Bajaj Auto is launching its much-awaited motorcycle, the Dominar 400. The 400cc motorcycle concept was first showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo with the name of Pulsar CS400. The Dominar 400 will compete with the likes of KTM 390 Duke and Mahindra Mojo. We list everything you would want to know about the Dominar 400
The Dominar 400 is powered by a 373.2 cc single cylinder engine which is expected to be equipped with Bajaj’s Triple-Spark ignition system technology. The engine has been borrowed from the current generation KTM Duke 390 but it will produce different power and torque figures. The motor is mated to 6-speed manual transmission with slipper clutch and Bajaj Auto will market the motorcycle as a sports-cruiser.
In terms of design, the Dominar 400 has taken its cues from the Pulsar CS400 concept that was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo. The motorcycle gets new front and rear mudguards, grab rails and an all digital instrument cluster, a first from Bajaj. This instrument cluster shows odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge and ABS indicator.
Instead of the conventional instrument cluster display about battery, ABS indicator etc. is mounted on the tank and all the switchgear are backlit to add a premium feel to the motorcycle.
The Dominar 400 gets a telescopic front fork up front and mono shock suspension system at the rear. Braking is courtesy disc brake setup at the front and the rear with dual channel ABS as standard across the variants. In addition, it is equipped with 'always-on' LED headlamp unit ad tail lamp with DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps) and LED turn indicators
As for the prices, Bajaj Auto is expected to launch Dominar 400 in a price bracket of Rs 1.6 lakh to Rs 1.8 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.
With the introduction of the Dominar 400, Bajaj Auto is aiming at an affordable yet powerful and sporty motorcycle targeted at the young buyers in the country. The Dominar ( latin for 'to dominate) moniker will carry forward Bajaj's premium product lineage in future.