The battle in the entry-level adventure motorcycle segment is heating up as many of the leading manufacturers unveiled affordable machines. One of the main attraction in this segment for the year 2017 is the BMW G 310 GS.
BMW Motorrad unveiled the G 310 GS at the 2016 EICMA show. The entry-level adventurer is based on the G 310 R, which is manufactured in India. At the same event, Kawasaki also pulled the wraps off the Versys-X300 and Suzuki also revealed DL250 Concept.
Now, a report emerged on the internet by MoreBikes which reveals that Honda is bringing back the Dominator badge for its new pony. Dominator was one of the best adventure motorcycles around the globe and was manufactured from 1988 to 2000.
The report also revealed a patent sketch of the new adventure motorcycle by Honda. There are control buttons on the left handlebar of the motorcycle, which means that it will get multiple riding modes. The rider can easily select any riding mode according to his preference and terrain.
By looking at the sketch, we can say that the Honda adventure motorcycle has all capabilities of dual purpose motorcycle. It features large seats, massive mud guard and relaxed riding position. It seems to have extended luggage rack for riders who wants to ride forever.
Back in 1988, when the original Dominator was launched, it featured a 643cc single-cylinder engine which delivered 44bhp of power. Recently, Kohi Sugita, Honda boss has hinted that a 250cc Crossrunner is on its way.
So, the new Dominator will also feature a 250cc engine and it will compete in the entry-level adventure market. In India, this segment is dominated by Royal Enfield Himalayan. Several reports also suggest that BMW G 310 GS and KTM 390 Adventure will also arrive in the Indian market by the end of 2017.