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Polar Odyssey Dominar – With love from Zana

By Savio Tavadia / August 4, 2018

While it isn’t commonplace to write about what is trending in the “everything but a motorcycle” over here today we take a closer look at the Polar Odyssey  Bajaj Dominar 400. When the Bajaj Dominar 400 was launched it was meant to dominate the night however it venture into territory of pachyderms. While its DNA is blended with a sage of rage of sorts, in its own right the motorcycle is a niche product that can be a time traveller in the world of motorcycles. Initially what seemed like a wait and watch game spurned into a new land of opportunity…

The advent of the Bajaj Dominar ushered in a new wave of motorcyclists, Videologgers and entrepreneurs too. Taking the hyper riding concept to an all new level the Bajaj Dominar conquered terrain and territory with finesse like no other. This was under the aegis of seasoned motorcyclist Mr. Deepak Kamath on the Trans Siberian Odyssey about a year ago. The stupendous success story is just a Google away. Keeping the drivetrain going, The current generation Bajaj Dominar 400 is en-route to the first ever historic journey – to go from Arctic to Antarctic!


For this journey not just planning and logistics or a plethora of connected activities have been invested but also an ample amount of love! Yes, as astounding as it may sound if you study the journey of this odyssey you will see the love for motorcycling. This is not just from the riders but from every individual connected an joy is love when it’s shared, isn’t it?

There indeed was word on the street about an  ADVENTURE DOMINAR, or so if the rumors are to be believed. So we decided to tune in to the real story of this. The details is something like this:

  • BONE Stock Bajaj Dominar 400s each in the colours currently available in the market
  • Aftermarket tyres procured specially to suit the terrain
  • Specially designed rider seat for this journey
  • Touring set up of accessories for the journey

While there are other stakeholders connected, today we are going to talk about one of them who are behind these aesthetically handsome yet stylish head turners that you see in the photograph below (We are referring to the motorcycles!). The touring modifications has been done by Zana Motorcycles who have taken an extra initiative to build some of the items which are first in its segment and also at this point of time the only 3 built in the entire country! Now when you are working with Mr. Armstrong, anything first in “class” or “segment” can be expected.

Incidentally this piece of work is a first of its kind where we will talk about the Polar Odyssey Dominar which is not an “ADVENTURE DOMINAR” as mentioned elsewhere in cyberspace. Indeed this act of omission gave us an opportunity to bring the readers and not just Bajaj Dominar owners closer to these motorcycle’s setup process, in a way. A long drawn conversation that would have otherwise commanded tappit banging of over 2000 kilometers or a boarding pass to get this story was made possible courtesy the responsiveness, patience and #zanalove that was evident in its exhaust note (READ – tone of conversation). We do thank Team Zana for their time and patience in answering all our queries to build this piece of prose.

Just before crating and the send off to the bikes. Location – Bajaj Auto, Pune.


Without further Ado we give you a list of the accessories installed on the Dominars for this journey. Yes, we have not tampered with the words and the language while technical or jargon in nature are in the words of the manufacturer so as to maintain its originality. For further reading we have provided a link to the story below and a link at the end to the Bajaj Auto website. For those of you who wish to connect with Zana Motorcycles we have listed the platforms that you can connect with the team.

Crash Guard

The Set of crash guards mounted on the Polar Odyssey Bikes have been the tried and tested legendry design already being used by most of the Bajaj Dominar 400 riders across the country. It is made using the most robust of materials and welds accompanied by CNC machined sliders made using Du Pont Polymer, which has proven time and again its capabilities. The design saves the petrol tank, the radiator and much of the engine casing and incorporates Jerry cans on both the sides (5 Liter each side)


Top Case Rack

The Top case rack made by Zana Motorcycles is the Type 3 that they already have been retailing. The plate on the rack is a 6mm 6082 grade aluminum specially cut to hold the mounts and the locking mechanism for the top cases. It has been tested for 30 Kg loads on good terrain and Zana just took this opportunity to test the same in the worst of terrains as well.


Side Pannier Racks

These racks may come across as simple metal tubes but are the most critical in the whole luggage setup. They have been mounted on the same brackets being used by Zana for their current saddle stays. However, they have been trip reinforced to carry the weight of 6 Kg Pannier boxes plus 10-12 Kg of luggage inside bringing it to approximately 20 Kg of load each side. The reinforcements keep the vertical and lateral movements under control under huge loads at the toughest terrains on earth that these motorcycles will be thrown at.


Radiator Grill

The all aluminium ultra-light weight Aluminium Grill is a direct bolt on, onto the standard Dominar radiator and dissipates heat in the most efficient manner approved by Bajaj Auto R&D Department and has proved its worth as shown in the pictures. It is a blend of optimum window size and wall size to keep stones and debris at bay while allowing the radiator to breath and keep cool.



Handle bars with GPS/Phone/Go Pro Mounts

The FIRST IN CLASS and FIRST IN SEGMENT handle bar by Zana Motorcycles brings the same riding position as available on original handle bars. They have been additionally dampened to minimize vibrations. They incorporate the GPS/GO Pro Mount which will enable all types of mounts to be mounted. The idea was to house a big screen phone and at least two movie cameras.


Camera Mounts

The last, but the most prominent items mounted on the crash guard is the Fog Lamp/Camera Mount developed by Zana for maximum grip and stability (to keep your precious equipments like cameras and fog lamps, vibration free) The material used is procured from Du Pont via its dealers.


To know more about the Bajaj Dominar Polar Odyssey Click on the link below:

Bajaj Dominar on its way to world’s First Polar Odyssey – Arctic to Antarctic




Founded in 2001, Zana International is dedicated in providing high-quality and world class products and services in the TWO WHEELER INDUSTRYThey are India’s leading manufacturers of Bullet and Luxury bike accessories in India. They have also been exporting bike accessories to many countries like USA, Singapore, Spain, UK, Australia, Philippines, Portugal and many more.  They understand that bike riding is not just a sport or hobby, it is a passion and they believe in making the experience of bike riding all the more safe yet stylish for you with our wide range of patented accessories. Customer’s satisfaction is their primary goal and they strive to deliver only the best for our biker friends.

They have customized accessories for the top brands of bikes like KTM, Royal Enfield, Kawasaki, Harley Davidson, Triumph and many more.  They believe in continuing our efforts in providing a vast range of products to their customers at competitive prices.

To connect With Zana Motorcycles:






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You can also reach them at 9953112277 ( Fri : 10.30 AM – 6.30 PM)

SHOP No. 4 Building number 2290, Arya Samaj Rd, Opp Bikanerwala, Block 25A, Beadonpura, Karol Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110005


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