Bajaj Auto, the fully Indian indigenous two-wheeler manufacturer, is all set to roll out the second generation Dominar 400 by the end of February. And now, sources have claimed that the company has started to accept bookings for the new bike for an amount of INR1,000. A production version of the upcoming motorcycle was recently spotted at Bajaj’s Chakan workshop and its pictures were widely circulated over the internet.
The new generation Bajaj Dominar 400 get a number of updates in various departments. These include the powertrain, underpinnings, features, and the overall design. The new bike sports a new metallic green paint scheme. Its body parts like the rear foot peg assembly, radiator cover, and the engine crankcase now have a black finish. Unlike the outgoing model, the 2019 Dominar 400 now has a dual-port exhaust unit. There are several minor updates to the new Dominar, including a gear shift indicator and a redesigned instrument cluster. The latter is mounted on the petrol tank. The latest version of the bike also has a more exhaustive LCD screen.
Sources close to the company have revealed that the Pune-based manufacturer has tweaked the single cylinder 373.3cc motor to offer more refinement and power. The liquid-cooled engine has been made by Austrian motorcycle and sports car manufacturer KTM. The bike is also expected to conform to the BS-VI emission norms that are set to be implemented shortly.
The underpinnings of the 2019 Dominar 400 have received a major update in the form of upside-down (USD) forks. The 320mm front disc brake is now positioned on the left, instead of the right, probably to cut production costs.
Bajaj is yet to disclose the price of the new Dominar. Industry experts, however, suggest that the bike will be marked at INR10,000-15,000 more than the current version, which is available at an ex-showroom price of INR1.63 lakh.