Bajaj Auto has extended the Platina and CT-100 commuter range of motorbikes. The Chakan based 2-wheeler hulk has noiselessly added new alternatives to the Bajaj CT100 and Bajaj Platina range. The Platina now has a new variant called the “ES Spoke” which, as the name suggests, gets spoke wheels instead of alloy wheels and will be the new entry-level variant of the Platina. The Bajaj Platina “ES Spoke” has been priced at Rs.42, 650. Mechanically and cosmetically, the new model remains identical and gets the same 102cc, air-cooled motor developing 8.1PS and 8.6Nm of peak torque. The Bajaj Platina ES Alloy carries a price tag of Rs.45, 638 (all prices mentioned are ex-showroom, Delhi).
As far as the Bajaj CT100 is concerned, the commuter bike now gets a new top-end variant which has been christened as Bajaj CT100 “ES Alloy”. This expands the CT100 family to 4 variants. The new CT100 ES Alloy has been priced at Rs.41, 997. The CT100 spoke variant retails at Rs.35, 181, while the CT100 costs Rs.38, 637. The base version, the Bajaj CT100B is the inexpensive Bajaj motorbike on sale at Rs.32, 653 (all prices are ex-showroom, Delhi). The strategy of adding variants to its commuter range can be seen as a move by Bajaj Auto to offer more options for its commuter bike buyers as it is an extremely price sensitive segment while also being the highest contributor to overall two-wheeler sales. Cosmetically, the new CT100 ES Alloy looks similar to its sibling, barring the new alloy wheels and it also gets electric start as standard.