Hold on! Is Bajaj developing a Dominar 250? We discuss the differences the recent Dominar test mule sports against the current 400.
We carried a piece yesterday of a Dominar under tests and at this time when makers are hurrying up on their BS6 models, it appeared to be a simple Dominar 400 with the updated BS6 engine.
However, our readers brought to our notice that there is something not quite right with the test bike. They claimed that it is the Dominar 200. We started analysing the spy pics we have and came up with the following observations..
- Different Swingarm – This is the most conclusive bit that this Dominar is running on a narrower swingarm than the much chunkier unit of the (Dominar) 400.
- Chain Cover – This is also conclusively different from the one the current Dominar 400 sports.
These two pointers suggest similarity with the Pulsar NS200 – yes, this Dominar mule could be running on Pulsar’s parts.
- Tyres – Both the front and rear tyres appear to be slightly thinner than the 110/150 mm rubber of the current Dom – again direct hints that this could be a smaller version of the sports cruiser under works.
- Disc Brake – Our readers say that the brakes are smaller. Yes, the front one appears to be smaller but it is, for sure, not the (280 mm) petal disc of the Pulsar NS200. Yes, it could be the 300 mm rotor of the 200/250 Duke. Current Dominar 400 uses an even bigger 320 mm front disc.
Engine Area – The displacement of the engine can not be ascertained by just looking at the pics of the engine. However, the crankcase cover, the reinforcements etc suggest that this is just not the 200cc engine from the Pulsar NS200 (or 200 Duke). It appears to be similar in design as the current Dominar 400.
So, what is it? Dominar 250?
It could be two things – a lower-spec Dominar 400 or a smaller Dominar 250.
Lower-spec Dominar 400 does not make a lot of business sense as downgrading a motorcycle which was recently upgraded will not be sensible. Running two parallels also does not look probable. So, higher chances are that this mule could be the Dominar 250.
You can read four pointers that, kind of, put some weight on our belief (of this being the Dom 250)!