The decision to shelve the non-ABS variant of Dominar 400 comes as a result of 80 percent customers preferring to buy the full-spec ABS model
According to a report emerged on the internet, Bajaj Auto appears to have discontinued the non-ABS variant of the Dominar 400 leaving it with a single variant on offer. The naked sports tourer is one of the most feature packed motorcycles you can buy for around Rs. 1.5 lakh bracket in the domestic market and the decision to reportedly stop the non-ABS version comes with a definitive reason.
Customers opting for Dominar 400 have preferred the ABS version in large number. The homegrown two-wheeler manufacturer has speculatively claimed that four out of five buyers are choosing the Anti-lock Braking System equipped Dominar, leaving no choice but to shelve the base variant.
The D400 entered the Indian market back in December 2016 and it has been lauded as a value-for-money offering by blending performance and long-distance touring capabilities. The Dominar received new colours earlier this year as Bajaj has made moves to up its sales figures and to lure in more young customers.
The ABS-equipped Dominar comes with a price tag of Rs. 1.56 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Sticking by the brand’s aggressive pricing nature, the Dominar features full LED headlamp, digital LCD instrument cluster, LED tail lights, slipper clutch and much more.
Built on a beam-type perimeter frame, it is suspended on telescopic front fork and monoshock rear suspension. The Dominar 400 derives power from a 373.3 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DTS-i, twin-spark engine which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 35 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 35 Nm of peak torque delivered at 6,500 rpm.
The same unit, mated to a six-speed transmission, is found in the KTM Duke 390 but it is tuned to deliver more power and aggressive throttle response. Other significant equipment in the Dominar are 320 mm front disc and 230 mm rear disc for braking purposes, dual-channel ABS, 17-inch wheels with 110/70 front and 150/60 rear section tyres.
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