The upcoming BMW G310R has outplayed the latest launch by Bajaj, which is the Dominar 400. Though, firstly talking about the Dominar itself, it’s brilliantly amazing and superb as far as ‘performance for price’ is concerned. But atlast, the ruler is always a ruler, and that’s where the yet to be released, BMW G310R showed it the mirror in a recent drag race which was held between the two super beasts!
The race was conducted by FULL GLASS, and the way it turned out, was unexpected for the most dominating beast bike for Bajaj, the Dominar 400.
Bajaj Dominar 400 got left in dust in front of the BMW G310R, but there were some blame on Dominar 400 itself-thanks to its heavy weight, which prevented it from getting faster in the race against the G310R, which has comparably lighter weight!
Although, when it comes to output, Dominar gives more torque than the G310R, with the help of its 373.2cc liquid cooled engine-but all that went in vain in the race, just because of its ‘overweight’ of 182kg! Counter to this, BMW G310R had the advantage of being lightweight-being 24.5kg lighter than Dominar 400. Also, G310R is powered by 313cc single cylinder, giving the output of 34HP (horse power) @9500 rpm and 29Nm @7500 rpm.
The difference of the price itself is the one thing which separates the two powerful machines apart-being incomparable then!
Where the BMW G310R comes in about Rs.3 lakh (on-road; approx. Rs.2.60 lakh), the Dominar 400 on the other hand is available in half of that-Rs.1,46,111 to 1,60,403 (ex-showroom)!
Yes, that’s the advantage that the Dominar has but still the sales didn’t go well when it was first launched by Bajaj.
Speaking of some other rivals too in the same price segment then Mahindra’s adventure touring bike, Mojo is available from Rs.1,49,520 to 1,96,220. Mojo comes in direct competition to Dominar 400 as far as the price is concerned.
The competition also comes from Royal Enfield Bullet 350, which is available for ‘just’ and about Rs.1.17 lakh.
So the main competitors to Dominar 400 are from RE and Mahindra-just due to price, because it matters to the consumers.
Another high rated machine, TVS Aluka, is also available in India, but, for about Rs.2.23 lakh (ex-showroom). And one more beast, which just can’t be ignored and is inevitable at the moment, is the KTM 390 Adventure (yet to come), which will be available from Rs.2.65-2.80 lakh (ex-showroom). But another bike from KTM, the 250 Duke comes right between the KTM 200 and 390, as it also rivals the Dominar 400 in price availability, being tagged in about Rs.1.73 lakh (ex-showroom).
The battle is tough for the Dominar as it seems right now-it’s good and brilliant but it’s not the only one with less price!