With aggressive pricing, the new Bajaj Dominar 400 motorcycle goes against the Royal Enfield Himalayan & Mahindra Mojo.
Bajaj Auto, the homegrown two-wheeler maker had launched the Bajaj Dominar 400 power-cruiser in the country in December 2016. After getting a positive response from buyers, the sales of the motorcycle has witnessed a constant decline. In a bid to improve its sales, Bajaj had launched the Matte Black edition of the motorcycle. The company has now launched the 2018 Bajaj Dominar 400 in the country. The model was unveiled at the launch event of new 2018 Discover range. The 2018 model is available in 3 exciting colors – Rock Matte Black, Canyon Red and Glacier Blue. These new colours will give this power cruiser a bolder and macho image. Save for the new colours, the 2018 model won’t see much changes in terms of design and features. Adding to it, company has also given the entire range of Dominar 400s alloy wheels with a golden finish. Read About: 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 150 | 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 180
While the disc variant of the 2018 Dominar is priced at Rs 1.42 lakh, the dual-channel ABS variant is tagged at Rs 1.56 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Just to jog your memory, the Dominar 400 was first displayed to public at the 2014 Auto Expo in concept form. With this power cruiser, Bajaj not only tapped into the sub-400cc space, but it also introduced its new brand Dominar which it envisages expanding in the coming years. The Pune-based maker has already started exporting this naked streetfighter to select overseas markets. Featuring a butch stance, the cruiser is claimed to offer best of the both worlds-comfort of a cruiser and ruggedness of a naked streetfighter. The new entrant from Bajaj has no direct rival, but its aggressive pricing puts it in crosshairs of Royal Enfield Himalayan and Mahindra Mojo.
– LED headlamp
– Twin-slash LED rear tail-lamp
– LED turn indicators
– Digital instrument console
– Stepped saddle seat
– New racing red-livery
– Silver accents on several parts
– ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
– Golden Alloy wheels
|Variant||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Bajaj Dominar 400 Non-ABS||Rs 1.42 Lakh|
|Bajaj Dominar ASB||Rs 1.56 Lakh|
The 2018 Dominar 400 is available with two variants – ABS and without ABS. While the non-ABS model is priced at 1.42 lakh, the ABS-equipped model is tagged at Rs 1.56 lakh. All the prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi. Read More – 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 220 Price & Other Details
|Engine||373.27cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled|
|Max Power||35bhp @ 8,000rpm|
|Max Torque||30Nm @ 6,500rpm|
The Dominar 400 is the most powerful Bajaj motorcycle currently on sale in the Indian market. It is powered by the new 373.27cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. This is the same engine that also powers the KTM Duke 390 and RC390. However, Bajaj has detuned this engine to suit power cruiser needs, and it also features the company’s DTS-i technology. This engine is now capable of churns out a maximum power output of 35bhp at 8,000rpm and a peak torque of 30Nm at 6,500, making it significantly less powerful than the KTM cousins. The engine uses a 6-speed manual unit for transmitting power to the rear wheel. Read More – Upcoming Bajaj Bikes In India In 2016, 2017
This model is claimed to achieve 0-100kmph mark in just 8.3 seconds. The motorcycle attains a top speed of 148kmph, which makes it the fastest Bajaj bike in the country.
The detuned 373.2cc engine with DTS-i technology returns impressive fuel economy. The Duke 390 with same engine (slightly powerful) returns 25kmpl, whereas Bajaj Dominar 400 can deliver between 25kmpl to 30kmpl.
The previous model was available in four paint jobs – Midnight Blue, Twilight Plum, Matte Black and Moon White. The 2018 Bajaj Dominar is available with three new paint jobs – Canyon Red with Gold Rims, Glacier Blue with Gold Rims and the Rock Matte Black with Gold Rims.
The power cruiser shares most of the styling and design cues from the Pulsar CS400 concept, which was first unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo. Some of the design inspiration for the bike also comes from the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200, which recently received a FI engine. Design elements of the bike include full LED headlamp cluster with two separate switches for adjusting beam and auto headlamp on (AHO) technology, raised decals, handlebar mounts and alloy bits on the footrest give it an aggressive stance. The 2018 model comes with three new paint jobs along with silver accents. The silver shade is offered on the split grab rails, frame, handlebars and swingarm.
The naked street-fighter also gets sculpted fuel tank that gives it robust look. This fuel tank has 13-litres of capacity, which ensures long range. The well-padded seat offers enough room for rider and pillion. Up front, the digitalized instrument cluster keeps the rider updated about the fuel level and engine speed etc. Round the back, the bike gets LED tail-lamps that complement the overall look.
– In terms of proportions, the motorcycle is 2,56mm in length, 813mm in width and 1112mm in height. It rides on 17-inch alloy wheels shod with 110/70 and 150/60 front and rear tyres, respectively.
With most of the styling and design inputs sourced from the concept version showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo, the production model looks largely identical to its prototype. Instead of the USD front fork suspension system of the concept, the bike now features the telescopic front forks and mono-shock rear absorbers.
The bike rides on 17-inch wheels shod with MRF RevZ C1 tyres instead of the Metzelers from KTM. There is an optional dual-channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) is offered with the top-spec variant. The non-ABS model on the other hand features single-drilled disc units. It also comes with a robust box-section swingarm.
Slotted between cruiser and naked streetfighter, the bike has no direct competitor, albeit it goes up against Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350, Honda CBR250R, Mahindra Mojo and UM Renegade Commando in terms of pricing.
– If media reports are to be believed, Bajaj Auto is working on a Dominar 400 based Scrambler bike. With this model, Bajaj will take on the likes of Royal Enfield Thunderbird and UM Renegade Commando. The new motorcycle could carry a new badge. Continue reading….