In India, the new Bajaj Dominar 400 motorcycle will be competing against the Royal Enfield Himalayan & Mahindra Mojo.
Bajaj Dominar 400 is the fastest & most powerful bike from the Pune-based motorcycle manufacturer.
Bajaj’s premium brand Dominar debuted in December last year at a jaw dropping price of Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), with deliveries starting in January. Having struck the right chords with customers, Bajaj Dominar 400 is commanding waiting period with over 3000 unit sales in the month of January. Reports in the media suggest that Bajaj could surge production if demand rises in the coming months. Aiming to position as a global model, Bajaj will start exporting Dominar to overseas markets including Russia, Turkey, Peru and South Africa.
Bajaj has dominated the volume segment with its popular Pulsar series and with Dominar it eyes ruling the premium space. Betting big on the Dominar brand, Bajaj plans on expanding its range by rolling out new models under the newly formed nameplate.
Available with two variants, the bike comes with ABS trim priced slightly higher at Rs 1.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). In terms of styling, it seems to be inspired by Pulsar NS 200 and Ducati Diavel. The overall butch appearance is courtesy the fresh design and new elements, combining comfort of a cruiser and ruggedness of a naked streetfighter.
Talking of the power, the new entrant in the 400cc segment sources power from the 373.2cc single cylinder engine, paired to a six-speed manual unit used for transmitting drive to rear wheel. While the Dominar 400 does not have a direct rival, its aggressive pricing puts it against Royal Enfield Himalayan and Mahindra Mojo. Read About 2017 Bajaj Pulsar Range – Pulsar 150 | Pulsar 180
|Variant||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Bajaj Dominar 400 Non-ABS||Rs 1.36 Lakh|
|Bajaj Dominar ASB||Rs 1.50 Lakh|
Positioned between cruiser and naked streetfighter, the Dominar 400 is available in two variants, non-ABS and ABS. The non-ABS variant in the line-up is currently retailed at Rs 1.36 lakh and the ABS variant is priced a bit higher at Rs 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom, 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|
Power on the Dominar 400 is sourced from the 373.27cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that also does duty on the KTM Duke 390 and RC390. Mated to the six-speed manual gearbox, the 373.27cc unit features Bajaj’s DTS-i triple technology and offers maximum power of 35bhp at 8,000rpm and 30Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. The detuned engine is claimed to return impressive fuel of up to 30kmpl and sprints from 0 to 100kmph within 8.3 seconds while attaining top speed of 148kmph. Read More – Upcoming Bajaj Bikes In India In 2016, 2017
Deriving power from the detuned version of 373.27cc, single-cylinder engine, Dominar 400 returns higher mileage than the Duke 390. The claimed fuel economy for the Duke 390 is 25kmpl as opposed to the Dominar 400, which returns 25 to 30kmpl.
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Modelled on the CS 400 concept from the 2014 Auto Expo, the production version Dominar retains most of the styling cues and shares some design elements with the Pulsar NS. Commanding an aggressive stance, the power cruiser sports full LED headlamp cluster with two separate switches for adjusting the beam. Additionally, the headlamp comes with the Auto Headlamp On (AHO) technology. Other elements like the raised decals, alloy bits on the footrest and handlebar mounts. Reinforcing the robust look is the sculpted tank with a capacity of 13-litres. Offering a comfortable ride, the adequately padded large seat accommodates the rider and the pillion. The digitalized instrument cluster provides information about the fuel level and the engine speed. LED units on the tail complete the sporty look.
The Dominar 400 was first presented in concept form at the 2014 Auto Expo under the Pulsar CS400 nameplate. While the production version has carried most of the styling cues and features from the prototype, it left out the USD front fork suspension system for the telescopic front forks and mono-shock rear absorbers.
The prowess rides on the MRF RevZ C1 tyres in place of the Metzelers from KTM. For retarding power, the non-ABS variant uses single-drilled disc units and the top-spec ABS trim comes with the dual-channel anti-lock-brakes. Sporting a long wheelbase and robust box-section swingarm, the bike remains poised at higher speed.
-LED rear tail-lamp
-LED turn indicators
-Digitalized instrument cluster
-Stepped saddle seat
-Tank mounted digital display
-Stamped metal swing arm
-Beam tyre perimeter frame
-Split reverse LCD display
-Wide & low profile radial tyres
The cruiser packs a host of features and styling elements including the LED headlamp in front, twin-slash LED rear tail-lamp inspired by the Pulsar. In addition, it sports LED turn indicators, digitalized instrument cluster and stepped saddle seat for the comfort of rider and pillion. The tank mounted digital display provides speed and gear position related information. For braking force, the bike uses disc units and twin-channel ABS available only on the top-spec variant.
Positioned between cruiser and naked streetfighter, Dominar 400 has no direct competition, but considering its aggressive pricing and engine displacement, it guns straight against the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350, Honda CBR250R, UM Renegade Commando and Mahindra Mojo.
Length – 2156 mm
Width – 813 mm
Height – 1112 mm
Front – 110/70 R17 Radial
Rear – 150/60 R17 Radial
Front – 43 mm Telescopic Forks
Rear – Multi Step Adjustable Monoshock
Front – 320 mm
Rear – 230 mm
Aggressive styling, great performance and aggressive pricing are the three things that define the new Bajaj Dominar 400.