Earlier this week, Bajaj Auto revealed the name of its biggest and most powerful bike yet, the Bajaj Dominar 400. Ahead of its scheduled launch on 15th December, the company has teased the official image of the Dominar 400 along with its logo. Interestingly, the company has also taken live, the official micro site of the Bajaj Dominar 400. Earlier showcased as the Bajaj Pulsar CS400 Concept at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, the Dominar 400 has been through various changes with respect to its name, design and mechanical as well. The teaser image of the Dominar comes with the tagline, “The Big Bike For Big Boys”. The teaser image of the Dominar displays the silhouette of the bike on top of a mountain with the city far behind in the backdrop, providing us with the sense that the bike has been developed to conquer everyone in the segment.
The image seems to be going for a wolf-like concept with the bike here, with the Dominar seated on what looks like the edge of a hill overlooking the city. The wolf comparison makes sense too, in a way. Once the Dominar is finally launched, Indian streets will likely be teeming with wolf packs out to venture across the country. Of course, that is not to discount all the lone wolves that prowl on their own, exploring and devouring countless miles on their own. All this, of course, depends on how well the Dominar 400 will perform its stated purpose: that of a power cruiser and tourer. This is completely new territory for Bajaj and for the Indian auto industry in general, and it is going to very exciting to see how the Dominar makes its mark. Also Read: Confirmed: Bajaj Dominar 400 India launch on 15th December 2016
For those who have been following the Dominar’s journey since the 2014 Auto Expo, the teaser image really does not serve much. By this point, there have been several spy shots of the bike, from almost every conceivable angle. Here is hoping that Bajaj Auto releases more comprehensive images of the Dominar 400 as the days go by. It is not very likely, though. The automaker has been very guarded about many aspects of the motorcycle, especially its powertrain. The likelihood is that the Dominar 400 will get a 373.2 cc single-cylinder engine with 34 bhp of power and liquid cooling. Like the RS 200, this one will also be getting optional ABS, but the system on offer will likely be dual-channel, rather than the single-channel unit that the RS 200 gets.
With these power figures, the engine size and an expected pricing of below INR 2 lakh, the Dominar 400 will likely target other powerful and popular motorcycles that do touring duties in India, like the Mahindra Mojo, Royal Enfield Classic 350 and KTM Duke 200. The bike will get a six-speed gearbox like the lower-cc siblings in the Bajaj stable.