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Bajaj’s latest iteration of the Platina gets a pivotal highway-cog – read the full review at autoX

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For the longest time, Bajaj has been selling the Platina in multiple variations. First, we had the Platina that came with a 100cc motor which was soon followed by addition of an electric start. Then came the Platina 110 which, as the name depicts, brought in a bigger engine for power commuters. However, the various iterations of Platina were all mated to a 4-speed gearbox. This time around, Bajaj has added an extra gear to the Platina, and here’s a quick brief on our Bajaj Platina 110 H-Gear review.

When it comes to the design, the Bajaj Platina 110 H-Gear looks identical to the standard Platina 110. It continues to have a boxy headlamp, eyebrow-shaped LED DRL, long single-piece seat, and 5-spoke alloy wheels. As a matter of fact, the Bajaj Platina has retained the same styling cues since its launch in 2006. After all, updating the design of an affordable commuter is only going to push it to higher prices. So, what’s changed? If you look closely, you’ll find a new semi-digital instrument cluster which now shows a trip-meter, a low battery indicator, and a clock. However, the main party trick of the new cluster is the ability to display a gear shift and position indicator, that urges you to upshift and downshift based on your speed.

At the heart of the matter, the Bajaj Platina 110 H-Gear is powered by the same motor that propels in the Platina 110. The 115cc motor is capable of churning out 8.5bhp and 9.81Nm of torque. At 9.81Nm, the H-Gear is the torquiest motorcycle in its class. The torquey nature of the engine is evident as soon as you open up the throttle. In fact, it easily rides around in the city and before you know it, you are already ambling around in the 5th gear – or Highway-Gear. As for the comfort, the seat has adequate cushioning for a stress-free city jaunt. What’s more, the Platina now comes with an option of a front disc brake and added safety net of anti-skid braking (CBS) to keep up with the new regulations.

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