Bajaj Auto is not among the top three highest-selling 2W brands in the Indian market. But for the international market, Bajaj is doing pretty well. In fact, it is the highest-exported 2W brand from India. Latin America is one of the key markets where Bajaj is currently active in a big way. There are a lot of new developments when it comes to Bajaj’s portfolio in Brazil. Bajaj has launched two new motorcycles that are very familiar to the domestic market here in India. These are Dominar 200 and Dominar 160.
Dominar Brand In Brazil
Bajaj Dominar 200 And Dominar 160 are not new motorcycles. Instead, these are the same as the Pulsar NS 200 and NS 160 which are on sale in India. These get almost similar componentry, albeit they get the addition of USD front forks.
India-spec Dominar comes in two different engine specifications and gets the name accordingly, Dominar 400 and Dominar 250. Both Dominar benefits from a slew of features. This includes LED lighting, beefy and muscular proportions and powerful engines.
Bajaj India’s Road Map
In India, Bajaj is currently heading in a new direction when it comes to the Pulsar range. We have seen it first hand with the Pulsar N250 and F250, N160 and the recently launched P150. In fact, It is even speculated that the NS lineup will be absorbed by the N lineup in Bajaj’s portfolio.
The classic OG Pulsar lineup will now sell under a new P lineup as we saw with P150. Thus, with an extensive global portfolio, Bajaj is planning to rebrand the NS lineup as Dominar for Brazil. As mentioned, the only problem is the inclusion of USD front forks. Bajaj is offering a 31 mm USD fork on Dominar 160 and a 33 mm USD fork on Dominar 200.
Even though most of the specs are similar to the Indian NS200, the Brazilian Dominar 200 interestingly gets 0.1 Nm more torque. Other changes on Brazilian Bajaj Dominar 200 and Dominar 160 over Indian spec models are slightly updated graphics, a Dominar 3D logo replacing the Pulsar logo on the fuel tank and a new front mudguard. Brazil-spec Bajaj Dominar 200 and Dominar 160 also get Grimeca-branded brake callipers at both ends.
Also Read: Bajaj launches all-new Pulsar P150 at INR 1,19,757.