2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 UG: In Pictures
Just how much has changed in the 2019 Dominar 400. Let’s find out
The Bajaj Dominar 400 has received a host of cosmetic and mechanical updates for 2019. Rather than trying to compete with Royal Enfield, the 2019 Dominar 400 goes back to its original roots, the CS400 concept that was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo. Essentially, the new Dominar 400 gets all the premium components that were shown on the concept motorcycle but never made it to the production model due to cost restraints. Not only this, the bike also produces more power than the previous-gen Dominar 400. Here’s a closer look at what’s changed on Bajaj’s flagship motorcycle.
1. While the new Dominar 400 looks almost identical to its predecessor, it does get a couple of cosmetic and mechanical updates.
2. The biggest change is the bump in power output. Its 373.3cc, liquid-cooled engine gets a DOHC setup which helps it produce 40PS (up by 5PS) and 35Nm.
3. That aside, the most prominent visual change is the use of 43mm upside down forks instead of conventional ones.
4. Moreover, to accommodate the different suspension setup up front, Bajaj has redesigned the front fender and moved the front disc brake from the right to the left.
5. Its gas-charged monoshock gets a different spring rate.
6. The new motorcycle also gets a radially mounted caliper. However, it still doesn’t get sintered pads. Sintered brake pads work better as it generates less heat during heavy braking and don't fade as much compared to conventional brake pads.
7. Gone is the single exhaust canister and in its place is a new dual barrel unit. Notably, the new exhaust has been tuned to produce a deeper and throatier exhaust note.
8. Next in line is the revised split instrument console setup.
9. The primary console displays average and instantaneous fuel consumption readouts and a side stand warning indicator aside from regular readouts such as the speedometer, fuel gauge etc.
10. The tell-tale lights which were were on the tank have now been moved right below the main console.
11. The secondary tank mounted console displays odometer, two trip meters, gear position indicator and clock.
12. Bajaj has done away with the gold-finished wheels for the concept’s two-tone diamond-cut units.
13. The most obvious change is the new ‘Auroral Green’ paint job which gets a dual-tone effect and different texturing on the panels.
14. The mirrors have been redesigned and the stalks are now made of forged aluminium.
15. While the bike's LED headlight remains largely unchanged, it does get some masking to make it look visually smaller. Similarly, the LED tail light reflectors have been revised to look more modern.
16. Its side-stand it now made from forged steel which not only adds strength, but also makes it look a lot better.
17. Apart from these updates, the 2019 Dominar 400 gets a redesigned tank pad.
18. It also features a Dominar logo embossed on the pillion seat along with luggage straps tucked away under the seat. Quite a neat touch..
19. The 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 weighs in at 184kg (kerb). That’s 2kg more than its predecessor.