Bajaj is all set to give the Dominar 400 a major facelift. The facelifted motorcycle will be launched in India during this year’s festive season, and will replace the current version. Here is a speculative render of the facelifted Bajaj Dominar 400 based on the various spyshots of the new motorcycle that have been leaked online.
As the render indicates, the Bajaj Dominar Facelift gets new upside-down front forks and a revised, twin-channel exhaust as the two major visual changes. The radiator seems to have gotten larger while the twin-tone paint finish gets mild changes. Other changes, if any, are not apparent from the render/spyshots of the motorcycle.
However, we do expect many more incremental changes to the motorcycle that are expected to be revealed at the time of launch. Bajaj Auto is known for constantly releasing improvements during a product’s life cycle and the Dominar – its flagship offering – is expected to be no different.
Rajiv Bajaj, the managing director of Bajaj Auto, has already confirmed the facelifted Dominar, and it’s only a matter of time before the motorcycle starts making its way into showrooms. The facelifted motorcycle is expected to continue meeting Bharat Stage 4 (BS4) emission norms, with the BS6 version still a couple of years away.
The facelifted Dominar 400 is also expected to be an ABS-only motorcycle considering the new regulatory requirements in India that mandate ABS on all 125cc+ two-wheelers. The non-ABS version of the bike could be discontinued indomestic markets but could be kept in production for specific export markets.
The facelifted version of the motorcycle is likely to continue operating with a 373-cc, four-stroke single-cylinder engine with 35 Bhp of peak power and 35 Nm of peak torque. Equipped with a four-valve head, single overhead camshaft, liguid cooling and fuel injection, this engine is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox and gets a slipper clutch as standard. The Dominar is positioned as a high performance, sports tourer by Bajaj Auto. Shortly, Bajaj Auto is likely to offer a range of touring accessories for this motorcycle.