Bajaj wants to increase its global presence. To do so, they have created a new advertising campaign with the phrase “The World’s Favorite Indian”. In keeping with their campaign, Bajaj has produced a video of their bikes in action.
Shown in the video is the Bajaj Dominar, a 373cc single that was released in 2016. Since then the bike has received some updating, but nothing substantial.
But, in Bajaj’s new video, brief glimpses of the changes coming for the Dominar can be seen. The changes are more substantial than paint and graphics.
Fairly obvious is the new upside-down front fork. Looking similar to the units found on the KTM 390 Duke, one has to wonder how much technology and equipment from the KTM – Bajaj partnership will flow down to Bajaj.
The exhaust is no longer a single outlet but features twin port exhaust canisters. Also new are mono-color wheels as opposed to the silver spoked wheels of previous models.
Rumors are circulating that although the original 373 cc engine may be retained, it has been tweaked for more power. The current model produces 35 PS (34.5 HP) while the new model is said to have 39 PS (38.5 HP). Torque is reportedly the same at 35 NM (25.8 Ft LB) but comes in 500 RPM earlier at 7,000 RPM.
If you want a new Dominar, Bajaj is taking deposits. A minimum deposit of ₹ 5,000 (~$70 USD) will save your bike. The suggested retail price is expected to be about ₹ 1.63 lakh ($2300 USD).