Bajaj Auto has been constantly improving its product portfolio to boost its sales volume in the domestic as well as in the international market. The two-wheeler brand recently announced that it would be updating the Pulsar 150 Classic with new design and features to enhance its sales in the sports segment. The company is targeting to increase its monthly sales from 80,000 units to 90,000 units in the Q4 of FY2018-19. The launch details of the updated Pulsar 150 Classic, however, are still unknown.
Meanwhile, another motorcycle is continued to be tested before it is launched in November 2018. Bajaj will introduce the updated Dominar 400 in the Indian market in November. Test mules of the upcoming model were recently caught on camera on the Old Mumbai-Pune highway. The new Dominar 400 was being chased by the current model.
The 2019 model will receive updates in the form of upside-down telescopic front suspension, a new exhaust design and a larger radiator. The motorcycle is also expected to receive a marginal bump in the performance although the exact number is still unknown.
The new BS-VI norms are scheduled to come into effect from April 2020 and thus it is quite possible that the updated Dominar 400 will be compliant to the upcoming emission standards. The current model uses a BS-IV compliant 373 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that delivers 35 PS of maximum power and 35 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission and features a slipper clutch.
The upcoming safety standards mandate the installation of Anti-lock Braking System on all motorcycles above 150cc displacement. Thus, the standard model will be eliminated from the Indian market and the Dominar 400 will only be available in Dual-channel ABS trim.
The dual-tone colour scheme will also receive a mild revision and the updated model will come with more blacked out real estate on the fuel tank.
Watch the spy video of Bajaj Dominar 400 below:
The current Dominar 400 could not achieve the optimistic sales target of 10,000 units every month. Instead, the flagship Bajaj motorcycle has been able to surpass the 2,000 unit sales mark just once in the first half of this year. Apart from the updated version, Bajaj is reportedly planning to introduce a Scrambler version of the motorcycle. The report further claimed that the Dominar Scrambler 400 will arrive in India in Q4 FY2018-19.