When the Bajaj Dominar was first launched in India a couple of years ago, the motorcycle was positioned as a serious alternative to the Royal Enfield, as a cross country tourer that was modern, more powerful, more reliable and also featured packed. Bajaj Auto also took every opportunity to attack Royal Enfields through TVCs, showing how much more superior the Dominar was when it came to real world performance. Despite all this, sales of the first-generation Dominar remained subdued, and much lower than Bajaj’s own expectations. Bajaj Auto then went to the drawing board, and instead of producing more TVCs attacking Royal Enfields, it actually got down to making the Dominar better. This resulted in the heavily revamped 2019 Bajaj Dominar, and here is a TVC that shows what this motorcycle has been doing for the past couple of years.
Titled ‘Don’t hold back’, the new TVC for the 2019 Bajaj Dominar shows the pre-facelift model for most parts, and the way it handles all kinds of terrain. In fact, Bajaj Auto sponsored a bunch of riders to take a few Dominar 400s around the globe on a motorcycle road trip, and document the footage. The two wheeler major is putting this footage to good use as evidenced by this TVC, which shows the Dominar holding its own in various parts of the world, in treacherous riding conditions.
The 2019 Dominar 400, with a slew of changes all around, should be an even better motorcycle to handle these roads, and that should be quite comforting for people intending to buy one. The Dominar 400, which is now priced at Rs. 1.8 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, has received a slew of mechanical changes while styling has remained more or less similar.
The biggest mechanical changes on 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 have to do with the engine and suspension. The 373cc, single cylinder liquid cooled four stroke motor dumps the single camshaft head for a twin overhead camshaft. Power goes up to 40 Bhp from 35 Bhp while torque has gone up to 37 Nm, from 35 Nm. The 6 speed manual gearbox has been carried over. In terms of front suspension, the telescopic front forks get replaced by upside down units that are meant to make the motorcycle better on bad roads. The rear monoshock is carried over unchanged. The exhaust is now a twin barreled unit that sounds gruntier, and exits from the right hand side of the motorcycle rather than the underside. The rear view mirrors are also new units, and the motorcycle gets a new engine cowl. The bike is now available in a new green colour. The panels have been fastened better to reduce vibrations, claims Bajaj.