Domestic two-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto on Saturday officially launched a new “Matte Black” colour variant of its premium cruiser motorcycle, the Dominar 400 in the Indian two-wheeler market. To recall, the Bajaj Dominar 400 was first launched in December last year with Midnight Blue, Twilight Plum and Moon White colour options. With the new Matte Black paint, the naked streetfighter will now be available in four body colour options including Matte Black, Midnight Blue, Twilight Plum and Moon White.
Apart from its paint job, the other specifications, features and cosmetics are same to same as we have seen in the original Bajaj Dominar 400. The Matte Black Dominar 400 with non-ABS variant has been launched in India with a price tag of Rs. 1.41 lakh, while for the top-end variant with ABS, you have to pay Rs. 1.55 lakh (all prices are mentioned Ex-showroom, Delhi). However, both the variants of the Matte Black Dominar 400 is now available at all Bajaj authorised dealerships across the country.
In terms of design, the Bajaj Dominar 400 borrows its styling and design from the Pulsar Cruiser Sport 400 (CS400) concept, at the 2014 Auto Expo. The “Muscular Lion” comes fitted with beam type perimeter frame, a beefy fuel tank (13-litres), slipper clutch, full LED headlamp with auto headlamp on (AHO) technology, LED tail lamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, two piece seats, wide handlebar and dual LCD instrument clusters that displays the details of fuel level, engine speed, tale indicators and etc. Upfront, the naked roadster sports a telescopic suspension setup, while the rear gets a gas-charged Multi-Step Adjustable monoshock suspension setup. The bike also gets an optional dual-channel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS).
Talking about its mechanical department, the Bajaj Dominar 400 is powered by a new 373.27cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled DTS-i engine that produces 35bhp of peak power at 8,000 rpm and 35Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed transmission which sends power to the rear wheel. The Bajaj Dominar 400 needs only 8.3 seconds to reach 100kmph from engine start and has a top speed of 148km per hour.
Safety features on the Bajaj Dominar 400 include an optional dual-channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), 43mm telescopic forks at front, Multi-step adjustable monoshock at rear, a large 320mm disc with four-piston Bybre-powered (Brembo’s low range) calliper brake at the front and a 230mm disc with a single piston calliper brake at the rear. As we mentioned earlier, the bike gets 17-inch alloy wheels, which are shod with an 110/70 tyre at the front and an 150/60 R17 at the rear. Dimensionally, the naked roadster measures 2,156 x 813 x 1,112 mm (Length X Width X Height) and weighs 182 kgs. The Bajaj Dominar 400 offers a ground clearance of 157 mm and has a 1,453mm wheelbase.