Bajaj Dominar 400

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 1,41,000
* Delhi. May vary.

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GST Price The Post-GST Price of Bajaj Dominar 400 is INR 1,41,000 (Ex-showroom Delhi).
On-Road Price (Delhi) Rs 1.56 lakh (Approx.)
Mileage 30-35 kmpl (approximate)
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
Bharat Stage IV (BS4)
Summary Dominar 400 generates maximum power of 35 PS @ 8000 rpm and maximum torque of 35 NM @ 6500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and the kerb weight of the bike is 182 kg. The company claimed top speed of the bike is 156 kmph and it can do the 0-100 kmph sprint in 8.23 seconds. Bajaj Dominar 400 is available in India with 2-channel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System). The key rivals of the bike in India are RE Himalayan, Mahindra Mojo 300, RE Classic 350, Benelli TNT 250 and KTM Duke 390.
Type Sports Cruiser
Status Available
Shades Midnight Blue, Twilight Plum, Moon White
Official Tagline The Big Bike For Big Boys | Dominate the Night
Name Stands For Dominar is a derivation from a Spanish word which means "to excel or exceed in power"
Frame/Chassis Beam Type Perimeter Frame
ENGINE, POWER & TORQUE
Displacement 373.3 cc
Maximum Power 35 HP @ 8000 rpm
Maximum Torque 35 NM @ 6500 rpm
Engine Description 373.3cc, Triple Spark, 4-Valve, DTSi Engine, Closed Fuel Injection, Liquid Cooled, Single Cylinder
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Operating Altitude 0-18380 feet above sea level
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Lubrication Wet Sump
No. of Cylinders 1
Fuel Type Petrol
TRANSMISSION
No. of Gears 6
Clutch Slipper Clutch
BRAKES
Front Brake 320mm Single Disc
Rear Brake 230mm Single Disc
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Optional for INR 14,000
SUSPENSION
Front Suspension 43mm Telescopic Forks
Rear Suspension Multi Step Adjustable Mono Shock (77mm diameter)
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 110/70-R17 (MRF REVZ-FC1)
Rear Tyre 150/60-R17 (MRF REVZ-C1)
Front Wheel 17-inch
Rear Wheel 17-inch
Wheel Type Alloy Wheels
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
BATTERY
Battery Type VRLA
Capacity 8AH
Voltage 12V
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
Overall Length 2156 mm
Overall Width 813 mm
Overall Height 1112 mm
Ground Clearance 157 mm
Seat Height 800 mm
Wheelbase 1453 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 182 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 13 litres
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
0-100 kmph 8.23 secs
100-0 kmph 46.19 mtrs
Top Speed 156 kmph
Mileage (City) 30 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 35 kmpl
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Digital
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Clock Digital
RPM/Gear Display
Fuel Gauge Digital
Service Reminder
Low Oil Indicator
Low Battery Indicator
Gear Shift Light
Rev-limiter Indicator
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Pillion Grabrail
Pillion Footrest
Electric Start
Engine Kill Switch
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Stand Alarm
LIGHTING
Head Light Full LED with Auto Headlamp On (AHO)
Tail Light LED

Bajaj Dominar 400 Review

09 Jul, 2017 03:16 PM

Overview

Bajaj has launched the new Dominar 400 at a starting price of just INR 1.36 lakh, raising the standards by nearly two times the current amount of performance on the offer in its overall lineup. The new Dominar 400 is a different approach than all other Bajaj motorcycles till date, providing the rider with loads of power and yet, being as relaxed as a cruiser to ride.

Losing the name Pulsar from its branding would not make it less than anything on the road from its class. Dominar carries a sense of exclusivity with its high spec body and an optional dual channel ABS variant for INR 1.50 lakh. Bajaj clearly explains the intention to rule the segment as you cannot even buy a decent 250cc bike in the price where they have placed this 'Big Bike for Big Boys'.

Dimensions & Weight

Bajaj Dominar 400 measures 2156 mm in length, 813 mm in width and 1112 mm in height. The wheelbase measures 1453 mm while the bike weighs 182 kg with a full fuel tank. It claims a 157 mm of decent ground clearance and carries a 13 liter fuel tank. The seat height for the Dominar has not yet been officially revealed.

Design & Style

The new Bajaj Dominar 400 can be clearly differentiated by its unique styling. Like no other, the Dominar gets a sharp LED headlight with dark accents around itself. The slightly raised windscreen coupled with negligible fairing makes it one of the most attractive options in terms of styling. The tank section remains calm and flows effortlessly and perfectly to the rider's seat. The flow is so rich that no other motorcycle from the category seems so natural as the Dominar 400. The expended portions of the tank are smart enough to complete the package and seal the deal. Bajaj Auto has finished every component with the most possible precision and those simple factors like back-lit buttons as well as its automatic headlight makes it uber cool in the dark time.

The rear half is totally different story. Unlike all others where the pillion has to climb to the top and grab a seat, the Bajaj Dominar 400 offers a gentle heap from front to the rear seat. The tail completes in the midway while a plastic number plate holder and mudguard ends the things in the same smooth manner. The alloy wheels are super cool and matches perfectly to the nature of the bike. Short exhaust has been perfectly placed while the silver swing-arm was a welcome move, keeping the beauty of even the minor elements alive on the Dominar 400. It looks massive with its thick tyres and low stance with even Bajaj Auto comparing it with the proud stance of a Lion.

Instrument Console

Bajaj used a completely new unit for the console duty on the Dominar 400. The one within the fuel tank is a slightly rectangular unit with indicator lights in a compartment while the second screen is the actual instrument console, carrying the typical cruiser style functionality while sharing some modern looks. All the details like speedometer, tachometer and odometer are available on the primary screen. The unit has a base dark shade while the readout value are displayed in white on the motorcycle.

Engine & Gearbox

The engine on the Dominar 400 is a 373.3cc, 1-cylinder liquid cooled and fuel injected motor producing 35 PS at 8000 rpm and 35 Nm at 6500 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox with slipper clutch assist. The same unit is being used on KTM 390 Duke and RC390 while the Bajaj Dominar 400's uses triple spark and DTS-i technology. The cruiser style riding on the Bajaj Dominar 400, along with the mileage oriented approach of Bajaj Auto has led to this mild tune of the engine on the Dominar 400.

Top Speed & Performance

It has balanced performance and economy in such a way that the 0-100 kmph comes out in 8.23 seconds while the top speed is limited to 148 kmph. Bajaj has not focused on making the bike a sprinter as they are promoting the same as a street smart machine and a mile muncher on the same time. The motorcycle claims a wet weight of 182 kg, making it just few kilograms less than the RE bikes. The high power values provide the Dominar with an advantage over its competition.

Brakes & Suspension

The Dominar 400 uses a 320mm front disc brake while the rear disc measures 230mm. It comes with an option between ABS and non-ABS braking system, offering the former at INR 14,000 premium over then non-ABS version. The front suspension was expected to be USD forks on the newcomer while the production spec model brought conventional 43 mm, thick telescopic forks in place of them. The rear uses a gas charged mono-shock for the suspension duties.

Tyres and Stability

Dominar has been built to resist the ups and downs of the Indian roads with much ease than its KTM counterparts. It uses thicker MRF Radials, 110/70-17 and 150/60-17 tyres for better grip levels while its low stance helps improve the stability factor by a good margin. Its high weight may restrict its top speed but still, that can help the rider to achieve the most stable ride of the segment on the Indian highways.

Variants & Shades

Bajaj has launched the Dominar 400 in two variants, one with ABS and other without ABS. The shades on offer on the Dominar includes Midnight Blue, Twilight Plum and Moon White.

Bookings & Availability

Bajaj opened the bookings for Dominar 400 on December 15 and deliveries are expected to commence from January 2017. You can book the bike online on Bajaj Auto's official website by paying an advance amount of INR 9000. Initially, the motorcycle will only be available in 22 cities and 80 dealerships in India.

Price & Verdict

Bajaj Dominar 400 has been launched at a mouth watering starting price of INR 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The second variant is available with better dual channel ABS brakes, taking the cost up by INR 14,000 and pricing it at INR 1.50 lakh. It has been the best priced bike by Bajaj Auto ever in the Indian lineup. The competition for the same includes Royal Enfield Himalayan, Classic 350, Benelli TNT25, Mahindra Mojo and KTM 390 Duke. The extraordinary pricing makes it the best available bike with such high specs and off-course, the first in class LED lights.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs. Bajaj Dominar 400
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User Reviews for Bajaj Dominar

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(6 users found this helpful)

Dominar satisfies the buyer mainly because of its comfort ... read more

Best Features: Slipper clutch

Pros: comfort, due to slipper clutch, value for money, touring capability

Cons: mileage, due to huge variations between highway and city

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(15 users found this helpful)

Bajaj Dominar 400 is more like a hope for those who wish to enter the big bike segment and its clean INR 1.36 lakh price makes it easy for many, who were considering a 150 cc before! ... read more

Best Features: Stuffed seats, LED lights, excessive torque

Pros: Price, engine, LED lights, stance

Cons: Excessive black parts, a bit of rear design, commuter style front view, high weight

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