Bajaj Auto India is prepping to launch the 2019 Dominar 400 by the end of January or early February. Some dealerships have also started accepting pre-bookings for an initial payment of INR 10,000. Recent reports suggest that the bike will receive a soft launch without much fanfare and only at a dealer level and a main stream price announcement. The upgraded Dominar 400 comes with inverted forks in front which replace the previous version’s telescopic forks. There is also a twin-port exhaust canister complete with a built-in catalytic converter and also different mirrors. Other key changes are the addition of steel braided lines for the front brake, different alloys, minor changes to radiator housing and a re-designed mirror.
A video was recently leaked of the Dominar 400 which showcased new instrumentation for the motorcycle and the primary unit displayed instant fuel consumption, average fuel economy and service reminder along with the engine-kill switch. The secondary fuel tank display will have the odometer, two trip meters, clock and gear-position indicator. Reports also indicate a more powerful and refined engine for the Dominar 400 with the DOHC framework.
The current Dominar 400 sold only 170 units in November 2018 and the new model is an attempt from Bajaj to rev up sales volumes for its flagship offering. The new model will get the same liquid cooled 373.2 cc engine that will be paired to a 6-speed transmission system. There will also be slipper clutch and dual-channel ABS as standard features.
The current Dominar 400 sells for INR 1.63 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) and the 2019 model is expected to be costlier by roughly INR 20,000 with ex-showroom prices touching close to INR 1.80 lakhs.