Bajaj Platina is a 100 CC Motorcycle built by Bajaj Auto. It debuted in 2006. Bajaj Platina is the latest 100cc bike from Bajaj Auto to take on TVS Star City. The cheaper version will come for Rs 34,500, while the higher version of Bajaj Platina will cost Rs 36,000 ( ex-showroom prices, Delhi). Bajaj hopes to sell about 75,000-80,000 units of Platinas a month. The Bajaj Platina is based on the CT-100, but with a revised gearbox, fresher body panels and optional alloy wheels. Bajaj also offers the Bajaj Discover 112 in the entry level segment. The entry-level segment is being strengthened by the arrival of the Bajaj Platina. The company will use it new Pantnagar plant to build the Platina. It is very much visible that all the body panels, fairings, electronics of this bike are borrowed from the successful Bajar Wind 125 Worldbike. It is debated whether it was a wise decision to cease the productions of Wind 125 & Caliber 115. Both were highly successful machines & were the top selling models in their respective segment when the production was cut. Both had exceptionally efficient & smooth Kawasaki K-Tec engies. The smooth engines were quite uncommon in India & were well received by the customers. The K-Tec engines are no longer in use & Bajaj instead uses indigenously developed powerplants.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Bajaj Pulsar is a motorcycle brand owned by Bajaj Auto in India. The two wheeler was developed by the product engineering division of Bajaj Auto in association with famous Japanese design house Tokyo R&D.Before the introduction of the Pulsar, the Indian motorcycle market trend was towards fuel efficient, small capacity motorcycles (that formed the 80-125 cc class). Bigger motorcycles with higher capacity virtually did not exist (except for Enfield Bullet). The launch and success of Hero Honda CBZ in 1999 showed that there was demand for performance bikes. Bajaj took the cue from there on and launched the Pulsar twins in India on November 24, 2001.  Since the introduction and success of Hero Honda CBZ, the Indian youth began expecting high power and other features from affordable motorcycles.edit] Market positionThe original Pulsar came with a 150 cc or 180 cc air-cooled, single-cylinder, petrol, spark-ignited four-stroke engine. They featured a single spark plug to ignite the air-fuel mixture fed from a carburetor, simple spring shock absorbers, round headlamp dome and 1,235 mm wheelbase. Disc brakes as standard equipment was a novelty in Indian motorcycles of the early 2000s. Other standard features were parking lights and an aircraft-type fuel tank lid. The 180 cc version came with Electric Start (ES) and twin-tone horn, both of which were optional equipment on the 150 cc version.TSi stands for Digital Twin Spark Ignition, a Bajaj Auto trademark. The DTSi idea is a simple one to understand - it involved usage of two spark plugs (instead of the usual choice of one) per engine cylinder.jaj Auto holds an Indian patent for the DTSi technology. The Alfa Romeo Twin-Spark engines, the BMW F650 Funduro which was sold in India from 1995 to 1997 also had a twin-spark plug technology, and the Rotax motorcycle engines,more recently Honda's iDSI Vehicle engines use a similar arrangement of two spark-plugs. However very few small capacity engines did eventually implement such a scheme in their production prototypes.