Three Spark Plugs is the Answer


Indian manufacturer Bajaj have pulled the covers off their new Bajaj Dominar 400, which features their DTS-1 triple spark technology. Yes, three spark plugs, on a single-cylinder engine.

Aside from their own motorcycles, Bajaj holds 48% stake in KTM Motorcycles and rumored around the same amount of share in Kawasaki Motorcycle company, they also manufactures the small capacity KTMs, the new Bajaj Dominar 400 shares most of the engine with the KTM 390 Duke engine.

So how has it got three spark plugs? It’s much like you’d imagine – there are three spark plugs in the ignition chamber, each giving their own spark. Bajaj say this significantly cleans up the combustion stroke, and therefore the exhaust gases. The knock-on effect of which is to reduce the size of the catalytic converter required, making the motorcycle a lot cheaper to manufacture and reducing bulk and weight.

The tech doesn’t end there either. There’s a full-color TFT dash, auto-on LED headlights and dual-channel ABS, too. There’s no mention of Thailand at the moment, but the Bajaj Dominar 400 is on sale in India for approximately 77,000 THB. In the past Bajaj sold motorcycles in Thailand under the Kawasaki brand.

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