Bajaj Auto had launched the Dominar 400 towards the end of last year with three different colour options - Midnight Blue, Moon White and Twilight Plum. The company has launched a new Matte Black variant, with a hope to rev up the sales, which is otherwise dwindling.
Bajaj Dominar 400 got a warm welcome in the market and managed to sell around 3000 units in January 2017. However, the sales figure started declining thereafter, clocking at just 1500 units in May 2017.
The Dominar 400 is a naked power cruiser with a robust 373.3 cc single-cylinder engine that produces a maximum power of 35 bhp at 8,000 rpm and a peak torque of 35 Nm at 6,500 rpm. Combined with a 6-speed gearbox, the engine outputs a maximum speed of 148 kmph. This two wheeler claims its acceleration from 0-100 km/h in just 8.23 second.
The bike shares the concept of the engine from KTM Duke 390, whereas the design is inspired from Pulsar CS400. The Dominar 400 also packs a wide range of modern features like Auto Headlight On (AHO), gas-charged Dual Spring Mono Shock at the rear, reverse LCD display for the instrument cluster, secondary display on the fuel tank, optional ABS etc.
The Dominar 400 gives a tough competition to the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Mahindra Mojo. Since its first sale in the market, the prices of both the variants have been increased twice. It was launched for a price of Rs 1.36 lakhs (Non-ABS) and Rs 1. 50 lakhs for ABS model (Ex-showroom, Delhi). The price was later increased by Rs 2000 in April, followed by another increase of Rs 1000 in June for both the models. However, the price after application of GST has not been disclosed yet.