The production of Bajaj’s most powerful 400cc motorcyle has finally entered production at Chakan plant of company in Maharashtra, India.
The all-new motorcycle is named as Bajaj Dominar 400 and it is claimed to be the automaker’s most powerful bike in India. The bike is all set to hit the market and the sales will commence from mid of December 2016.
The bike was earlier showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo as the Pulsar CS400, But later Bajaj decided to create a new brand and to introduce the new model under umbrella of new brand other than Puslar.
Story behind bike’s name- Bajaj Dominar 400
After showcasing the bike at 2014 Auto Expo as the Pulsar CS400, the company decided to move the new model away from the Pulsar umbrella and introduce it with a new brand.
Initially the bike was named VS400, where VS stood for Vantage Sports.
Later, company again decided to change the name from VS and named the bike ‘Kratos’, which means God of War. This name was given to signify the power of the bike.
But earlier this year, the company finally decided to go with all -new brand name Dominar. The concept behind name Dominor comes from the word ‘Dominate’ and suffix ‘ar’ is also induced in the name, which is an homage to the Pulsar legend.
There would be two more alphabets which will be placed before the 400 model- NS, AS and RS, similar to other new Pulsars.
Dominar is as Powerful as KTM 390 Duke
The new bike will be equally powerful to the KTM 390 Duke and uses the same 373.2cc single cylinder engine.
The engine of the all-new Dominar 400 is designed to produce around 35bhp power, which will be sent to the rear wheel via 6-speed gearbox. The engine is designed as per the new emission norms and will be BSIV complaint.