The Bajaj Dominar Polar Odyssey has successfully concluded as the three motorcycles have reached the Antarctic circle. With the completion of the Polar Odyssey, the Bajaj Dominar 400 has become the first Made-in-India motorcycle to enter the Antarctic circle.
The Bajaj Dominar Polar Odyssey took three riders from India – Deepak Kamath, Avinash PS, and Deepak Gupta – on an epic road trip from the Arctic to the Antarctic. The 51,000km journey from the Arctic Circle to the Antarctic Circle lasted 99 days and took the riders across 15 countries. The motorcycles rode an average of 515 km per day.
The motorcycles used for the task were near stock. Over the standard model, the three Bajaj Dominar 400 motorcycles used in the Polar Odyssey were fitted with a tall-set front fender, dual-purpose tyres, a windscreen, fork gaiters, knuckle guards, luggage panniers, and jerry cans – all targeted to offer better-touring prowess and conquer the challenging task at hand.
The Dominar Polar Odyssey covered the entire length of North and South America. The journey began from Anchorage in the Arctic Circle and concluded at Ushuaia in Argentina by the Antarctic Circle. The trip took the riders across 17 countries in North, Central and South America without any service support or back-up team.
Deepak Kamath has been riding motorcycles for 30 years. He was also part of the Dominar Trans-Siberian Odyssey. Avinash PS is a mechanical engineer by profession and an avid motorcyclist and photographer at heart. Last but not least is Deepak Gupta who is an active member of the Group Of Delhi Super bikers (GODS).
We congratulate the riders and Bajaj Auto for conquering this feat and hope to see more rides like the Polar Odyssey in the future.