Check out our speculative story on the Bajaj Dominar 200 with its possible launch date, expected price, specs, and features. While the Dominar 400 is a much powerful beast, the 200cc Dominar can be a better option for daily commuting and traffic riding. Read ahead to get more details.
Currently, Bajaj Dominar 400 is the most powerful bike available on the whole lineup. It gets some premium features and a much powerful engine but still is not that popular. Mainly, the demand for powerful bikes is still not that great, as most of them prefer great mileage figures. So, recently there were rumors about Bajaj Dominar 200 in the works. Well, this could be possible enough because of the growing need for 150-200cc bikes. Usually, 200cc bikes offer 30 KMPL and are considered as entry-level premium motorcycles. The Dominar 200 can be a commuter-friendly mini version of the Dominar 400. The styling would be the same, but with a less powerful engine and some reduced features. It is expected to be priced around Rs 1.25 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
The bike is expected to launch by 2019 with a price tag of around Rs 1.1 Lakh (ex-showroom). If that cheap, it would be a nice competition to the cruisers and well as naked bikes in that price range. Read on to know if the Bajaj Dominar 200 is in the offing and would make its mark by next year.
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Bajaj Dominar 200 Price
|Standard variant Price*||Rs 1,15,000|
|ABS Variant Price*||Rs 1,25,000|
*estimated prices ex-showroom Delhi
The Bajaj Dominar 200 will make use of the same engine as the Pulsar RS 200 (derived from KTM 200 Duke/RC 200). Also, it will be detuned a bit in the in the application. To keep costs in check, we think it will come with a single-channel ABS unit.
Bajaj Dominar 200 Launch Date
|Launch Date||Early 2019|
While we think the Bajaj Dominar 200 will come to the market in early 2019. This is because the bike looks quite striking (more on this later) and in concept form, it attracted many eyeballs at previous auto expos.
Bajaj Dominar 200 Specifications
|Engine displacement and type||200cc, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, SOHC, single cylinder|
|Suspension (front/rear)||Telescopic forks/Nitrox monoshock|
|Brakes (front/rear)||Single 300mm disc with ABS/Single 230mm disc|
Like we said earlier, the Dominar 200’s specs will be similar to those of Pulsar RS 200. The difference arises in power and torque figures, which are on the lower side for the smaller Dominar. However, the rest of the components should stay the same. Another thing to note here is that this bike will have retuned suspension. Expect its gear ratios to also be redone.
Bajaj Dominar 200 Mileage
|City Mileage||36 kmpl|
|Highway Mileage||40 kmpl|
Having a detuned engine in comparison to Pulsar RS 200 means the Dominar 200 will offer better mileage. However, don’t expect it to offer way better mileage over its Pulsar counterpart. This is because the Pulsar RS 200 has a full fairing to help it in aerodynamics department. The Dominar 200? Well, let’s just wish the wind blast is manageable at highway speeds on this bike.
Bajaj Dominar 200 Top Speed
|Top Speed||130 kmph|
In its detuned state, the 200cc engine of Dominar 200 should be able to push it to a top speed of 130kmph. Again, the lack of a fairing hurt this bike’s chances of doing higher speeds. The engine’s detuned state is of no help to the bike in this department either.
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Bajaj Dominar 200 Features
- Single-channel ABS
- LED taillamps
- Projector headlamps
- Disc brakes front and rear
- Fuel-injected engine
- Upright ergonomics
- Digital speedo console
- Aircraft-type fuel filler cap
- Split grab rails
Just like any other Bajaj motorcycle, the Dominar 200 is packed with features. Yes, it does have to cut some corners to keep costs down. However, the bike 200 still offers quite a list of features for its price, which is commendable.
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Bajaj Dominar 200 Design Review
The elder sibling of the Dominar 200, the Dominar 400, has a universally-likeable design. Bajaj touts this design to be inspired by a lion’s stance. The fact is that this bike looks well-proportioned. Since wires have been hidden well, the exposed bits like engine look clean on this bike. Expect this bike to look similar to maintain that familiarity, in terms of design, with its elder sibling. We do think that Bajaj will give it different alloy wheels to ensure it can be differentiated from its elder brother with ease. Also, it may not have LED DRLs to keep costs down. For this very reason, Bajaj may use projector headlamps (Pulsar 220) on the 200 than LED headlamps from the 400.
Bajaj Dominar 200 – Competition
If the bike is launched, it will mainly compete with sub-200 CC sports bikes along with the sub 200 CC cruisers. Within sports bikes, it will face competition with Apache RTR 2004V, Bajaj Pulsar NS200, KTM Duke 200 and more. Within cruisers, it will compete with Avenger Street 220, Avenger Cruise 220 and Suzuki Intruder. However, the pricing will be an advantage here. A lot of the bikes who have a lesser specs engine, compete with Dominar 400 on its pricing. So, the Dominar 200 might have a good hand over here as it will cost anything around Rs 1.10 Lakhs to Rs 1.25 Lakhs.
Bajaj Dominar 200 – Overview
Bajaj Dominar 200
|Launch Date||Early 2019|
Rs 1.15 to Rs 1.25 Lakhs
200cc fuel-injected, liquid-cooled
Split Reverse LCD Display, Automatic LED Headlamps, Single Channel ABS, Fully Digital Meter Console, Tell-Tale Lights
Front and Rear Disc Brakes with single-channel ABS
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