Bajaj Dominar is turned into a rally-spec machine for the upcoming Desert Storm Rally in Rajasthan. It is a power cruiser made into an ADV.
Bajaj Dominar is an urban cruiser, with modern fits and finishes but the comfort of a cruiser. But here, is an adventure motorcycle version of the cruiser, built specially for the Desert Storm Rally in Rajasthan
The Dominar ADV uses an 18-inch spoked wheel at the front and a 17-inch spoked wheel at the back. Off-roading tires are used onboard. The suspension travel is much higher than the standard variant.
The front suspension has been tweaked and is still conventional telescopic forks. The monoshock at the back is an aftermarket unit, especially for the rallying purpose.
The foot pegs have been repositioned for a better riding position. The aftermarket exhaust is high positioned for wading capabilities. It weighs just 2-3 kgs as opposed to the regular exhaust which weighs nearly 12 kgs.
As a result, the overall weight of the Bajaj Dominar ADV is down by 22 kgs, from 182 kgs to 160 kgs. All the modifications have helped in the weight reduction, with majority by the exhaust muffler.
Other additions include a customized handlebar, knuckle guards, an engine bash plate, the typical off-roading fender and a larger 50-teeth rear sprocket.
The Bajaj Dominar ADV continues with the same 373.2cc liquid-cooled SOHC engine. The motor produces 35 BHP and 35 Nm of peak torque, with the engine mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Due to the modifications, the acceleration of the bike will increase significantly. However, the fuel efficiency now stands at just 20 kmpl, right from the claimed 30-32 kmpl.
The features onboard will remain the same – fully digital instrument console, LED headlamps, cushioned seat and now, the modifications.
The Desert Rally Storm is scheduled for 6th May to 11th May in Rajasthan. Riders from over the country will be participating in this event. The four categories include Xtreme, Xplore, Enduro and Moto.