Triumph Speed 400 and Bajaj Dominar 400 are two of the most popular choices that bike lovers currently have in this space. However, there is one huge difference between the two. The Triumph Speed is the latest model in this segment. Conversely, the Bajaj Dominar has been present in the market for many years now. Interestingly, Triumph bikes are built as a result of the partnership with Bajaj at the latter’s manufacturing facility in Chakan, Maharashtra. This makes things very interesting indeed. Let us compare these two bikes to help you decide which one suits your needs better.
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Triumph Speed 400 vs Bajaj Dominar 400 – Specs Comparison
Triumph Speed 400
This video comes from Pradeep on Wheels on YouTube. The popular vlogger has the two bikes side-by-side. In fact, he rides both of these personally as well. This makes him a perfect candidate to announce the verdict. Triumph Speed 400 has a 398-cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled fuel-injected 4-valve DOHC engine, producing 40 PS @8,000 RPM and 37.5 Nm @6,500 RPM of power and torque. It comes with a 6-speed gearbox with a wet multi-plate clutch with slip & assist. The frame is hybrid spine/perimeter, tubular steel with a bolt-on rear subframe and an aluminium alloy swingarm.
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The Speed 400 has 17-inch tyres at the front and rear. It has 43 mm USD big piston forks at the front with 140 mm wheel travel. The rear suspension on the Speed 400 is a gas monoshock RSU with an external reservoir and pre-load adjustment, offering 130 mm travel. Moreover, the front brake on the Speed 400 is a 300 mm disc while it has a 230 mm rear disc with a 4-piston radial calliper and Bosch dual-channel ABS. It comes with a 13-litre fuel tank, a 16,000 km service interval, and a 2-year unlimited mileage warranty. The Scrambler 400 variant will launch in the coming months with a few modifications as well.
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Bajaj Dominar 400
On the other hand, the Bajaj Dominar 400 has a KTM-sourced 373-cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine. It produces 40 PS @8,800 RPM and 35 Nm @6,500 RPM of power and torque. It comes with a 6-speed gearbox and a slip-and-assist clutch. The bike has a perimeter frame with a 43 mm open cartridge inverted fork at the front and a gas-charged monoshock absorber with pre-load adjustment at the rear. It has a 320 mm disc at the front and a 230 mm disc at the rear. A single-piston calliper and dual-channel ABS are standard. The bike rides on 17-inch alloy wheels has a 13-litre fuel tank, and has a ground clearance of 157 mm. It comes with a 5-year or 75,000 km warranty (whichever comes first).
|Specs Comparison||Triumph 400||Bajaj Dominar 400|
|Engine||398-cc liquid-cooled||373-cc liquid-cooled|
|Power||40 PS||40 PS|
|Torque||37.5 Nm||35 Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed slip-assist||6-speed slip-assist|
|Fuel Tank||13 litres||13 litres|
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Triumph Speed 400 vs Bajaj Dominar 400 – Features Comparison
The Triumph 400 bikes come with modern features, including LED headlamps and indicators, factory-fitted immobilizers, premium materials and finishes, an upswept silencer, ride-by-wire throttle, switchable Traction Control, an integrated LCD screen, USB-C charging port on the handlebar, heated grips, gear position indicator, and over 25 genuine accessories.
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The Dominar 400 is equipped with numerous features like a smoked visor, handguards, pillion backrest, engine guard, rear luggage rack, LED illumination, two digital information panels for speedometer, tachometer, fuel consumption, fuel gauge, side-stand warning, clock, navigation mount, and more. However, the lack of smartphone connectivity suggests that Bajaj might need to update this motorcycle.
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Both these motorcycles are quite aggressively and competitively priced. The Triumph Speed 400 comes with an ex-showroom cost of Rs 2.33 lakh. The Bajaj Dominar 400 has a price of Rs 2.30 lakh, ex-showroom. This gives a slight edge to the Bajaj bike.
|Price||Triumph Speed 400||Bajaj Dominar 400|
|Rs 2.33 lakh||Rs 2.30 lakh|
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The YouTuber analyses all the practical aspects quite diligently. At the end of his video, he mentions that the Dominar 400 is best suited for all those people who are looking for a proper tourer bike on long trips. It has all the traits and features of a proper touring bike. Overall, the ride comfort over long journeys will be much better in the Dominar despite its age. On the other hand, if you are looking for a city bike with a lot of low-end torque and a lighter clutch, the Triumph Speed 400 makes more sense. Moreover, if you want to stay with the Triumph brand but want to go on long rides, the Scrambler 400 version will also enter the market in the next couple of months.
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