Bajaj launched their flagship, the Dominar 400 in the Indian market sometime back. Since then, Bajaj has openly challenged Royal Enfield motorcycles in a series of advertisements. There are many pros and cons of both the bikes that are discussed by the followers of both the brands. However, which one can win a tug of war? Let’s find out.
Bajaj Dominar Vs Royal Enfield Classic 350
The tug of war in the video is between the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and the Bajaj Dominar 400. Both the motorcycles are priced similarly in the market, have the same target audience and also weigh almost the same. The video below shows how the Bajaj Dominar 400 came out to be a winner in all the five rounds done in the video.
Both the bikes in the video are in bone stock form and have factory-fitted tyres too. Also, with the riders, there is only a difference of 11 kg, which is almost negligible in such tug-of-war competitions. The Bajaj Dominar did not even struggle in the video and effortlessly pulled the Royal Enfield Classic 350 to score the home run.
The Bajaj Dominar 400 is priced at Rs. 1.42 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi. The bike is powered by a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 373-cc engine that generates a maximum of 34 Bhp and 35 Nm. The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is powered by a 346-cc single-cylinder engine that gets air-cooling and generates a maximum of 19.8 Bhp and 28 Nm.
The Royal Enfield uses an old-school technology in their engines that give them the USP of the bike, which is its thump. The bike has a low-revving engine that churns out the maximum power at 5,250 rpm and torque at 4,000 rpm. On the other hand, the Dominar produces maximum power and torque at 6,500 rpm and 8,000 rpm, respectively. However, the Bajaj’s engine is a much free-flowing, high-revving and advanced product that can climb up the rev band easily and utilise all the available power. Same is not the case with the Royal Enfield Classic 350.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 is the best-selling bike!
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 sells almost 50,000 units on an average every month, whereas the Dominar 400 is still doing around 2,000 units per month. However, the Dominar is a feature-loaded bike and even in the base version, it gets all-LED headlamps, tubeless tyres, fuel injected engine, front and rear disc brake and more. The Dominar 400 also offers ABS, which is missing from all the bikes in the Royal Enfield line-up. However, it is the nostalgia and the cult brand status of Royal Enfield that attract customers and that’s a problem Bajaj is yet to solve.