Bajaj has launched Dominar 400 with a heavy price tag; something that has been familiar here only with the Royal Enfield range of motorcycles. Entering the 1-2 lakh price range itself is a daring game, but seems like Bajaj has everything in place to claim its position in the premium bike segment.
Dominar 400 looks much similar but leaner than the KTM Duke 390. It is equipped with a 373cc DTS-i single cylinder, liquid cooled 4 valve engine coupled to a 6 speed gearbox. The engine that complies with the BS-IV emission norms develops 35bhp and 35Nm of torque which is enough for the Dominar 400 to touch 0-100kmph in approximately 8.23 seconds.
Bajaj has introduced a slipper clutch, an all-digital instrument cluster and a complete LED headlight for their first time in India through this machine. The bike comes available in disc brake and ABS variants which can bring the vehicle to a complete halt from 100- 0kmph in 46.19 metres. Dominar 400 weighs a hefty 182kgs and directly challenges the established products as Royal Enfield Classic 350, Honda CBR 250R and the Mahindra Mojo.
Bajaj Auto has manufactured the Dominar 400at its Chakan facility by an all-woman assembly line. Dominar 400, the most powerful bike from Bajaj Auto has been priced at an introductory offer of Rs. 1.36 lakh for the disc brake variant and Rs.1.50 lakh for the ABS variant (Both ex-showroom prices, Delhi). The bike will be exported to global markets like Dubai, Europe, and Malaysia etc. In India, the deliveries will begin in January 2017 for which online bookings have already begun with a token amount of Rs.9000.
Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director Bajaj Auto seems to be very positive about Dominar 400 and says that the pricing is not at all aggressive and that he is confident to sell around 2 lakh units of this model next year.
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