Bajaj launched the Dominar 400 with a lot of expectations in the Indian market but it could not gather the sales that the manufacturer wanted. So, they kept giving it updates. Now, spy shots of another update of the Dominar 400 have surfaced on the internet. It is not yet revealed if the spy shots are of a new model of Dominar or if they are just touring accessories that will be sold alongside the new motorcycle.
The pictures have been shared on Instagram by iamabikerdotcom. In the images, we can see a Dominar 400 finished in Aurora Green. There are some accessories that are installed on the motorcycle to make it more touring friendly. Dominar 400 itself is a very capable touring motorcycle. It has a relaxed engine with enough grunt that can hold triple-digit speeds easily.
There is a longer windshield, that has been installed on the Dominar 400. This should help in protecting the rider from the windblast while cruising down the highways. The windshield is much longer than the stock windshield and it is specifically designed for the Dominar because it does not look out of place.
The other accessory that we can see in the images that have been installed are knuckle guards. The knuckle guards protect the brake and gear lever in case of a fall and also protect the fingers from the wind while riding in rain or winter. The knuckle guards are finished in Aurora Green. So, we know that they are not aftermarket fitments.
Overall, the Dominar 400 with the touring accessories look more purposeful and quite nice. The touring mods should in attracting people who want to buy a motorcycle for long-distance touring. It might be possible that this is a new variant of the Dominar 400 which will be priced slightly higher than the current Dominar but there is a higher possibility that these will just be touring accessories that should be compatible with the current Dominar 400 too.
The Dominar 400 gets a 373.3cc DOHC, a single-cylinder engine that is liquid-cooled. It is the same engine that we have seen on the KTM RC390, Adventure 390 and Duke 390. However, it has been reworked by Bajaj to make the power and torque more accessible. The engine produces 40 PS of max power and 35 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox with a slipper clutch.
Equipment and price
Up-front, you get beefy 43 mm up-side down forks and at the rear there is a mono-shock with pre-load adjustment. Braking duties are done by a disc in the front and rear. The front rotor measures 320 mm while the rear one measures 230 mm. Bajaj offers a dual-channel Anti-lock braking system as standard. It gets a twin display instrument cluster, LED headlamp, LED turn indicators and an LED tail lamp. The current price of the Dominar 400 is Rs. 2.07 lakhs ex-showroom.
Dominar 250 got a price cut
Bajaj also has a smaller sibling of the Dominar 400. It is the Dominar 250 which gets the engine from KTM Duke 250. The engine has been reworked to produce 27 PS of max power and 23.5 Nm of peak torque. It also comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox with a slipper clutch. It gets skinnier tyres, older generation of the instrument cluster, box-section swingarm, 300 mm front disc and 37 mm front USD forks. Bajaj reduced the prices of the Dominar 250 by a massive Rs. 16,820. Earlier, the Dominar 250 was priced at Rs. 1.70 lakhs ex-showroom. The new price is Rs. 1.54 lakhs ex-showroom.