Bajaj is getting really serious with the new updated Dominar. We had already reported earlier about the major changes like Upside-down shocks (USD) on the new variant. Now a video has surfaced on Youtube which shows the upcoming bike with a new exhaust and a meaty, heavy baritone.
In the video, we see two Dominar motorcycles being tested on an unknown Mumbai highway. As expected, both of them are heavy camouflaged with full kitted riders on them. Though there are other traffic noises in the video, upon close observation one could easily make out a distinctive exhaust note coming from the Dominar.
This is different to what the current model produces, in a positive way. The riders on the Dominar seem to be professionals as they quickly zoom past upon seeing themselves being filmed. They maybe test riders who are often hired by auto companies during product development.
The current lot of Dominar bikes also produce a decent exhaust note but upon revving high, there’s a hint of that KTM exhaust sound as the engine has been shared across the platform. This is not something to whine about but considering the fact that the Dominar is marketed as a sports cruiser, a deeper note like in the video will be a welcome change. Also, this will lend more character to the Bajaj motorcycle.
With the constant spy shots and videos of the Dominar revealing different features, it can be said with confidence that Bajaj is toiling hard this time to make the Dominar the very best in its segment. Although it currently has no direct competition, the Dominar has constantly proved to pull customers of other segments towards it due to its attractive pricing, good looks and a powerful engine.
Other changes which will make appearance on the updated bike are better ground clearance, new double barrel exhaust, larger radiator, a taller handlebar and a longer seat for the pillion rider. The bike is also expected to meet the upcoming BSVI emission norms and is likely to retain the current 373 cc engine from the 390 Duke which produces 34.5 Bhp and 35 Nm of torque. Some reports suggest that the company will switch to the same DOHC unit found on the Duke and come with ride-by-wire as well. The digital instrument cluster too will be updated and offer more data.