Nov 10, 2008

10 Bajaj Auto launches Platina 125 DTS-Si and a Refreshed Discover 135 DTS-i (With Digital Speedo) [Pics/Photos]

Bajaj launches Platina 125 DTS-Si and a refreshed Discover 135 DTSi

This post (and a few more in the coming days) is meant to chronicle the launch of motorcycle(s) in India between May-Oct 2008 (the period during which "The Bike Chronicles of India" was briefly inactive)..

"(On Sep 24, 2009) Bajaj Auto launched the second motorcycle based on the XCD platform, the Platina 125 DTS-Si."

Bajaj Platina 125 DTS-Si

Q. What does that mean?
A. It means that the Platina gets the 125 cc DTS-Si engine of the XCD.

Q. What else is new on the Platina 125 DTS-Si?

  • Self Start, which comes as standard

  • Auto Choke: Choke works automatically, therefore requires no manual operation

  • Low Battery Power Indicator in the Speedometer

  • Battery Protector Unit: If the lights of the bike is switched on then, this feature prevents the Lights of the bike from switching on when the bike is started. The benefit is that it avoids the battery from draining by preventing the headlamp from starting until the engine is started

  • All black paint which extends to the alloys, front forks, engine cover and chain cover

  • The Battery Cover loses the chrome slash of the Platina 100 and is in matt black this time

  • Pilot Lamps on the fairing

Q. Does the Platina 125 have a Digital Speedometer and LED Taillights?
A. No. The Speedometer and taillight of the Platina is same as that of the Platina 100.

Q. Is the Platina 125 more powerful than the Platina 100?
A. Yes. The Platina 100 makes 8.2 bhp and the Platina 125 DTS-si makes slightly more power of 9.5 Ps.

Q. What is the Fuel Efficiency of the Platina 125 DTS-Si?
A. Since the Platina 125 has the same engine as that of the 125 cc XCD DTS-Si, we can expect the same fuel efficiency as that of the XCD. Which, according to Auto Magazines is among the best among Indian Bikes

Q. What is the price of the new Platina 125 DTS-Si?
A. Rs. 39,000 (Ex-Showroom)

Q. Is the Platina 100 still in production?
A. Yes, it is still in production along with the Platina 125 DTSi.

Q. Who will buy the Platina 125 DTS-Si?
A. The customer who is looking for something more than a 100 cc motorcycle now has two options to choose from. i.e. the XCD DTS-Si and the Platina 125 DTS-Si.

Bajaj Platina 125 DTS-Si

Platina 125 DTS-Si, Technical Specifications

  • Displacement: 125cc

  • Engine: 4 Stroke, DTS-Si

  • Maximum Power: 9.53ps@7000rpm

  • Maximum Torque: 10.85nm@5000rpm

  • Gears: 4 Speed

  • Cooling Type: Air Cooling


  • Length: 1990 mm

  • Width: 770 mm

  • Height: 1090 mm

  • Weight: 113 kg

  • Ground Clearance: 162 mm

  • Fuel Tank: 13 ltrs

  • Wheelbase: 1275 mm

  • Headlamp: 12V, 35W/35W

  • Wheel Type: Alloys

  • Wheel Size: 2.75 x 17", 3 x 17" mm

2008 Discover 135 DTS-i:

(On July 28, 2008) Bajaj Auto launched a refreshed Discover 135 DTS-Si. The new Discover 135 DTS-i is sportier and features premium sporty features.

2008 Bajaj Discover 135 DTSi

Its main features are:

  • 135 cc DTS-i engine

  • Tank mounted spoilers with integrated indicators

  • Digital speedometer with tachometer and reserve fuel indicator

  • New Dual Tone graphics

  • A Slightly redesigned front fairing

  • Nitrox Suspension & front disc brake (sports version)

  • Wider rear tyre (100 x 17) and racing wheel stripes (Sports versions)

2008 Bajaj Discover 135 Digital Speedometer

Variants: The three versions of the new Discover 135 DTS-I available are the top of the line Sports version, the Electric Start version and the Kick Start version.

Colors: Blue, Black and Red.

Price: Range starts at Rs.45,710, ex showroom Pune

Discover 135 DTS-I, Technical Specifications

  • Displacement: 134.21cc

  • Engine: 4 Stroke, Air Cooled, DTS-i

  • Maximum Power: 13.10ps@8500rpm

  • Maximum Torque: 11.88Nm@6500rpm

  • Gears: 4 Speed

  • Clutch: Wet, Multi Plate Type

  • Chassis Type: Double Cradle Type

  • Cooling Type: Air Cooling


  • Length: 2030 mm

  • Width: 760 mm

  • Height: 1065 mm

  • Weight: 133.00 kg

  • Ground Clearance: 175 mm

  • Fuel Tank: 10 ltrs

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Anil Kumar said...

I am with Bajaj for leaving the severely over rated 100cc category.It is so plain and boring.But i also think that the platina could have had a bit more muscle.

Sajal said...

With the Platina 125DTS-SI I guess Bajaj is trying to guage the small itsy-bitsy technology which it can stay with in it's future release, else apart from that it's just the old wine in a new bottle because the engine still remains the same as the current XCD DTS-SI

As for the new Discover, Bajaj has adopted the same strategy as it did with the Pulsar 200 and Pulsar 220!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Payeng sir, glad to see you have returned to your senses by continuing this blog!

The bike is nice but its speedo looks outdated :-( For my I would rather take a TVS Flame. It looks much more MACHO

Anonymous said...


This layout does not work well on Opera browser. The "comment as" drop down selector doesn't work. Please revert to the old style sir. Or open the comment form in a new table.


Payeng said...

Hi Anon.. thanks for your suggestion. I have checked the "Post a Comment" form in I.E, Chrome and Firefox and it is working fine.

I haven't checked it in Opera though.. but I am sure that if there is a problem, google will soon sort it out.

About the Digital Speedometer of the Discover 135 DTSi, I feel that it is even better looking than the Digital Speedometer of the Pulsars.. but then it is a personal opinion.

Anonymous said...

payang, yes it works fine on firefox, i'm using it now, but the layout where the comment form appears on a seperate page is better (like this blog for example:

well about the speedo its ur preference, but i feel bajaj's speedos look sucky compared to the others.

bro, why did u decide to come back? couldn't hold temptation :-P ?

Anonymous said...

I own 2001 HH-splendor,Planning to Xchange it wid Platina 125DTSsi.They promised me 20K for my splendor,shall i go ahead and book this new Platina?

Anonymous said...

Bajaj is the bike; leading bike can’t challenge it, why personally I am using Bajaj bikes since last 25 years, I can’t go for another choice. Platina is the best bike in current time because we can go to save petrol and money. This would be a immense individual input of individual person – if he want to understand the importance and quality of Bajaj.


i m very much confused for selecting a bike actually i m planning for a new bike

Anil Kumar said...

I am with Bajaj for leaving the severely over rated 100cc category.It is so plain and boring.But i also think that the platina could have had a bit more muscle.

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