Bajaj Dominar 400 – The Cheapest 400cc Bike
Price of Bajaj Dominar 400: Rs. 1.36 lakhs (non-ABS), Rs. 1.50 lakhs (ABS)
Launch of Bajaj Dominar 400 in India: December 2016
The Indian automobile maker – Bajaj has recently launched its new bike named as “Bajaj Dominar 400” with a starting price of INR 1.36 lakhs, raising the standards by nearly two times the current amount of performance on the offer in its overall lineup. The new Dominar 400 has a totally different approach among its all other Bajaj bikes till date, providing the rider with loads of power and at the same time provide good amount of relaxation.
Losing the name Pulsar from its branding would not make any difference to it on the road from its class. Bajaj Dominar 400 has a sense of exclusivity with its high spec body and an optional dual channel ABS variant at a price tag of INR 1.50 lakhs. Bajaj clearly shows the intention to rule the 400 cc segment as you cannot even buy a decent 250 cc bike in this price range where they have placed this ‘Big Bike for Big Boys’.
Dimensions and Weight
The new Bajaj Dominar 400 dimensions measures as 2156 mm in length, 813 mm in width and 1112 mm in height. The wheelbase measures 1453 mm and kerb weights is 182 kg. It has a 157 mm of ground clearance and carries a 13 liter fuel tank. The seat height for the Dominar 400 has not yet been officially revealed.
Design and Style
The new Bajaj Dominar 400 can be clearly differentiated by its unique design and styling. Unlike others, the Dominar 400 comes with a sharp LED headlight with dark accents around itself. The slightly raised windscreen comes with a negligible fairing making it one of the most attractive options in terms of styling. The tank section area remains calm and flows effortlessly and perfectly to the rider’s seat. The flow is so good that no other motorcycle from the category seems so natural as the Dominar 400. The expended portions of the tank are good enough to complete the package and seal the deal. Bajaj Auto has given full importance to all the parts and to those simple factors also like back-lit buttons and its automatic headlight makes it uber cool in the dark time.
The rear half has a totally different story. Unlike in all other motorcycles, where the pillion has to climb to the top and grab a seat, but in new Bajaj Dominar 400, there is a gentle heap from front to the rear seat. The tail completes in the midway and there is a plastic number plate holder and a mudguard which ends the things in the same smooth manner. The alloy wheels are super cool and matches perfectly to the nature of the bike. The short exhaust has been perfectly placed while the silver swing-arm was a good move. The bike looks massive with its thick tyres and low stance which even Bajaj Auto is comparing with the proud stance of a Lion.
The new Bajaj Dominar 400 comes with a completely new instrument console. The one is within the fuel tank which is slightly rectangular with the indicator lights in the compartment while the second screen is the actual instrument console, contains the typical cruiser style functionality along with some modern looks. The primary screen shows speedometer, tachometer and odometer. The unit comes with a base dark shade while the readout value are displayed in white.
Engine and Gearbox
The new Bajaj Dominar 400 has a 373.3 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled and fuel injected engine which can produce a maximum power of 35 PS at 8000 rpm and a peak torque of 35 Nm at 6500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox along with slipper clutch assist. The similar unit is used on KTM 390 Duke and RC 390 while Dominar 400’s uses triple spark and DTS-i technology.
Top Speed and Performance
The new Bajaj Dominar 400 has a balanced performance and economy to reach 0-100 kmph in just 8.23 seconds with a top speed is limited to 148 kmph. The company has not focused on making a sprinter bike as they are promoting the same as a street smart engine. Its wet weight is 182 kg, which makes it few kilograms less than the RE bikes. The high power engine and price provide the Dominar 400 a advantage over its competitors.
-Top speed: 148 kmph
-Mileage: 27 kmpl
Brakes and Suspension
The new Bajaj Dominar 400 comes with a 320 mm front disc brake and a 230 mm of rear disc. The bike is available in ABS and non-ABS braking system, providing the ABS verision with an additional INR 14,000 compared to the non-ABS version. The front suspension was expected to have USD forks as the production model has conventional 43 mm, thick telescopic forks. The rear suspension has a gas charged mono-shock.
The new Bajaj Dominar 400 was built to tackle the ups and downs of Indian roads with more ease compared to its rivals KTM. It runs on a thicker MRF Radials, 110/70-17 and 150/60-17 tyres to have a better grip levels whereas its low stance helps improve the stability factor. Its heavy weight might restrict its top speed but still the rider will have a smooth and comfortable riding experience.
Variants and Shades
The new Bajaj Dominar 400 comes in two variants, one with ABS and other without ABS.
The available shades on the Dominar 400: Midnight Blue, Twilight Plum and Moon White.
Price and Verdict
Bajaj Dominar 400 was launched with a price tag of Rs. 1.36 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). The second variant is available with dual channel ABS brakes, which comes with an additional cost Rs. 14,000 and make it cost Rs. 1.50 lakhs. It is one of the best priced bike by Bajaj Auto ever in the Indian lineup.
Competitors of Bajaj Dominar 400
Price: Rs. 1.75 lakhs
Engine: 411 cc, single cylinder 4 stroke, LS400 overhead cam engine, air-cooled, SOHC
Maximum Power: 24.5 bhp at 6500 rpm
Maximum Torque: 32 Nm at 4000-4500 rpm
Transmission: 5 Speed Constant Mesh
Price: Rs. 2,02,120 (Standard), Rs. 2,10,210 (Premium)
Engine: 249 cc, Single cylinder, 4-stroke, 4-valve, Liquid-cooled, DOHC
Maximum Power: 28.16 bhp @ 9800 rpm
Maximum Torque: 21.61 Nm @ 8000 rpm
Price: Rs. 1,89,778 (ex-showroom)
Engine: 295 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-valve, DOHC
Maximum Power: 26.82 bhp @ 8000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 30 Nm @ 5500 rpm
Price: Rs 2.20 lakhs
Engine: 373.2 cc, single cylinder, four stroke, water-cooled engine
Maximum Power: 43 Bhp at 9500 rpm
Maximum Torque: 35 Nm at 7250 rpm
Transmission: 6 speed, claw shifted
Specifications of Bajaj Dominar 400
|Bajaj Dominar 400|
|Engine Type||373.3 cc, 373.3cc, Triple Spark, 4-Valve, DTSi Engine, Closed Fuel Injection, Liquid Cooled, Single Cylinder|
|Maximum Power||35 hp at 8000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||35 Nm at 6500 rpm|
|Fuel System||Fuel Injection|
|Ground Clearance||157 mm|
|Seat Height||800 mm|
|Kerb Weight||182 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||13 litres|
|No. of Gears|
|Front Suspension||43 mm Telescopic Forks|
|Rear Suspension||Multi Step Adjustable Mono Shock (77mm diameter)|
|Front||320 mm Single Disc|
|Rear||230 mm Single Disc|
|Wheels and Tyres|
|Front Wheel||17 inch|
|Rear Wheel||17 inch|
|Front Tyre||110/70-R17 (MRF REVZ-FC1)|
|Rear Tyre||150/60-R17 (MRF REVZ-C1)|