After months and years of uncertainty, excitement, frustration, and countless name changes, the most powerful Bajaj bike ever finally gets a launch date of 15th December 2016. The launch of the Bajaj Dominar 400, initially unveiled as the Pulsar CS400 concept at the 2014 Auto Expo and then called the Pulsar VS400 and Kratos 400, has been announced by Bajaj in a short teaser video.
Bajaj Auto have also released an official site for their new bike where you can register for an exclusive preview and get priority test rides on launch day in your city.
The Bajaj Dominar will be powered by the same 373.27 cc engine that features on the bonkers KTM Duke 390, albeit one that has been slightly de-tuned to produce 27.54 KW of power against the KTM’s output of 32.4 KW (43.5 bhp). The torque figures are undisclosed as of now, but we can expect them to be on the higher side as the Bajaj Dominar is meant to be a versatile sports bike with proper touring capabilities.
The Bajaj Dominar will also come equipped with a host of tech including an all-digital instrument console and a fuel tank mounted digital display, dual-channel ABS, split seats, telescopic front forks and a monoshock rear suspension setup, as well as a stubby side-mounted exhaust.
The flagship Bajaj Dominar 400 is targeted at those bikers who want a sporty and stylish bike that serves their purpose for daily commute without too much trouble and can also be let loose on the highways during those long road trips. While there are already bikes that fit this description, they fall into one of two categories – premium sportbikes from the likes of Kawasaki and Ducati or the ever popular Royal Enfields. The first segment happens to be way out of budget for the average biker whereas no Royal Enfield bike can lay a claim on being the fastest road trip machine made. This is the gap that Bajaj Auto will be looking to bridge with the launch of the Bajaj Dominar 400 and judging by what we’ve seen until now, it can certainly accomplish it in style.
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