Kawasaki green colour reciprocates speed, performance. This shade of green has been synonymous with Kawasaki for many years now. Recently, Mercedes used the colour on their AMG GT sports car, and called it ‘Beast of the Green Hell.’ Now, Bajaj has added a similar colour to their most powerful bike – Dominar. This is the first time a Dominar is seen in this shade. In India, the colours on offer are – Rock Matte Black, Glacier Blue and Canyon Red.
The green colour Bajaj Dominar launched in Russia is a special edition variant. It gets the same features and engine specs which are seen on the regular Dominar 400 ABS trim. It is not clear if this colour will be launched in India or not. But considering that the Bajaj Dominar is only made in India, it is possible that we might get to see this colour in India as well, as a special / limited edition of course.
What India will be getting soon is the updated 2019 Bajaj Dominar, which has already been spied on test. When the Bajaj Dominar 400 was initially launched in December 2016, it was set to be a crowd puller with estimated sales of 10,000 units per month. However, despite its affordable pricing at Rs 1.48 lakhs for the non ABS variant and at Rs 1.62 lakhs for the ABS variant, it failed to attract buyers and July sales stood at just 1,381 units.
Bajaj Auto is now working on launching 2018 Dominar 400. The model, in its new avatar, has been spied testing with upgraded USD forks which are sourced from the KTM Duke range, larger radiators and some cosmetic enhancements that will make it more attractive to buyers in its class. These inverted forks will enhance handling and suspensions while the company is also slated to work on low speed riding comforter at the rear so as to ensure better maneuvering in city traffic.
Bajaj Dominar 400 is also expected to come in with ride-by-wire throttle and a DOHC motor. The new Dominar 400 is also expected to get an updated digital instrument cluster, offering more information as seen on its current model. While ABS is an optional feature on its current model, the new Dominar will come in with ABS as standard while a new color scheme is also predicted.
Engine specifications could remain the same as the Dominar 400 could draw its power via a 373cc, liquid cooled, single cylinder engine offering 35 bhp power and 35 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed gearbox which will comply with new BS VI emission norms.
With launch in early 2019, prices of the new Dominar 400 are also set to increase by around Rs 10,000-15,000 over its existing model. This will put the price of the Bajaj Dominar 400 in a price bracket of around Rs 1.80 lakhs with its competitors being the KTM 250 Duke, Honda CBR 250R and BMW G310R.