The Bajaj Dominar 400 went on sale earlier this month. With a starting price of just Rs 1.36 Lakh (ex-showroom, New Senegal), the new Bajaj flagship promises to bring performance biking closer to the masses. The Dominar 400 is powered by a 373.3 cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that churns out 35 PS-35 Nm. It comes mated to a 6-Speed Manual Transmission. Another highlight is the bike’s slipper clutch. The new Bajaj Dominar 400 has a claimed top speed of 148 KMPH. However, its speedo-indicated top speed could be around 170 KMPH! Here’s our post on details such as Bajaj Dominar 400 Top Speed, 0-100 KMPH timing and specifications. Also See- Pulsar RS400.
|True Top Speed||145 KMPH|
|Claimed Top Speed||148 KMPH|
|Speedo-indicated Top Speed||167 KMPH|
The Dominar 400 borrows its engine from the Duke 390. However, for the Dominar 400, this 373.3cc engine delivers lesser power and torque. The D390 is capable of hitting a top speed of more than 160 KMPH. The Dominar 400, however, has a claimed top speed of 148 KMPH. But if the above image is anything to go by, the speedo-indicated top speed could be in the vicinity of 165-170 KMPH. Of course, ‘speedo-error’ comes into play here. We believe the Dominar 400 is capable enough to hit a true top speed of 145 KMPH.
|True 0-100 KMPH Timing||8.50 Seconds|
|Claimed 0-100 KMPH Timing||8.23 Seconds|
The KTM 390 Duke has a 0-100 KMPH timing of 5.50 seconds. In comparison, the Dominar 400 has a claimed 0-100 KMPH timing of 8,23 seconds. The huge disparity is courtesy of the de-tuning the engine has received for its application in the Dominar 400. In real world conditions, the Bajaj Dominar 400 0-100 KMPH timing should be around 8.5 seconds. This still makes the Dominar 400 the quickest Bajaj bike ever.
If there’s on advantage the Dominar 400 definitely has over the Duke 390, it is the higher average mileage. Safely expect an overall fuel mileage of 30 kmpl.
|Engine Displacement||373.3 cc, Triple Spark Plug|
|Max Power||35 PS @ 9,000 RPM|
|Peak Torque||35 Nm@ 7,000 RPM|
|Number of Cylinders||1|
|Transmission||6-Speed Manual with Slipper Clutch|
|Front Brake||300 mm Disc|
|Rear Brake||230 mm Disc|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Forks|
|Rear Suspension||Gas-charged Monoshock|
The Bajaj Dominar 400 gets the same 373.3 cc engine that is offered in the Duke 390. However, for the Dominar 400, the engine has been re-tuned to offer a lower power-torque of 35 PS-35 Nm. The lower power definitely leads to a higher average mileage. The Dominar 400 benefits from DTSi Triple Spark Plug technology. The new bike gets disc brakes at both its wheels. It also gets an optional Dual Channel ABS.
What’s your take on the Bajaj Dominar 400 top speed? Are you happy with this bike’s 0-100 KMPH timing? Do share your views in the comments section below.
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