Dominar 400, the flagship motorcycle from Bajaj Auto Limited, launched on December 15, 2016 has been developed from the Pulsar CS400 which was showcased in concept format at the 2014 Auto Expo.
Three years in the making, Bajaj Dominar misses on out on some of the features which were shown prominently on the concept Pulsar. We noticed there are atleast five such features. Below is the list –
1 – The biggest change seen (or not seen) on board the Dominar 400, as compared to the Pulsar CS400 Concept, are the missing upside down forks. Yes. The concept which Bajaj showcased 3 years ago came with upside down forks. These have been replaced by standard forks.
2 – Both Dominar 400 and the Pulsar CS400 Concept came with two instrument clusters – one located at the conventional place in between the handle bar while the second one on the fuel tank. But, on board the Pulsar CS400 concept, the instrument cluster which was located on the fuel tank was also the speedometer. That is not the case with Dominar 400.
3 – Pulsar CS400 concept was adorned with petal disc brakes, while the Dominar 400 comes with regular rounded disc brakes which we also see on board the KTMs. Secondly, the disc was bolted on the left side of the alloy in the concept Pulsar, while in Dominar 400, it is bolted on the right.
4 – The exhaust system seen on the Pulsar CS400 concept featured a canister which was slightly upswept as compared to that of the Dominar 400’s. Also, there are minor cosmetic changes made to the exhaust system.
5 – The Pulsar CS400 featured a single unibody seat structure, while the Dominar 400 features a split seat.
6 – In addition to these, there are many small changes, like the CS400 had aluminium swing arm whereas the Dominar 400 as steel one. Colour of ‘Bybre’ brake calipers is different, colour of engine crank case cover, Dominar has black handlebar while Pulsar had silver, pillion grab rails are different, and so on.
It is not clear as to why these changes were incorporated. But it is not new for a manufactured to incorporate changes to the original concept. It is mostly done to reduce costs. And considering that the Dominar 400 is on sale at just INR 1.36 lakh, ex-Delhi, Bajaj has surely done a superb job.
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Bajaj Dominar 400 is powered by a 373cc, liquid cooled, 4 valve triple spark, fuel injected engine offering 34 bhp peak power and 35 Nm peak torque mated to a 6 speed transmission. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph is achieved in 8.23 seconds.
Bajaj Dominar 400 Photos
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via Bike Advice