Bajaj Auto has commenced the deliveries of the Red Dominar 400 UG to select international markets. The motorcycle was recently spotted at a dealership in Mexico.
Unlike the motorcycle seen in the spy images and the promotional video in India, the Dominar 400 UG in the photograph features a matte paint. The tank pad, too, is different from the one that we get on the Indian market. All other styling cues are identical to the Indian-spec model. The matte colour option could be reserved for international markets.
The red colour option with a gloss finish was recently snapped at Bajaj’s Chakan plant near Pune, although it is yet to be introduced in our market. The bike is available in two options in the domestic market – Auroral Green (gloss finish) and Vine Black (matte finish). Bajaj officials had stated during the media ride event that it can introduce more paint options in the Indian market if there is sufficient demand.
The sales of the Bajaj Dominar 400 witnessed significant increase post the upgrade this year - 60% year-on-year in June. Looking at the positive response to the 2019 model, we expect Bajaj Auto to introduce more colour options closer to the festive season. In addition to red, the bike may be offered in silver paint as well, and both these colours were shown in the motorcycle's promotional video (embedded towards the end of this post).
Meanwhile, the 2019 Dominar 400 UG has also landed on the Russian shores. It will be available at 290,000 rubles (approximately INR 3.11 lakh) there. In comparison, the bike retails at INR 174,125 (ex-showroom Delhi) in the Indian market.
To give you a quick recap, the 2019 Dominar 400 packs more power and premium hardware than its predecessor. The 373.3 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine now comes with Dual Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) instead of Single Overhead Camshaft (SOHC), which brings it one step closer to BS-VI compliance. The motor delivers 40 PS of peak power at 8,650 rpm as against 35 PS on the discontinued version. The maximum torque output, on the other hand, has remained 35 Nm.
Hardware upgrades include upside-down telescopic forks and a repositioned 320 mm disc with a radially mounted calliper at the front. The rear continues to use a 230 mm disc to shed speeds and a pre-load adjustable monoshock to perform shock absorption tasks. The safety net of dual-channel ABS, similar to its predecessor, comes as standard.