Bajaj is working on an update for Dominar 400 and the new model will come with lots of mechanical changes to make it better
Bajaj introduced Dominar 400 with great expectations to take on Royal Enfield cruiser bikes and marketed the Dominar as power cruiser, but the RE is still the favourite among fans, so the company is working on an update for Dominar 400 and the test mule was spotted on the outskirts of Pune with heavy camouflage.
The updated model retains the same design theme from current model and changes starts with upside down forks at the front as this will certainly improve handling of Dominar and some reports indicate that the USD forks comes straight from the premium KTM Duke range as Bajaj manufacturers both models at the same plant.
One of the complaints from current owners is the stiff low-speed ride of Dominar and the company is expected to make some changes for the suspension to make it better. The test mule also comes with new twin exhaust, which might be tuned to produce a sporty note. The radiator grille of the updated model is slightly bigger.
The current engine of Dominar might be replaced by the DOHC unit of KTM 390 Duke, another advantage of using this unit is that it will help the company to meet BSVI emission norms. Even though power will increase, it won’t come with the same output as KTM 390 Duke and tuning is also different.
The new model will retain the same 6-speed gearbox unit with slipper clutch. Bajaj might introduce ride by wire throttle system from 390 Duke for better throttle response and top end performance will certainly improve. The current engine produces 34.5 hp of power and 35 Nm of torque.
The braking power comes from 320 mm disc at front and 230 mm disc at the rear. The updated Dominar 400 will come with dual channel ABS system as standard to meet the upcoming rule. We can also expect some new colour options to be introduced with the new model and price will increase by around Rs. 10,000 – Rs. 15,000.