Bajaj Dominar 400 has created a major disruption in the market. Being a 400cc bike, it has been priced so aggressively,that it has made other manufacturers rethink their strategy of pricing smaller capacity bikes. Buyers of 200-2500cc bikes are now looking at the Dominar. This is an all new bike from Bajaj, based on a largest platform ever. The Bajaj Dominar 400 comes with a 373cc engine that churns about 34bhp and 35Nm of torque.
Bajaj Dominar 400 is an appealing option. With the same engine block like the Duke 390, Bajaj has done its homework well to price the bike aggressively. If you are looking at getting yourself the Dominar 400, it is a good option indeed as it offers a powerful engine with a good number of features. Bajaj isn’t just targeting buyers who are looking for an upgrade but even for those who need a leisure bike.
Bajaj Dominar 400 Price in India
|Variant||Price (on-road, New Delhi)|
|Bajaj Dominar 400 Non-ABS||INR 1.5 lakhs|
|Bajaj Dominar 400 ABS||INR 1.69 lakhs|
A bike that changed the market due to its aggressive pricing. How much does it cost? There are two variants, one is ABS and other is without. The ABS one is priced at INR 1.5 lakhs and the ABS one is priced at INR 1.7 lakhs (both on-road, New Delhi). Mumbai on-road for the ABS one is about INR 1.82 lakhs.
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Bajaj Dominar 400 Video Review
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Bajaj Dominar 400 Mileage
Bajaj Dominar 400 Mileage
Fuel-efficiency might not be the highest priority for a 400c buyer. But at this price, it does matter. The Dominar should have a mileage of about 35 km/l in the city and will increase to about 40 km/l as you stretch your legs on the highway. With lesser gear shifts the Dominar 400 will be more comfortable on a highway.
Bajaj Dominar 400 Engine
A 373cc engine, single-cylinder, triple-spark plug technology engine does duty in the Dominar 400. This mill produces about 34bhp of power and 35Nm of peak torque. The engine block is shared with the KTM Duke 390, which has more power for sure. However, here is more than sufficient power in the Dominar 400 engine and the low end torque is good enough. One can easily ride an entire day in comfort in the city or on the highway without having to shift too many gears.
The engine has some amount of vibrations in the foot peg and the handle bar when the engine crosses 5000rpm and that is the only sore point that comes out in this bike. A six-speed transmission is mated to the engine. The clutch is light and the shifts are seamless. We like how this bike feels so easy to ride, to shift gears. Bajaj has done a good job with its first 400cc motorcycle.
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Bajaj Dominar 400 Design
Bajaj calls it a ‘power cruiser’ as this bike is a blend of a cruiser and a street fighter. It offers the best of the two. The Bajaj Dominar 400 was born as Pulsar CS400 and it does resemble the Pulsar, however it is bigger. The aggressive looks come from the large and muscular fuel tank. It gets LED headlamps with DRLs, housed in a beautiful console. The smoked headlamps look intimidating and add to the stylish look. The alloy wheels are unique and look stylish and appealing. They have a curved spoke design with a black machined finish – a first in the segment. The tail lamps are LED too and the design of the bike is well balanced.
The Bajaj Dominar 400 is bigger, wider and also bulkier than the 150-250cc bikes in the market. This 400cc bike weighs about 182 kilograms. It has a tough frame which makes it heavier. Highway cruising is more pleasurable due to the heaviness. The Bajaj Dominar 400 has a wide enough seat and is more comfortable for long touring. In terms of design, Bajaj has got it spot on. The stance, the quality of paint and the headlamp makes it look premium.
It geta an all digital instrument cluster. It has a speedo, tacho, trip meters, fuel gauge and also a digital clock. There is no gear indicator. The Bajaj Dominar 400 is a well proportioned bike and looks good from every angle. While it is not a head turner, it is hard to find faults with its looks.
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Bajaj Dominar 400 Colours
Bajaj is offering the bike in three colour options. There is a midnight Blue, Moon White and Twilight Plum. The Plum and Blue look very rich on the bike. This makes it stand out and it does have appealing stance.
Bajaj Dominar 400 Ride and Handling
The Bajaj Dominar 400 impresses with its ride and handling. The stance is also perfect. You sit straight and upright. The seat is broad and comfortable. The wide and tall handlebar gives it a big bike feel. It also keeps you comfortable, especially on long rides. Despite being heavy, the bike doesn’t feel so on the move. Taking turns and banking on curves are quite enjoyable on this power cruiser, unlike some of the other bikes it competes with.
The tyres on the Bajaj Dominar 400 also need to be complimented. These MRFs are soft compound tyres that offer very good grip. The ride is on the firmer side. Its not stiff as such but at low speeds on bad roads, you tend to feel some jolts. The firm suspension setting though helps a lot in handling and weight management of this bike. Braking is very impressive too. The large 320mm front discs have great stopping prowess and with twin channel ABS, its very reassuring.
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Bajaj Dominar 400 Top Speed
|Bajaj Dominar 400 Top Speed||148 km/hr|
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Bajaj Dominar 400 Verdict
The 400cc does not have any direct competition as such. however, it falls in a similar price bracket of the Royal Enfield, Mahindra Mojo and KTM Duke 390. The BMW G310R is also expected to be a competitor when launched. This is a fast growing segment and Bajaj will want to try to dominate it. So why should you buy the Bajaj Dominar 400? Well, if you want a comfortable bike for frequent long highway rides and also want it to double up as a daily commute bike, then at this price point, with all the features, the Bajaj Dominar 400 is currently the best buy.
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Bajaj Dominar 400 Specifications
Dominar 400 Specifications
|Engine||373cc, liquid cooled|
|Gearbox||6-Speed with Slipper Clutch|
|Brakes||Twin channel ABS / 320mm & 230mm Discs|
Bajaj Dominar 400 Dimensions
|Front Tyre||110/70 R17 radial|
|Rear Tyre||150/60 R17 radial|
|Brakes||320mm dia, 230mm|
|Fuel Tank||13 litres|
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Bajaj Dominar 400 Images
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Pics: Siddharth Kapil
Bajaj Dominar 400
Product Name: Bajaj Dominar 400
Product Description: All new Bajaj 400cc bike is here.