Bajaj Auto seems to be testing a revised version of its flagship motorcycle – the Dominar 400. The motorcycle in question was spotted doing high altitude testing with a host of changes. Also, the motorcycle was fully uncamouflaged, hinting that a launch is just around the corner.
Talking of the visible changes, the motorcycle featured upside-down front forks and a new exhaust end can, which looks like a dual canister unit similar to the one offered on the Suzuki Gixxer 150. These changes apart, there’s not much to distinguish the 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 from the existing version.
The 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 could be launched with a mild price increase to account for revised features. The motorcycle could also receive a new instrument cluster that will beam out more information than before. Mechanically, the new motorcycle is likely to be similar to the current version, with the same 373.2-cc four-stroke, single-cylinder engine at work.
This motor makes 35 Bhp-35 Nm, and is liquid-cooled and fuel-injected. A four valve head operating on a single overhead camshaft is also standard. Dual-channel ABS is expected to become standard with the non-ABS likely to be discontinued.
Bajaj has been aggressively promoting the Dominar 400 as a sports tourer in India, and the motorcycle averages about 1,000 units each month. While these numbers are decent, they don’t really hold a candle to the numbers that Royal Enfield’s Classic 350/500 range manage each month.
The revised version of the Dominar 400 is likely to make the motorcycle more attractive to buyers. Bajaj Auto has also been working with a vendor in Pune to build touring-specific accessories for the Dominar 400. These accessories are yet to be officially released in the market though.
We anticipate that Bajaj will launch the facelifted Dominar 400 along with the touring accessories to make the motorcycle a more attractive proposition to buyers who intend to go cross-country touring. The facelifted Dominar 400 is expected to be launched during the festive season.