Last year, the Bajaj Dominar 400 made a lot of news on the successful completion of its Trans-Siberian Odyssey. This made the Dominar 400 the only Indian motorcycle to successfully complete one of the most challenging journeys on this planet. This time around, the Bajaj Dominar 400 looks all set to outdo itself in the recently flagged-off Dominar Polar Odyssey. As a part of this grueling ride, the Dominar 400 will ride through the entire length and breadth of North and South America, starting from Anchorage to Tuktoyaktuk in the Arctic Circle and then all the way down to the End of the World at Ushuaia in Argentina by the Antarctic Circle.
This journey will take place over four months and cover as many as 50,000 kilometres across 17 countries in the North, Central, and South America. Quick calculations show that the motorcycles will be covering 450 kms every day. The motorcycles will be ridden through various kinds of terrains and in varied climatic conditions – from the ice-pack roads and long-distance highways of Canada, USA and Mexico, to the tropical river beds and dirt tracks of Central America and the Amazon Forest and River basin in Brazil, continuing to the gravel tracks of the high altitude passes of the Andean highlands and the Atacama desert, and finally to the open grasslands of the Argentinian Pampas. During this journey, the Bajaj Dominar will ride on four of the most challenging roads in the world.
The Dominar motorcycles that will take part in the Polar Odyssey will be ridden by three passionate motorcyclists – Deepak Kamath, Avinash PS, and Deepak Gupta. Deepak Kamath, who has been riding motorcycles for 30 years now, was also a part of the Dominar Trans-Siberian Odyssey. Avinash is a mechanical engineer and a passionate motorcyclist and photographer. Deepak Gupta is an active member of the Group Of Delhi Super bikers (GODS).
Speaking during the flag-off ceremony in Pune on 20th July 2018, Mr. Eric Vas, President – Motorcycle Business, Bajaj Auto Ltd, said, “A year ago with the completion of the Trans-Siberian Odyssey, the Dominar 400 comprehensively cemented its reputation as the motorcycle of choice for the discerning motorcyclists in India. The Dominar Polar Odyssey from the North Pole to the South Pole shall demonstrate the indominable product leadership of the Dominar 400. That this grueling Polar Odyssey is being attempted on stock Dominars without any major part change and without a support crew, is testimony to the superiority of the Dominar 400 over all other motorcycles in its class.”