The 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 is just a week away from its launch and showrooms across the country have started accepting booking for the upcoming bike. Depending upon the dealership, the booking amount varies from Rs 1000 – Rs 5000.
The 2019 Bajaj Dominar has been spied testing many times on Indian roads. It was even featured in one of their own television commercials also. The biggest difference in the 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 from the outgoing model is the upside down forks. It will also get a double barrel exhaust with throatier note.
Other upgrades include cosmetic changes like new rear view mirrors, a revised instrument cluster with more information on offer, a larger radiator for better heat management of the engine and dual channel ABS as standard. The new instrument cluster displays information like average fuel economy, service reminder, instantaneous efficiency, distance to empty, engine kill-switch on and side stand indicator.
Coming to the mechanical bit, the upcoming Dominar 400 will continue to use the same 373-cc, liquid cooled, fuel injected engine. But, there is a possibility that the new Dominar might produce more power when compared to the outgoing model. A 6 speed manual gearbox with slipper clutch will also be standard with this motor. Bajaj Auto is expected to make the body work of the Dominar fit more snugly to prevent vibrations from seeping in at higher rpms.
With the new safety norms, which makes it mandatory for manufacturers to offer ABS as standard in two-wheelers above 125 cc and CBS technology below 125 cc it is likely that Bajaj will discontinue the non-ABS version of the Dominar 400.
What this indicates is that with the addition of new features and dual channel ABS as standard the new Dominar 400 is likely to get a price hike. It is likely to be priced around Rs 1.80 lakhs ex-showroom. At launch Dominar was meant to be a sports tourer and an alternative to the Royal Enfields. It remains to be seen whether the new Dominar can actually outsell the Royal Enfields. The 2019 Bajaj Dominar will face competition from KTM Duke 390, the recently launched Honda CB 300R and the various Royal Enfield motorcycles in the segment.
The Dominar is not just sold in India but is also exported to many countries around the world, particularly in Latin America, which is a big export market for Bajaj Auto. Bajaj has also been promoting the Dominar through around-the-world trips, and the motorcycle has completed such super long road trips without a single breakdown.