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EXCLUSIVE: 2020 Bajaj Platina BS6 Spied For The First Time

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In order to comply with upcoming BS-VI emission norms, two-wheeler makers in the country are working hard to upgrade their engines. Bajaj Auto is also updating its market offerings one by one and of late, its budget-segment Platina bike was caught testing featuring a new engine compliant with BS-VI. In terms of studying and design, the 2020 Bajaj Platina BS6 continues to remain the same with function getting priority over the form. This makes sense for the segment it operates in and in fact, it is the riding comfort and ergonomics of Platina which have helping the bike to garner good sales number month after month.

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2020 Bajaj Platina BS6 features alloy wheels, wide cushioned seats, and a relaxed riding posture. The suspension follows a typical telescopic fork arrangement upfront while twin shock absorbers have been employed at the rear. The current selling model of the Platina comes equipped with 130 mm and 110 mm drum brakes at front and rear respectively though the upgraded model could offer disk brakes as an optional feature.

Powering the Platina is the 115 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine putting out 8.4bhp@7000 rpm and 9.81Nm@5,000 rpm of max power and max torque respectively. The engine is been upgraded to meet stringent emission norms which are going to come into effect from April 1, 2020. The engine will likely replace the 102cc engine and the Platina 110 (115cc) engine will get fuel injection.

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2020 Bajaj Platina BS6 engine will be using a 5-speed gearbox for channelizing the power to the wheels and it is not confirmed whether the upgradation will result in any change in the output. Bajaj is expected to revise the prices and new Platina BS6 will be a tad costlier than the outgoing model. Just so you know Bajaj has recently launched Platina 110 H-Gear in the Indian market at a price of Rs 53,376 (for drum brake variant) and Rs 55,373 (ford disc brake option) (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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