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.
January 10, 2017 – Ruling the motorcycle segment with its famed and popular Pulsar series, Bajaj has come up with Dominar 400, its most powerful bike yet. With Dominar 400, Bajaj has introduced a new series of motorcycles, under which it will roll-out performance bikes. Launched in India in December 2016, Bajaj Dominar 400 combines strength and visual appeal. Currently the only model in the Dominar series, Dominar 400 is available in two variants, namely-Disc brake and ABS. The bike was revealed in concept form at the 2014 Auto Expo and was initially named Pulsar CS400. Later it underwent various name change before Dominar nameplate was finalized.
Aimed at carving a niche spot in the performance segment, Dominar series is named after the Spanish word ‘Dominar’ which means domination. Sporting an unconventional design tenet, the muscular bike is positioned between the cruiser and the naked streetfighter. Power on the prowess comes from the 373.2cc single cylinder engine using a 6-speed manual unit for transmitting drive to wheels. In the 400cc segment, Dominar 400 will lock horns with credible rivals such as Royal Enfield Himalayan and Mahindra Mojo 400, but what could work in its favour is the aggressive pricing that ranges between Rs 1.36 lakh to Rs 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
|Variant||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Bajaj Dominar 400 Non-ABS||Rs 1.36 Lakh|
|Bajaj Dominar ASB||Rs 1.50 Lakh|
In a complex market like India, pricing holds the utmost significance. Apart from being a viable product, it is essential to carry a competitive price to combat fierce competition. As for new Bajaj Domiar 400, it has been priced aggressively at Rs 1.36 lakh for the base variant and Rs 1.50 lakh for the ABS variant. 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|
Engine used on the new Dominar 400 is the same unit that powers KTM Duke 390 and RC390. The 373.27cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled powertrain makes maximum power of 35bhp at 8000rpm along with peak torque of 30Nm at 6500rpm and is paired to the six-speed gearbox. To yield higher fuel economy, the engine has been detuned and is claimed to return impressive mileage. As for performance, the bike can sprint to 100km/h from rest within 8.3 seconds and attains top speed of 148km/h. Other specs such as kerb weight and fuel tank capacity are measured at 182kg and 13 litres respectively. Read More – Upcoming Bajaj Bikes In India In 2016, 2017
Powered by the detuned version of the 373.22cc unit from Duke 390, the Dominar 400 delivers more mileage than the former. As for the Duke 390, its fuel economy is rated at 25kmpl and considering the lower power & torque delivered by Dominar, the bike returns an imposing mileage that ranges between 25kmpl to 30kmpl.
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Built on the perimeter frame, the new Dominar 400 looks largely similar to the Pulsar CS400 concept. The sculpted stance and robust lines on the body together give it a sharp look. Some of the styling elements have been borrowed from Ducati Diavel and there is a close resemblance to the Pulsar 200NS as well. As mentioned in the beginning, the Dominar 400 has carried over most of the design cues from the concept version like the sporty front cowl, raked front, sweptback visor and large LED headlamps. This is indeed the first model from Bajaj to get LED headlamps.
The clip-on handlebar has been left out for a rather flat unit. The sculpted fuel tank sports sharp contours that remind of Pulsar NS200. Besides, it also gets mounted LCD display and digitalised instrument cluster. Other features on the bike include gear shift indicator with white backlight, stepped saddle seat. Rear end has been styled in tandem with the front profile, characterized by a sporty stance. At the back, Dominar 400 equips twin-slash LED tail-lamps inspired from the fabled Pulsars.
Ditching the USD front forks set up seen in the Pulsar CS400 concept, Dominar 400 equips the telescopic forks in front and mono-shock absorbers at rear. The muscular body rests on the MRF RevZ C1 tyres missing out on the Metzelers from KTM. Braking power on the non-ABS variant comes from the single-drilled disc brakes as opposed to the range topping variant, equipped with dual-channel ABS. Talking of the performance, the Dominar 400 remains poised at higher speed while on the go courtesy long wheelbase and robust box-section swingarm.
The cruiser gets a bunch of features including some of the key elements like the LED headlamp in front, twin-slash LED rear tail-lamp reminiscent of Pulsar, LED turn indicators, digital instrument cluster and stepped saddle seat for the convenience of pillion and rider. It also gets the tank mounted digital display for speed & gear position. Braking force on the bike comes from the disc units and twin-channel ABS that is available on the top-spec variant.
Slotted between cruiser and naked streetfighter, Dominar 400 faces indirect competition from models including Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350, Honda CBR250R, UM Renegade Commando and Mahindra Mojo. Please note that the aforementioned rivals are derived based on engine displacement and 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