2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 vs rivals: Price, Specifications comparison

The up to date Bajaj Dominar 400 has already began to achieve dealerships throughout the nation. The model has not formally introduced the value of the bike, however sellers have revealed that the 2019 bike is priced at Rs 1.74 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), placing it in a worth bracket closest to the KTM 250 Duke. Nonetheless, because the title of this story suggests, this can be a specs comparability and the brand new Dominar’s specs are a lot nearer to these of the 390 Duke. So, that’s the KTM we’ll contemplate right here. We’ve additionally thrown within the bare BMW G 310 R and the TVS Apache RR 310 – two different bikes that sport related specs.

Bajaj Dominar 400 KTM 390 Duke BMW G 310 R TVS Apache RR 310
Value (ex-showroom Delhi) Rs 1.74 lakh Rs 2.44 lakh Rs 2.99 lakh Rs 2.23 lakh


The 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 will get an up to date engine that produces significantly extra energy. At 373.3cc, the brand new engine has the identical capability because the one on the older bike. However, due to a DOHC set-up and an elevated compression ratio, the brand new Dominar now makes a peak energy and torque figures of 39.9hp and 35Nm, respectively – a substantial Four.9hp improve over the 35hp seen on the outgoing mannequin – which signifies that the Dominar 400 now produces output figures that are very near one of many bikes it shares its engine with – the KTM 390 Duke.

The engine on the 390 Duke is in the next state of tune and produces 43.5hp and 37Nm of torque; making it probably the most highly effective motorbike on this comparability. Coincidentally, the opposite two bikes on this comparability share their engines with one another as effectively. The close to 313cc engine was co-developed by TVS and BMW and makes 34hp at 9,700rpm and 27.3Nm of torque at 7,700rpm on the RR 310 and an nearly equivalent 34hp at 9,500rpm and 28Nm of torque at 7,500rpm on the G 310 R. It’s price noting is that though these bikes all produce related output figures, the best way this efficiency is delivered is completely different on every bike.

Bajaj Dominar 400 KTM 390 Duke BMW G 310 R TVS Apache RR 310
Engine 373.2cc, single cylinder 373.2cc, single cylinder 313cc, single cylinder 312.2cc, single cylinder
Energy 39.9hp at 8650 rpm 43.5hp at 9000rpm 34hp at 9500 rpm 34hp at 9700rpm
Torque 35Nm at 7000rpm 37Nm at 7000rpm 28Nm at 7500 rpm 27.3Nm at 7700rpm
Energy-to-weight ratio 216.84hp/tonne 266.87hp/tonne 214.51hp/tonne 200.58hp/tonne


Barring the TVS Apache RR 310, the opposite bikes are bare and lack intensive physique work. The up to date Dominar 400 doesn’t obtain any vital visible adjustments other than blacked-out plastic bits and a distinct wheel color. That mentioned, Bajaj has additionally made the Dominar accessible in an Auroral Inexperienced color scheme that may make the bike rather more noticeable than earlier than. The KTM 390 Duke encompasses a bolder design language with its sharper traces and bright-orange color scheme. It is for that reason that the 390 Duke nonetheless continues to carry its personal on this division, regardless of its age. The BMW G 310 R, then again, options comparatively standard styling; however its massive tank and BMW badge offers it a noticeable presence out on the highway. A side the place the G 310 R gala’s higher than the competitors is with its seat peak. At 785mm, the BMW is accessible by a lot shorter riders. The RR 310 is the one totally faired motorbike right here and is among the most visually-appealing bikes from an Indian producer. The upswept tail-end and enormous aspect fairings make the bike seem like it is from a section above.


The Bajaj Dominar 400 encompasses a perimeter body. The RR 310, G 310 R and 390 Duke, then again, all sport a trellis body. The 2019 Dominar lastly joins the remainder of these bikes – within the sense that it now will get a USD fork to enrich its monoshock. Bajaj has additionally revised the monoshock, ensuing within the up to date Dominar having a significantly better trip high quality. The brand new Dominar is the heaviest bike of the lot, at 184kg. Regardless of the extra weight of its fairing, the RR 310 is a big 15kg lighter, at 169.5kg. The 390 Duke sits shut behind with a kerb weight of 163kg with the G 310 R being the lightest, weighing in at 158.5kg. All 4 bikes come outfitted with dual-channel ABS, however the KTM is the one one that permits the rider to show off both the rear-wheel ABS, or the entire system, solely.

Bajaj Dominar 400 KTM 390 Duke BMW G 310 R TVS Apache RR 310
Brakes (f) 320mm disc, Four-piston caliper, ABS 320mm disc, Four-piston caliper, ABS 300mm disc, Four-piston caliper, ABS 300mm disc, Four-piston caliper, ABS
Brakes (r) 230mm disc, single piston caliper, ABS 230mm disc, single piston caliper, ABS 240 mm disc, single piston caliper, ABS 240 mm disc, single piston caliper, ABS
Suspension (f) 43mm USD fork 43mm USD fork, 142mm journey 41mm USD fork, 140mm journey 41mm USD fork
Suspension (r) Monoshock Monoshock, 150 mm journey Monoshock, 131mm journey Monoshock
Tyres (f) 110/70 R17 110/70 R17 110/70 R17 110/70 R17
Tyres (r) 150/60 R17 150/60 R17 150/60 R17 150/60 R17
Wheelbase 1453mm 1357mm 1374mm 1365mm
Seat peak 800mm 830 mm 785mm 810mm
Kerb Weight 184kg 163kg 158.5kg 169.5kg
Gasoline capability 13 litres 13.Four litres 11 litres 11 litres


The brand new Dominar has additionally acquired updates to its instrument cluster. The first unit, positioned on the handlebar, shows info in textual content; in the meantime the secondary unit now shows extra info like gear place and the journey metres, whereas the telltale lights have moved as much as the primary show. Extra info displayed on the first unit is gasoline consumption and the ‘distance to empty’ vary. The console has been up to date, though it isn’t as superior because the TFT show on the KTM 390 Duke – the one bike right here to characteristic one. The 390’s console can be the one one of many lot which is Bluetooth appropriate. The RR 310 and G 310 R characteristic extra standard LCD shows, with the RR offering extra info than the GS, together with a lap timer.


There’s quite a bit that these bikes have in widespread. Primarily, there’s solely two engines getting used however the completely different states of tune (except for the plain ergonomics) end in 4 completely different motorbike variants. At Rs 1.74 lakh, the 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 is probably the most reasonably priced motorbike of this lot and it undercuts the remainder of the group by an enormous margin. Regardless of the hike of Rs 11,000 over the older era, the Dominar remains to be wonderful worth for cash – the truth is, much more so, this time round.

The KTM 390 Duke priced at Rs 2.44 lakh makes use of the identical engine as on the Dominar, however is much more manic in its energy supply. In the meantime, the TVS Apache RR 310 (Rs 2.23 lakh) is the one fully-faired motorbike of the lot; and regardless of its visible stance, it’s a motorbike that performs simply as effectively on the streets, because it does on the monitor. The BMW G 310 R is well-built, however the 2.99 lakh price ticket is a substantial premium over different bikes seen on this comparability.

For the complete story on how the bike rides, we encourage you to read our comprehensive review, first ride of the 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 or watch our video review of the motorcycle.

All costs, ex-showroom, Delhi.

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