Latest activities meant the D400’s prices have been increased by Rs. 4,000 in less than a couple of months
Bajaj Auto appears to have increased the price of its Dominar flagship motorcycle once again. The price increase comes just over a month after the homegrown manufacturer hiked the D400’s sticker tag by Rs. 2,000. The latest price revision sees the naked sports tourer facing a hike of another Rs. 2,000.
The non-ABS version of the Bajaj Dominar 400 is now retailed at Rs. 1.46 lakh while the full-spec ABS variant costs Rs. 1.60 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom New Delhi). At the opening month of the year, the Pune-based brand launched the updated Dominar 400 with new colour schemes but with no price change.
However, the latest activities meant the D400’s prices have been increased by Rs. 4,000 in less than a couple of months. Introduced back in December 2016, the D400 entered the domestic market with a shockingly affordable price tag for the equipment it offered and consolidating the price revisions through the months, its price has gone up by around Rs. 10,000.
Bajaj made its intentions clear of targetting entry-level Royal Enfield motorcycles with the Dominar 400 at the time of the launch. Despite being a highly capable product, it could not rattle the sales figures of RE and managed to average only 3,000 units every month.
The D400 extracts power from a single-cylinder liquid-cooled fuel-injected 373 cc engine used in the KTM Duke 390 and produces 35 PS maximum power at 8,000 rpm and 35 Nm peak torque at 6,500 rpm. It is connected to a six-speed transmission.
Built on a beam type perimeter frame, it comes equipped with dual-channel ABS and slipper clutch and has 13-litre fuel tank. Weighing at 182 kg, the Dominar uses 320 mm dual-piston caliper up front and 230 mm single-piston caliper at the rear. The suspension duties are done by 43 mm telescopic front fork and pre-load adjustable rear monoshock. It also has LCD instrument panel, LED headlamp, LED tail lamp and LED turn indicators.