Bajaj has launched the Dominar 250 in India for a price of Rs 1.60 lakhs. It borrows its 250cc engine from the KTM Duke 250 but produces slightly less power.
The Bajaj Dominar 250 has been in the talks for a while and now, Bajaj has surprised us with the launch of the motorcycle. Th Bajaj Dominar 250 has been launched in India for a price of Rs 1.60 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). That makes it Rs 30,000 more affordable than its bigger sibling, the Dominar 400. Bookings for the Bajaj Dominar 250 are already open, and we have all the details for you.
The Bajaj Dominar 250 is powered by a 248.8cc, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine that it has borrowed from KTM Duke 250. Although the company has not revealed the bore and stroke figures of the engine, we believe it will be the same as the one on the KTM. However, the Dominar 250 is not meant to be as performance oriented as the Duke 250. It thus has lower power and torque outputs from the same engine as it is more intended for touring.
The Bajaj Dominar produces 27hp at 8,500rpm and 23.5Nm at 6,500rpm, compared to the 30hp and 24Nm of the KTM Duke 250. But Bajaj has not skimmed on the features as the motorcycle still gets a slipper clutch and dual-channel ABS. If you also liked the styling of the Dominar 400, then you’d be glad to know that Bajaj has kept the styling of the Dominar 250 identical to its bigger sibling. All the body panels are just the same including the honeycomb structure LED headlight.
There are certain differences in the hardware though. The Dominar 250 uses slimmer tyres which are 100/80-17 section at the front and a 130/70-17 section at the rear. In comparison, the Dominar 400 is equipped with wider radial tyres – a 110/70-17 section at the front and a 150/60-17 at the rear. The Dominar 250 also uses slimmer USD forks at the front which are 37mm units as compared to the Dominar 400’s 43mm units. The front brakes too are smaller with 300mm discs while the Dominar 400 gets 320mm discs. The rear brakes remain identical 230mm.
However, inspite of the smaller displacement, the Dominar 250 is just 4kgs lighter than its bigger sibling, tipping the scales at 180kg. This gives the bigger bike significantly better power to weight ratio. The new Bajaj Dominar 250 is available in two colour schemes – Canyon Red and Vine Black. The motorcycle has already started reaching dealerships across India. In this 250cc segment and at its price point, the Dominar 250 competes against the KTM Duke 250, and the Husqvarna Svartpilen and Vitpilen 250s. All of these bikes however cater to different audiences.