Bajaj had recently showcased the all-new 2019 Dominar 400 and the new bike comes with a host of upgrades. The new Dominar 400 has received both mechanical and aesthetical upgrades while maintaining the same design language as on the previous generation model. Bajaj has also offered a new green paint shade, called Auroral Green by the company. The prices of the bike have not been revealed as of now but are expected to receive a bump. Let’s now check out the video below which showcases the exhaust sound and the new instrument cluster design of the 2019 Dominar.
First of all, Bajaj has tweaked the engine for more power and the 373.2 cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected, DOHC engine now produces 40 PS of power, up from 35 PS in the current model. Revs have also gone up and peak power is now available at 8,650 rpm compared to 8000 rpm on the ongoing model. Peak torque remains unchanged at 35 Nm, but comes is available at 7,000rpm, which is 500rpm higher than on the older bike. The power to weight ratio of the bike has gone up from 192 PS/Ton to 217 PS/Ton, despite an overall increase in weight by 2 kg.
Coming to the aesthetic upgrades, the new Bajaj Dominar 400 remains more or less the same when viewed at a glance. It gets new black alloy wheels with silver highlights (machined alloys) instead of the gold finish that came on the current generation bike. The headlamp has been made to look a bit smaller and the tank gets new body decals. The pillion seat has been hot stamped with a D-logo on it. The LED taillight has been tweaked for a fresh appearance, though design remains similar.
The new Dominar 400 also gets a few neat tricks like bungee straps that have been cleverly tucked under the seat and can be used to tie up the luggage when on long distance runs. The wing mirrors have been replaced with new, sharper units while the stalks are also new cast aluminium units. Overall, the bike has been tweaked in a way so as to lend it a more aggressive and menacing stance.
Then come the new 43 mm USD forks which improve the bike’s handling and ride quality. The exhaust canister has been updated and now sports a twin end can design. It also lends out a better exhaust note now. Dual-channel ABS is now standard fitment, in line with the upcoming safety norms. The instrument cluster has been updated too and sports two displays, a primary, conventionally placed handlebar display, and a secondary LCD display on the tank. The tank-mounted secondary display displays time, gear position, trip meters while the primary display now conveys information and warnings in text form.
The Bajaj Dominar 400 2019 does not have any direct rival in its price range. It is aimed at the buyers who want a powerful bike under the Rs. 2 lakh price mark that can be used in everyday commuting as well as for cruising. The current model of the Dominar has a price tag of Rs. 1.63 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and we expect the new Dominar to start from around Rs. 1.75 to 1.80 lakhs.