Bajaj Dominar 400 has been spotted in a new red colour variant at the company’s plant in Chakan. It adds a new option to the existing four colour variants and is most likely to be launched as the 2018 Bajaj Dominar 400 in India very soon.
The spy images of the new Bajaj Dominar 400 clearly reveal a glossy red-coloured body along with various visual updates over the existing model. The design of the new bike looks to be inspired by the Bajaj CS400 concept, which was displayed at the 2014 Auto Expo. Besides the new colour scheme, it gets a silver finished rear body and handlebar. The major difference over the concept model is the presence of conventional telescopic forks in place of the USD telescopic fork.
The riding position of the Bajaj Dominar 400 is upright, which offers a relaxed riding experience to the touring enthusiasts. It retains the features like LED headlight cluster, all-digital instrument console with a reverse display function and twin-LED headlights. It runs on the sporty 17-inch alloy wheels, which are equipped with disc brakes and receives dual channel ABS as optional.
The 2018 Bajaj Dominar 400 continues to be powered by the same engine mechanism that features a 373cc liquid-cooled motor. The engine is good enough to churn out a maximum power output of 35 bhp against a peak torque of 35 Nm. It comes paired with a six-speed gearbox, which is also assisted by a slipper clutch for easy downshifts of gear. It claims to reach a speed of 100 kmph from standstill position in just 8.2 seconds and manages a top speed of 148 kmph.
Bajaj Auto managed to sell only 20,066 units of Bajaj Dominar 400 during the period from April to November in 2017, which is quite contrary to the company’s expectations. However, the company is quite optimistic about its performance in near future and the launch of Dominar 400 in new colour option could be one of its bid in 2018. Currently, the power-cruiser is available in the range of Rs. 1.41 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) to Rs. 1.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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