Bajaj Dominar 250: What Could Be Its Price?
Here's what we think could be the pricing of the upcoming small capacity Dominar
Bajaj is all set to launch a quarter-litre version of its flagship motorcycle, the Dominar 400, called the Dominar 250. The new motorcycle has begun reaching dealerships and we have covered it from all angles. The only missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle remains the price of the bike. Here’s what we think.
Much like the Pulsar 220F and the Pulsar 180F, the upcoming Dominar is going to look identical to its elder sibling, the Dominar 400. The Dominar 250 makes use of the same frame, bodywork and suspension as well as braking units. The suspension components might have a slightly different tune as we expect the 250 to be lighter. The only changes reported are the skinnier MRF Nylogrip tyres used on the 250 and the rear swingarm is a conventional box-type unit. Part sharing between the two bikes will help keeping costs in check.
Another aspect to remember is that with the transition to BS6 emission norms, the Dominar 400 has become pricier, likely to be priced at Rs 1.92 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Hence, we could see Bajaj pricing this Dominar 250 at the same price point that the Dominar 400 was first introduced at in 2017, Rs 1.50 lakh. This is a similar pricing strategy that we have seen being used by Bajaj’s partner, KTM, employ when it launched the 125 Duke in India in late-2018 at Rs 1.18 lakh, which is the same price as the 200 Duke in 2012.
Speaking to our dealer sources, they claim that the Dominar 250 could be priced at Rs 1.90 lakh on-road, which roughly translates to the same ex-showroom price of Rs 1.50 lakh. This would make it the most affordable 250cc motorcycle offered from the Bajaj stable. If you want to know which amongst the Dominar 250, Husqvarna Svartpilen 250, Vitpilen 250 and the KTM 250 Duke you should go for, then you should check out this story.