Bajaj Auto launched the 2019 edition of its premium motorcycle Dominar 400, priced at Rs 1.74 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The new Dominar 400 comes with a liquid cooled 373.3cc engine that delivers significantly higher 40 PS power, up from 35 PS in the previous generation, the company said in a statement. Besides, the latest introduction has advanced technological features with 43 mm upside down (USD) forks which provide a powerful muscular look along with better handling and comfort, it added.
Moreover, the new bike also features a distinctive new twin barrel exhaust which produces throaty exhaust note with heavy bass that augments the sports tourer feel, the company said.
The 2019 Dominar 400 also has a host of additional innovative offerings, like bungee straps tucked under the seat to help secure gear during long distance touring, redesigned secondary display showing time, gear position, trip information and space craft inspired tank pad decals, it added.
"Customers have pushed the bike into extreme long distance and challenging geographies with aplomb, which inspired us to strengthen the sports tourer credentials in the new Dominar," Bajaj Auto President - Motorcycles Sarang Kanade said.
The new Dominar 2019 is now available across all Bajaj auto dealerships in dual-channel ABS variant, the company said.
Earlier, Bajaj Auto replaced the traditional Pulsar 180 with Pulsar 180F in India. However, there is no official confirmation on this as Pulsar 180 is still listed on the Bajaj's official website and the Pulsar 180F is yet to appear on it. Dealerships in Mumbai, Delhi and Pune have said that the Pulsar 180 has been discontinued and will only be available till the last stock. This confirms that Bajaj is not talking the bike off market. The Pulsar 180F is priced at Rs 86,490 (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Bajaj Pulsar 180F has the 178cc, air-cooled, single cylinder engine mated to a five-speed transmission system. It churns out 17 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 14 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm.
In terms of braking, Pulsar 180F 260 mm disc brake at the front and a 230 mm disc at the rear. However, the bike does not get ABS as yet but might be available in the updated version.
Pulsar 180F shares components with Pulsar 220Flike that of fuel tank, tyres, instrument console.