2019 Bajaj Dominar 400, which currently retails at Rs.1,74,125 is the company’s flagship motorcycle. It was officially launched in India in April 2019. As of today, it is only offered in two colour options of Aurora Green and Vine Black. But, in the official TVC of Bajaj Auto, it can be seen that the new Dominar is also offered in Red as well as Silver colour option.
Unfortunately, both these colour options are for export market as of now (hat tip Nilesh Bajaj). A red Dominar was also spotted at the Bajaj race track in Pune during the media ride of KTM RC 125 recently. Deliveries of Red Dominar have started outside India. Bajaj may introduce the same in India, maybe around the festive season. Price of the new colour options will remain same as current Dominar.
Bajaj Dominar 400 is powered by a 373.3cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled, fuel injected, DOHC engine. This engine offers 40 PS peak power at 8,650 rpm and 35 Nm torque at 7,000 rpm. Braking is via 320mm disc in the front and 230mm disc at the rear while suspension is through 43mm upside down fork in the front and adjustable monoshock at the rear.
Updates include slipper clutch, a twin barrel exhaust system and bungee straps under the seat. It gets new LED headlamps, updated instrument panel display, which now delivers more information than before. It also gets a new tail lamp with light guides.
The 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 is priced at Rs.1,734,125, Rs.11,000 over its earlier counterpart. Despite its higher pricing sales of new Dominar are higher than older Dominar. Launch of new Dominar with more power and updated features has resulted in the company registering more sales. In May 2019 sales increased by 59% to 1,888 units while in June 2019 sales increased by 150% to 2,044 units.
2019 Bajaj Dominar rivals a range of bikes on sale in India. From competing on specs to price, there are multiple rivals for Dominar like – TVS Apache 310, BMW G310R, Honda CB300R, KTM Duke 390, Royal Enfield Classic 350, Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and Honda CBR250R.
Bajaj is one of the few two wheeler maker in the country who has managed to keep sales stable, at a time when almost everyone else is registering double digit decline. In order to keep the sales momentum going, Bajaj will launch a new Pulsar 125 cc next month. It will be the most affordable Pulsar to go on sale in India.