Bajaj displayed its concept bike CS400 in auto-expo in 2014 but was recently launched. Bajaj got everything right and launched a sporty, big capacity 400cc from an Indian manufacturer. Yes, it’s Bajaj Dominar 400 which took the market by storm. Bajaj’s most powerful bike yet will take over the medal of the fastest Indian yet with its company claimed a top speed of 148kmph and 0-100 in 8.3 seconds.
Bajaj played its cards right and launched Bajaj Dominar 400
First ever power cruiser built by an Indian bike manufacturer and it definitely looks apart. With its new LED clustered headlamp, DRLs, all digital instrument cluster, muscular tank, and beefy sounding engine it’s sure to make anybody’s head turn. The twin vertical led strip tail lamp will remind you of Ducati Diavel though.
The Bajaj Dominar 400 features a split instrument cluster like that of Ducati Diavel. On top of the fuel tank, one can find the Bajaj’s logo with all the warning lights including the side stand indicator. On handle mounted one, there’s an all-digital screen with blue backlit, which has all the relevant information like RPM, Speedometer, Time, Trip meter, fuel meter but misses out gear indicator.
Bajaj Dominar 400 is powered by a 375cc liquid cooled, fuel injected engine is based on the duke 390 but tuned differently to be more economical and linear power delivery which is not as frantic as duke 390. It makes 9ps less power than the duke 390 but with the same amount of torque, both the power and torque kicks in much earlier than the duke. This makes 28nm of torque at your disposal in as early as 3000rpm so you can cruise at higher gears with ease without the need to shift down the gears.
With its massive power delivery it needs good brakes too, right? So Bajaj Dominar 400 was paired with biggest in class 320mm front and 230mm rear disc with dual channel ABS (optional). It has a good initial biting force and provides a good feedback to the rider.
The Bajaj Dominar with its specially built perimeter frame provides a good cornering ability. It might come to you as a bit of a surprise but despite its massive structure you can rather easily tip the bike in corners with confidence.
Bajaj Dominar 400 is built for cruising and was meant to rule the highway. With its relaxed seating posture and low saddle height, it makes riding pleasurable and enjoyable. The 40mm front fork and with its mono-shock rear suspension is a little bit on the stiffer side which makes the ride quality really exceptional.
It’s really a value for money bike and there’s very little to complain about the bike. The only thing according to me would have been better is if came with a bigger fuel tank and a bigger windscreen. Tough it is a naked bike and the windscreen does a nice job but about 120kmph there is a fair amount of wind blast which could have been reduced with a bigger windscreen.