Bajaj Dominar 400 Review
Bajaj Dominar 400 reminiscent the outlook and design of the Ducati Diavel and behaves like a mini version of the monster. The potential of the Bajaj is forced to reveal the Dominar 400, due to the trend changing rival motorcycles in the passionate 300-400 cc segment. Bajaj Dominar 400, a warrior diving into the battlefield is the scene remembered, when it happens to see at the auto expo and in internet images.
The Dominar 400 is stylish, ferocious and premium class motorcycle, offering the sporty performance with the Cruiser design blended.
The engine of the Bajaj Dominar 400 is tamed from the KTM engineering, but sustain to deliver the same performance as 390 Duke. The Bajaj Dominar 400 is expected to compete with the KTM Duke 390, BMW G310R, Mojo 300, Yamaha MT-03, Kawasaki Z300 and Hero XF3R concept.
Bajaj Dominar 400 Price details
Bajaj has confirmed the availability of its new product Dominar 400 to roll out by the month of January 2017. Dominar can be purchased through its official website by paying only ₹ 9000, while the remaining can be paid on delivery.
The company has announced that the motorcycle will be made available in 22 major cities with 80 dealers.
Bajaj has priced (₹ 1,38,625) the Dominar 400 in a very competitive manner, that the rival bikes are way higher on their purchase factors. In addition to the slipper clutch, It also includes an ABS facility with an extra ₹ 14,000, making a total of ₹ 1,52,612 (Ex-show room).
Dominar 400 Outlook and design
The design and finish of the Bajaj Dominar 400 are premium, and the bike is nurtured with entire new sporty dawn feel. The aggressiveness of the bike is literally felt from the headlamp to tail section.
The well sculpted huge fuel chamber, dense front forks, shrill short engine cover, side stubby exhaust and tasteful alloy wheels collectively adds value for the bike.
Bajaj Dominar 400 retains the look of the street fighter with the conventional handle bar and the frame chassis. The rear elongated fireguard is a cool feature on the Dominar with dual rear tail lamps and split grab rails.
The bike tail is partly given with the matte black finish and the bike looks remarkable, even though missing out the bogy graphics. The absence of up-side down forks and split seat is at least matter in terms of the Dominar appearance, since this machine blows away such things out the mind with its Diavel design and powerful engine.
Engine and transmission
The Bajaj Dominar 400 storms the path ahead with its open dike power engine of 373.3cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled system, generating a maximum power of 35 BHP @ 8,000 RPM and a peak torque of 35 NM @ 6500 RPM. The 6-speed gearbox cares the smooth transmission for the Dominar 400.
The incorporation of Bajaj’s own DTSi triple spark technology keeps the performance output keen and improves the fuel efficiency. The engine is almost close to the KTM 390’s engine specifications, and expected to perform as close possible.
The exhaust sound of the Dominar is entirely different from the pulsar group of bikes and sounds great to match the 400 cc engine.
The handiness of slipper clutch in the Kawasaki Ninja of same segment had been always celebrated as an elite feature compared to its rivals. However, the Bajaj Dominar 400 has become a tough contestant for its rivals by its specifications, including the all new slipper clutch.
The corners of the voyage are then easily attacked by the power of slipper clutch and never worries the rider about the sudden down shifts of gear from higher speed.
Bajaj Dominar 400 top speed and Mileage
The top end naked Dominar is expected to travel at a top speed of 150 kmph, which can get you close to the KTM 390’s top speed.
The stylish, sporty Dominar may have a decent mileage scores offering a fuel efficiency of 28-31 Kmpl. The class of 400cc bike with the mileage capability of Dominar 400 is fair on the mileage part.
The telescopic front forks (43 mm) with an anti-friction bush of the Bajaj Dominar 400 looks tough. The rear side receives a Nitrox mono shock absorber (77 mm) with seven step pre-adjustment is best for the riding quality.
The alloys of the motorcycle are astounding to merge with the entire look. The front and the rear wheel of the Bajaj Dominar 400 come with 320 mm and 230 mm single butterfly disc brake, respectively. The ABS remains as an option and takes extra Rs.14,000 over the non-ABS variant.
The tubeless Radial MRF tyres of the Bajaj Dominar 400 are broad and gripper to gain safety on the fast wheels. The motorcycle features a 110/70-17 and 150/60-17 section tyres in the front and rear, respectively.
The Bajaj Dominar 400 features a fully digital instrument console, than being a combination of analogue and digital as features in the SS400. The split instrument console of the Dominar is powerful and once again remembers the Ducati Diavel.
Among the two clusters, one is mounted on the handle bar cluster and one fixed on the fuel tank. The blue digital console frame packs the speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, low fuel, oil and battery indicators, clock, safety side stand indicator, dual-trip meters and lot more.
Bajaj Dominar 400 colours
The colours offered in the Bajaj Dominar are definitely bland and boring. Bajaj should consider offering attractive colours. The colours of the Dominar are available in three colours currently – Midnight Blue, Moon white and Twilight plum.
Bajaj Dominar new matte Black Edition launched
Bajaj has included a new matte Black colour to the currently available Dominar 400, which is a perfect choice for the Dawn dark riders. However, the update bound only to the colour and not bound towards the technical stuffs and price.
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