When introduced in the Bajaj Autos Indian lineup, the Bajaj Dominar 400 was offered in two variants- ABS and Non-ABS variant. Now as per the reports, the company is going to offer ABS as standard fitment on the flagship model. Also, the Non-ABS variant of the same has been eliminated from the product lineup. The decision has been taken owing to the inclination of more than 80 percent Dominar 400 customers towards the ABS variant.
Earlier, being provided with two choices of non-ABS and ABS, the Dominar 400 was priced at INR 1.44 lakhs and INR 1.58 lakhs respectively. The ABS trim was on offer with a premium of INR 14,100 over the standard variant. Post discontinuation of the base model, we don't expect any change in the ABS variant even the price tag would also be the same, as anticipated.
Well, the automaker took the right decision as the Indian government has already confirmed that the motorcycles with engine capacity above 125cc should feature ABS as a standard attribute if launched post-April 2018. For the currently on sale models, this regulation will be implied as a harsh commitment for ABS as standard post-April 2019. That will consequently, mark up the prices of the motorcycle which would not be a burden on buyers pocket for this advanced safety feature.