Bajaj Auto has begun dispatching the 2019 Dominar 400 sports tourer to dealers around India, and the first customer deliveries have already begun. Here are a couple of videos that show the 2019 Bajaj Dominar at a Bajaj dealership in Mumbai. Also, the official price list of the new motorcycle is now out. First, the video.
As the video indicates, the 2019 Bajaj Dominar seems to have gained quite some heft from the front thanks to the upside down front forks that replace the telescopic units at the rear. The motorcycle also gets new alloy wheels, which look more substantial than the units on the older bike. Besides this, the new Dominar gets a unique green paint scheme, and gruntier exhaust note thanks to a new, double barrel exhaust. Other key changes include revised rear view mirrors and added features to the instrument cluster.
Mechanically, there are big changes on the new motorcycle. The engine head now runs twin camshafts instead of the single camshaft that was offered on the older bike. Consequently, the 2019 Bajaj Dominar sees a major power bump up. Peak power is now rated at 40 Bhp, up from 35 Bhp, while peak torque remains constant at 35 Nm. The additional power should make the 2019 Bajaj Dominar quicker through the gears while the revised suspension should make it a smoother ride on bad roads.
Also, Bajaj Auto has extensively worked on better integrity of the body panels on the 2019 Dominar 400, and the initial reviews suggest that the vibrations from panels, which were higher on the older Dominar, have now been reduced drastically. All in all, the 2019 Bajaj Dominar is a massive improvement over the first-generation model. The motorcycle is priced at Rs. 1.74 lakhs, which represents a near 11,000 rupees increase in prices over that of the older Dominar.
Most prospective buyers will find the new price to be justified given the slew of changes on the 2019 Dominar. Notably, the non-ABS version of the bike has been discontinued and dual channel ABS is now standard. Bajaj dealers are also selling leftover stock of the older Dominar at chunky discounts. However, the 2019 Doiminar is a huge improvement, and we recommend that you opt for the new model despite attractive discounts on the older one. Bajaj dealers will also start offering many touring accessories offered by Autologue Design – a Pune based custom parts maker. As for competition, the Bajaj Dominar 400 rivals the Royal Enfield Thundebirds 350 and 500, and other similar Royal Enfield motorcycles.