The World’s Favourite Indian has opened its account for 2019 with a fresh Bajaj Dominar 400 priced at Rs 1.73 lakh (ex-showroom). The new model features cosmetic, performance, and structural updates that improve the Bajaj Dominar 400’s credentials as a two-wheeled tourer. The price is Rs 1.73 lakh (ex-showroom); almost Rs 11,000 more than the outgoing model.
Bajaj have given the Dominar subtle styling updates that do not compromise the motorcycle’s butch stance. The most notable changes include refreshed headlamps, an updated instrument cluster, and a new mirror design with aluminium stalks. The Dominar will continue to be powered by the same 373.2-cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. While the torque figure remains unchanged at 35 Nm at 7,000 rpm, peak power is now 40 PS at 8,650 rpm; a significant 5 PS increase over the outgoing model. Bajaj claim that this has resulted in a 25 PS/tonne increase in the power-to-weight ratio.
Suspension at the front is managed by a 43-mm USD fork that is also seen in the KTM 390 Duke. The rear is managed by the same mono-shock as before but it is now in a slightly softer setting. Touring-specific updates include softer seat cushioning and the provision to tie bungee cords; thoughtful additions to cater to the traveller who wants to munch miles in comfort.
The motorcycle also features new colours including a rather mean green matte black shade. The green reminds us of the Spider-Man’s arch nemesis, the Green Goblin. Does this motorcycle go as mean as it looks?
Check out the first ride review here, and head to the showrooms for a test ride. Bajaj have revealed that deliveries of the new Dominar will begin in April.
Story: Joshua Varghese