Here we take on the Bajaj Dominar 400. It is a power cruiser with some premium features. It defies the usual shape of Avenger and Royal Enfield and goes a little funky. The Dominar looks quite sporty and of course with Bajaj’s engine, it gives decent mileage figures. The price of the cruiser is from Rs 1.46 Lakhs.
Unlike the old-school cruisers like the Harley Davidson, Royal Enfield and the Avenger, this one looks a bit mean. The Bajaj Dominar 400 is a power cruiser; a modern day cruiser with exceptionally more power. It is the most powerful bike from Bajaj to date, which qualifies as a commuter bike as well as a touring bike. Moreover, it feels like a good buy with prices starting from Rs 1.46 Lakhs up to Rs 1.58 Lakhs (ex-showroom). In this price range, most of the performance bikes come, like the KTM Duke 200, Royal Enfield Thunderbird, Honda CBR250R and more. Features of the bike include Split Reverse LCD Display, Automatic LED Headlamps, Slipper Clutch, Fully Digital Instrument Cluster, Dual Channel ABS and Tell-Tale Lights. The mileage of the bike is recorded around 27 KMPL. Read on to know more details of India’s very own power cruiser.
Bajaj Dominar 400 – Price
|STD (DISC)||Rs 1.46 Lakhs|
|Dual channel ABS||Rs 1.58 Lakhs|
The bike is aggressively priced starting from Rs 1.46 Lakh for the standard variant to Rs 1.58 Lakh for the ABS variant (both prices ex-showroom). The given price creates a tough competition. Also, given the features and engines that it provides, the pricing is decent.
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Bajaj Dominar 400 – Design
The power cruiser comes with large dimensions and a low-slung stance. Obviously, it is going to catch some attention. It comes with an aggressive and sculpted body, giving the muscularity to the bike. The ‘Dominar’ plate on the beefy fuel tank, just looks perfect on its chiselled body. The LED headlamps with a small windscreen add to the manliness of the bike. Other design elements include a skid plate, broad handlebars, sporty rear side-tails and a well-designed cowl. Also, the machined alloy wheels and the sporty mudguard add to the finishing touch. From the rear, it copies the tail light styling from Pulsar. A small exhaust muffler is fitted on the big Dominar, which looks a little usual. However, as the frame of the bike is heavy, it gets a little scary to overtake at high speeds.
Bajaj Dominar 400 – Engine And Transmission
|Cooling System||Liquid Cooled|
|Engine Type||Triple spark 4-valve DTS-i engine|
|Transmission||6-speed Slipper Clutch|
The bike runs on a 373 CC Liquid Cooled engine that produces 34.5 BHP worth of power and 35 Nm worth of torque. It comes with a fuel injection system. Although it copies some elements from KTM Duke, it uses Bajaj’s trademark Triple spark 4-valve DTS-i engine. Dominar also uses a single camshaft, instead of two, to operate the four valves. In terms of transmission, it uses a Slipper clutch that is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Bajaj Dominar 400 – Mileage And Performance
|Mileage||27 KMPL (Claimed)|
|Fuel Capacity||13 Litres|
|Reserve Capacity||2 Litres|
|Riding Range||351 Kms|
|Top Speed||147 KMPH|
|0-100 KMPH||8.4 Seconds|
Dominar delivers a claimed mileage of 27 KMPL, which is good for a 400 CC bike. It comes with a fuel tank capacity of 13 Litres with 2 Litres reserve fuel capacity. It delivers a total riding range of 351 Kms. The bike records a high speed of 147 Kmph. Also, it clocks 0-100 KMPH in flat 8.4 seconds. The 0-100 KMPH record is not much higher than KTM Duke, making it a mix of a sports bike and a cruiser. Importantly, even bike if the bike is cruising at 120 KMPH, it would not vibrate and still would give a chance of overtaking.
Bajaj Dominar 400 – Chassis, Suspension And Dimension
|Ground Clearance||157 mm|
Beam Type perimeter frame
|Front Suspension||DIA telescopic forks|
Multistep Adjustable Monoshock
Dominar 400 comes with a height of 1112 mm, length of 2156 mm and width of 813 mm. The wheelbase is good at 1453 mm and the ground clearance is around 157 mm. A larger wheelbase and ground clearance indicate its off-road capabilities. The bike weighs a little heavy at 182 Kgs. It is built on a Beam Type Perimeter Frame. In the front, it uses 43 mm DIA telescopic forks and in the rear, it uses Multistep Adjustable Monoshock. The rear suspension offers good comfort depending on the speed.
Bajaj Dominar 400 – Braking System
|Front||Disc – 320 mm|
|Rear||Disc – 230 mm|
|ABS||Dual Channel ABS|
Dominar comes in two variants – ABS and Disc Brakes – which are both useful in this beast. The bike uses 320 mm disc brakes in the front, which is the largest in its segment. In the back, it uses 230 mm disc brakes. The higher variant comes with a Dual Channel ABS, which is quite comfortable in terms of jerks while driving. However, such brakes are useful for handling such a bike.
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Bajaj Dominar 400 – Features
The bike comes with way-load of features, which most of them in the segment do not offer. Must say, Dominar 400 is quite technology savvy. It comes with the following features:
- Split Reverse LCD Display
- Automatic LED Headlamps
- Slipper Clutch
- Fully Digital Instrument Cluster
- Dual Channel ABS
- Gear, Fuel, Low Oil, Low Battery Indicators
- Engine Kill Switch
- Tell-Tale Lights
- Sporty rear side-tails
Bajaj Dominar 400 – Colours
Dominar 400 is currently available in three colours – Rock Matte Black, Glacier Blue and Canyon Red. However, I think the Matte Black goes perfectly with it because of the black alloy wheels.
Bajaj Dominar 400 – Competition
Currently, Dominar 400 has a very stiff competition given to its aggressive pricing. Also, it swings both sides as a sports bike and as a cruiser. So, it faces comparison from both the sides. It competes with the likes of Mahindra Mojo, KTM Duke 390, Honda CBR 250R, Royal Enfield Thunderbird and Yamaha FZ 25. However, the biggest advantage of this bike is due to its huge list of features and impressive performance specs.
Bajaj Dominar 400 – Image Gallery
Bajaj Dominar 400 – Overview
Bajaj Dominar 400
Rs 1.44 Lakhs to Rs 1.56 Lakhs
6-speed Slipper Clutch
|Average Mileage||27 KMPL|
Split Reverse LCD Display, Automatic LED Headlamps, Dual Channel ABS, Fully Digital Meter Console
Front and Rear Disc Brakes, ABS
Bajaj Dominar 400 – Walkaround Video
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