Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM 390 Duke

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The Dominar 400 debuted as the Pulsar CS400 back at the 2014 Auto Expo. A couple of name changes later, the production-ready form of the Bajaj Pulsar CS400 is ready for its launch. Dubbed as the Dominar 400, the new motorcycle is the first of many upcoming high performance bikes by Bajaj. The Dominar 400 will become Bajaj’s most powerful and most expensive bike yet. Once in the market, one of its biggest rivals will be its own cousin, the KTM Duke 390. Both bikes will be manufactured at Bajaj’s facility in Chakan, near Pune. Read our Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM 390 Duke comparison story here to find out how these two motorcycles compare with each otherBajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM 390 Duke Comparison Price, specifications bajaj-Kratos-vs-400-vs-ktm-390-duke

Also See –  2017 KTM Duke 390 | Bajaj Dominar 400 | Upcoming Bajaj Pulsar Bikes

Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM 390 Duke Comparison of Price

Bajaj Dominar 400 Estimated Price KTM 390 Duke Ex-Showroom Delhi Price
Rs. 1.7-1.9 lakh Rs. 1.95 lakh

Bajaj will price the new Dominar 400 lower than the 390 Duke. We’re expecting a starting price of Rs. 1.8 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Currently, the KTM 390 Duke retails for Rs. 1.95 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

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Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM 390 Duke Comparison of Specifications

  Bajaj Dominar 400 (estimated) KTM 390 Duke
Engine Displacement 373 cc, single cylinder, fuel injected, liquid-cooled 373 cc, Single Cylinder, Fuel Injected, Liquid Cooled
Power 35 PS @ 9,000 rpm 44 PS @ 9,500 rpm
Torque 35 Nm@ 7,000 rpm 35 Nm @ 7,250 rpm
Transmission 6-Speed Manual 6-speed
Mileage 30 kpl 25 kmpl
Top Speed 155 kmph 165 kmph
0-60 km/h 3.0 seconds (est.) 2.60 seconds
Brakes Front – 300 mm Disc

Rear – 230 mm Disc

Front – 300 mm Disc

Rear – 230 mm Disc

ABS Yes Yes
Suspension Front – Telescopic Forks

Rear – Monoshock

Front – Inverted Telescopic Forks

Rear – Monoshock

While both bikes will share the same single cylinder engine, the power and torque figures will be different. The engine has been re-tuned to suit the cruiser nature of the Dominar 400. Expect power delivery to be less urgent in comparison to the 390 Duke. Also, the Dominar 400 will feature Bajaj’s Triple Spark technology. The 373 single cylinder unit that powers the Duke makes 44 PS and 35 Nm.

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Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM 390 Duke Mileage Comparison

Bajaj Dominar 400 KTM 390 Duke
Mileage 30 kpl (est.) 26 kmpl

We’re almost certain the Dominar 400 will be more fuel efficient than the KTM 390 Duke. However, the 30 KMPL figure is just an estimate.

Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM 390 Duke Top Speed Comparison

Bajaj Dominar 400 Top Speed 155 KMPH
KTM 390 Duke Top Speed 165 KMPH

The lower power output of the Dominar 400’s engine will mean a lower top speed. We expect a max. speed of 155 KMPH. In comparison, the 390 Duke easily breaches the 160 KMPH figure with a top speed of around 165 KMPH.

Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM 390 Duke Duke Dimensions

Here’s a comparison of the dimensions of the Bajaj Dominar 400 and KTM 390 Duke.

  Bajaj Dominar 400 (estimated) KTM 390 Duke
Length 2100 mm 2145 mm
Width 800 mm 760 mm
Seat Height 780 mm 800 mm

Bajaj is yet to reveal official figures for the Dominar 400. The figures mentioned above are just estimates.

Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM 390 Duke – Design & Features

The KTM 390 Duke features a very eye catching design. It flashy colour scheme, sharp lines and minimal bodywork make it instantly recognisable as a KTM product. The design of the Bajaj Dominar 400 seems to have drawn inspiration from the likes of the Ducati XDiavel. It features a nice clean design devoid of any body graphics. Certain interesting bits such as a full-LED headlight, LED tail light and an all-digital speedo console will make it to the production spec model.

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The KTM Duke 390 is likely to get a replacement next year and if the spy images are anything to go by, it will look even more aggressive. As far as the list of features is concerned both bikes get black alloy wheels, LED tail lamps, pilot lamp, digital speedo and more. Duke 390 comes in only two colours – black and white. Bajaj will offer at least 4 to 5 colour options for the Dominar. Although the two bikes share the same heart, when it comes to styling, they simply can’t be compared.

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Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM 390 Duke – Verdict

Bajaj will be targeting a different customer base with the upcoming Dominar 400. While the KTM 390 Duke is for those looking for performance, the Dominar 400 will target buyers looking for a long distance cruiser.

Design – The KTM 390 Duke looks flashy and eye catching. On the other hand, the Dominar 400 looks more elegant and muscular. Still, looks are a matter of personal taste and its all up to the buyer.

Specifications – While both bikes share the same engine, Bajaj Dominar 400’s power and torque figures will be lower. It will be tuned keeoing the bike’s cruiser nature in mind. Expect the Dominar 400 to be more fuel efficient.

Price – We’re almost certain the Bajaj Dominar 400 will cost much less than the KTM 390 Duke. There could be a price difference of around ten to twenty thousand Rupees.

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