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Bajaj Dominar 400 India Launch : All You Need to Know, Details and Images
Bajaj Auto launched its most powerful motorcycle yet, the Dominar 400 at highly competitive prices. The standard model has been priced at INR 1.36 lakh while the ABS equipped variant comes at INR 1.50 lakh. Check out its teaser promo.
Visually, the Dominar 400 gets muscular and aggresive styling which Bajaj calls Alpha Male Design. The motorcycle is built around a perimeter frame and features a new contoured swingarm. The frame is claimed to provide lowest possible centre of gravity along with torsional rigidity. The long feature list includes a full LED headlamp with Auto Headlamp On (AHO), optional twin channel ABS and a full digital instrument cluster. Bajaj claims that the new LED headlamp makes the motorcycle visible from approximately 1.5 km. The reverse LCD split speedometer divides the display into primary and secondary consoles for a reduced clutter in the cockpit.
Check out its Test Ride Video:
Technical Specifications of the Bike
EngineTypeTriple Spark, 4-Valve, DTS-I, Liquid Cooled Engine with Closed Fuel InjectionDisplacement (cc)373.3Max Power (PS @ rpm)35 @ 8000Max Torque (Nm @ rpm)35 @ 6500ClutchSlipper ClutchGearbox6 SpeedChassis and SuspensionFrameBeam Type Perimeter FrameFront SuspensionTelescopic 43mm ForksRear SuspensionMulti Step Adjustable Mono Shock Brakes and TyresBrakes Front (mm)Twin-Channel ABS, 320 Dia DiscBrakes Rear (mm)Twin-Channel ABS, 230 Dia DiscFront Tyre110/70-17 RadialRear Tyre150/60-17 RadialDimensionsL x W x H (mm)2156 x 813 x 1112Wheelbase (mm)1453Ground Clearance (mm)157Kerb Weight (kg)182Fuel Capacity (litre)13ElectricalsBattery12V, 8 AH VRLAHeadlampFull LED with Auto Headlamp ONPrice (Ex-showroom Delhi)StandardINR 1.36 lakhABSINR 1.50 lakhKey Performance Parameters:
- Performance: 0 to 100 km/h in 8.23 seconds.
- Stopping: 100 to 0 km/h in 46.19 meters
- Operating range:Tested from sea-level to 18,380 feet
- Top speed: 148 Kmph
Bajaj to launch 'Dominar 400' on Dec 15, teaser unveiled
Bajaj 'Dominar 400'
Last unveiled at the Auto Expo 2014, Bajaj Auto’s premium offering has drawn a lot of speculation — from name to category — for quite some time now. The company has now revealed the details of the much hyped and speculated bike, and the features seem interesting.
The new Bajaj offering will have the ‘Dominar’ moniker, which in Spanish means “to excel or exceed in power”, and will be called Bajaj Dominar 400.
"We are delighted to announce the name of the most anticipated brand from the Bajaj auto stable. The Dominar 400 has already created a lot of excitement among bikers, which is befitting for what's going to be one of the most path-breaking products in the history of the Indian motorcycle industry." said Bajaj Auto President (Motorcycle Business) Eric Vas.
Bajaj has been in news of late to bring the real competitor of Royal Enfield in market. It is yet to be seen if Bajaj Dominar 400 is the output Bajaj has been hinting about all these times.
If speculations have to be believed, the bike shall take its engine from KTM 390, but with some modifications to make it suitable for cruising and performance. Also, it will be mated with 6-speed gearbox and may come with optional dual auto-lock braking system (ABS).