This time Bajaj delivered a big capacity 400 engine most powerful bike yet. DOMINAR 400 (before known to be Pulsar CS400) to take over the mantle of the ‘Fastest Indian’. The launched price of Dominar in Nepal is 4 lakhs 70 thousand. After the Dominar price Nepal, you can find the review down below.
Dominar Price Nepal: NRs 4,70,000
First thing first, the bike is very comfortable with nice and relaxed in terms of ergonomics. The seats are comfortable with good height for long hours on the saddle, the handlebars position is very good to take control on, the clutch is really light. Even though the bike is heavy, I was surprised that it could lean easily through the corners.
Coming to the Dominar engine it has a smooth, comfortable and linear feel with perfect power delivery for cruising, not as aggressive as Duke 390 especially if you want to cruise. The only downside for me was the vibration on about 4000 RPM on the footpegs and the handlebars when you are taking it easy and steady. The buzz increases as much as you limit your RPM. But it’s not a big deal and you won’t notice if you keep on going hard at it. Another back point is the tank capacity of only 13 litres while its competitors like Mahindra Mojo and 2017 Duke carries much larger tanks.
The first impression is very beefed up looks with very premium feel with the beautiful paint job. The single undoubtedly design of the headlamps which if full LED and first on the Indian motorbike the backlight kinda gives you the feeling of back into the old days pulsar. The Dominar powers with 373.3 CC Liquid Cooled, Fuel Injected, and DTS-I Engine. Which is very based on the DUKE 390. But, this one has the very different state of tune, that’s because this is powered for a more economical reason. More torque on lower end rather than high-end power at the top.
Dominar has the 35 PS of Power which is slightly down on the same segment bikes but from the cruising point of view and consisting the 35 Nm of Torque is absolutely fantastic kicking off the very good power at the mid-range. This also gives the advantage of cruising more conveniently without needing to shift the gears often, with the about of torque bike has to offer. While talking about gears, the bike also consists of Slipper Clutch which is brilliant while shifting.
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Coming on the braking part of the bike it has biggest A class front 320 mm Disc and 230 mm rear Disc Brakes. And obviously the twin-channel ABS but it’s un-switchable, it really makes me think about the bike on the offroad. Talking about offroading the ground clearance is same as of RS 200 which is nice for adventure seekers. The suspension is the same telescopic one on the front. I wonder why aren’t all the manufacturer using upside down forks now??? but no complaint here, though it has a nice43 mm one with a multi-shock dual spring mono shock at the back. I think this setup has obviously changed the ride quality of the bike to another level.
So at the end, I think the bike has a very good package, very ready for dominating the cruise on the highway. Lastly, I don’t get the people complaining about the price being high. Many of us are buying 200 250CC bikes without enough feature like Dominar at the same price range. If you go by the segment and see the packages and features the bike has to offer than absolutely its a very good deal. Though It’s not perfect, It’s the best value I believe and people have their own preferences, so I will leave it up to you.
At least I am happy that manufacturers are getting ahead from 150 and 200 CC class to higher performing machines.
Do Check out the Dominar Test Ride Video in Nepal.