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.
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
|Power||34.5bhp at 8,000rpm|
|Torque||35Nm at 6,500rpm|
|0 to 100km/h acceleration||8.2 seconds|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||13-litres|
|Front Tyre||110/70 - 17-inch|
|Rear Tyre||150/60 - 17-inch|
|Tyres||MRF Revz FC1 & C1|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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