The 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 was unveiled at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo as the CS 400 concept bike. Though the design of the vehicle resembled the Ducati Diavel, it still managed to stamp its own identity. While the initial interest was overwhelming, it didn’t translate into decent sales numbers. Bajaj kept revising the Dominar’s price but that didn’t help either.
That said, the new Dominar 400 is finally round the corner, and here’s what customers can expect.
The current version of the Dominar 400 is hauled by a single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 373.3cc engine that produces 35PS power at 8000rpm and 35Nm torque at 6500rpm. The model currently has a single exhaust while the upcoming version is likely to have dual ports. That aside, the 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 has a different looking catalytic converter to make the vehicle BS-VI emission standard compliant. The suspension system in the Dominar 400 is somewhat stiff but considered ideal for Indian road. The new Dominar 400 test mule was recently spotted with Endurance-manufactured USD forks, instead of conventional ones. This means the new Dominar 400 will be the first Bajaj two-wheeler to have such a suspension setup. Dual channel ABS will be standard, following the government’s order in this regard.
The Dominar 400 series has always been manufactured with largely the same features of the CS 400 concept bike. The outgoing version has most of the rider information displayed on the handlebar-mounted console, while the tank console has the tell-tale lights. The 2019 model is expected to be more detailed with the instrument console now having the tell-tale lights along with a bike stand indicator. Readouts like the fuel gauge, trip meter, gearshift indicator, and the odometer will be mounted on the fuel tank console.
The chassis, braking system, tyres, alloy wheels, and the overall design of the new Dominar 400 have been retained from the current version.