Bajaj Auto is working on a mid-life facelift of its power-cruiser – Dominar, which has been spotted for the first time. Going by the images, it is visible that the cruiser bike comes with lots of new features and subtle design changes.
The biggest upgrade is in the form of the new USD front forks. The suspension unit is expected to be sourced from the KTM Duke range, which is expected to enhance the Dominar’s handling and suspension mechanism. The homegrown two-wheeler automaker is also expected to improve the bike’s low-speed ride comfort, which is currently on firm side. The motorcycle gets a pseudo twin exhaust end-can along with a redesigned and larger-looking radiator. Also See – New Bajaj Pulsar Range Launch In 2020
The 2019 Bajaj Dominar is likely to feature a DOHC motor and a ride-by-wire technology, which is offered in the 390 Duke. These features will improve the top-end performance of the motorcycle, but the Dominar 400 is likely to retain the easy low-speed riding manners. This could be the move to make the Bajaj Dominar 400 BS6-ready.
The power-cruiser is most likely to retain the existing 373cc, single-cylinder engine, which is paired to a six-speed gearbox and a slipper clutch. This engine is capable of producing 34.5bhp of power and 35Nm of torque. With DOHC motor and ride-by-wire, the new Dominar could see a slight bump in power output. The ABS system will come as a standard feature on the new model. Read – Bajaj Dominar Based Scrambler In The Works
Besides these changes, the 2019 Bajaj Dominar is likely to get new paint jobs as well. With these updates, the new cruiser is expected to be priced at a premium of Rs 20,000. The Dominar 400 will rival the likes of KTM 250 Duke, Honda CBR250R and the Royal Enfield Classic 500.