According to dealer sources, the 2019 Bajaj Dominar will be priced at Rs 1.74 lakh. This makes the new model cost around Rs 11,000 more than the current bike that’s priced at Rs 1.63 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom, Delhi). The flagship offering from Bajaj has received quite a substantial update for 2019, with changes to the engine, suspension and more.
To begin with, it now gets a DOHC motor, replacing the SOHC unit. Along with this there is also a power bump – peak power has gone up from 35hp at 8,000rpm to 40hp at 8,650rpm. Peak torque, meanwhile, remains unchanged at 35Nm but comes in at 7,000rpm – 500rpm higher than on the older bike. The second biggest change is the updated suspension, where the conventional telescopic fork has been replaced with an upside-down unit, improving the ride quality significantly. Another contributor to the nicer ride is the revised monoshock.
Bajaj’s flagship also features an updated instrument cluster. While, at first glance, the layout and appearance of the instrumentation may look just like that of the older model, it now has a secondary display on the tank, in place of the warning lights. It is a more advanced unit that displays gear position, trip meters and more, while the primary display now conveys information (like mileage per litre) and warnings (like side-stand down) in text form.
The exhaust has also been updated and now sports a twin-exit end can, which produces a slightly louder note. Lastly, for 2019, the Bajaj Dominar also gets a bright new colour scheme called Auroral Green.
At this price point, the 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 continues to be a strong value proposition and it still handsomely undercuts the rest of its rivals – like the BMW G310R, TVS Apache RR 310, the newly launched Honda CB300R and its own cousins, the KTM 250 Duke and 390 Duke.
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