Built on the CS400 concept, the Bajaj Dominar 400 retains most of the styling from the prototype revealed publically at the 2014 Auto Expo. Deriving its name from the Spanish word ‘Dominar’ which means ‘to excel or exceed in power’, Bajaj Dominar 400 combines adventure of a cruiser and comfort of a tourer. With Dominar 400, Bajaj has introduced a new moniker in its portfolio which has the potential to carry the tag of the next flag bearer. Coming to the power, it derives mechanical strength from single cylinder petrol engine displacing 373cc paired to the six-speed gearbox. In terms of features, it gets various segment first tech along with a handful of other advanced equipment Bajaj has introduced for the first time in a model.
Launched at an introductory price of Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) the new Bajaj Dominar 400 is very affordable as compared to the rivals in this space. It was first revealed as the CS400 concept back in 2014 at the 12th Auto Expo. Having undergone several name changes, the company finally sealed the Dominar moniker for the cruiser-sport motorcycle that defines the power and strength of the prowess. Touted to be the next flag bearer from Bajaj, it gets various features, missing in other models in the line-up. Power on the new Dominar 400 comes from the 373cc, single cylinder engine that complies with the BSIV emission norms that will come into effect from April 2017.
Bajaj Dominar 400 Looks & Dimensions
The design and styling is largely similar to the CS400 concept with some key additions made to the cruiser. It has a sculpted body and an aggressive stance that gives it a muscular look. Equipped with the LED headlamp in front, it is the first model from Bajaj to get that. The muscular fuel tank, broad handlebars and well-designed engine cowl completes the brawny look. One of the other firsts on the bike includes the all-digital LCD instrument cluster that provides all the necessary information required by the rider.
|Fuel Tank Capacity
||43mm Front Forks, Adjustable Rear Monoshock
||320mm (Front), 230mm (Rear) with ABS
||110/70/R17, 150/60/R17 MRF Revz C1
Bajaj Dominar 400 Engine Specifications & Transmission
Power comes from the BSIV compliant, 373.3cc, single cylinder engine with Triple Spark technology, fuel injection, liquid cooling and 4-valve head. This is the same unit that is used in the KTM Duke 390, but it has been tweaked to produce 34.5bhp of power at 8000rpm and 35Nm of torque at 8500rpm. The 0 to 100 kmph mark is achieved within 8.32 seconds and the top speed attained it 148 kmph. As for transmission, it is paired to the six-speed transmission.
||373.3cc single-cylinder DTS-i
||34.5bhp @ 8000rpm
||35Nm @ 8500rpm
||6-speed with Slipper Clutch
Bajaj Dominar 400 Features
As mentioned above, the cruiser gets a host of features including some of the tech that has been introduced in a Bajaj model for the first time. The list of features includes LED headlamps, digital LCD-instrument cluster with tachometer, odometer, speedometer, fuel gauge, clock and ABS indicator. Other than the aforementioned equipment, it also gets automatic headlamp on, dual channel ABS, telescopic front forks, monoshock absorbers at rear and dual disc brakes.
Bajaj Dominar 400 Competition
Powered by the 373.3cc engine, the new Bajaj Dominar 400 is the new entrant in the sports cruiser segment that is aimed at those who look for adventure. Equipped with advanced tech and a BSIV compliant engine with Triple Spark technology, the bike will pit against rivals including Mahindra Mojo, Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Honda CBR250R in the premium motorcycle space.