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Bajaj Platina 100 ES (Electric Start) Launched At Rs 45,431 Ex-Showroom Mumbai

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Article by Hamza Ansari
Quite late to the party, but still it’s worth it. Bajaj’s best selling commuter – Platina – which has found many takers but disappointed them over using the kick start as an only option to start the motorcycle, is now officially launched with ‘electric-start’. Since long back, it was the need of hour for this model, but Bajaj brought to us quite late. However, the price of Platina 100 ES is starts at Rs 45,431 (ex-showroom Mumbai), whereas some retailers are also offering it for an introductory price of Rs 52,000 (on-road Mumbai). The power to this machine comes from a 102cc, air-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine producing 8.2bhp at 7500rpm and 8.7Nm of torque at 5,500rpm. A chain drive is used to send power to the rear wheel using a 4-speed transmission. Weighing only 108kgs, with a fuel-tank of 11.5 litres, it is dubbed to deliver astounding fuel-efficiency of “96.9kmpl” as per ARAI. This has tuned Bajaj to claim the most fuel-efficiency engine rolled off from its bay. Despite such an acclaimed astonishment, Platina ES 100 also is whopped to clock max-speed of 90km/h. Hence, there are several amendments on the ES on cosmetic side; firstly the orange colored [...]

Honda CBR250RR Twin-Cylinder Bike To Launch Soon

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Article by Hamza Ansari
Quite not satisfied with the current 250cc, nor even with the 300cc, its show time at the backend of Honda as hustle and bustle cues it for bringing the twin-cylinder 250cc ‘CBR250RR’ – a notorious machine – to the market. Since long back, for Honda markets like India was the plot of 250cc and 300cc, all with the single-cylinder engine, but they said it is about to change soon with a more powerful beast expected to be coming out of the bay with dual-cylinder engine of 250cc. Dubbed as CBR250RR, this mini sports machine could take on the likes of Ninja 300, Yamaha R25/R3 and such. Apparently, said by the source, it could serve the purpose well for markets like India and Indonesia where demands for such products are on the verge. Design isn’t finalized yet, but as per a rendering by the Japanese magazine, it could be well cited, CBR250RR may borrow cues from CBR300R and CBR650F. Apparently, there is no report of the CBR300RR going into the production, as that would raise the price tag and may even hamper the ‘fuel-economy’ – the aspect most looked upon in India. Hence, it is good news for those looking out for a change from Honda. It is advisable, they shall wait for [...]

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Bajaj Pulsar AS (Adventure Sports) Unveiled In Indonesia

Bajaj, Featured, Latest News
Article by Hamza Ansari
It doesn’t have to be surprising when Bajaj launches a new bike in countries other than its home country India. It’s because the feasibility of that market, and the reason some of them do better abroad than at their homes. One such case is witnessed here with regards to the said, when Bajaj unveiled its Pulsar 200 AS (Adventure Sport) in Indonesia. Remarkably, there is no difference than its actual avatar of 200NS, but that the only added fairing make it to look bigger and better as per the touring needs. However, no such reports claimed of it being changed from anywhere else, except for the addition of projector headlamp and a transparent visor (with the fairing). Engine in the belly is again the same of 200ccc made by KTM-Bajaj for producing 23.2bhp. Hence, the idea would have been braved from the Discover 150 F (faired). Till now, there aren’t murmurs of it getting launched in India. So, those provoking the speculations shall not heat it extensively to the extent that it would turn believable positivity for getting launched. If asked our review about the 200 AS, then the proper touring bike is needed for this country in combinations with sports, likely to those bigger displacements [...]
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