The Bajaj Dominar 400 is a perfect example of a motorcycle that improves with age. A motorbike that started out as a potential highway tourer in 2016 had a few rough edges that needed to be smoothed out. Following feedback, Bajaj released the 2019 version, which included a number of changes to smooth off the rough edges. In the year 2021, Bajaj has released an upgraded Dominar 400.
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What’s new about the Bajaj Dominar 400?
The 2021 Dominar 400 receives a number of ‘factory-fitted touring equipment,’ according to Bajaj. A tall windscreen, knuckle guards, radiator crash protection, engine sump guard, and an aluminium top box rack are among the features on the list.
A mobile phone mount stay made of aluminium has also been neatly placed around the primary LCD display. A handy USB charger is conveniently located next to the handlebar.
All of these features are standard fit, and the only accessory is the Rs 650 plastic saddle stay, which keeps your saddle bags from rubbing against the tyres. There are no mechanical modifications to Dominar 400 aside from these updates.
Bajaj Dominar 400 BS6 On Road Price In Bangalore is Rs. 2,95,492*
|Ex-Showroom Price||Rs. 2,22,385|
|RTO + Others||Rs. 52,600|
|On-Road Price||Rs. 2,95,492|
New features on the Bajaj Dominar 400
The major benefit of these factory-installed touring kits is that they’ve been thoroughly tested and approved by the manufacturer. This saves the owner the time and effort of locating and installing suitable aftermarket parts.
To begin with, the tall windscreen is adjusted at the proper height to deflect wind away from the chest. On a street bike, the knuckle protectors may look excessive, but they will protect your hand from the chilly wind in the winter. While we didn’t have the opportunity to test the top box rack, a load rating of 7kg may seem low, it’s comparable to what you’ll find on many other motorcycles.
When it comes to the added weight from the touring kits, there isn’t much of a difference in performance. Although there are a few vibrations in the midrange, the 40hp engine nevertheless feels powerful. The engine, on the other hand, is smooth and unstressed at early triple-digit interstate speeds. The Dominar 400 is a good highway machine because of this, as well as the pleasant ergonomics and absorbing suspension.
Should you buy a Bajaj Dominar 400?
The Dominar 400 remains a good value for money motorcycle at Rs 2.16 lakh, and it’s even better now with these additional features that make it more touring ready than ever. Strangely enough, these touring kits are required to purchase a Dominar 400. Nonetheless, they appear to be functional and perform the job. The good news is that they can be retrofitted on prior model Dominars, with the exception of the USB port, which will necessitate the purchase of a new wire harness. Overall, the Dominar gets closer to the touring image that Bajaj has been working hard to establish.
Technical specification of Dominar 400
Wheels and Tyres:
|Front wheel||17 inch|
|Rear wheel||17 inch|
Dimensions & Chassis:
|Wheel base (mm)||1453mm|
|Fuel Tank capacity||13-litres|
|No of Cylinders||1|
|Cubic Capacity (cc)||373.3cc|
|Max Power (hp @ rpm)||40hp at 8800rpm|
|Max Torque (nm @ rpm)||35Nm at 6500rpm|
|No of Gears||6|
|Front Suspension||USD fork|
|Front Brake Type||Disc|
|Rear Brake Type||Disc|
The Bajaj Dominar 400 has completed the world’s most difficult journey
Three riders go 15,600 kilometres across six nations to set a new record for made-in-India touring motorcycles.
Bajaj Auto’s Dominar 400 has made history by being the first Indian motorcycle to complete the Trans-Siberian Odyssey, the world’s most difficult journey. Three cyclists rode 15,600 kilometres across Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Russia over the course of 53 days. Deepak Kamath, Dilip Bhat, and Sudhir Prasad had to navigate a variety of terrains throughout the trip, including high altitude passes, meadows, river beds, dirt tracks, loose gravel, and harsh temperatures. To make things even more difficult, they had to accomplish it all without the benefit of any service support or backups.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
The Bajaj Dominar 400 has a 373.3 cc engine.
Tubeless tyres are standard on the Bajaj Dominar 400.
Bajaj Dominar 400 is an 187 kg motorcycle.
The Bajaj Dominar 400 has a height of 1243 mm.