Bajaj Dominar 400 : Five Standout Features That You Should Know About

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The Bajaj Dominar has been the talk of the town ever since it made its debut at the 2014 Auto Expo in Delhi as the Pulsar CS400 Concept. Nearly three years after its debut, Bajaj launched this highly anticipated motorcycle at an attractive price tag that would give its rivals several sleepless nights in the coming months. The standard model has been priced at INR 1.36 lakh while the ABS equipped variant comes at INR 1.50 lakh. You can read all about the most powerful Bajaj motorcycle, the Dominar 400, in our detailed report here.

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Don’t Miss Our Design Review of the new Bajaj Dominar 400 Here

Meanwhile, before you queue up outside of the showroom to book yourself one, we thought you’d be interested in some quick facts about the motorcycle. Here is a list of features that make the Dominar 400 stand out from the crowd.

LED Lights

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The Bajaj Dominar 400 features a full LED setup for illumination, tail light and blinkers. The futuristic full LED mosaic head lamps with balanced white light and vertical Auto Headlight ON function is claimed to make the motorcycle visible from approximately 1.5 km. The Dominar 400 is also the first Indian motorcycle to feature a full LED headlight setup. How does it perform once the sun goes down? We are yet to ride the motorcycle for a detailed review but going by what one of our trusted friends who took the motorcycle for a spin told us, it is pretty good.

Biggest Bajaj Engine and a Slipper Clutch

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The engine of the Dominar 400 is based on the KTM Duke 390’s motor although with the proprietary Bajaj tweaks such as three spark plug setup. This is also, by far, the highest displacement motor on a Bajaj motorcycle. The engine, similar to the 390 Duke’s motor, gets a slipper clutch which will come handy while aggressive downshifts. The engine has been re-tuned for better low/mid-range torque. The new Dominar 400 draws 35 PS of power at 8000 rpm and 35 Nm of torque at 6500 rpm from its 373.2cc triple spark DTS-i, liquid cooled, fuel injected, single cylinder engine.

Large Front Disc

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The 320mm front disc is the largest unit in the segment and the only other motorcycle with that diameter is the Dominar 400’s Austrian sibling, the KTM 390 Duke. Complementing the front brake is a 230mm unit at the rear. We are yet to swing a leg over the Dominar 400 but we absolutely love the near identical setup on the KTM 390 Duke. There is also the optional Dual Channel ABS.

Dual Channel ABS

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Bajaj is offering the Dominar 400 with an optional dual channel ABS which is about INR 14,000 dearer than the standard model. The ABS equipped model is claimed to halt from 100 kph in about 9 seconds and within 46.19 meters.

Meaty Suspension

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Suspension duties are performed by a meaty 43mm hydraulically damped forks upfront and a rear 77mm dia dual-spring mono-shock with its additional nitrox damper. While we haven’t ridden the motorcycle, we expect the tuning to be on the softer side for better comfort.

Engine
TypeTriple Spark, 4-Valve, DTS-I, Liquid Cooled Engine with Closed Fuel Injection
Displacement (cc)373.3
Max Power (PS @ rpm)35 @ 8000
Max Torque (Nm @ rpm)35 @ 6500
ClutchSlipper Clutch
Gearbox6 Speed
Chassis and Suspension
FrameBeam Type Perimeter Frame
Front SuspensionTelescopic 43mm Forks
Rear SuspensionMulti Step Adjustable Mono Shock
 Brakes and Tyres
Brakes Front (mm)Twin-Channel ABS, 320 Dia Disc
Brakes Rear (mm)Twin-Channel ABS, 230 Dia Disc
Front Tyre110/70-17 Radial
Rear Tyre150/60-17 Radial
Dimensions
L x W x H (mm)2156 x 813 x 1112
Wheelbase (mm)1453
Ground Clearance (mm)157
Kerb Weight (kg)182
Fuel Capacity (litre)13
Electricals
Battery12V, 8 AH VRLA
HeadlampFull LED with Auto Headlamp ON
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)
StandardINR 1.36 lakh
ABSINR 1.50 lakh

The media rides are lined-up in January 2017 so stay tuned for a detailed Motoroids review. Meanwhile, let us know your views about the new Bajaj Dominar 400 through the comments section below.

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