Bajaj Auto will soon launch the new, updated Dominar in the Indian market. Bajaj has been testing the updated Dominar 400 for a long time in the Indian market now and a few people have already got their hands on the bike. Here is a video that shows how faster the 2019 Dominar 400 is compared to the current model of the bike.
The video shows the highest speed in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd gear of the new upcoming Dominar 400. The same test has been done on the current version of the bike too and there are stark differences in the speed. The 2019 Dominar, which the rider rode in Ladakh shows different speedometer reading than the current version of the bike. The rider hits the redline in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears in both the bikes to show the difference.
In the 1st gear, the 2019 Dominar reaches a maximum speed of 57 Km/h, in second gear, the bike did 80 km/h and in the third gear, the bike reaches 106 km/h. Comparing the 2017 Dominar 400, which is owned by the rider shows 49 km/h in the first gear, 70 km/h in the second gear and 92 km/h in the third gear. That’s quite a difference between both the bikes. Even though the current model is from 2017, considering the wear and tear, the condition of the tyre, the condition of the chain & sprocket, and other such things, the difference is huge.
Why is 2019 Dominar 400 quicker?
Even though the engine remains the same, the power output of the 2019 Dominar is not known. There can be two possibilities of the 2019 Dominar being faster and quicker than the current model.
It is possible that Bajaj has increased the power of the bike by a bit. The 373cc, liquid-cooled engine in the current version of the Dominar 400 produces a maximum of 35 Bhp and 35 Nm of peak torque. The engine block produces a maximum of 43 Bhp in the KTM 390 Duke. It is possible that with the update, Bajaj has increased the power output by a bit. However, even with the increased power, the maximum power of the 2019 Dominar 400 is expected to stay below the maximum power output of the KTM 390 Duke.
Another reason can be the updated gearbox of the 2019 Bajaj Dominar. Bajaj may have tweaked the gearing ratio of the upcoming Bajaj Dominar 400. It is quite possible that the initial gears are shorter compared to the current version of the Dominar 400. However, the higher gears of the 2019 Dominar 400 may maintain the same ratio, which will translate into a similar top-speed and fuel efficiency. Apart from these two reasons, there cannot be any other possible explanation. However, speedometer error cannot be ruled out too. We will get to know more about the bike when it launches in the market.
The 2019 Dominar 400 also gets features like the upside down front forks, a monoshock suspension in the rear, new instrument cluster that is much more informative than the current version of the bike. Bajaj has also redesigned the ORVM holder in the upcoming Dominar. The bike will only available in the dual-channel ABS version in the market due to the upcoming safety rules. The price is expected to rise by a few thousands due to the new features.