Bajaj Platina – A Well-suited Commuter Bike for the Every Day Journey

Bikes are among the cheapest and most comfortable modes of travel in India. It is convenient, easy to handle and light on pocket. Bikes are easier to navigate through the traffic laden city roads and congested lanes. In addition, the cost of maintaining a bike is lower than that of the car is. To top it all, the bikes offer high fuel economy, which makes buying a bike a very attractive option. Apart from the initial cost, which might be high, the cost of maintaining a bike is low. Above all, travelling on bike over short distances saves a lot of time as compared to other means of travel. Hence, it is not surprising that a large number of people are resorting to travel on two-wheelers to reach their destination in time and at reduced cost.

Bajaj Platina 1410 NM Motorcycle

This is one reason for the growth of two-wheeler industry in India. Several excellent bike makers in India offer great products for the people here. Bajaj Auto, the Indian automobile giant, is one of the prominent two-wheeler manufacturer in India. There are several best selling bikes from Bajaj, like the Pulsar series, Discover series and Platina, to name a few.

An attempt is made here to understand the popularity and utility of Bajaj Platina on the parameters like price, engine capabilities and other features.

Bajaj Platina is most affordable bike. At a price of 37000/- to 39000/- rupees, the Platina is one of the lower priced bikes available in the market. This feature has helped the bike to sell in large numbers. Being an affordable entry-level bike, the Platina finds many takers in the market.

Powering the Bajaj Platina is a four-stroke, air-cooled SOHC engine, capable of generating a top power of 8.2 bhp and a peak torque of 8Nm. This is the same engine, which is featured in another hugely popular commuter bike from Bajaj, the Bajaj CT 100. The Platina can achieve a top speed of 90 kmph, which is quite good speed on the Indian roads. Platina comes equipped with a four-speed constant mesh transmission gearbox, and its power is transferred to the rear wheel via a chain drive.

The Bajaj Platina is one of the most fuel-efficient bikes as well. It offers an astounding mileage of around 85 kmpl. This is a extremely endearing feature for the Indians buyers, as the growing fuel prices have, of late created a lot of concern in the minds of the average bike user.

To conclude, the Bajaj Platina is a good bike with bold, stylish looks. It is affordable, easy to handle and highly fuel-efficient. There are not many bikes in the market, which can beat a Platina on these parameters.

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Lowest Profile DOT Certified Motorcycle Helmets – New Styles

Lowest Profile DOT Motorcycle Helmets - New Styles

Crazy Al has always made the smallest, lightest and lowest profile motorcycle helmets on the market.  Adding to their traditional Dull and Gloss Black beanie helmets with and without visors, Crazy Al’s Biker Helmets now include some killer graphics for the ladies and gents.  For male riders, the “Skull Nation” skid lid is just waiting to be worn on-top of a bad ass biker riding on his equally bad ass cruiser.  And not being one to forget the ladies, Crazy Al has added two lines of graphic beanie helmets, aptly named “Passion Purple” and “Pretty in Pink”.

How to Winterize Your Motorcycle Even When You Don’t Want to

Winter isn’t quite here yet, and that means it’s the perfect time to start thinking about how to winterize your bike. It’s something that no avid rider looks forward to—it means no more rides, no more fun until the ground thaws out. But if you want to protect your bike and prevent corrosion that harsh winter weather is sure to bring on, here’s how to make sure you get that motorcycle properly winterized.

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  1. Don’t put it off just because you don’t want to do it. Unless you’re a daredevil on par with Evel Knievel, you probably aren’t going to be riding once the roads start icing over. You want your bike winterized before that starts. Don’t wait until the flakes are falling to start worrying about your bike. Your winterizing can be reluctant—as long as it happens.


  1. Get rid of any moisture. How? Start by starting the bike and warming up the engine. Moisture is what’s going to rust and corrode away your engine. Warm it up, and then turn it off. Take out your spark plugs and then use a turkey baster (preferably after it’s been used for Thanksgiving, and not before—just make sure it’s clean), and draw up some of the engine oil, squirting it into the spark plug holes. Make sure each hole is thoroughly coated and then put the plugs back in and drain the oil from the crankcase.


  1. Put fresh oil in the crankcase. Use the old filter, but put in new oil. You’ll replace the old filter and the oil in the spring, so the old one is fine for winterizing. This will make sure that there is no moisture accumulation that could damage your engine.


  1. Fill the tank all the way. Preferably, use a fuel that has fuel stabilizer. If your bike isn’t fuel injected, drain the float bowls, as fuel in this area will just congeal and clog up your bike come spring.


  1. Keep your battery charge. Like any vehicle battery, it’s naturally going to discharge as it is not in use over the winter. You can keep it charged by purchasing a Batter Tender.


  1. Cover it up or Get it off the ground.  Store your bike in a garage or at the very least cover it and try if possible to get your bike off the ground. The goal being to keep your bike out of the harsh winter elements as much as possible.