Bajaj Dominar 400 Review

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Bajaj Dominar 400
Bajaj Dominar 400 front

Product Name: Bajaj Dominar 400

Product Description: All new Bajaj 400cc bike is here.

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  • Design
  • Price
  • Engine
  • Features

Summary

Bajaj Dominar 400 looks appealing and the best bit is the pricing with its features on offer.

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Bajaj Dominar 400 is the latest offering from Bajaj stables. Most of all this bike has created a price war in the market, For a 400cc, the bike is priced very aggressively.  It has made other manufacturers rethink their strategy of pricing smaller capacity bikes. The Dominar has attracted a lot of small capacity bike buyers. This bike the biggest one by Bajaj ever. The Bajaj Dominar 400 comes with a 373cc engine that churns about 34bhp and 35Nm of torque. Read our review of the Dominar 400.

Bajaj Dominar 400 Video Review

Bajaj Dominar 400 Price in India

VariantPrice (on-road, New Delhi)
Non-ABSINR 1.5 lakhs
ABSINR 1.69 lakhs

The Dominar 400 has changed the market dynamics with its pricing. 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, Delhi). Mumbai on-road for the ABS one is about INR 1.82 lakhs. Both these variants are great value for money, however we reckon it will be the one with ABS that one should go for. For this much power, we will recommend the ABS version only.

Bajaj Dominar 400 Specifications

Aspects Dimensions
Engine373cc, liquid cooled
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Torque[email protected]
Gearbox6-Speed with Slipper Clutch
BrakesTwin channel ABS / 320mm & 230mm Discs

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Bajaj Dominar 400 Engine

The Dominar 400 comes powered with a 373cc engine, single-cylinder, with triple-spark plug technology. This engine churns out 34bhp of power and 35Nm of peak torque. The engine block is the same that is found on the KTM Duke 390, however, the Duke is much more powerful. The Dominar 400 nevertheless, has sufficient power in  and the low end torque is good enough. It can be ridden all day, keeping the rider comfortable. It also requires lesser number of gearshifts.

The only sore point we found in the Dominar is the as the engine crosses 5000rpm, it gives quite quite a lot of vibrations. We tried it with several other bikes also but the problem was still evident. The Dominar comes with a six-speed gearbox and it is good thing. 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.

Bajaj Dominar 400 Engine

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Bajaj Dominar 400 Top Speed

EngineTop Speed
Bajaj Dominar 400 Top Speed148 km/hr

The new Bajaj Dominar 400 has a top speed of around 148km/hr. The tall gears help to enhance the top speed of the bike.

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Bajaj Dominar 400 Dimensions

Length2156 mm
Width813 mm
Height1112 mm
Front Tyre110/70 R17 radial
Rear Tyre150/60 R17 radial
Brakes320mm dia, 230mm
Weight182 kgs
Fuel Tank13 litres

 

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Bajaj Dominar 400 Mileage

City35 km/l
Highway40 km/l

For a 400cc, the Dominar has decent fuel efficiency. Though not a priority in this segment, it does matter to a first time buyer.  The Dominar returns about 35 km/l in the city and this increases to about 40 km/l on the highway. With lesser gear shifts required, the Dominar 400 is more comfortable on a highway.

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Bajaj Dominar 400 Design

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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 looks like an evolution of the Pulsars. The large and muscular fuel tank makes it look aggressive. It gets LED headlamps with DRLs, housed in a beautiful console. The smoked headlamps look intimidating very stylish. 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.

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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.

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It gets 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.

Bajaj Dominar 400

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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.

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The tyres on the Bajaj Dominar 400 are good and much needed for this bike. 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 Rear ABS

 

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Bajaj Dominar 400 Verdict

Bajaj Dominar 400 headlamp

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 Images

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