2019 Bajaj Dominar 400, launched in India in April 2019, has seen some significant updates as against its earlier counterpart.
Bajaj Dominar production for the current FY (April-May 2019) stand at 4,892 units. Of these, manufacturing in May 2019 stood at 3,100 units. Last month, post launch of the 2019 Bajaj Dominar sales was reported at 1,346 units. In May the number was up at 1,888 units, up 58 percent from 1,191 units sold last May. Current fiscal sales are reported at 3,234 units, up 26.13 percent from 2,564 units sold during April-May 2018.
MY 2019 Bajaj Dominar exports for the current fiscal haven’t started with a bang. For May 2019, exports are down 39.21 percent at 1,296 units, down from export of 2,132 units in May 2018. For April-May 2019, exports are down to 2,234 units, down 43 percent from
3,958 units exported in April-May 2018.
2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 gains in weight. It is now 2 kgs heavier than its outgoing counterpart. It gets new colours of Aurora Green and Vine Black. Feature updates include new body graphics, black and chrome accents on its wheels as against the gold colour seen on its earlier model.
Dual exhausts that emit a throatier sound and metallic finished USD front forks. 2019 Dominar 400 now sits on alloy wheels while headlamps continue to show off an LCD format with reflectors.
A new instrument cluster with dot matrix shows vital information in terms of fuel usage, average speed, trip time and next service due. The handle bars are wider places for a better riding stance while seats are more comfortable and heat stamped with the company logo. There are also changes in crash guards which are wider and bungee cords are positioned under the seats for baggage or panniers.
2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 gets powered via the same 373.3 cc, liquid cooled, DOHC engine as was seen powering its earlier model. However, this engine is tweaked for added power at 5 PS more than its earlier model to 39.9 PS and this is achieved at 8,650 rpm which is 650 rpm above the earlier engine.
Torque stays the same at 35 PS at 7,000 rpm. The engine gets mated to a 6 speed transmission with slipper clutch. Suspension is via rear monoshock for better ride quality. Braking is via 320mm front and 230mm rear disc brakes. Overall weight stands at 184 kgs.
The new Bajaj Dominar 400 is priced at Rs.1.73 lakhs, Rs.11,000 over the outgoing model. It continues its rivalry against the TVS Apache 310, BMW G310R, Honda CB300R, RE650 and KTM Duke 390, besides putting up quite a fight with the Royal Enfield Classic 350, Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and the Honda CBR250R.