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A Youtuber has uploaded a video that shows a Bajaj Dominar 400 clocking a top speed of 194km/h. The uploader also claims that the motorcycle is unmodified and is running on stock ECU.
But Bajaj claims that the Dominar 400 can reach a maximum speed of 148km/h. Then how did this Dominar 400 hit 194km/h? Let's find out!
The speed of a motorcycle is influenced by several factors. One of the most common reason is the incorrect speed being displayed which is called as speedo error. Most of the bikes are equipped with a speedometer that is programmed to show at least five percent more than the actual speed.
The speedometers are programmed by the manufacturer itself so that the riders stick to the speed limits. For example, if the speedo reading is 60km/h, the actual speed would be around 56km/h. Similarly, the speed displayed is always inflated as compared to the original speed.
The other reason behind inflated speed are the external factors. Imagine you are riding on a long stretch of traffic-free downhill road, it can easily add another 20km/h to the already inflated speedo reading
Previously, the Dominar 400 riders have claimed a top speed of around 160 to 165km/h. Now, with other factors such as downhill and a big tailwind can make the motorcycle go faster and the speedometer will display a higher top speed.
The Bajaj Dominar 400 draws power from a 373cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 35bhp and 35Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The Dominar 400 also gets slipper clutch and dual-channel ABS.
But a Bajaj Dominar 400 with stock ECU cannot do 194km/h on a flat road and normal conditions. But if the Dominar's ECU was modified then it could have hit a higher top speed as compared to the stock bike.
The modification of the ECU lifts the rev limiter and in turn, it increases the top speed of the motorcycle. Tweaking the gear ratios could also increase the top end of the Dominar 400. But it is not good for the engine and we do not recommend such modifications.
DriveSpark's Thoughts On The Bajaj Dominar 400 Top Speed
The Bajaj Dominar 400 is a sports cruiser motorcycle with a claimed top speed of 148km/h. Under normal conditions, it is impossible to reach a speed of 194km/h with an unmodified Dominar 400. It must be a speedometer error or due to the extreme downhill, the Dominar 400 was able to reach 194km/h.