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Bajaj Auto launched the Dominar 400 sports cruiser in India in 2016. The Bajaj Dominar 400 was a game-changing product in India due to its value for money proposition. The motorcycle was launched in two variants, non-ABS and with dual-channel ABS.
Now, CarandBike reports that Bajaj Auto has discontinued the non-ABS variant of the Dominar 400 in India. The reason behind the discontinuation of the non-ABS Dominar 400 is the poor sales. Yes, most of the customers preferred ABS version of the sports cruiser in the country.
To be precise, around 80 percent of the buyers opted for the ABS variant of the Dominar 400, whereas only 20 percent customers chose the non-ABS Dominar 400. So, Bajaj has finally decided to discontinue the non-ABS Dominar 400 in the Indian market. Apart from the absence of ABS, the overall design and features of both the models remain the same.
The Dominar 400 is the most powerful and expensive offering from the stable of Bajaj Auto. The Dominar 400 is equipped with features such as full-LED headlight, digital instrument cluster, disc brakes at both the ends and slipper clutch for smooth downshifts. Now, dual-channel ABS has also been made standard.
The Bajaj Dominar 400 draws power from a KTM-sourced 373cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel injected engine producing 35bhp and 35Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox assisted by a slipper clutch.
Bajaj Auto recently updated the Dominar 400, and in its 2018 avatar the motorcycle gets new colour options, and alloy wheels finished in golden colour. The Dominar 400 is equipped with telescopic forks up front and monoshock suspension at the rear. Braking duties are handled by disc brakes at both the ends with dual-channel ABS.
DriveSpark's Thoughts On The Discontinuation Of Non-ABS Dominar 400
Bajaj Auto has done a right thing by discontinuing the non-ABS variant of the Dominar 400. ABS acts as a safety net and prevents the wheels from locking during panic braking and avoids skidding.
We hope that other two-wheeler manufacturers also follow the same strategy in the coming days considering the safety of riders. The ABS variant of the Dominar 400 is priced at Rs 1.58 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi).