Bajaj Dominar 400 is the first made-in-India bike to set foot in the Antartic Circle.
Three Bajaj Dominar 400s are shown riding from the Arctic to the Antarctic during the Polar Odyssey. The bikes have gone through four of the most difficult roads on the Polar Odyssey. The Dominar 400 is the first made-in-India bike to set foot in the Antartic Circle.
The bikes have been ridden across the James Dalton Highway, Death Road, Dempster Highway and the Pan American Highway. All of this has been done without the bikes breaking a sweat. Three Indian riders on their Bajaj Dominars have covered 51,000 km, 15 Countries and 3 continents over a course of 99 days.
Apart from different spec tyres, the bikes were pretty much in stock condition and the riders were without any backup vehicles across the whole journey. Temperatures ranging from -20 degrees to 54 degrees and altitudes ranging from -282 ft to 15,000 ft, the bikes have covered it all.
The three riders, Deepak Kamath, Avinash PS and Deepak Gupta have tackled heavy snow, rains and slush and loose gravel across Alaska. They also faced a snow blizzard at the top of Pikes Peak, Colorado and trails and off-road sections of Baja California, Mexico.
Deepak Kamath has been riding for over 30 years and was the team leader of the Bajaj Dominar 400 Polar Odyssey. Avinash PS is a mechanical engineer by profession and an avid motorcyclist and photographer. Deepak Gupta is an active member of the Group of Delhi Super bikers (GODS). The bike’s faultless performance across 99 days is a testament in itself about the bike’s build quality and its exceptional touring ability.
Bajaj Dominar 400 Polar Odyssey
– The bikes have been kept in full stock condition across the whole journey
– The three riders and the bikes have covered 3 continents during their journey
– The journey was done without any dedicated service support or back-up team across all kinds of terrain