Dominar 400 performance, chain, gradeability, braking etc… we talk about the finer points…
So the whole nation was surprised at the shock pricing of Dominar 400 but it has not translated in eventual sales sales. Till Bajaj catches up, let us talk about these following very less-talked about features of Dominar 400 in this quick story…
Dominar’s MRF Revz radial tyres (and wheels) are rated to operate at a maximum speed of 180 km/h (are ‘S’ rated), something which it may never achieve. Duke 390’s Metzeler’s are H and W rated (good for 210 and 270 km/h respectively). Know more about Tyre speed ratings here.
Dominar 400 comes with a premium three-coat chip-resistant paint with deep-gloss.
Dominar 400 Performance:
You know that Dominar 400 has a claimed top speed of 148 kmph. But did you know it arrives in 20 seconds (Bajaj’s claim). Also, Dominar comes with a closed-fuel injection system.
Bajaj shared that those dual-channel ABS equipped Brembo brakes can bring the Dominar 400 to a halt (from 100 km/h) in 46.19 meters. Do you know the timeframe for this? Its 9 seconds (according to Bajaj).
Dominar 400 comes with an X-ring chain – a first for a Bajaj motorcycle. Pulsar 220/RS200/NS200 use O-ring chains. Duke 390 also comes with an X-ring chain.
Gradeability is the ability of motorcycles to climb up (roads). Dominar 400 can climb inclines of upto 14 degree or 28 percent.
Dominar 400 gets fat 43 mm hydraulically damped front forks. The rear is a 77 mm dia dual-spring mono-shock absorber and it gets Bajaj’s trademark NITROX damper.
The complete headlamp of Dominar 400 is not AHO. Only the vertical bars/side elements are always on. Bajaj says they meet European norms. They also claim that the high beam of Dominar 400 is visible from a distance of 1.5 km.
Also, though they have not mentioned it anywhere but the tyres use soft compound and are (obviously) tubeless.
During its course, Bajaj has discontinued the non-ABS Dominar, raised the price of the motorcycle multiple times and has tried very aggressive marketing ploys. But the big change is now coming up in the new model that has been spotted testing multiple times. The approach, which initially was to offer a shocking value for money motorcycle, has now changed to – ‘Lets offer a premium feature-rich motorcycle; no matter if it results in a higher price tag!‘. You can check spy pics of the upcoming Dominar 400 here.
So, if you want to buy Dominar at the current lower prices, this is your best time – they are also offering a 5-year warranty on their biggest-yet!