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Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM 390 Duke

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 was launched in December 2016. Dubbed as the Dominar 400, the new motorcycle is the first of many upcoming high-performance bikes by Bajaj. The Dominar 400 is Bajaj’s most powerful and most expensive bike yet. One of the segment rivals is its own cousin, the KTM Duke 390, which has just been given a major update. Both bikes are being 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 other.

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. 1.36-1.5 lakh Rs. 2.26 lakh

Bajaj has priced the new Dominar 400 much lower than the 390 Duke. With the launch of the new model, the price of the 390 Duke has gone up. Prices for the Dominar start at just Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Currently, the 2017 KTM 390 Duke retails for Rs. 2.26 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

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Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM 390 Duke Comparison of Specifications

Bajaj Dominar 400 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 43.5 PS @ 9,000 rpm
Torque 35 Nm@ 7,000 rpm 37 Nm @ 7,000 rpm
Transmission 6-Speed Manual 6-speed
Mileage 30 kpl 25 kmpl
Top Speed 148 kmph 165 kmph (est)
0-60 km/h 3.0 seconds (est.) 2.60 seconds (est)
Brakes Front – 300 mm Disc

Rear – 230 mm Disc

Front – 320 mm Disc

Rear – 230 mm Disc

ABS Yes Yes
Suspension Front – Telescopic Forks

Rear – Monoshock

Front – USD Telescopic Forks

Rear – Monoshock

While both bikes share the same single cylinder engine, the power and torque figures are different. The engine has been re-tuned to suit the cruiser nature of the Dominar 400. Power delivery is less urgent in comparison to the 390 Duke. Also, both bikes get a slipper clutch. The 373cc single cylinder unit that powers the Duke now makes 43.5 PS and 37 Nm.

Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM 390 Duke Mileage Comparison

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

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

Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM 390 Duke Top Speed Comparison

Bajaj Dominar 400 Top Speed 148 KMPH
KTM 390 Duke Top Speed 165 KMPH

The lower power output of the Dominar 400’s engine means a lower top speed. Bajaj claims a max. speed of 148 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 KTM 390 Duke
Length 2156 mm 2145 mm
Width 813 mm 760 mm
Seat Height 800 mm 830 mm

The Dominar is longe and wider than the 390 Duke. Its seat height is lower.

Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM 390 Duke – Design & Features

The new 2017 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. Both bikes get a full-LED headlight, LED tail light and LED turn indicators. Additionally, the Duke 390 features a new customizable LCD display.

The new KTM Duke 390 looks 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 offers 3 colour options for the Dominar. Although the two bikes share the same heart, when it comes to styling, they simply can’t be compared.

Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM 390 Duke – Verdict

Bajaj is targeting a different customer base with the =Dominar 400. While the KTM 390 Duke is for those looking for performance, the Dominar 400 targets 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 are lower. It has been tuned keeping the bike’s cruiser nature in mind. Expect the Dominar 400 to be more fuel efficient.
  • Price – The Bajaj Dominar 400 costs much less than the KTM 390 Duke. There is a price difference of around seventy six thousand Rupees between the ABS variant of the Dominar and the Duke 390.

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