Bajaj's all-new 400cc motorcycle has finally entered production at the company's Chakan plant in Maharashtra, India. To be named as the Bajaj Dominar 400, the bike will go on sale in the country in mid-December 2016 and will be the automaker's most powerful motorcycle in India. Interestingly the first motorcycle, which was rolled out on Friday, came from Bajaj's all-women engineer assembly line at the plant.
First Bajaj Dominar 400 Rolling Out of The All-Women Engineer Assembly Line
As for the bike itself, we have mentioned in our earlier reports that the new Dominar 400 bike will share the powertrain with the KTM 390 Duke, using the same 373.2cc single-cylinder engine. That said, the motor, however, is expected to come equipped with the bike maker's trademark triple-spark technology and this could mean that the engine will get a different head compared to the one on the Duke.
The engine is expected to have a different state of tune than the KTM too, with power restricted to around 35bhp, which will be sent to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox. The engine will also be BSIV compliant in line with the new emission norms. In fact, the company has started updating its current line-up with BSIV engines, namely the Pulsar 220F and the new Avenger range for now.