 continues to be equipped with a telescopic fork upfront, SNS (Spring-in-Spring) rear shock absorbers, alloy wheels and drum brakes.
With The Upcoming Pulsar 200Ss and the 150NS along with the 180NS(expected) Bajaj is preparing for a big fight back to the grounds it has lost in last couple of years.