Bajaj Dominar 400 Launched In India [Images + Price List]

Bajaj Dominar 400 launched in India; prices start at Rs 1.50 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi). The Bajaj Dominar 400 is said to be a game changer. So, what does the Dominar 400 offer? Read on.

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Bajaj Dominar 400 launched in India, and introductory prices for the Dominar start at Rs 1.36 lakh for the non-ABS variant and Rs. 1.50 lakh for the dual channel ABS variant ex-showroom (Delhi) respectively.

The Bajaj Dominar launch was a much-anticipated launch of the year. The motorcycle is considered by many as a new game-changer targeted at the touring segment of the Indian two-wheeler market, and is the specs and price competitive?

Bajaj Dominar Competitors

The Bajaj 'Dominar' in Spanish means, ‘to dominate or master', and the newly launched Bajaj motorcycle will compete in the touring segment with the Mahindra Mojo and the segment leader, Royal Enfield, and yes, we can compare it with its Austrian counterpart, the Duke 390.

Engine Specs and Top Speed Of Dominar

The Bajaj Dominar is powered by a BS-IV compliant, 373.3cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single cylinder, triple spark engine that makes 34.5bhp at 8,000rpm and 35Nm of torque at 6,500rpm.

The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, and the motorcycle weighs 182kg. The Bajaj Dominar 400's top speed is 148km/h and the Dominar will accelerate from 0 - 100km/h in 8.2 seconds, which is sluggish if we compare it with Duke 390's performance.

The Dominar 400 comes with a slipper clutch as standard to aid fast downshifts without the rear wheel locking up, and features a beam-type perimeter frame.

Bajaj Dominar 400 On-road Price

Dominar Variants On-road price Delhi
Non-ABS Rs 1.5 lakh
Dual-channel ABS Rs 1.6 lakh

The Pricing Wars: Bajaj Dominar 400 vs Rivals. All prices ex-showroom (Delhi).

In a price-conscious market like India, undercutting your rivals can ensure success and that is the exact route that Bajaj has taken with its cut-throat prices for the new Dominar 400.

Bajaj Avenger 220  Rs 87,331
RE Classic 350  Rs 1,31,369
Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 ABS  Rs 1,33,230
Bajaj Dominar 400  Rs 1,36,000
KTM Duke 200  Rs 1,44,129
Bajaj Dominar 400 ABS  Rs 1,50,000
RE Himalayan  Rs 1,56,631
Honda CBR250R  Rs 1,60,904
RE Classic 500  Rs 1,67,000
Mahindra Mojo  Rs 1,69,871
Honda CBR250R ABS  Rs 1,89,911
KTM Duke 390 ABS  Rs 1,96,116

Dominar Mileage and Features

The Dominar sports a 13-litre fuel tank, and Bajaj has not revealed mileage figures yet. The Dominar's competitors, however, return a mileage of 36km/l (Mojo) and 37km/l (Royal Enfield).

The Bajaj Dominar was first showcased during the 2014 Auto Expo as the Pulsar CS400 concept, and Bajaj has managed to stick as close as possible to the design language, with a small cowl above the headlight.

The Bajaj Dominar 400 features 43mm telescopic forks (the concept had upside down front forks) upfront, adjustable monoshock at the rear, disc brakes at both ends and a fully digital instrument console, with a secondary display on the fuel tank.

Braking duties on the Dominar is handled by a massive twin channel 320mm disc up front squeezed by a Bybre four-piston caliper, and twin channel 260mm disc at the rear squeezed by a single-piston caliper. With the assistance of the ABS, the motorcycle is able to drop its anchor from 100 km/h to 0 in 46.19 metres.

Other features aboard the Bajaj Dominar include a LED headlight with Auto Headlamp On (AHO), to meet India's safety regulations that will come into effect soon. Apart from these mind-boggling features, the operating altitude of the Dominar is 0 - 18,380ft above sea level.

Speaking about the dimensions, the Bajaj Dominar comes with a length of 2156mm, width of 813mm and height of 1112mm along with wheelbase of 1453mm and ground clearance of 157mm.

Dominar Colours

The Bajaj Dominar 400 is available in three colours, namely, Twilight Plum, Midnight Blue, and Moon White.

Booking And Deliveries

Booking are now open, and the Bajaj Dominar can be booked for an amount of Rs 9,000. Deliveries will begin mid-January 2017 onward. Also, Bajaj will start exporting the Dominar 400 from February 2017.

Bajaj Dominar Specifications

Engine 373.3cc 
Power 34.5bhp at 8,000rpm
Torque 35Nm at 6,500rpm
Weight 182kg
0 to 100km/h acceleration 8.2 seconds
Top Speed 148km/h 
Fuel Tank Capacity 13-litres
Front Tyre 110/70 - 17-inch
Rear Tyre 150/60 - 17-inch
Tyres MRF Revz FC1 & C1
Ground Clearance 157mm

QUICK COMPARO

KTM Duke 390 Vs Bajaj Dominar 400

India seems to be a market which has seen a massive spike in the growth of sub-500cc motorcycle segment. The Indian motorcycle enthusiasts warm heartedly welcomed KTM's pocket rocket, the Duke 390.

Now the company that owns the Austrian marque, Bajaj, has launched its sports tourer, the Dominar 400, which has many resemblances with its counterpart.

Engine

Both the siblings share the same powerplant, a 373.2cc single cylinder motor but Bajaj has detuned the engine to produce only 34.5bhp. We know that the Dominar falls under the ‘sports tourer' segment but around 9bhp gap is huge.

Design

2017 KTM Duke 390: The new Duke 390 borrows a few styling cues from its larger sibling the 1290 SuperDuke R including the split LED headlamps and the sculpted tank's cowling which extends forward in a similar fashion to give the motorcycle a very aerodynamic look.

Bajaj Dominar 400: The Bajaj Dominar 400 on the other hand is designed with one task in mind, cruising and its muscular fuel tank and the LED headlight up front give it a very butch look. At the rear, the Dominar twin LED tail lights which have become a signature design cue for Bajaj's performance motorcycles.

Features

The biggest difference between the Bajaj Dominar 400 and the new KTM Duke 390 is the instrument cluster. While the Dominar 400's dual displays are more focused on the riding experience, the KTM offers hands-free connectivity and music controls.

However, both the motorcycles share a lot in common including a dual-channel ABS and the slipper clutch.

Bajaj Dominar 400 vs. KTM 390 Duke Racing Video - CLICK HERE!

The big question answered in this street racing video. Any guesses on the top speed of the Bajaj Dominar and KTM 390 Duke? Pretty impressive.. see for yourself!

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Story first published: Thursday, December 15, 2016, 12:43 [IST]
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