The homegrown automaker, Bajaj has launched the highly-awaited Dominar 400 motorcycle in the country at Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). One can book this bike online by paying a token amount of Rs 9,000, while deliveries are being promised from January 2017. It is also the company's most powerful and fastest bike. It is available in two variants - With and Without ABS. The ABS version is priced at Rs 1.50 lakh (ex-Delhi).
Dominar - Instead of the CS400, the bike has been named Dominar 400. The 'Dominar' is a spanish word which means domination or to rule. It is the flagship model in Bajaj's product lineup in India. The bike will rival the Royal Enfield Himalyan/Classic range, Mahindra Mojo and the Honda CBR 250R.
De-Tuned 373.37cc engine - The Bajaj Dominar 400 is powered by a 373.3cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that also powers the KTM Duke 390. However, the engine has been de-tuned to less power output. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 34.5bhp and a peak torque of 35Nm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a 6-speed gearbox.
Top Speed & 0-100kmph - The company claims that the Dominar 400 can hit a top speed of 148kmph. This bike accelerates to 100kmph from zero in just 8.23 seconds. The bike expected to return around 30-35kmpl of mileage.
No USD Forks - The concept model showcased at the Auto Expo was equipped with USD forks upfront. However, the production spec model gets regular telescopic forks at front and mono-shock at the rear. Braking system comprises of disc at front and rear, combined with a single-channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System).
MRF Tyres - Instead of the Metzelers offered with KTMs, the Bajaj Dominar 400 comes equipped with MRF RevZ C1 tyres. These tyres are good for tarmacs and has good life, but are not efficient on sharp turns and off-roadings.
All-Digital Instrument Cluster - It is the first Bajaj bike which is equipped with an all-digital instrument cluster. Other key highlights include LED headlamps, Gear Shift indicator with white backlight, twin LED taillamps, stepped saddle seat, flat set handlebar, etc.