A spy shot of what seems like a Bajaj Dominar 400 has surfaced on the inter-web. The bike is built and tested around company’s production unit in Pune, Maharashtra. This implies that every test mule by Bajaj features an MH (Maharashtra) TC number plate. On the contrary, the spied Dominar 400 is seen carrying a KL (Kerela) passing and permanent registration number.
The spy shot gives an insight into the styling of the bike, which seems similar to the one spotted earlier. It comes with upside down telescopic front forks, new exhaust design and a larger radiator. There are subtle changes on the styling front with most of the features carried over from the existing model save for a few new additions.
It is expected that the engine on the new Dominar 400 will comply with the BS VI emission norms that are slated to come into effect from April 2020. That said, the 373 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine will get a major upgrade to comply with the upcoming norms that will impact the performance as well. As for the current model, it gets a BS IV compliant engine good for 35 PS of power along with 35 Nm of torque and comes paired to a six-speed unit with a slipper clutch. This mechanical set-up is expected to carry over on the 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400.
According to the upcoming norms, ABS will be mandatory on all motorcycles above 125 cc capacity. With the 373 cc engine receiving tweaks to comply with the BS VI emission norms, the new Bajaj Dominar 400 is expected to undergo a price bump. As for the existing model, the standard version is available at Rs 1.48 lakh and the ABS version is retailed at Rs 1.62 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).