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Norton Dominator

Norton Dominator is a bike with the last known price Rs. 23,70,000 in India. It had 1 variant. It and was powered by a 961 cc BS4 engine. It came with anti-locking braking system and both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement961 cc
  • Transmission5 Speed Manual

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 23,70,000

Norton Dominator is now discontinued in India.

Discontinued

Norton Dominator Summary

Dominator key highlights

Engine Capacity 961 cc
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 227 kg
Seat Height 810 mm
Max Power 70.94 bhp
Top Speed 199 Kmph

About Dominator

The Norton Dominator is a café racer that harks back to the glory days of British motorcycling. It is mechanically the same as the Commando 961. Where it differs is the styling. It is based on the Domiracer concept, and uses carbonfibre and exposed metal for an extreme custom-bike look.

The Dominator is powered by the same 961cc parallel-twin cylinder engine that is air/oil cooled as the Commando 961. It is a pushrod engine, which means that it isn’t the most modern tech – we currently see it in only the earlier Royal Enfields and older engines from Harley-Davidson – and it generates 79bhp and 90Nm. The gearbox is a five-speed one. In total contrast are the suspension and braking components: the suspension comprises of upside-down forks in the front, and all the suspension bits are fully adjustable. Braking is sourced from Brembo with top quality components like monobloc radially-mounted callipers for the front. The instrumentation is analogue.

The Dominator is a product that will be extremely rare – it is handmade and assembled with top-quality suspension and braking components, and the look is usually reserved for the most specialised of custom manufacturers. The engine doesn’t match up to the specs of the suspension and brakes, however; the price will still be very premium. Kinetic Motors, which is bringing the Norton brand to India, will retail it at its MotorRoyale multibrand motorcycle showrooms, but it will still remain as rare as a Unicorn.

There is only the only colour to choose from, a grey/black combination, and at its price of nearly Rs 24 lakh, there isn’t much to compare it to except for the most exotic machinery. The Ducati Monster 1200 S and MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR are two streetbikes that can be considered direct competition. However, if turning heads is your goal, you might do well to consider the Avanturaa Choppers Rudra.
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Norton Dominator Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • 80bhp motor is quite smooth
    • Top-spec Ohlins forks
    • Plenty of accessory options
  • Could be Better

    • Quite pricey
    • Limited colour option
    • Poor sales, service reach

BikeWale's Take

The Dominator is a café racer from Norton. The bike is known for its exclusive design, good performance and great history. But it’s priced quite high and has poor showroom reach in India. 

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Dominator Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & Performance

    Displacement Engine displacement is the measure of the cylinder volume swept by the pistons of an internal combustion engine. It indicates the engine size. 961 cc

    Max Power 70.94 bhp @ 7,500 rpm

    Max Torque 67 Nm @ 6,500 rpm

    Stroke Stroke indicates the number of engine cycles during which a piston travels from top to bottom. 79 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder Valves per cylinder indicate the intake (fuel) and outlet (exhaust of combustion gases) of an engine. 2

    Compression Ratio A compression ratio suggests the degree to which the fuel mixture is compressed before ignition. 10.1:1

    Mileage - ARAI ARAI certified fuel economy that has been tested under controlled conditions. --

    Mileage - Owner Reported This is the fuel economy registered by Bikewale followers. --

    Riding Range The total range that a vehicle can travel on a full tank of fuel. --

    Top Speed The maximum speed that a vehicle can achieve. 199 Kmph

    Transmission 5 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type The transmission type will tell the kind of transmission a two-wheeler has. Chain Drive

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern --

    Cylinders The number of cylinders that an engine features. Most two-wheelers sold in the Indian market feature a single-cylinder. 2

    Bore Bore is the diameter of each cylinder. 88 mm

    Ignition Ignition indicates to the type of starting system that a vehicle uses. --

    Spark Plugs A spark plug is a device for firing the explosive mixture. --

    Cooling System The cooling system suggests the cooling mechanism that a motor uses. The types include air, oil, or liquid. Air and Oil-Cooled

    Clutch The clutch disengages or engages the engine from the transmission. --

    Fuel Delivery System --

    Fuel Tank Capacity The capacity of a vehicle to store fuel. --

    Reserve Fuel Capacity Reserve fuel is part of the main tank that is used when a vehicle is running low on petrol/diesel. --

    Emission Standard Emission standards indicate the output from the exhaust that is permissible in a country. BS4

    Fuel Type Fuel Type is the type of fuel that an engine uses to operate. The different types include petrol, diesel, electric, and ethanol among others. Petrol

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  • Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Suspension Front suspension usually includes telescopic forks. 43 mm Ohlins black-line Upside Down Forks

    Rear Suspension Rear suspension setup mostly uses a rear mono-shock. Ohlins mono shock with remote reservoir – adjustable for ride height, preload and compression

    Braking System Braking system is used to reduce the speed of the vehicle or bring it to a standstill. Dual Channel ABS

    Rear Wheel Size Rear wheel size indicates the diameter of the rear wheel. 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size Front tyre size indicate the profile of the front tyre. 120/70 x 17

    Rear Tyre Size Rear tyre size indicates the profile of the rear tyre. 180/55 x 17

    Front Brake Type Most vehicles feature a disc brake at the front although some commuter segment products come with a drum setup. Disc

    Front Brake Size Front brake size indicates the size of the disc or drum setup at the front wheel. 320 mm

    Rear Brake Type Most vehicles come with a drum brake setup at the back although higher spec models feature a disc brake at the rear. Disc

    Rear Brake Size Rear brake size indicates the size of the disc or drum setup at the front wheel. 240 mm

    Calliper Type Front- 4 Piston, Rear- 2 Piston Calliper

    Wheel Type Wheel types include two types - Wire-spoke and Alloy wheels. Spoke

    Front Wheel Size Front wheel size indicates the diameter of the front wheel. 17 inch

    Tyre Type Tyre types are divided into two - Tubeless and Tube Type. --

    Radial Tyres Radial tyres use steel belts that run at a 90-degree angle with the tread line. Yes

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

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  • Dimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight Kerb weight of the motorcycle is the total weight of a vehicle that is ready for operation. It includes all standard equipment and necessary consumables. 227 kg

    Seat Height The seat height is the height of the rider's saddle from the ground. 810 mm

    Ground Clearance The ground clearance is the distance between the ground and the lowest point of a vehicle. --

    Overall Width Total width of the vehicle. --

    Overall Height Overall height is the tallest point of a motorcycle, usually the mirror or the top of a windscreen. --

    Wheelbase The wheelbase is the distance between the front and the rear wheel. 1,430 mm

    Overall Length Overall length of the vehicle is the total length of a two-wheeler from the front to the back. --

    Chassis Type The chassis type is the primary/main frame of a two-wheeler. --

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  • Manufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty --

    Standard Warranty --

Features

Odometer Odometer keeps the track of the total kilometres travelled by a vehicle in its lifetime. Digital

Speedometer Speedometer gives an indication of the current speed at which a vehicle is travelling. Analague

Fuel Guage Fuel guage indicates the level of fuel available in the tank of a vehicle. Yes

AHO (Automatic Headlight On)--

Shift LightYes

Headlight Type--

Digital Fuel Guage Digital fuel guage shows the information about the fuel level in a vehicle through a digital display. Yes

Tachometer Tachometer shows the real-time reading of the revs per minute (RPM) at which the engine is operating. Analogue

Stand Alarm Stand alarm notifies the rider if the side stand of the vehicle is engaged. Some vehicles comes with a side stand cut-off feature that does not allow the motor to start until the side stand is lifted. --

No. of Tripmeters No of tripmeters indicate the total number of trip meters that a vehicle's instrument cluster features. Usually, premium vehicles come with two trip meters, while budget two-wheelers feature a single trip meter. 2

Tripmeter Type Tripmeters are available in two type - analogue and digital. The analogue unit usually features a single trip meter while a digital display may come with two trip meters. Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Low fuel indicator aims to remind the rider that the vehicle is running low on fuel, and it should be refueled soon. Yes

Low Oil Indicator Low oil indicator is a warning light that indicates that the engine is running lower oil than required to operate. Yes

Low Battery Indicator Low battery indicator suggests that the battery of the vehicle has lost a substantial amount of charge. Yes

Clock Clock is used to display time through the instrument cluster. This feature comes in motorcycles with a digital display. Yes

Battery Battery in a petrol-powered vehicle is used to support the self-start system, power the clock, and the USB charger. --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

Mobile App Connectivity Mobile App Connectivity connects the smartphone to the instrument cluster via Bluetooth to offer access to features such as incoming calls, messages, and music. --

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Daytime Running Lights, as the name suggest, are the lights that stay ON when the main headlight is switched off. This feature makes a vehicle easily visible in the rear view mirror of other vehicles. --

Brake/Tail Light--

Turn Signal--

Pass LightYes

GPS & Navigation--

USB charging port--

Start TypeElectric Start

KillswitchYes

Stepped SeatNo

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailNo

Pillion SeatNo

Pillion FootrestNo

Additional features--

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Norton Dominator News

  • Norton V4-SS recalled over severe safety issues
    Norton V4-SS recalled over severe safety issues
    20 May 2021
    Bhavin Umre

    Norton Motorcycles UK Limited (NMUL) has recalled its V4-SS over severe safety issues. The British brand has identified defects and safety issues on the V4-SS bikes sold in 2019 and early 2020. The liquidator of the company, Binder Dijker Otte (BDO) has sent a letter to the respective bike owners to file a claim for their loss.

  • TVS-Owned Norton Motorcycles to re-launch in India
    TVS-Owned Norton Motorcycles to re-launch in India
    13 May 2021
    Bhavin Umre

    TVS is planning to re-launch Norton Motorcycles in India. TVS Motors had acquired the British brand in August last year in an all-cash deal of GBP16 million which converts to Rs 153 crore. TVS is now helping the British brand with its global reach and supply chain to get back on track.

  • TVS working on clearing existing Norton bookings
    TVS working on clearing existing Norton bookings
    24 April 2020
    Pratheek Kunder

    It has just been a few days since the TVS acquired Norton Motorcycles and the company has already put up a new strategy in place. The Hosur-based company is working on a plan to deliver Norton motorcycles to the customers who have made the deposits.

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