While we’ve seen enough of the upcoming Bajaj Dominar 400 in spy images and videos, we’re yet to hear it. Finally here’s a video that gives us a taste of the exhaust note, as some one takes it for ride through Pune(?).
The Dominar 400 will be Bajaj’s most powerful motorcycle till date. Production of the Dominar has already commenced Bajaj Auto’s Chakan plant. The company is still tight-lipped about the name of the motorcycle so until we hear an official statement, we’d stick to the “Dominar” tag, as its getting thrown around the most in reports. The motorcycle will be launched in mid-December 2016.
Bajaj looks to sell around 10,000 units of the Dominar per month, which might seem a bit too optimistic, but Rajiv Bajaj insists that it isn’t, as it’ll be pitched squarely against the Royal Enfield clan. In case you’re wondering, Royal Enfield manages to shift around 50,000 units per month, and all but one of their motorcycles are in the 350-500cc segment.
The Dominar 400 will employ a 373cc, liquid cooled single cylinder engine that will be tuned to produce 35 hp at 8000 rpm, while being mated to a six-speed transmission. Other features include full LED headlamps (a first for an Indian motorcycle), ABS (likely to be an optional feature), a fully digital, split instrument cluster, back-lit switch-gear, and a mono shock suspension at the rear.
Watch the video below (skip to 1:06 to hear exhaust note and excuse the kitschy hip-hop music):