Bajaj has introduced Platina 110 ABS as part of its ongoing effort to enhance the entire user experience. It is the first motorcycle in India’s 100-110cc class to use ABS as a safety net. A digital speedometer that displays a wider range of data, including an ABS indicator, is also included with the bike.
Although the Platina 110 sports first-in-segment ABS features and other improvements, Bajaj has made sure that price is not sacrificed. The starting price for Platina 110 ABS is Rs 72,224. (ex-showroom Delhi). This is comparable to the 100cc Splendor Plus, the most popular motorcycle in the nation in terms of sales.
Platina 110 ABS by Bajaj
Two-wheeled transportation is never completely safe. However, new features can at least lessen some of the risks that motorcyclists encounter on a daily basis. In order to deal with panic braking situations efficiently, Platina 110 ABS offers the necessary tools. According to customer feedback, panic braking is one of the main problems two-wheeler users encounter. Such circumstances may occur as a result of a number of things, including stray animals, reckless driving, poor road conditions, potholes, wrong-side driving, etc.
ABS is beneficial since it considerably enhances stability, handling, and balance in these difficult circumstances. In order to prevent direct crashes, ABS also shortens the distance required to stop. Users can prevent sliding and crashing using ABS, which can cause severe bruising and other injuries. As India has the highest number of traffic fatalities worldwide, ABS becomes even more crucial in this situation. Two-wheelers are involved in about 45% of the accidents among them.
Will ABS be added to other commuter bikes?
Segment-first features are always appreciated, but much more so when they aim to save lives and reduce injuries. ABS has proven its ability to avoid accidents in a number of testing. Given that ABS has definite, empirically supported advantages, it begs the question of why it shouldn’t be made standard equipment for all two-wheelers. Why not ABS if helmets can be made mandatory?
Cost growth appears to be the main barrier, but if Bajaj can achieve it, why can’t others? The fact that thousands of 100-110cc bikes are sold each year illustrates the enormous user base that stands to benefit from ABS.
It is likely that market forces would lead other OEMs to include ABS in their commuter bikes even in the absence of legislative intervention. Naturally, those who value their own and their loved ones’ safety will favour bicycles that offer greater safety.
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