After a preview of the sub-500 cc motorcycle from Bajaj, the Pulsar CS 400 which was recently renamed to Dominar 400, the Indian bike maker has introduced it priced at Rs 1.36 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The engine has been borrowed from the KTM Duke 390 and is powered by a 373.3cc triple spark, four-valve DTSi engine with fuel injection that generates 35 hp of power at 8,000 rpm and 35 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm since the company is marketing the first sub-500 cc offering as a 'sports cruiser' motorcycle and has the company's patented triple-spark technology. The engine is mated to a 6-speed slipper clutch. As per Bajaj, a rider can do long hauls on the Dominar 400 while be nimble enough through corners.
Along with this, the Dominar 400's cruising capability is accentuated with wide handlebars and footpegs placed forward compared to the KTM Duke 390. Suspension setup is a 43 mm telescopic fork upfront and a multi-step adjustable monoshock at the rear and the braking is a courtesy disc at the front and the rear. Keeping in sync with the safety, Bajaj has also offered the Dominar 400 with a dual-channel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System).
The Dominar 400 will be the premium moniker from Bajaj which would also be carried forward for larger capacity motorcycles by the Indian bike maker in future. The company had already commenced production of the sub-500 cc motorcycle from November 18th, 2016 and dealers across India have already received the two-wheeler which should have little of no waiting period. The new motorcycle will compete with the likes of the KTM Duke 390 in India.
The Bajaj Dominar 400 is available is three colours, Mignight Blue, Twilight Plum and Moon White. The motorcycle is offered in two versions, with ABS priced at Rs 1.50 lakh and Rs 1.36 lakh for disc brake variant. The motorcycle can also be booked through centralised online booking at Rs 9,000, while the deliveries will commence in January, 2017.