Launched on 15th December, the new Bajaj Dominar 400 has taken the entry level sports motorcycle segment in India by storm. Priced from just INR 1.36 lakh, the new Bajaj Dominar is powered by a 373 cc single cylinder liquid cooled engine derived from none other than the KTM Duke 390.
Compared to the Duke 390, which gets a naked, street styling, the Dominar 400 gets a chiseled, low slung design, with a flair of Pulsar design language. In the front is a LED headlight (first bike in India to get a all-LED headlight).
Other design features include new fuel tank design, split seat (with a shape inspired from Ducati Diavel), digital speedometer mounted on the fuel tank, digital instrument cluster, MRF tubless tyres for that extra grip you need while taking on the corners, disc brakes with dual channel ABS, LED taillight and LED turn indicators, and a newly developed exhaust system.
Powering the new Bajaj Dominar 400 is a KTM Duke / RC 390 sourced 373 cc single cylinder liquid cooled 4 stroke engine. On board the KTM twins, this engine delivers 44 PS power and 35 Nm torque. Considering that the Dominar 400 is a Cruiser Sport, the engine is tuned to deliver 35 PS and 35 Nm.
Below is a price list of some bikes in the segment
– Yamaha R15 Ver 2.0 = INR 1.18 lakh
– RE Classic 350 = INR 1.31 lakh
– Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 ABS = INR 1.33 lakh
– Bajaj Dominar 400 = INR 1.36 lakh
– KTM Duke 200 = INR 1.44 lakh
– Bajaj Dominar 400 = INR 1.50 lakh
– RE Himalayan = INR 1.56 lakh
– Honda CBR250R = INR 1.60 lakh
– RE Classic 500 = INR 1.67 lakh
– Mahindra Mojo = INR 1.70 lakh
– Honda CBR250R ABS = 1.90 lakh
– KTM Duke 390 ABS = INR 1.96 lakh
Also See – Bajaj Dominar 400 Top Speed Video
Thanks to aggressive pricing, Bajaj is aiming at selling 10,000 units of the Dominar 400 every month. In comparison, the Duke 390 registers sales of just 600 (six hundred) units every month. Bookings have opened online, while deliveries will commence from Jan 2017.
With mainstream automotive media waiting to get their hands on media bikes (which will only happen in Jan 2017), enthusiasts and motovloggers are sharing videos and ride experiences of Dominar 400. One such motovlogger has gone ahead and managed to do a shootout between the Duke 390 and Dominar 400. Watch the same below.