Bajaj Auto - the homegrown automaker revealed the 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 earlier this week. The motorcycle pitched as a touring machine has now received a slew of cosmetic and mechanical updates. The updates are crucial for the flagship motorcycle of Bajaj as the competition is on a spree of updating their entire product line-up. The 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 has now got updated instrument cluster, better suspension set-up, a new colour scheme and the motor now churns more power.
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When introduced in 2016, Bajaj Domianar 400 was a good value for money motorcycle as it packed a host of features which were not there on the competition, but it failed to wreck the sales charts and couldn't meet the expected sales figures by the homegrown brand. However, Bajaj purists appreciated the motorcycle for being a true modern sub-500 cc cruiser. For those not in the know, one can book a 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 by depositing a sum of Rs. 5,000 at the nearest Bajaj dealership.
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The 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 is powered by the same 373.3 cc motor which churns out more power than the ongoing model. The power figures are 40 bhp at 8,650 rpm which were previously 35 bhp at 8,000 rpm. The torque figures remain the same as the ongoing model - 35 Nm at 7,000 rpm. 2019 Bajaj Dominar is now equipped with DOHC engine set-up, which is also seen on the KTMs available in India. The DOHC set-up has helped the motorcycle with increased refinement levels and minimal vibrations. The two-barrel exhaust has a bassy note available across the rev-range. A new colour scheme is also available for the buyers called the Auroral Green.
The handlebar mount primary instrument panel now shows average fuel consumption and other warnings in text form. The tank-mounted secondary instrument panel has now the gear shift indicators, odometer and trip meter. However, the tank mounted display is a little difficult to read while riding as it is not in the line of sight. The 2019 edition of Bajaj's flagship motorcycle has some even stronger touring characteristics like - slipper clutch, USD forks, comfortable seats, upright riding triangle, good amount of torque delivery in mid-range and a comfortable rear monoshock set-up. There is no official word on the pricing but we expect it to be under the 2 lakh mark as pricing will be a key factor in deciding the future of 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400. Dominar 400 is up against the Royal Enfield 350 Signals ABS (Rs. 1.62 lakh), KTM 250 Duke ABS (Rs. 1.94 lakh), KTM RC 200 (Rs. 1.88 lakh), Jawa 300 STD (Rs. 1.64 lakh), KTM 390 Duke ABS (Rs 2.44 lakh) and the TVS Apache RR 310 (Rs 2.23 lakh). (All prices ex-showroom)