A prototype of the 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 has been spied with saddle bags and luggage accessories ahead of the bike's official launch in India. The motorcycle seems to be the one used in Bajaj Auto's new branding campaign, which was released last month.
A report dated 15 February revealed the complete specifications and new features of the 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400. Apart from the cosmetic and other mechanical changes, the facelift will receive a more powerful engine. The 373.2cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder, 4-valve engine will churn out 39.9 bhp of maximum power at 8,650 rpm and 35 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm.
In comparison, the outgoing model produces 35 PS at 8,000 rpm and 35 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The six-speed gearbox and slipper clutch remain unchanged. The 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 is likely to be launched in India next month. The new Dominar 400 will come equipped with upside-down front forks and a twin-port exhaust system.
The motorcycle will also feature an updated instrument cluster, which displays a plethora of information. The new speedometer console on the Bajaj Dominar 400 now comes with a gear-position indicator on the tank-mounted display along with a two trip meters, odometer and a clock. The central unit displays additional information like service reminder, average fuel economy, instantaneous efficiency, engine kill-switch on, distance to empty, and side stand indicator.
The added hardware has resulted in an increase in the kerb weight of 184.5 kg as against the earlier 182 kilograms. Furthermore, the engine oil and suspension oil drain quantity have been increased as well. Select Bajaj dealerships have commenced taking pre-bookings for the 2019 Dominar 400 at an amount of INR 5,000.
The 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 could retail at around INR 1.80-1.85 lakh (ex-showroom). As a reference, the current model (dual-channel ABS) costs INR 1.63 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The motorcycle will compete against the BMW G 310 R, Honda CB300R and the KTM 390 Duke.
[Spy Image Source: Rushlane.com]