A matte black version of the 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 has been spotted for the first time in India at a dealership of the Pune headquartered company. The bike has already started reaching dealerships and one of the units was spotted featuring the undisclosed colour scheme. The new Dominar 400, until now, was spotted only in the green paint option.
The new Bajaj Dominar 400 packs in a number of mechanical and visual updates over the current model. The new model comes with upside-down (USD) telescopic forks instead of the conventional units seen in its elder sibling. But the new bike retains the adjustable monoshock suspension system from its predecessor.
The 2019 Dominar 400 borrows its engine from the existing model. It’s hauled by a liquid-cooled 373.2cc motor which produces 40PS maximum power at 8,650rpm and 35Nm peak torque at 7,000rpm. The dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) engine is mated to a 6-speed gear system. The bike now has 217PS/ton power-to-weight ratio, as against 192PS/ton in the outgoing model. The top speed of the motorcycle, according to Bajaj, is 156kmph. Braking duties are handled by 320mm radially mounted calliper brakes in the front. The disc has been repositioned to the left-hand side of the bike. The rear wheel has a 230mm conventional disc brake. Dual-channel antilock braking system (ABS) comes as a standard on all-new Dominar 400 versions.
The new Dominar 400 comes with full LED lighting. The internal parts, however, have been revised to extend a better performance. The taillight, like the headlamp, benefits from the updated internals. The bike comes with dual screens to offer a better reading of ride related information.
The 2019 Dominar 400 is expected to have an ex-showroom price of INR1,73,870, a premium of around INR10,700 over its existing model. It rivals BMW G 301 R, TVS Apache RR310, KTM 390Duke, and the Honda CB300R.