Bajaj launched the all-new Dominar 400 on the Indian market as a power cruiser. The Indian manufacturer targets the long distance bikes, like the ones from Royal Enfield. Yamaha, the Japanese motorcycle giant, launched its first ever motorcycle in the 250cc segment in India in the form of FZ25 last year and later launched the Fazer 250, which is the fully faired bike in the segment. The FZ25 and the Fazer 250 together are outselling the Bajaj Dominar 400 on the Indian market.
In the month of June, Yamaha sold 2,088 units of the FZ25 and the Fazer 250 together, while Bajaj Auto sold 1,277 units of the flagship Dominar 400. Yamaha only shares the cumulative data for the FZ25 and the Fazer 250 and the individual sales figures are not available. However, Yamaha sells a much higher number of bikes in the segment than the Bajaj Dominar, which is clear from the figures. The Yamaha FZ25 is priced at Rs. 1.19 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi, while the Fazer 250 is priced at Rs. 1.29 lakhs, ex-showroom. Bajaj Dominar is available in two variants and the price of the lower variant is Rs. 1.42 lakhs and the fully-equipped version is priced at Rs. 1.62 lakh. Both prices ex-showroom, Delhi.
The FZ25 and the Fazer 250 are quite equipped and come with features like full-LED headlamps, fully-digital instrument console, fuel injected engine and front and rear disc brakes. Compared to the Bajaj Dominar 400, the FZ25 and Fazer 250 miss out on features like the slipper clutch and the very important ABS. The Dominar 400 is priced higher at about Rs. 22,000 from the FZ25 but it gets additional features like a slipper clutch and a more powerful engine. The top variant of the Dominar also gets dual-channel ABS, which is not available with the Yamaha’s offerings even as an option.
The Yamaha FZ25 and the Fazer 250 are powered by a 249cc, oil plus air-cooled single-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 20.4 Bhp and 20 Nm of peak torque. The motorcycles get a 5-speed transmission. The Bajaj Dominar 400 is powered by a 373cc, liquid-cooled engine that generates a maximum of 34.5 Bhp and 35 Nm of peak torque. As per ARAI, the Yamaha FZ25 returns 43 km/l, while the Dominar returns 35 km/l. This is also a big factor while the buyers make a decision.