A lot has already been written about Dominar 400, Bajaj's first 400cc motorcycle. The Dominar 400, the power cruiser from the Pune-based two-wheeler maker, is poised to enter the Indian market in December.
As the highly-awaited Dominar 400 gets ready for its innings in the Indian two-wheeler market, in a segment that is currently dominated by Royal Enfield, the one detail motor enthusiasts are curious to know is its price. So how well will the Pulsar-maker Bajaj place its upcoming offering in the highly competitive market? While we may have to wait a couple of days to get the exact cost of the Dominar 400, rumours doing the rounds reveal that the new power cruiser will carry an aggressive price tag. The Dominar 400 is expected to get a price tag starting at around Rs 1.6 lakh. Bajaj is expected to launch two variants of the Dominar 400. We also hear that one of the variants could be with lower power.
At the heart of the Dominar 400 is likely to be the refined 373cc fuel injected, liquid-cooled, 4-valve triple-spark mill, which also does duty in KTM 390 Duke. The engine is expected to come with fuel injection, mated to six-speed transmission.
The journey of the new Bajaj power cruiser, which is now called the Dominar 400, started around three years ago as the Pulsar CS400. Bajaj first showcased the concept of 400cc motorcycle as the Pulsar CS400 at the Auto Expo 2014. The bike underwent design changes several times since then and the final production-version is expected to bear changes such as conventional telescopic front suspension instead of upside down front forks of the Pulsar CS400 concept, and twin instrument console — one on the handlebar as seen in other bikes and the other on the fuel tank and LED headlamp unit.
Some dealers of Bajaj have opened bookings for the Dominar 400.