Bajaj is expected to launch the much-awaited Dominar 400 in early 2019 and the sports cruiser comes with lots of mechanical changes
Bajaj is currently working on an updated version of Dominar 400 and it was expected to be launched before the end of 2018, but the company has delayed it as new reports indicate that the model will reach dealerships in early 2019 and the test mule has been spotted testing again in Pune with heavy camouflage to hide the details.
2019 is going to be a busy year for Bajaj as they are already going to introduce ABS version of Pulsar range and it is also expected to be launched before April, 2019 as it could be one of the reasons for the delay of new Dominar 400 as the company has already begun sales of the non-ABS version of 2019 Pulsar range in India.
The new Dominar 400 comes with lots of changes under the skin as the company will finally introduce upside down forks as they skipped it on the current version to keep cost down. The rear suspension continues to be mono-shock but the tunning will be different as they want to improve low-speed ride without compromising handling.
The design is expected to be carried over from the current model with minor updates, while the front and rear fenders are new. The sports cruiser will continue to come with LED headlamps and tail lamps. The Dominar get a single piece handlebar and rear set foot pegs as the riding position won’t change.
The fully digital instrument cluster will be carried over with minor updates and an all-new exhaust system also. One of the biggest updates for Dominar 400 will be the addition of DOHC for the engine as the same 373 cc engine on Duke 390 gets it and this is expected to reduce the vibrations along with refinement also.
Some reports have indicated that the power output is expected to increase from current 34.5 bhp and 35 Nm, which will increase performance and the engine will be tuned to deliver linear power. The Dominar 400 will also come with ride-by-wire and dual-channel ABS as standard, these changes will increase the price slightly over the current model.