The 2019 Bajaj Dominar’s launch is imminent and dealers in multiple cities have already begun accepting bookings for the bike for an amount of Rs 5,000. The next-gen Dominar 400 has been spotted testing many times over the past few months. After a lot of speculation on what updates the new bike sported, a majority of them got confirmed when Bajaj released an advertisement for the company’s new slogan “The World’s Favourite Indian”.
Some of the visible updates include a USD fork that appears to be similar to the one seen on the KTMs sold in India. The braking setup is now on the other side and this further leads us to believe that it is a similar unit. However, we believe the damping on the Dominar will be set up differently, to better suit the cruiser nature of the motorcycle. Other major changes are the reworked exhaust system that has a throatier exhaust note, along with a redesigned tank panel.
The upcoming Bajaj Dominar is also expected to come equipped with updated instrumentation. Test mules spotted earlier featured a digital secondary unit that displayed gear position, the odometer and time. The earlier functions of the tank display have been taken up by the handlebar-mounted primary display.
The outgoing model is powered by a 373cc, single-cylinder engine, which puts out 34.5hp and 35Nm of torque. The upcoming bike might get a minor increase in performance stats and Bajaj might also switch to a DOHC engine as seen on the KTM 390 Duke. This switch, along with the reworked exhaust, should enable the Dominar 400 to comply with upcoming emission norms.
The bike is expected to arrive in showrooms in the coming weeks and will most likely sport a price tag slightly higher than the current model’s Rs 1.63 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) figure.