The ‘Polar Odyssey - Arctic to Antarctic’ – a 51,000km journey from the Arctic Circle to the Antarctic Circle – concluded successfully after 99 days of riding. Deepak Kamath, Avinash PS, and Deepak Gupta achieved this feat riding their slightly tweaked Bajaj Dominars.
While the Polar Odyssey was flagged off in Pune at the end of July in 2018, the bikes were shipped to their starting point in the Arctic Circle from where, Bajaj tells us, the ride actually took 99 days to complete.
The riders went from Anchorage to Tuktoyaktuk in the Arctic Circle and then all the way down to Ushuaia in Argentina by the Antarctic Circle. Led by Deepak Kamath, the journey took them across 15 countries and three continents. The Bajaj Dominars used for the ride also managed to complete the entire journey without breaking down.
The bikes were tweaked to adapt to the terrain and conditions that the riders would face during their journey. The front mudguard was replaced by an ADV-like beak, a larger fly screen and seat were installed, and they were also outfitted with hand guards. Other changes included all-weather tyres, panniers and jerry cans. Other than this, Bajaj has said the bikes were completely stock.
In other news, the Dominar will soon get a comprehensive update for 2019. To know more about it, head here.