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Bajaj flags off Polar Odyssey; riders will cover 50,000km
Last year, three riders completed the Trans-Siberian Odyssey on their Bajaj Dominar 400s. The riders crossed six countries and covered a total of 15,600km; that’s an average of 390km per day. And if you are stunned by this, then let us tell you that Bajaj has flagged-off another cross-country road trip. This year, the trip is going to be more brutal than before. No, we’re not exaggerating.
The expedition will start from Tuktoyaktuk in the Arctic Circle and will terminate at Ushuaia in Antarctica. During this four-month odyssey, the riders will cross 17 countries in North, Central and South America and will cover 50,000km. From the ice-covered roads of Canada to the dirt tracks of Central America, the riders will face some of the harshest riding conditions during their trip. The riders who have taken up this challenge to cover 50,000km are Deepak Kamath, Avinash PS, and Deepak Gupta.
Eric Vas, President, motorcycle business, Bajaj Auto, said, “A year ago with the completion of the Trans-Siberian Odyssey, the Dominar 400 comprehensively cemented its reputation as the motorcycle of choice for the discerning motorcyclists in India. The Dominar Polar Odyssey from the North Pole to the South Pole shall demonstrate the indomitable product leadership of the Dominar 400.”
Bajaj must have made some serious alterations to the bike for this expedition, right? No, the Dominars which are being used in this expedition are stock and the only changes they have received are – all-weather tyres, aluminium panniers and two jerry cans. The Bajaj Dominar is powered by a 373cc motor that produces 34bhp and 35Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The Dominar is equipped with a 320mm disc upfront, a 230mm disc at the rear and dual-channel ABS for better stopping power. Suspension duties are taken care by a 43mm telescopic front fork at the front and a dual spring mono suspension at the rear.