Bajaj recently launched the latest version of its flagship motorcycle, the Domniar 400. Priced at Rs 1.74 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the bike gets a slew of upgrades both mechanical and aesthetical which infuse a fresh lease of life in the Dominar. It is available in two paint shades currently, which are green (Auroral Green) and black (matte Vine Black). However, Bajaj has released a new TVC which shows two new colour options for the Dominar 400 which will be possibly launched officially in the time to come. Take a look at the TVC below to see both these colours on the bike.
The new colour options we are talking about are bright gloss red and matte silver shades. In the TVC, both of them look quite good on the bike. The Dominar 400 had a red shade on the previous model but that was more of a dark maroonish red while this is bright and glossy red. Silver, on the other hand, was never made available on the bike. Apart from the colours, the TVC talks about the design and engineering of the Dominar. The opening shot shows an aerodynamics test being conducted on the Dominar and related reading being recorded.
A few later shots show the bikes being ridden enthusiastically, on a curved tarmac in one shot and off the road in another shot. Here, the company has tried to signify that the Dominar is a go anywhere bike that is equally at home off the road as it is on the tarmac. The latest iteration of the Dominar also gets a boost in power as well as engine response. The 373.2 cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected, DOHC engine now produces 40 PS of power, up from 35 PS in the current model.
The torque figure has remained unchanged at 35 Nm but revs have gone higher as peak power is now available at 8,650 rpm compared to 8000 rpm on the previous model while the peak torque is available at 7,000 rpm, 500 rpm 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. The Dominar now comes with 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. Dual-channel ABS has been made standard in line with the new safety norms
Visually, Bajaj has tweaked a lot of things on the bike but nothing that is way too loud. the bike resembles the old model when viewing from a distance but that’s where the similarities end. It gets new black alloy wheels with silver highlights, new headlamp design, new body decals on the fuel tank, pillion seat with hot stamped D-logo on it and refreshed LED taillight. Further, the bike gets bungee straps under the seat, new wing mirrors and a new instrument cluster layout.