Bajaj Dominar 400 ABS only, non-ABS discontinued
With India gearing up for ABS or CBS in new bikes launched, henceforth Bajaj Dominar 400 ABS is the only availability since non-ABS version is no longer in demand.
While Bajaj Dominar continues its advertisement onslought on Royal Enfield through a series of Haathi Mat Palo ads, on the sales front, Dominar is yet to hit a landmark despite gradual sales growth since launch in December 2016. Now it’s available as Bajaj Dominar 400 ABS only.
Packaged as a city bike with touring capability, its powered by a 373cc engine 373cc single cylinder FI unit with liquid cooling with power output of 35 PS and max torque pegged at 35 Nm. Top speed is listed at 148 kmph. Dominar goes from 0-100 kmph in 8.23 seconds. Dominar shares the 373cc engine with KTM 390 Duke and is detuned for power and torque output.
Keeping it feature competent, Dominar sports a 43mm telescopic fork and split seats, a fully digital instrument console with auxiliary display on the fuel tank, MRF tubeless tyres, LED taillights and indicators. Up front is a Full LED headlamp with Auto Headlamp On (AHO). Built on a beam type perimeter frame, the bike’s fitted with a multi-step adjustable mono shock rear suspension.
Since launch, Dominar has been available with front and rear disc brakes with optional dual channel ABS but that’s changed now. Market research derived from buyer patterns reveals 80 percent of buyers prefer Bajaj Dominar 400 ABS, while 20 percent opt for a non-ABS version. Brake specs: Front brake – Twin-channel ABS, 320 dia disc; Rear brakes rear – Twin-channel ABS, 230 dia disc. Front tyre – 110/70-17 Radial; Rear tyre – 150/60-17 Radial.
Bajaj Dominar 400 stands on a wheelbase of 1,453 mm with ground clearance of 157 mm. Kerb weight is measured in at 182 kgs, and fuel tank capacity is at 13 litres.
There’s a directive in place that would require ABS or CBS to be offered as standard on bikes launched from 1st April 2018. The same directive should see bikes already launched shift to ABS or CBS in the year that follows. There’s been no recent update regarding the requirement, which should come into effect at teh end of this month.