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Old 15th December 2016, 15:32   #16
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I feel the fuel tank capacity will be much more than 13 Litres. Even the current generation pulsar have an advertised fuel tank capacity of 13 litres . However, i can fill 17 litres the at reserve.

So , assuming an 18 litres from reserve , 18 * 28 ~ 500km range which is good.
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More pics at http://forum.autocarindia.com/index....t-rs-136-lakh/

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else the wind blast is also going to be a problem during tours.
Good point

On a second thought, 182 Kg is kind of OK because it's more prone to stability on high speeds. Also the P2W/BHP per tonne is kind of good; works to 189.5 per tonne while CPR is 159.5 per tonne.

I only wish it had additional headlight + larger tank & I would've contemplated to book one
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I feel the fuel tank capacity will be much more than 13 Litres. Even the current generation pulsar have an advertised fuel tank capacity of 13 litres . However, i can fill 17 litres the at reserve.

So , assuming an 18 litres from reserve , 18 * 28 ~ 500km range which is good.
Exactly what I have experienced in my Pulsars.
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Add to that, puny 13 liter tank; if the FE were 27 Kmpl (not ARAI), the range is a safe 256 Km (considering 3.5 liters of reserve). So long distance commute (unlike Mojo) is once again short-lived. And a missing additional second headlight which are absolute necessary for long distance rides.
I have owned the 150 DTSi UG2 and the 180 UG4.5. While both had 15L tanks, I could fill 21+ litres on near empty tank or 18 litres while on reserve. This gave me 650-700 kms of usable range on highways (BLR-GOA on a single tank). I have observed this at multiple fuel pumps and on multiple occasions (so not a case of pump cheating on quantity).

I feel the 13L tank (+ 3.5 litre reserve) should be able to store 19L of fuel. Even we ignore the reserve, then 16+ litres @ 30 KMPL will give 450+ kms of range which is good enough for our highways.

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Good point

On a second thought, 182 Kg is kind of OK because it's more prone to stability on high speeds. Also the P2W/BHP per tonne is kind of good; works to 189.5 per tonne while CPR is 159.5 per tonne.

I only wish it had additional headlight + larger tank & I would've contemplated to book one
Although an additional headlight looks good, it won't make a huge difference in the throw and spread. Case in point being, N650,Versys,R15,Fazer. When the oncoming high beam hits you, even dual headlamps will be insufficient. That is the reason why many go for aux lights for bikes that have dual head light.

Even i would have loved a dual headlight on the D. Let us hope that the LED headlamps make up for the lack of 1 headlamp
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Back from the launch.

Saw, touched, sat on the bike. Can't really find any major fault.

Best fit, finish and quality on a Bajaj so far

Just that saddle height is NOT low as the photos give an illusion.

Want to test ride before nit-picking

Oh yes, am impressed with pricing

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Case in point being, N650,Versys,R15,Fazer.
It does makes a difference. Pls check Motohive posts about various motorcycle's lighting & Versys 650 scored much better than N650 on the light throw. They test the light & throw using lumen meter.

All said, I don't deny the bike is good; all I say is, these 2 features added, they would've left me in dilemma whether to find a buyer for my CPR immediately or later.

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Unlikely to make a dent in Royal Enfield sales. It's like saying Mahindra Thar's sales will be affected by the launch of a new "compact SUV".

Sure, Dominar's and Bullet's engine CC is similar, but totally different prospective customers.
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Unlikely to make a dent in Royal Enfield sales. It's like saying Mahindra Thar's sales will be affected by the launch of a new "compact SUV".

Sure, Dominar's and Bullet's engine CC is similar, but totally different prospective customers.
To the customer base where the purpose of the motorcycle is touring, Dominar sure takes away sales from the Royal Enfield.

Most tourers on royal enfields are the people who did not like the forward slant position on the CBR250R, and did not like Mojo for the price tag and A.S.S.

Now if I am into touring and looking to buy a new bike, I have one more bike to the competition, a very capable yet affordable one at that.

BTW Dominar is no compact SUV when compared to Thar-Royal Enfield. It weighs the same, and it is identical in dimensions too. It is more like Thar DI vs Thar CRDE comparison.

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At 1,80,662/- OTR (Mumbai) for the ABS version, it really seems to be a good bike at a great price. As someone mentioned above, it should be able to hold at least 16L of fuel if Bajaj has advertised it to be a 13L capacity. Yes, 182kg is a bit on a higher side but if it helps keep the bike stable, it seems OK. The three things I'd really want to check on this bike are the overall seating position, the suspension and the torque delivery. 35nm is a good figure after all.
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Now if I am into touring and looking to buy a new bike, I have one more bike to the competition, a very capable yet affordable one at that.
I would like to put it this way: Even if I am Not into Touring, I have a pretty Good Option at 1.3-1.5 Lakhs now.




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Bajaj selling a non-ABS version of a powerful motorcycle gets my goat.
Other than the weight, I think it's another good product from Bajaj. Looks like the tie-up with KTM has really helped BAL move upmarket from Hero, TVS and Suzuki.

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Unlikely to make a dent in Royal Enfield sales. It's like saying Mahindra Thar's sales will be affected by the launch of a new "compact SUV".
I agree. There might be 1 or 2 of 100 potential RE owners who might think of this bike. While Mahindra Thar is crude compared to the new SUVs, this is a modern bike compared to the REs.

I don't think the sales figures of RE will change because of this motorcycle. If you want to grab a pie from RE, make a good cruiser with the old school charm.
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Back from the launch.

Saw, touched, sat on the bike. Can't really find any major fault.

Best fit, finish and quality on a Bajaj so far

Just that saddle height is NOT low as the photos give an illusion.

Want to test ride before nit-picking

Oh yes, am impressed with pricing
Man you are one loyal fan of this Bike since its rumour stages.

The specs are as expected but whats interesting is the pricing, it poses a threat to the KTM's and all 350 category as well as the 200cc category right in the middle. With the ABS thats a sweet deal.

Also those colours are not too loud - yet subttle, not to mature - yet youthful.

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This price is just unbelievable. I am simply speechless.
35 PS for 1.35Lakh!
This is 0.26 HP per thousand INR.

I think this might be the most Value for money (in terms of Horse power per 1000 INR) in India right now!

In comparison, an RE C350 gives you only 0.14 HP per thousand INR.
A Honda CB Hornet gives you 0.18.
A Duke 200 gives you 0.17.
Even a duke 390 gives you 0.195!
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