Bajaj Auto has begun production of its soon to be launched Dominar 400, the 400cc cruiser motorcycle. The new motorcycle gets the name Dominar after it was rumoured to be named as Kratos.
Bajaj has rolled out the first batch of Dominar 400 motorcycles from the Chakan plant. Bajaj gets a new brand after 15 years of dominance of Pulsar brand in the Indian market.
The first batch of Dominar 400 in Chakan plant is fully managed by women engineers. The Dominar brand will be slotted above Pulsar and Avenger series.
The Dominar 400 is a premium motorcycle and the brand will focus on the powerful motorcycle from Bajaj. Previously it was named as Kratos, but the name was already registered by another manufacturer.
After all the spy pictures and videos over the internet, we can say that the motorcycle has not changed much from its concept avatar. The production version Dominar 400 will feature dual instrument cluster as seen on the CS 400 concept.
The only major noticeable change on the motorcycle is the upside down front forks gets replaced by the conventional telescopic front suspension and the mono shock suspension does the duty on the rear.
The Dominar 400 will be powered by a 373cc liquid cooled four-valve fuel injected DTS-i engine. The engine is borrowed from the KTM Duke 390 which is slightly tuned differently. The engine is expected to produce around 40bhp of power and 30Nm of torque.
It is also expected that the base variant of Dominar 400 could be available with 34bhp of power. The ABS will be offered as an option if not standard.
The Dominar 400 will be the flagship motorcycle of Bajaj Auto and will go head on with Royal Enfield as a cruising-touring motorcycle. The Dominar is expected to be launched with a price tag of around Rs 1.6 lakh to Rs 1.8 lakh ex-showroom.
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