Bajaj Dominar 400 modified as an off-road adventure tourer by owner
Ground Designs, a well-known two wheeler modifiers, have presented their latest work, in the form of Bajaj Dominar - Adventurer Edition.
Bajaj’s flagship motorcycle, the Dominar has been modified into an off-road adventure tourer by folks at Ground Designs. They have built the version on the matt-black variant of Dominar 400 with ABS, which retails at about INR 1.55 lakh, ex-sh.
Changes seen in the Bajaj Dominar – Adventurer Edition from Ground Designs include raised front suspension along with motocross style mudguard in the front. The front suspension gets 90 mm of more travel as compared to the standard suspension of Dominar.
Other changes in the front include new visor, black metal cover for the LED headlight unit, florescent colour for the alloys, heavy duty engine crash guard with LED foglight installation unit, stylish knuckle guards, decals on the side with 400 lettering, dual purpose tyres (off-road spec), and luggage panniers. In case you are interested in adding this kit to your Dominar, you can connect with Ground Designs on Facebook.
Will Bajaj launch Dominar Adventure?
Demand for bikes in the 250+ cc range is on the rise. Not only naked and sports, but also for adventure tourers. There has been a steady increase in the offerings. As of now, only the Royal Enfield Himalayan is being offered as a proper adv tourer in India in the entry level segment.
But by the end of 2018, we will also have the BMW G310 GS, KTM 390 ADV, and hopefully the Kawasaki X300. In addition to this, there are now rumors being circulated that Bajaj too is trying to enter this segment. The reason – Bajaj recently registered a new brand name called – Adventurer.
The Adventurer could be an adventure bike based on the Dominar 400. To keep cost low, it may also borrow parts from the Dominar. TO make things exciting, it could be seen with a tall windscreen, dual purpose tyres and extended suspension ensuring that the bike can tackle longer distances and manage difficult terrains with ease.
Where engine specifications are concerned, the new Bajaj Adventurer bike could be powered by the same engine that is seen on the Dominar 400 and KTM Duke 390. This 373.2 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. Power output could differ, as the same engine offers 35 PS power on-board Dominar 400, and 44 PS power on-board Duke 390.
Considering that the Dominar 400 is priced aggressively in the INR 1.4 lakh range, the new Adventurer 400 could also be priced in a sub INR 1.8 lakh range (ex-sh).