Bajaj Auto has lately elevated the worth of its flagship motorbike, the Bajaj Dominar 400, for the fourth time this yr. This time round, the facility cruiser obtained a hike of Rs. 1,000, bringing the present value of the ABS model of the Dominar to Rs. 1.63 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Curiously sufficient, Bajaj’s official web site additionally reveals the revised value for the now discontinued non-ABS model of the bike, which additionally appears to have obtained a hike of Rs. 1,000, now costing Rs. 1.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Nonetheless, each the corporate in addition to Bajaj sellers have confirmed that the non-ABS model is not in manufacturing, and it may very well be there due to a technical error, however, sellers who’ve the bike in inventory are nonetheless promoting them.
That is the fourth time that Bajaj Auto has elevated the worth of the Dominar 400 in 2018 alone. Earlier than this, the bike obtained a value hike of Rs. 2,000, again in July 2018, and an analogous value hikes in Could and March 2018 earlier than that. This yr alone, the worth of the Bajaj Dominar went from Rs. 1.56 lakh to Rs. 1.63 lakh, seeing a cumulative value hike of Rs. 7,000 in India.
The up to date Bajaj Dominar for the 2018 mannequin yr was launched in January this yr with a number of upgrades over final yr’s mannequin. The bike got here in new color schemes, together with gold alloy wheels as normal. In March 2018, Bajaj determined to discontinue the non-ABS variant of the Dominar since greater than 80 per cent of patrons sought the ABS model of the bike and solely 20 per cent of Dominar patrons most well-liked the non-ABS variant.
The engine stays the identical with the 373 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor tuned to supply 34.5 bhp at 8000 rpm and 35 Nm of peak torque at 6500 rpm. The motor is paired with a 6-speed gearbox and in addition will get a slipper clutch unit. Suspension duties are dealt with by telescopic forks up entrance and a monoshock unit on the rear. Braking efficiency comes from ByBre disc brakes at both finish with dual-channel ABS.
Bajaj is correct now engaged on a significant replace for the Dominar, which is able to embrace up-side down (USD) entrance forks, revised styling, a brand new twin exhaust finish can, a redesigned entrance mudguard, a bigger engine stomach pan, barely bigger radiator and a extra muscular rear tyre hugger. The truth is, the entrance disc has been repositioned to the left-hand-side of the bike.