With aggressive pricing, the new Bajaj Dominar 400 motorcycle goes against the Royal Enfield Himalayan & Mahindra Mojo.
Bajaj Dominar 400 is the fastest & most powerful bike from the Pune-based motorcycle manufacturer.
Bajaj Auto, the homegrown two-wheeler maker has silently increased the prices of the Dominar 400 in India. As a reminder, the Bajaj Dominar 400 forayed into the sub-400cc segment in December 2016 after a long wait followed by its display (in concept form) at the 2014 Auto Expo. The bike is available in two variants – with and without ABS. Both the variants see a price rise of Rs 2000. The ABS variant is now tagged at Rs 1.52 lakh, while the non-ABS version costs Rs 1.38 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The model was launched at an introductory price of Rs 1.36 lakh for standard model and Rs 1.50 lakh for ABS model.
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. Though, it took Bajaj a long time to decide on the nameplate and put it out for retail, the company is now reaping benefits in the form of strong sales. The company has posted a positive growth in the last 2 months on the back of its new powerful model. In order to meet the rising demand, Bajaj is aiming ramping up production in the company months. Adding to it, the Pune-based maker is also planning to export the model to overseas markets including South Africa, Turkey, Peru and Russia. Read About: 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 150 | 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 180
In terms of design, the bike takes inspiration from Pulsar NS 200. Sporting a butch stance, the cruiser offers best of the both worlds-comfort of a cruiser and ruggedness of a naked streetfighter. At the heart of the power cruiser is a 373.2cc, single cylinder engine with a six-speed manual unit transmitting power to the rear wheel. The new entrant from Bajaj has no direct rival, but its aggressive pricing puts it in crosshairs of Royal Enfield Himalayan and Mahindra Mojo.
|Variant||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Bajaj Dominar 400 Non-ABS||Rs 1.38 Lakh|
|Bajaj Dominar ASB||Rs 1.52 Lakh|
Sitting between cruiser and streetfighter, Dominar 400 is available in two versions – ABS and Non-ABS. The model was launched at Rs 1.36 lakh, but the prices have now been increased by Rs 2,000. Now, the ABS version is priced at Rs 1.52 lakh while the non-ABS model costs Rs 1.38 lakh. All the prices are 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|
Powering the Dominar 400 is the new 373.27cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. This is the same engine that also powers the KTM Duke 390 and RC390; however, the powertrain has been detuned for this power cruiser. Additionally, it gets Bajaj’s DTS-i technology and has been calibrated to produce 35bhp at 8,000rpm and 30Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. The engine uses a 6-speed manual unit for transmitting power and propels to 0-100kmph mark in 8.3 seconds while maintaining a top-speed of 148kmph. Read More – Upcoming Bajaj Bikes In India In 2016, 2017
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 Dominar 400 range is offered with three colours-Midnight Blue, Twilight Plum and Moon White
The power cruiser gets most of the styling and design cues from its prototype revealed in concept form at the 2014 Auto Expo. It also borrows some elements from Bajaj Pulsar NS 200. Key elements on the bike such as 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. Furthermore, the sculpted fuel tank with 13-litres capacity reiterates the robust look. 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.
With most of the styling and design inputs inherited from the concept version showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo, the production model looks largely similar to its prototype. However, the USD front fork suspension system has been dropped for the telescopic front forks and mono-shock rear absorbers.
The bike gets MRF RevZ C1 tyres instead of the Metzelers from KTM. There is an optional twin-channel ABS that is offered with the top-spec variant. The non-ABS variant on the other hand uses single-drilled disc units. It also comes with a robust box-section swingarm.
The cruiser comes loaded with several 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.
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.
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.