The 2019 Bajaj Dominar has started to arrive in Russia and the motorcycle has been priced at 290,000 rubles, which translates to approximately INR 3.11 lakh. In comparison, the previous generation model was sold at 280,000 rubles (INR 3.01 lakh). The Bajaj Dominar 400 goes to the Russian market via the CBU route. In India, the 2019 Dominar 400 is available at INR 174,125 (ex-showroom Delhi).
The motorcycle was photographed at a dealer warehouse where it was seen in the matte black colour option. In India, the motorcycle is available in two colours – Auroral Green and Matte Black – while the red paint was recently spotted at the company’s Chakan plant. Previously, the red colour was seen on test mules and in a promotional video posted by the Pune-based brand.
The motorcycle uses the same specification as the Indian market and it packs with MRF sourced rubber. The hardware includes the 43 mm upside-down telescopic forks at the front with brushed silver tubes, new twin-barrel exhaust, factory installed tank pad and the revised instrument console.
Apart from the updated hardware, the MY2019 model packs more power than its predecessor and the 373.3 cc, fuel-injected, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with DOHC setup that makes 40 PS of max power at 8,650 rpm and 35 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm. Revised anchoring setup includes a 320 mm disc at the front with a radially mounted calliper. The front disc, unlike the previous generation motorcycle, sits on the left side of the motorcycle. The rear continues to use a 230 mm disc while the safety net of dual-channel ABS comes as standard.
The updated shock absorber setup, as mentioned above, features upside-down forks and a pre-load adjustable monoshock at the front and back respectively. Other changes on the 2019 model include forged steel side stand, cast aluminium stalks for the mirrors, and bungee straps under the pillion seat for mounting luggage.
The 2019 Dominar resulted in promising sales performance as the Pune-based brand witnessed a 59% hike in year-on-year sales for the month of May. Bajaj Auto recorded 1,888 unit sales of the Dominar 400 in May 2019 as against 1,191 units in May 2018. Last month, the Dominar 400 registered 2,044 unit sales as against just 816 in June last year – a 150.4% rise.
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