The Dominar was a new motorcycle when it was launched towards the end of 2016, but was first showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo as the Pulsar CS400. The Dominar has been around for a little over three years but hasn’t really had much of an impact on the market. Even with its KTM 390 Duke sourced engine, it hasn’t found too many buyers. While the bike impressed on paper, in the real world, it ceased to impress. However, in 2019, Bajaj seemed to have addressed the small niggles.
Packed neatly within the frame is a 373.3cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 38.8bhp and 35Nm of torque. The motor is liquid-cooled and comes paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. The Bajaj Dominar 400 is BSVI-compliant.
The Dominar 400 is a very masculine looking motorcycle with a lot of stylish design cues giving it a sporty, big bike persona. The headlight gets a 10 LED setup. The plastic panels are found inserted in the LED housing.
The sides of the sculpted tank boast of a matte black finish that matches the contours of the motorcycle. There’s a ‘D’ logo embossed on the pillion’s seat, and the mirrors are made of aluminum cast. The grab handles at the rear are nice and solid, while the LED tail lamps have been mildly revised.
The bike comes with black and silver alloy wheels. The dual-barrel exhaust looks cool. The primary instrument cluster is fully digital and features a tachometer, fuel gauge, live fuel mileage, trip meters, odometer, speedometer, and side stand indicator. The instrument cluster on the tank shows a trip meter, odometer, gear position indicator, and a clock.
The quality of the switchgear is good. In terms of dimensions, the Dominar 400 is 2156mm in length, 836mm in width, and 1112mm in height. The refreshed bike gets a bump-up in power, thanks in part to the engine mapping and DOHC. The engine is a lot more enthusiastic and has a strong mid-range and decent low-end as well.
The bike pulls without any hesitation, and the bike can manage a top speed of 155kph. The bike feels sportier too, thanks to a better power-to-weight ratio.
Throttle response has improved too, and the bike accelerates well too. Vibrations can barely be felt, but once you’re closer to the rev limit, it can be felt. The exhaust sounds nice and throaty.
The Bajaj Dominar 400 has a fuel tank capacity of 13 litres. In terms of mileage, the bike is capable of returning 29kmpl by ARAI, in BSVI guise.
The ergonomics of the bike are spot-on. The seating position is upright and the footpegs are placed in the center, allowing for a comfortable riding posture.
The seat height and handlebar leave no room for complaints and the pillion’s seating is good, but a bit too slender. The heavier front end has resulted in better riding dynamics.
The bike feels stable around corners and turns in enthusiastically. While the front forks make the ride a bit hard, the rear seems to be soft. The brakes bite well, but the grip from the MRF tires could’ve been better.
At the front, the bike rides on telescopic USD forks, while the rear gets a multi-step adjustable mono-shock. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a beam type perimeter frame.
The Dominar 400 runs on 110/70 R-17 wheels at the front and 150/60 R-17 tires at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by disc brakes at the front and at the rear.
The bike comes loaded with a slew of features like a fully digital instrument cluster, LED headlamp and tail lamp, digital trip meter, engine kill switch, alloy wheels, clock and pass light switch.
The Bajaj Dominar 400 is available in two shades like Aurora Green and Vine Black. Aurora Green is certainly a color that is bound to be a favorite among young riders.
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Prices and Variants
The Bajaj Dominar 400 is available in one variant: Dominar 400 Standard – BS-VI for ₹ 1.92 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the bike, you can head to autoX.
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