Bajaj Auto Limited is the largest bike manufacturer in India with a major share in the lower end segment. The Bajaj Platina is an entry level 100 cc bike which is a leader because of its high fuel efficiency. Launched in 2006, the Platina has won the best 100 cc bike award instituted by NDTV profit in 2007. A 125 cc version is expected in 2014.
The Bajaj Platina spoke wheel variant comes with a price tag of Rupees 37,019 and the alloy wheel variant, Rupees 39,005. The bike comes in three colours; the black with chrome graphics, the red-maroon combination and the flame red. The console has an analogue speedometer and a fuel gauge. The pillion has a footrest and a grab rail. The bike has an electric start in addition to the kick start. The head light is multi-reflector type with 55 w HS1 bulb and the tail light a 5 w bulb. There is a 21 w brake light and a pass light.
The Platina is powered by a 99.27 cc, 8.2 ps and 8.05 Nm engine with digital CDI and TRICS III. This single spark plug bike has exhausTEC system which aids in developing extra torque. The clutch is wet multi-disc type and the manual 4 gear transmission is chain driven. The Platina gives fantastic mileages of 62 kmpl in the city traffic and 68 kmpl on the highways. It accelerates from 0 to 60 kmph in 9 s and the top speed is 87 kmph.
The chassis of the Platina is single down tube with cradle type and the suspensions are hydraulic telescopic with 125 mm stroke at both the ends. The wheels are 2.75-17” 41P at the front and 3.0-17” 50 P at the rear with drum type brakes of 130 mm size at both the ends.
The dimensions of the Platina are 1990 mm length, 770 mm width, 1090 mm height, 1275 mm wheel base and 165 mm ground clearance. The seat height is 805 mm. The fuel tank capacity is 13.0 litre with a reserve capacity of 2.0 litre. The long wheel base and a good ground clearance make it suitable even on highway rides.
The Bajaj Platina is a safe and comfortable commuter bike. The extra-long seat makes it fit for the family rides as the pillion rider also feels comfortable. The high fuel efficiency and the low maintenance costs make it a favourite of the daily commuter. The bike is slightly under powered and the build quality and the style are inferior when compared to the competitors. The competition comes from the bikes likes the TVS Victor, the TVs Apache, the Hero Slpendor and the Hero Passion.
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Posted on: August 12th, 2014
Lately we have been seeing how technology made its way into the world of motor and offered very interesting developments such as automatic emergency services call or the first electric motorcycle . Today we bring you the latest addition to Toyota Sienna 2015 , which aims to help drivers to communicate with passengers in the back without distractions.
For this, the next Toyota Sienna 2015 include a driver built for use that will allow you to easily communicate with passengers traveling in the rear microphone. This measure would focus on drivers who travel with their children, as it is a one way conversation, not existing microphone on the back.
Toyota Sienna 2015 – How This Will Work
At Toyota seem to be aware of how complicated it can be to travel with small children, and this bill would put a quick solution to sibling fights, and offer answer the typical “how much longer?” without turning to the back and lose sight of the road, with the danger that it would. The system, which is called “Driver Speak Easy” is automatically disconnected when any vehicle door is opened, and must be manually connected each time you access the vehicle.
Undoubtedly, this is a very interesting for drivers who travel with small children ages option. In addition, the 2015 Toyota Sienna may also optionally include a mirror-down conversation that will visually monitor the occupants of the rear of the van.
Posted on: July 22nd, 2014
Three years of its launch, the third generation of the best-selling Toyota in the world deserved an aesthetic renovation and a general review of mechanics.
The development has gone beyond the simple renewal of the model, to receive a major investment of 85 million euros. Centers that Toyota owns in Brussels and Nice have been responsible fully redesign the compact Japanese, introducing substantial technical improvements and a style more akin to European tastes.
Every year are sold in the old continent, including Russia, nearly four million Yaris. Backed by a 20.4% of the total market share, the Yaris is a vital model for Toyota in the popular segment B.
Toyota Yaris 2014 Review – Makeover
Thinking about making a more competitive and attractive to the public European Yaris, Toyota has revised the aesthetics. Now, with its front double grill X, redesigned headlights, a more stylized silhouette thanks to a side trim, shaped rims 15 or 16 inch and a more recognizable rear topped with new optical groups of LEDs, the Yaris stands out better among numerous models of its class.
Access to inside we see a big difference with his predecessor, to have changed completely the dashboard, more daring design and a better perceived quality. The door panels have been replaced by others more attractive forms. The interior now benefits from a wide range of colorful and tapestries that rejuvenate the appearance of the Yaris at the sight.
Driving also we found a marked difference in ergonomics, since the central console has risen 23 mm, significantly reducing the length of the shift lever and making quick and precise handling. Information on board is best read, since system Toyota Touch 2 touch screen has grown 6.1 to 7 inches.
Unlike its predecessor, the Yaris will have version 2014 of the same bodywork ‘hatchback’ for all versions, including the Hybrid. Its manufacture is made in the French plant of Valenciennes, exclusively specialized in this model, from where it is exported to the rest of the markets.
Toyota Yaris 2014 – For easy riding
In our first touchdown, we note that, despite the major changes experienced by the Yaris, quantified in more than 1,000 new pieces, his approach has not changed. It is a car first and foremost seeking docility in their responses and safety in their reactions.
The suspensions have been redesigned, but always in search of a better handling and an increase of comfort on board. The rear axle is more robust, which has allowed to incorporate a softer rear suspension. The same is done with front shock absorbers, which have gained in filtering on the irregularities of the asphalt. On the other hand, the address has changed its regulation of assistance, being now somewhat faster in their responses.
However, the most decisive change in the behavior of Yaris 2014 is an increase of rigidity in its structure of 20% over the previous. It has been gotten to base strengthen specific points, adding materials in its construction and improve the union solders. All this without any meaningful increase in weight.
Anchors of mechanical elements, gaskets and seals have been replaced by others more effective in terms of insulation of the cockpit’s internal vibration and external aerodynamic noise.
The range continues to offer three types of motorization with four variants. The supply of gasoline is double, with a cylinder 1.0 70 horses with five relations change recently reviewed in depth and premiered at the new Aygo, in addition to the four-cylinder 1.3 100 HP with six-speed transmission that has also received improvements focused mainly to make its smooth and quiet operation. Very efficient in consumption, not notable however for answers, especially the small three cylinder block, which should be required high regimes frequently attending the shift in order to maintain a satisfactory cruising speed.
The diesel option, 1.4 D-4 d, also with gearbox six relations, further reducing their already low consumption, obtaining approval of 3.8 liters per 100 kilometers, being the best option to travel by road to the new Yaris range. Better recovery to midrange than the petrol version 1.3 we end up convince to be preferred for those who travel frequently with the Yaris.
The hybrid version takes increasing prominence in this model of Toyota sales. While in Spain it already reaches one fifth of sales of the Yaris, the rest of the markets means for Toyota make a sale in three version
Posted on: July 22nd, 2014
A confrontation approaches between two adversary exchange unions over the control of the yearly Labor Day festivals set for May 1. Open Service Trade Union ( Pusetu) and Central Organization of Trade Unions (Cotu) have been secured a matchless quality war for the past few days, with each of them supporting that they will arrange, direct and supervise the festivals. Work Cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi supported that the two organizations ought to appear throughout the occasion since they have equivalent rights as delegates of Kenyan specialists. “Both Pusetu and Cotu have a right to go to and partake in the Labor Day festivals. In the event that there are issues, both gatherings ought to take a seat and settle them peaceably,” Kambi said. Kambi exhorted the two unions to productively participate in propelling the privileges of many specialists as opposed to lashing out at one another openly.
Posted on: April 9th, 2014
At minimum 3,000 individuals were captured in Kenya throughout four days of security operations the nation over emulating a wave of fear assaults, authorities said Tuesday.
Kenya police representative Masoud Mwinyi said the vast majority of those captured and held at a games stadium in the capital have been addressed by security orgs and discharged, yet 447 suspects stay in authority under against terrorism laws that permit police to hold suspects longer than 24 hours. He said 69 suspects had been accused in court of different offenses.
Human rights activists have censured the security operation, which police said was incited by late blasts and firearm assaults that have slaughtered no less than 12 and have been faulted for Somali aggressor bunch, al-Shabab. The fanatic assembly has pledged to complete dread ambushes in Kenya in striking back for Kenya sending its military to Somalia to help battle radicals.
Rights assemblies say just Somalis are constantly focused on, and they are worried about their medication. Police denied both affirmations.
Lobbyist al-Amin Kimathi said writers and human rights gatherings are not being permitted to the stadium where the suspects are, no doubt held.
“There is no transparency, its exceptionally obscure, there are no wellbeing offices, and there is an absence of civilities. There is no documentation,” he said.
Kimathi cautioned that the administration operation may prompt estrangement between a segment of Kenyans and the state.
“There are fears of sectarian tensions maybe sired by this kind of approach … Whereas government keeps saying that it’s not about religion, the perception is very strong that the government is targeting ethnic Somalis and religion,” he said.
Police representative Mwinyi denied affirmations that certain groups and beliefs are, no doubt focused by police, and said the suspects are, no doubt kept in others conscious conditions.
Mwinyi said the point of the operation is to locate foreigners, capture and arraign persons associated with taking part in terrorist exercises, distinguish spots harboring culprits, and to hold and avert general demonstrations of wrongdoing and rebellion.
Posted on: April 8th, 2014