The Bajaj Dominar 400 is one of the most effective, affordable motorcycles for long distance touring, available in India. The motorcycle has just received a bunch of practical modifications to make it a more effective touring machine by Autologue Design. The modified bike is called the Domivel X. Based out of Pune, Autologue Design sells a range of custom-built, bolt-on accessories for a range of motorcycles including the Dominar 400.
The Domivel X gets a range of changes. There are tank grips on both sides of the fuel tank, extended tank cowls, a custom designed crash guard with frame sliders, a tall windscreen for better wind protection at higher speeds, auxiliary LED lamps, brush guards and a mudguard mounted number plate holder. The stock exhaust of the Bajaj Dominar has been replaced with an after market unit from IXIL. The aftermarket exhaust boosts torque and cuts weight.
Mechanically, the Domivel X retains the stock specifications of the Bajaj Dominar 400. It is powered by a 373-cc, four-stroke single cylinder petrol engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection. The motor generates 35 Bhp of peak power and 35 Nm of peak torque. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard. Suspension consists of telescopic front forks and a monoshock rear. Disc brakes are standard, while dual channel ABS is optional.
The non-ABS variant of the Dominar 400 is priced at Rs. 1.44 lakhs while the ABS-equipped variant is priced at Rs. 1.58 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. The Dominar 400 takes on the Honda CBR 250R, the Mahindra Mojo and the Royal Enfield Classic range of retro-motorcycles in terms of price and positioning.
Bajaj not only sells the Dominar 400 in India but also exports the motorcycle to many countries around the world. Sales of the motorcycle have been tepid in India though, and Bajaj is working on new variants of the Dominar in order to boost sales.