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 Dominar, the Pune-based bikemaker’s premium flagship power cruiser, was launched at an attractive price of Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) in December last year. Badged as the most powerful Bajaj bike, the Dominar is now available in 42 cities of the country. In February 2017, the company has experienced a sales growth of 4.11% with significant contribution coming from the Dominar. Having struck the right chords with customers, Bajaj Dominar 400 sold over 3000 unit sales in the month of January.
Considering the high-demand for the bike, Bajaj might ramp-up its production in coming months. Bajaj will also start exporting Dominar to overseas markets including Russia, Turkey, Peru and South Africa. Available with two variants – ABS and Non-ABS – the Bajaj Dominar has derived its design inspiration from the 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. Read About: 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 150 | 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 180
Talking of the power, the new entrant in the 400cc segment comes fitted with the 373.2cc single cylinder engine, paired to a 6-speed manual unit used for transmitting drive to rear wheel. While the Dominar 400 does not have a direct rival, its aggressive pricing positions it against Royal Enfield Himalayan and Mahindra Mojo.
|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. While the non-ABS version is available at Rs 1.36 lakh and the ABS variant costs a tad 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|
The Dominar 400, as mentioned above, derives its power from the 373.27cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that has been carried over from the KTM Duke 390 and RC390. Boosted with Bajaj’s DTS-i triple technology, this motor dishes out 35bhp at 8,000rpm and 30Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. For transmitting power to the wheels, there is a 6-speed manual gearbox. The detuned engine can mark 0-100kmph sprints within 8.3 seconds while hitting a top speed of 148kmph. Read More – Upcoming Bajaj Bikes In India In 2016, 2017
Packed with the detuned version of 373.27cc, single-cylinder engine, the Dominar 400 is more frugal than the Duke 390. While the Duke 390 returns a claimed mileage of 25kmpl, the Dominar 400 delivers around 25kmpl to 30kmpl.
– Midnight Blue
– Twilight Plum
– Moon White
Previewed as the CS 400 concept under the Pulsar CS400 nameplate at the 2014 Auto Expo, the production version Dominar retains most of the styling cues. Though, it shares some design elements with the Pulsar NS. Carrying an aggressive stance, the power cruiser features full LED headlamp cluster with two separate switches for adjusting the beam. Additionally, the headlamp comes with the Auto Headlamp On (AHO) technology. The bike also features 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.
While the Dominar 400 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 bike runs 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.
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.
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.