Bajaj Auto is just weeks away from launching the 2019 Dominar 400, which promises to be a vastly improved version of the sports touring motorcycle. The 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 has already been spotted with minimal camouflage in the frigid heights of Ladakh. Here are the various improvements that the motorcycle is expected to come with.
The Dominar 400 will feature upside down front forks, which are expected to perform much better than the conventional telescopic front forks of the older version. The new suspension is likely to increase travel and also improve ride quality over poor roads.
Radially mounted brake caliper
The front brake now gets radial mounting, and this is expected to improve brake feel. Radial mounting increases torsional flexing while braking and this should translate into a crisper brake feel. Dual channel ABS will now be standard on the new Dominar 400 considering the new governmental regulations.
Higher ground clearance
The motorcycle is also expected to have higher ground clearance thanks to the revised, twin canister exhaust end can. The new design for the exhaust sees the relocation of the catalytic converter (from under the engine to beside the rear wheel), boosting ground clearance of the motorcycle.
Taller handle bar and longer pillion seat
These improvements have been made taking into consideration customer feedback. A more comfortable bike is likely to be the result of these changes.
Larger radiator and new ECU mapping
The radiator of the 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 is visibly larger than the one on the older version. This should let the engine run cooler, especially in stop and go traffic conditions.
The engine will be unchanged though. The 373.2 cc four stroke motor is likely to retain the 35 Bhp-35 Nm outputs, the 6 speed manual gearbox and a slipper clutch unit. The rear suspension will be a monoshock unit while the 17 inch alloy wheel sizes, design and tubeless tyre sizes will be retained.