2017 Bajaj Dominar 400
The most powerful, well equipped and fastest motorcycle from Bajaj is here
Bajaj did not participated at the 2016 Auto expo but they did leave quite a huge impact at the 2014 Auto expo where they showcased two of their latest concept motorcycles, the SS400 and CS400. Bajaj already launched the smaller variant of the SS400 popularly known as the RS200 which is powered by a 199.5 cc, single cylinder liquid cooled engine. The RS200 attracted lot of attention and even managed to sweep almost all the awards last year. Now that Bajaj have already launched the RS200 it was time for them to plan something big in order to enter and dominate a new segment.
Besides the SS400 the other concept which was showcased at the 2014 Auto show was called the CS400. Compared to the SS400 the CS400 definitely looked more like cruiser and it was powered by a 400 cc power mill.
But keep all that aside and imagine Bajaj Auto launching a 400 cc motorcycle in India. What does that actually mean? The motorcycle was supposed to be priced aggressively which will make it accessible for many motorcycle enthusiasts who wants to own a powerful motorcycle, it definitely is feature loaded which includes powerful headlamps, more informative digital instrument cluster and above all an ABS system for the safety of the rider.
The production test mule of the CS400 concept was spotted several times on Indian roads which indicate that the motorcycle has received all its inputs in India keeping the Indian road conditions in mind. Now that its launched in the Indian market and like we expected has been priced quite aggressively we have provided all the details of the motorcycle in this overview article
Update 15.12.2016:- Watch The Live Streaming Of The Bajaj Dominar400 here.
Update 15.12.2016:- Bajaj has released a new official teaser video of the Dominar 400
Update 15.12.2016:- Bajaj Auto has launched the Dominar 400 in India with starting prices of INR. 1, 36, 000 (ex showroom, Delhi) for the non ABS variant while the prices of the ABS equipped variant has been updated in this article.
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- * Bajaj Dominar 400 Produces 35 ps of peak power and 35 Nm of peak torque
- * Gets Slipper Clutch as well
- * Duel channel ABS setup
- * Full-LED headlight (AHO)
- * Fully Digital instrument console
- * Radial tyres
- * Mr. Rajiv Bajaj explains where the Dominar 400 stands in the Indian two wheeler segment.
- * He explains that Dominar 400 has been built to dominate the night.
- * Bajaj Dominar official specification are out
- * The motorcycle like we already said will be powered by four-valve liquid cooled 373.3 cc DTS-i mill which is capable of producing about 35 Ps of peak power and 35 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 6 speed gearbox.The motorcycle also gets a slipper clutch. It can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in 8.23 seconds while it can reach a top speed of 148 km/h.
- * The motorcycle gets duel channel ABS setup and gets a 320 mm disc towards the front and 230 mm disc brake towards the rear.
- * The motorcycle can operate 18, 380 feet above sea level.
- * 5 key elements of its Bajaj Dominar’ s DNA
1> Dominating form-: The bikes got a design which has been inspired from the leo stands. It starts with a massive front loaded leo stand, nakes face, large tank, low slung saddle, largest front forks in the industry, riding position is commanding but not demanding, duel spring within the monoshock, co0mplimented by a powerful engine. The engine has flat torque curve which provides impressive performance, advance liquid cooling,
gets perimeter frame, gets mrf soft compound tyres especially designed for this motorcycle, gets full led headlamp with aho feature
Gets split LCD display gets 3 colours options
2> Great handling and control
3> Powerful performance
4> Led headlamps
5> Great brakes
- * PRICE: Starting price at 1, 36000 (ex showroom Delhi) without ABS
- * Twin channel ABS : 1, 50, 000 (ex showroom Delhi) With ABS
- * The Dominar 400 can be booked online with the booking amount of INR. 9, 000 to be paid in advance. The supplies will begin in January 2017.
Styling is definitely one important aspect for most of the Indian bikers so for all your information the Dominar 400 stays true to the concept motorcycle CS400 showcased at the 2014 Auto expo. The couple of test mules which were spotted on Indian road as all looked identical to the concept CS400 which gave all of us an idea early that the motorcycle will look identical the concept..
The newest motorcycle from Bajaj is pitched as a cruiser and it gets an aggressive front face which somehow looks like that it has taken inspiration from the Transformer movie. The headlamp cluster gets an all LED unit which consists of several individual LED pieces, this motorcycle also gets the AHO (all time headlamp on) feature as well which will be made mandatory on every motorcycle from 2017 onward. This will actually also be the first time that any Indian motorcycle will get a full LED headlamp setup.
The Cruiser gets a fully digital instrument cluster as well which will also be the first time for any Bajaj motorcycle (the Pulsar and the Discover range gets half analogue half digital instrument cluster unit). The Cruiser also possesses chiseled fuel tank which actually holds the second auxiliary display to show few important information’s like the battery indicator, engine check, high beam lamps indicators etc. The motorcycle gets well padded split seats for the comfort of both the rider as well as the pillion. Towards the rear the Cruiser still posses identical twin strip LED taillamps which is actually bit surprising because it does not belong to the Pulsar sub brand anymore.
The rest of the features includes broader 150/60 tubeless tyres for the rear and 90/70 tubeless tyres at the front.
The Concept motorcycle was fitted with upside down forks while the production spec motorcycle only gets the concentional telescopic setup. The wide handelbars, upright sitting position and well positioned footpegs also will help the rider for long distance rides.
Overall the Dominar 400 styling cues looks like that they have been slightly inspired from the Ducati Diavel. However the overall outcome definitely looks impressive and we are pretty confident that this will be one unique looking cruiser for the Indian Auto market.
The Bajaj Dominar 400 is powered by a 373 cc engine which actually powers the Duke 390/RC390 as well. This single cylinder, liquid cooled, fuel injected unit also gets Bajaj’s triple spark four valve technology. According to some reports although this same powertrain makes 44 Hp of peak power on the KTM motorcycle but Bajaj has retuned it to deliver 35 Hp of peak power at 8, 000 rpm and 35 Nm of torque at 6, 500 rpm which is actually quite usuable power.
The motorcycle has been tuned to deliver an impressive low end torque which will help the rider in slow moving traffic while it will also have a strong mid range power which will help the rider while cruising on highways. The powertrain is paired to a 6 speed gearbox.
Bajaj will also think of making the new powertrain more fuel efficient as well keeping their customers in mind. It will also feature fuel injection technology which will not only make the engine fuel efficient but the acceleration response will also be smoother. Do not expect the Dominar400 to be aggressive like the KTM motorcycles but it will have plenty of power which will make the motorcycle a daily usable one.
|Maximum Power||35 Ps @ 8000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||35 Nm @ 6,500 rpm|
|No. of Cylinders||Single Cylinder|
|No. of Gears||6 Speed|
|Expected Fuel efficiency figures||34 KMPL|
|Top Speed||148 km/h|
|0-100 km/h mark||8.23 seconds|
RIDE AND HANDLING
Talk about ride and handling and the Dominar 400 surely won’t disappoint at all. It has been fitted with thick 43 mm conventional telescopic forks towards the front perhaps Bajaj wanted to cut some costs (the concept motorcycle showcased at the auto show had inverted forks) while the rear profile features mono shock setup which will be tuned towards comfort instead of performance riding.
Coming to the brakes the Dominar 400 test mule which was caught testing couple of times and it was fitted with radically mounted, four-piston units which are also seen on the KTM motorcycles as well. The front wheels gets massive 320 mm disc brakes towards the front while the rear gets 230 mm discs. Bajaj has also provided duel channel ABS setup for the safety of the rider which is also first in a Bajaj Motorcycle. There is also a Non ABS Variant available as well which has been priced slightly lower than the ABS equipped variant.
As far as the riding position is concerned the Dominar 400 gets a cruiser like low slung setup with far away positioned broad handlebar and forward positioned footpegs.
PRICES AND COLOUR
The Dominar 400 has been priced really aggressively and is available in two variants, the base non ABS variant is priced at INR. 1, 36, 000 (ex showroom, Delhi) while the ABS Variant is priced at INR. 1, 50, 000 (ex showroom, Delhi).
The Bajaj Dominar 400 is available in three colour shades which includes Midnight Blue, Twilight Plum and Moon White colour options.
There are not many competitions for the CS400 if we think logically but nonetheless the CS400 when launched will take on the KTM Duke 390 and the RE Classic 350.
Both the Duke 390 and the soon to be launched CS400 may have similar character because the CS400 will use the same powertrain with the Duke 390 but apart from that everything else is completely different from each other. The Duke 390 is mo0re of a streetfighter than a cruiser it obviously is slightly inclined towards performance while the CS400 character will be inclined more towards comfortable ride. The KTM Duke 390 is powered by 373.2 cc 4-stroke, liquid-cooled engine which produces about 43bhp of impressive peak power at 9000rpm and 3.57kgm of torque at 7000rpm. The engine has been mated with a 6 speed transmission with 1 down and 5up shift pattern.
Perhaps the Classic 350 will be the closes competitor of the upcoming CS400 because of the fact that this is also a proper cruiser. The RE Classic 350 is definitely the most popular cruiser of this segment, it is powered by a 346 cc four stroke, single cylinder, air cooled, twinspark, engine. This is a fuel injected unit which makes about 19.8 bhp of power and 28 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a five speed gearbox. Although the motorcycle may not produce huge amount of power but the availability of enough torque at lower range makes this motorcycle really interesting.
The Mahindra Mojo has also emerged as a serious contender in the sub 500 cc Indian motorcycle segment. The Mojo is powered by four stroke, single cylinder, liquid cooled, fuel injected engine, which displaces 295cc, churns out 27 PS of power and 30 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 6 speed gearbox. The motorcycle is idle for touring because it has a massive 21 Litre fuel tank and a comfortable riding position for the rider.
The Dominar 400 definitely is a big step for Bajaj because this will also be the first time that they will introduce such a powerful motorcycles in the Indian market. The word Dominar means dominate in Spanish and from what it looks like the motorcycle will surely dominate the new segment because it features all these new technologies ever installed in motorcycle like dual channel ABS setup, fully digital instrument cluster, full LED headlamp setup and many more. But what really sets it apart from its rivals is the pricing. The Dominar 400 has definitely been priced quite aggressively for the Indian market and which will also help it stay ahead in the race.
- * Styling
- * Loaded with modern features
- * Duel channel ABS
- * Fiber Body panels
- * Build Quality