Bajaj Dominar 400 Matte Black Colour Starts Arriving At Dealerships
Bajaj Auto has introduced a Matte Black shade to the Dominar 400 range. The motorbike has started arriving at dealerships. There are no changes on the mechanical front. It is packed with a 373.3cc fuel-injected engine with 3 spark plugs and 4 valves per cylinder and a 6 speed manual gearbox helping it to achieve a top speed of 148kmph. In addition to this, it has a slipper clutch, telescopic 43mm forks front suspension and multi-step adjustable mono-shock rear suspension. It also has a 12V, 8Ah Valve Regulated Lead Acid Battery. The DTS-i Ignition helps the bike to achieve a maximum power of 34.50bhp at 8,000rpm and a maximum torque of 35Nm at 6,500rpm.
The Dominar 400 is already available in three shades namely: Midnight blue, twilight plum and moon white. The Matte Black Dominar 400 will soon be introduced in the market. It features a full-LED headlight system with Auto Headlights On, reverse LCD display and a secondary display on the fuel tank.
At present the Bajaj Dominar 400 commands a waiting period of 3 to 5 weeks in the Indian bike market.
Bajaj Dominar 400 Engine and Transmission
Yes! This is the most powerful Bajaj ever produced. It has the same insane 373.3 cc engine that powers the mental KTM Duke 390 and RC 390, but here it is trained to act in a more civilized manner. Power goes down from 43 PS to 35 PS and the Peak Torque is also reduced to a more manageable 35 Nm at 6500 RPM, which should make the Dominar 400 a delight to ride on Highways at High Speeds. The reduced power and Bajaj’s patented Triple-Spark technology reduces the strain on the engine and helps improve the mileage which altogether should deliver a great cruising experience. The bike also comes equipped with Slipper Clutch as standard.
|Type||Triple Spark 4-Valve DTS-i Engine, Closed Fuel Injection, Liquid Cooled|
|Max Power||35 PS @ 8000 RPM|
|Max Torque||35 Nm @ 6500 RPM|
Bajaj Dominar 400 Performance
Although the Dominar 400 gets the engine from the Duke 390 where it is tuned for insane low-end and mid-end torque, in the Dominar 400 it’s a different story, here the engine is tuned for better high-end performance. But that doesn’t means that the Dominar 400 is ponderous in any manner.
|Acceleration||0 to 100 KMPH in 8.23 Seconds|
|Braking||100 to 0 KMPH in 46.19 Meters|
|Top Speed||148 KMPH|
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Bajaj Dominar 400 Design and Dimensions
In terms of looks and design, the Dominar 400 is largely inspired from the Ducati Diavel, which by the way looks like an enthralling beast. The full LED headlamps, twin-slash tail-lamps, fully digital instrument cluster, beefy tires and the huge fuel tank on the Dominar 400 do remind us of the Diavel and also justifies the Sports Cruiser badge.
|Length x Breadth x Height||2156 x 813 x 1112 mm|
|Ground Clearance||157 mm|
|Kerb Weight||182 Kg|
|Fuel Capacity||13 Liters|
Bajaj Dominar 400 Special Features
• Full LED Headlamps
• AHO – Auto Headlight On Feature
• Ducati Diavel inspired Twin-Slash LED Tail-lamps
• Specially Designed MRF Radial Tires
• Fully Digital Instrument Cluster
• Twin-Channel ABS (not a Standard feature, only available on the ABS Variant)
Bajaj Dominar 400 Suspension and Braking
The Dominar 400 is built on a solid Beam-Type Perimeter Frame and at 182 Kg it cannot be regarded as a lightweight machine. So to deal with this weight suspension duties are carried by beefy 43 mm telescopic front forks and a multi-step adjustable monoshock at the rear. While the braking is handled by 320 mm disc at the front and 230 mm disc at the rear. The bike sits on specially designed MRF Revz Radial Tires, 110/70-17 at front and 150/60-17 at the rear.
Bajaj Dominar 400 Images
Dominar 400 Price and Competition
The Dominar 400 can only be booked online at a token amount of Rs 9000, the deliveries will begin in January 2017 at the respective dealers. The Dominar comes in two variants-
|Non-ABS Version||Rs 1.39 lakh|
|ABS Version||Rs 1.53 lakh|
The amount of performance that this bike packs in this price bracket raises the value quotient to an unbeatable level. Considering the performance factor, the Dominar 400 competes with the Mahindra Mojo and the KTM Duke 390 but they are priced much higher. At this price point it competes with the Royal Enfield Classic 350, Himalayan and KTM Duke 200.
With Ducati Diavel inspired looks, a cruising oriented high performance motor, loaded tech and a mouth-watering price tag, Bajaj Auto has just hit the sweet spot between value and desirability.
(Image credit – India.com)