It is finally here! Bajaj Auto has launched the 2019 Dominar in India. The 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 price in India is Rs 1.73 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. This price is Rs 10,000 more than that of the outgoing model. However, when it comes to on-road, the new Bajaj Dominar 400 is for Rs 2.22 lakh, Delhi. The old Dominar can still be purchased while stocks last and few dealerships are giving out discounts to the tune of Rs 13,000. Deliveries have started from today.
Tell me about the new bits in the 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400
The Bajaj Dominar with this update has become more powerful. The engine is still a 375cc single cylinder, liquid-cooled unit. However it now runs a DOHC setup and this has also increased the power in the process. The new Dominar 400 makes 40PS/35Nm as opposed to the 35PS/35Nm of the outgoing motor. The engine continues to be mated to a 6-speed transmission that also gets a slipper clutch.
Other changes to the Dominar 400 include an integrated catalytic converter with a dual barrel exhaust, new mirror extensions, upside down front forks, a retuned rear monoshock, new alloy wheels, forged steel side stand, new handlebar risers and more. Bajaj is also claiming to have revised the internals of the front as well as rear LED lights. Apart from this, the 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 also receives more information on the secondary display on the tank. This includes the gear indicator, side stand on and lot more details. That, on the move, it is a bit difficult to look at is a different story.
The Dominar is now available only with the dual channel, non-switchable ABS version. The front disc brake is now radially mounted and feedback too is said to have been improved. Having ridden the previous Dominar, we always felt that the feel of the brakes was a tad wooden. Hopefully, it has improved now.
These mechanical changes aside, the Dominar 400 will now available with two colours – Vine Black and Aurora Green. Both the colours are available at the same price. There though is no prize for guessing which colour will be the preferred one. A new tank pad is also integrated while the cushioning for the seats is a bit more softer. The pillion seat also gets nylon straps for tying down luggage.
We like the changes that we are seeing on the new Dominar. It still retains the value-for-money tag in the sea of KTM 250s, 390s, Honda CB300R and the BMW G310s. It not only has more power than all of these bikes but also has better equipment on offer if not at par.