Bajaj Dominor 400-Reviews
The new Bajaj Dominar 400 attempts to wear a lot of hats and fulfil many roles. Described as a power cruiser, the Dominar 400 could be the one-in-all motorcycle every rider seeks – the daily commuter, performance cruiser and most of all, the long distance tourer promising easy ride ability and comfort. Bajaj has positioned it slap bang in Royal Enfield territory. In fact, Bajaj wants to wean away a section of Royal Enfield buyers by offering a performance-oriented motorcycle with modern features at a very attractive price. But does the Dominar 400 have what it takes to meet all its expectations?
The engine is borrowed from the KTM 390 Duke‘s 373cc engine but has some changes, including triple spark technology and a remap to change the torque curve and power output. So, output is down to 34.5 bhp and 35 Nm of torque but that re-tune is more in line with meeting the bike’s slated objective of being a relaxed cruiser than outright pocket rocket. The result is an engine which doesn’t have overwhelming acceleration, yet enough grunt for effortless cruising – be it on the highway or on uphill sections we encountered on our over 150 km ride.