The most challenging task with bikes is selecting the right one for you. You have to focus on a lot of factors such as cost, specifications, ease of riding and maintenance, etc. However, if you want something that ticks all the boxes then Bajaj Dominar 400 would be an excellent choice. Let us help you choose the best bike for your needs and save on your next purchase by reading this review below.
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Bajaj Dominar 400 Overview
The Dominar 400 is built on a newly developed platform from Bajaj. It has been specially designed for the young generation who love speed and racing. Dominar 400 is a touring beast. Get spoilt with a choice of accessories curated specially for a comforting touring experience.
It’s powered by a 373cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine. This engine is also fuel injected and SOHC type that delivers nearly 40bhp of power at 8500rpm and 28Nm of torque at 5500rpm. The bike features a 6-speed transmission with a wet clutch and chain drive type. The first gear in this bike gets a special treatment where it goes down to 0% in order to provide extra ease of riding by beginner riders or those who love low-speed riding.
|Engine Type||Single cylinder, 4 stroke, DOHC, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, Triple Spark, FI|
|Max Power||29.4 kW (40 PS) @ 8800 rpm|
|Max Torque||35 Nm @ 6500 rpm|
|Clutch||Wet, Multiplate with Assist & Slipper Clutch|
It has a standard top speed of 175kmph with a fuel economy of 20-25 kmpl.
CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
|Frame||Beam type perimeter frame|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic, 43 mm USD Fork, 135 mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Multi-step adjustable Mono shock with Nitrox, Wheel stroke of 110 mm|
The Dominar 400 is equipped with dual-channel ABS which reduces skidding, enhances stability, and ensures safe driving on all roads. It also comes in two special editions which have exclusive decals to make the bike stand out from the crowd.
It has a powerful headlight and a digital speedometer that displays the information required while driving such as from zero to the maximum speed achieved. It also has twin pods for indicators and tail lights as well as chrome-plated brake and clutch levers.
BRAKES & TYRES
The frame of the bike is made of die-cast aluminium with an underbone design that gives space for a bigger engine and bigger wheels. It features telescopic forks in front and monoshock suspension in the back. The wheels on both ends are 17-inch aluminium alloy wheels with 120/70 section rubber tyres.
|Brakes front (type & size)||ABS, 320 mm dia disc|
|Brakes rear (type & size)||ABS, 230 mm dia disc|
|Tyres front||110/70-17 Radial|
|Tyres rear||150/60-17 Radial|
The Dominar 400 has an ergonomic handlebar that is adjustable from 21”-24” in length for providing comfort for different heights of riders. It also features a U-style rear grab rail that provides easy seat adjustment. The cockpit is designed in such a way that it allows easy operation of all switches without taking your hands off the handlebars.
|Battery||12V, 8Ah VRLA|
|Headlamp||Full LED with Auto Headlamp On (AHO)|
|Speedometer||Digital Split Console|
|Trip Indicator||Yes (Time, Average Speed, Fuel)|
Price & Conclusion
Bajaj has launched the new Dominar 400 at a price of 2,17,473/- ex-showroom with factory-fitted touring accessories. The Dominar 400, now in its new avatar, has a more distinctive front end with an angular and stylish tall visor. Developed with cutting-edge CFD technology, the tall visor is designed to offer good wind-blast protection thus improving rider comfort.
It also features an aerodynamically sculpted fighter jet-inspired handguard with Flexi-winglets for maximum wind protection. The machine has been designed to make touring even better with a stylish and functional carrier for luggage. The added back stopper ensures maximum pillion comfort.