Bajaj Dominar 400: 5 things we know so far
Neelanjan Chakraborty, Motorcycle Nut, will ride, preferably race anything on two wheels!
Dominar 400 to be the most powerful Bajaj yet.
Bajaj Auto announced on Friday that they have started production of the Dominar 400. Derived from the sporty naked KTM Duke 390, the Dominar will be a sports cruiser.
Since its concept form, when the bike was called the Pulsar CS400, it has retained a cloud of mystery around its branding. However, during the past two years, we have got to know a lot about the bike. Here is a compilation of the facts of the Bajaj Dominar 400:
- The 373.2 cc engine has been derived from the Duke 390. The output was revealed by a leaked ARAI filing with the maximum power output being rated to be 35 PS at 8,000 rpm. Bajaj will also be giving the bike its patented triple spark treatment. The reduced output will help the bike return a higher fuel efficiency figure and will concentrate on a stronger low range punch. The engine will meet BS IV norms.
- ABS will sadly not be standard. While this may not seem to be very bright idea considering the capabilities of the engine, optional ABS will help Bajaj price the entry level version of the Dominar very competitively. However, unlike the Pulsar RS200 which gets a single-channel ABS, this one will get a dual channel one.
- The bike will be shod with MRF Revz C1 and Revz FC1 tyres. While these may not be as premium as the Metzelers provided in the KTM Duke 390 and RC 390, it will help in cost cutting.
- In terms of premium features, the bike will be the first Indian motorcycle to be fitted with LED headlamps.
- Bajaj Dominar 400 will be launched mid-December and we expect the entry level version to be priced around INR 1.7 lakhs.