Dubbed ‘Diablo Cyclops’, the modified Bajaj Dominar 400 is on display at 2020 Bangkok International Motor Show
Thailand-based motorcycle customisation shop K-Speed has unveiled its latest creation, a modified Bajaj Dominar 400 dubbed ‘Diablo Cyclops’. The motorcycle, which is originally a sports cruiser, follows a street scrambler design approach.
K-Speed shares that the Diablo Cyclops is on display on Bajaj Auto’s pavilion at 2020 Bangkok International Motor Show that started this week. This is also a sign that the Thai government is substantially easing down its lockdown protocols. However, all the basic safety guidelines would be followed at the event.
It is good to see that global automotive shows are finally happening after such a delay. India’s very own Auto Expo 2020 was held in early February; about a month and a half before the nation went into strict lockdown. On the other hand, prestigious events such as Geneva International Motor Show and EICMA were cancelled for this year.
How The Diablo Cyclops Looks
Coming back to K-Speed’s modified Bajaj Dominar 400, few elements such as the wheels, engine, fuel tank, USD forks, brake rotors, perimeter frame, etc., remain stock. To add more ‘scrambler DNA’, it lacks fenders (mudguards) and rides relatively higher from the ground. The rider triangle has been tweaked a bit to suit its offroad-ready characteristics.
Despite carrying a long list of upgrades, the K-Speed Diablo Cyclops is essentially an example of form over function. It may not have the typical go-anywhere capability of a scrambler but does not fail to grab attention. The overall aesthetics may not impress everyone, especially hardcore motorcycle enthusiasts who cannot compromise on a product’s initial focus — in this case, long-distance cruising with appreciable performance and comfort (for a single-cylinder).
Notable Custom Parts
Key highlights of the Diablo Cyclops include an all-black theme, single-pod LED headlamp (evidently weaker on brightness than the stock unit), custom subframe, knobby tyres, bar-end convex mirrors, auxiliary lamps (on custom-fabricated crash guards), Motive underbody exhaust system, rugged switches/controls and more. The tail lamp and rear turn signals are concealed deep under the seat for a stripped-down profile.
Specs & Powertrain
At the heart rests the familiar 373.3cc liquid-cooled DOHC single-cylinder engine. In Indian-spec BS6 format, it churns out 39.4bhp @ 8,650rpm and 35Nm @ 7,000rpm while mated to a 6-speed transmission (with slipper clutch). Compared to a stock 2020MY Bajaj Dominar, K-Speed’s Diablo Cyclops would offer a significantly different riding experience thanks to all the upgrades.