Bajaj has launched its flagship model Dominar 400 in Indi at a stunning price of INR 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base version. The deliveries of the motorcycle have commenced in 22 Indian cities and the company has received 2500 bookings for this bike so far. Here is a comparison of the Bajaj Dominar 400 with its two most fierce rivals – KTM 390 Duke and Mahindra Mojo.
Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM 390 Duke vs Mahindra Mojo – Design
The new Bajaj Dominar 400 is the most muscular out of the three and has a sturdy appearance. The LED headlamp upfront looks impressive and the LED turning winkers do the job equally well in terms of looks. Another styling cue of the Bajaj Dominar 400 is the bare athletic rear along with the chubby silencer that throws out throaty exhaust note. The KTM 390 Duke, on the other hand, looks futuristic and the edgy headlamp along with the exposed trellis frame drenched in orange are the signature visual highlights of the motorcycle. The bike with its sharp edges and lines, makes its presence felt as a really worthy streetfighter and the rest of the work effectively is done with the attractive paint scheme and graphics. Last but not the least, Mahindra Mojo comes with a quirky appearance and the big owly twin headlamps at the front make for its signature statement. The styling of the Mojo is also muscular and the dual stubby exhausts well compliment the overall design philosophy. The location of the ignition key towards the upper portion of the fuel tank and the 3D Mojo emblem are some other USPs of the Mojo.
Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM 390 Duke vs Mahindra Mojo – Engine
The new Bajaj Dominar 400 will come powered by a 373cc, liquid-cooled engine that will come mated to a six-speed gearbox, developing 34.5 bhp of maximum power and 35 Nm of peak torque. Slipper clutch comes as standard. The KTM 390 Duke, on the other hand, has also been fitted with the same 373cc, liquid-cooled motor that has been linked to a six-speed transmission system. However, the power output on this one is better than the new Dominar 400 with respective power and torque figures standing at 43 bhp and 35 Nm. Lastly, the Mahindra’s flagship Mojo draws its power from a 295cc, liquid-cooled engine mated to a six-speed gearbox. The engine churns out a peak power output of 27 bhp at 8,000 rpm along with a maximum torque of 30 Nm at 5,500 rpm.
Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM 390 Duke vs Mahindra Mojo – Equipment
The new Bajaj Dominar 400 comes with telescopic forks at the front along with a monoshock at the rear. The braking duties are carried out with the help of 320mm front and 230mm rear disc brakes that further come linked to an optional ABS. On the contrary, the KTM 390 Duke has been equipped with inverted forks up front along with a monoshock at the rear. The braking is done with 300mm disc brake up front along with a 230mm disc at the rear, coupled to a standard ABS. The bike rolls over 110/70 R17 front and 150/60 R17 Metzeler tyres that offer a decent grip. The Mahindra Mojo, lastly, comes to a halt without much effort as it comes assisted with 320mm disc brake at the front along with a 240mm disc brake at the rear. The suspension system comprises of inverted forks up front along with a mono shock absorber at the rear. The motorcycle rides on 110/70 ZR17 front and 150/60 ZR17 rear Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres that offer a commendable grip on dry and wet surfaces.
Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM 390 Duke vs Mahindra Mojo – Features
Bajaj Dominar 400 comes equipped with a fully digital instrument console that comes as a two piece unit, like the one you will see on a typical cruiser bike. The manufacturer will also offer an optional Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with the motorcycle for enhanced safety during hard braking. The bike also has LED headlamp and turning winkers, making for another prime highlight of the motorcycle. Talking of KTM 390 Duke, the motorcycle offers the most number of features out of the three here and comes equipped with ABS, inverted forks up front, full digital instrumentation and a slipper clutch as well. Lastly, the Mahindra Mojo offers you inverted forks at the front, dual headlamp section, digital-analog instrument console and Pirelli tyres, which is quite decent considering the price at which it comes.
Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM 390 Duke vs Mahindra Mojo – Price
Bajaj Dominar 400 has been priced at INR 1.36 lakh for the non ABS version and INR 1.5 lakh for the fully loaded ABS trim. Its biggest rival, the KTM 390 Duke costs a bit extra and is available at the dealerships at a price of INR 1.96 lakh, considering the good number of features. Last but definitely not the least, Mahindra Mojo will set you back by INR 1.70 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi).