Bajaj Dominar adventure mod by Autologue Design is called the Dominar Xplorer.
The Bajaj Dominar 400 is one of the most popular premium single-cylinder motorcycles in the country. Sharing its base with the KTM 390 Adventure, the Dominar (especially in its latest avatar) is quite a compelling package for around Rs 1.90 lakh ex-showroom. The motorcycle is essentially a mix of a sports tourer and sports cruiser, and is often credited for its long-distance riding comfort.
With the KTM 390 range coming in naked sports, faired and now in adv formats, Bajaj fans have always wished for a different avatar of the Dominar 400. Many custom garages have seen this as an opportunity to showcase their expertise in making one-of-a-kind examples of the motorcycle. Here is one such creation from the house of Pune-based Autologue Design.
Dubbed as the Dominar Xplorer, the flagship Bajaj motorcycle has been given a fresh look that makes it more suited to its touring DNA. Before getting into the details, one must know that this modification is purely aesthetic with minimal impact on its original mechanical components.
Autologue Design’s Dominar Xplorer is a decent-looking kit and the firm offers many other interesting styling packages for motorcycles of different makes. The design of the front fairing, along with the tall flyscreen, goes well with the Dominar’s base styling. The proportions are edgy and blend smoothly into a beak fender. The rear luggage rack ups the practicality by a good margin and the Xplorer mod feels like a Dominar crossover which could have made it to Bajaj’s portfolio at some point in the past; like the NS200 and AS200.
The Bajaj Dominar adventure mod wears a two-tone shade of gloss red and white. The white treatment is more like decals placed at the best locations possible. The handlebar seems to sit higher thanks to a pair of risers, in order to boost ergonomics and offer better control while standing and riding. Autologue Design has a good inventory of essential accessories for a wide range of Indian motorcycles. The team has equipped some of them on the Dominar Xplorer.
As mentioned before, the internals of the motorcycle remain the same as before. The Bajaj Dominar 400, in its last BS4 format (currently in BS6 specification), makes roughly 40bhp and 35Nm from its 373cc liquid-cooled DOHC single-cylinder engine. The power plant is mated to a 6-speed transmission via a slipper clutch. The figures are nearly identical in the BS6 avatar.
Bajaj Auto may not introduce a ‘proper’ adventure sibling to the Dominar (like how the 390 Adventure is to the 390 Duke) anytime soon. Still, many have chosen the Bajaj Dominar — in stock as well as custom formats — to go to the Himalayas (the mainstream choice of every long-distance ride) or even to cross continents. The Dominar Xplorer from Autologue Design could be a fitting choice for those who wish to do this someday.