Bajaj Dominar 400:Why “Duke390” Is More Famous Than It?

Last updated on June 2nd, 2023 at 05:30 pm

Bajaj Dominar 400:Why “Duke390” Is More Famous Than It? To get the answer I recommend you to read this blog till last and don’t skip any paragraph.

Bajaj Dominar 400 is a touring bike that is using the same KTM DUKE 390 engine but is slightly de-tuned to suit its touring nature. Bajaj Dominar is also available with the 250cc model known as Bajaj Dominar 250.

Besides this, the Bajaj Dominar 400 price starts from Rs 224,783/- lakh it’s the price of the touring model of the Dominar 400 that comes with the essential touring kit. and the Bajaj Dominar 250 price starts from Rs 181,850/-. and in 2023 dominar 400 is now available with the OBD-2 E20 fuel injection system.

Watch Dominar 400 Touring Review.

Key specs of the Bajaj Dominar 400 2023

Power29.4 kW (40 PS).
Mileage37.6 km/l.
Ground Clearance153kg.
Top Speed173 km/h.
Seat Height800mm.

You will get answers to the questions mentioned below.

Q1: Is Dominar 400 worth buying?
Q2: Is Dominar a good beginner bike?
Q3: Is Dominar value for money?
Q4: Does Dominar have a KTM engine?

What you will read in this blog?

In this blog, you will read the complete review of the Bajaj Dominar 400 & Dominar 250 along with the images, price, specs, mileage and top speed. and after reading the blog you will be able to decide which is better for your KTM Duke 390 or Dominar 400.

Watch the All New Dominar 400 OBD-2 E20 model Review.

Bajaj Dominar 400 Ex-Showroom Price

New DelhiRs 224,783/-
GuwahatiRs 225,575/-
MumbaiRs 224,783/-
ChennaiRs 224,783/-
Uttar PradeshRs 224,783/-

ALSO READ: Bajaj Pulsar F250 & N250 Review 2023 & watch riding review as well.

Watch the Review of Dominar 400 BS6.

Bajaj Dominar 400: Design and Features


Bajaj Dominar 400 is a flagship model from Bajaj Auto, a leading two-wheeler manufacturer in India. and in this blog, you will see the 2023 model of Dominar 400 that comes with several modifications for touring. Read More

Bajaj Dominar 400: Engine and Performance

  • Bajaj Dominar 400:Why "Duke390" Is More Famous Than It?
  • Bajaj Dominar 400:Why "Duke390" Is More Famous Than It?
  • Bajaj Dominar 400:Why "Duke390" Is More Famous Than It?

The new 2023 Bajaj Dominar 400 is supported by a solid-built Twin-spar perimeter frame A reinforced perimeter frame provides torsional rigidity and lateral strength for superior handling. it’s painted in black colour. Along with it, a heavy swing arm is connected to the frame holding the rear wheel. Read More

Bajaj Dominar 400: Riding Experience

Bajaj Dominar 400:Why "Duke390" Is More Famous Than It?
Bajaj Dominar 400:Why "Duke390" Is More Famous Than It?
Bajaj Dominar 400 black color.

Riding Bajaj Dominar 400 is a thrilling experience. The bike is designed for long-distance touring and offers excellent stability and handling. The USD forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear provide a comfortable ride, even on rough terrains. Read More

Bajaj Dominar 400 Fuel Economy

Talking about fuel economy I am sharing a rider’s experience he was riding the Dominar 400 on the highway for over 70 km/h continuously and he achieved a mileage of 25.16kmpl.

whereas during mixed riding conditions like for a while riding the traffic and on the highway bike achieved 37.6 km/l mileage.

Highway25.16 km/l
Mixed Riding Condition37.6 km/l.

Bajaj Dominar 400 Top Speed

Bajaj Dominar 400:Why "Duke390" Is More Famous Than It?
Top Speed.

Dominar 400 is not designed to hit top speed it’s designed for relaxed cruising on the highway. but top speed has become one of the major factors to judge the performance of any vehicle. so Dominar 400 top speed test was done on the highway.Read More

1st51 km/h.
2nd81 km/h
3rd108 km/h
4th136 km/h
5th145 km/h
6th173 km/h

Bajaj Dominar 400 Seat Height

Bajaj Dominar 400 split seats.
Rider and Pillion Seat.

Dominar seat height is 800mm. like if you are about 5’5″ guy then you will definitely feel difficulty placing your both foot on the ground also it’s heavy so if you are not a healthy guy you might feel difficult to handle it.

And those who are more than 5’9″ can easily ride this bike.

Seat Height800 mm.

Bajaj Dominar 400 Specification

ENGINESingle cylinder, 4 strokes, DOHC, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, Triple Spark, FI.
Displacement373.3 cc.
Max Power29.4 kW (40 PS) @ 8800 rpm.
Max Torque35 Nm @ 6500 rpm.
ClutchWet, multi-plate with Assist & Slipper Clutch.
Gearbox6 Speed.


FrameBeam-type perimeter frame.
Front SuspensionTelescopic, 43 mm USD Fork, 135 mm travel.
Rear SuspensionMulti-step adjustable Mono shock with Nitrox, Wheel stroke of 110 mm.


Brakes Front (type & size)ABS, 320 mm dia disc.
Brakes rear (type & size)ABS, 230 mm dia disc.
Tyres front110/70-17 Radial.
Tyres rear150/60-17 Radial


Length X Width X Height2156 mm X 863 mm X 1243 mm.
Wheelbase1453 mm
Ground clearance157 mm
Kerb weight193 kg
Fuel capacity13 L


Battery12V, 8Ah VRLA
HeadlampFull LED with Auto Headlamp On (AHO)
SpeedometerDigital Split Console
Gear IndicatorYes
Trip IndicatorYes (Time, Average Speed, Fuel)

Bajaj Dominar 250: Price, Images, Review 2023

Walk Around review of Bajaj Dominar 250 2023.

Bajaj Dominar 250 is an affordable Bajaj Dominar 400 its looks very much the same as its elder sibling Dominar 400 but it has 5 different things that you don’t get in the dominant 400. its price starts from Rs 181,850/-.

And it comes with a 250cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that produced 27PS of power and 23.5 nm of torque. Read More
Ride Review Bajaj Dominar 250.

How it like to ride Bajaj Dominar 250?

  • Bajaj Dominar 400:Why "Duke390" Is More Famous Than It?
  • Bajaj Dominar 400:Why "Duke390" Is More Famous Than It?

first, let’s talk about the engine of this bike. this bike is powered by a KTM Duke 250 sourced detuned engine that produced 27PS of power which is less than the Duke 250 but it feels smooth and powerful when you accelerated this bike. Read More


TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 strokes, DOHC, 4 valves, Liquid Cooled, Twin Spark, FI
Displacement248.77 cc
Max Power19.85 kW (27 PS) @ 8500 rpm
Max Torque23.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm
ClutchWet, multi-plate with Assist & Slipper Clutch
Gearbox6 Speed


FrameBeam Type Perimeter Frame
Front SuspensionTelescopic, 37 mm USD Fork, 135 mm travel
Rear SuspensionMulti-step adjustable Mono shocks with Nitrox, Wheel stroke of 110 mm.


Brakes FrontABS, 300 dia disc.
Brakes RearABS, 230 dia disc.
Tyres Front100/80-17 Tubeless.
Tyres Rear130/70-17 Tubeless.


Length X Width X Height2156 mm X 836 mm X 1112 mm
Wheelbase1453 mm
Ground Clearance157 mm
Kerb Weight180 kg
Saddle Height800 mm
Fuel Capacity13 L

Bajaj Dominar 400:Why “Duke390” Is More Famous Than It?

Now I will tell you why Duke 390 is more famous than it and what is the reason behind it.

First reason, Duke 390 was launched in India before the Bajaj Dominar 400 and at that time Duke got famous for its powerful performance youngster loved that. so KTM occupies everyone’s mind at the time of KTM launch.

Second reason, its design yes Duke 390 looks much sportier than the Dominar 400. Its orange colour chassis and wheels and headlights catch attention that why people love it.

The third reason is a powerful engine we all know that Duke 390 engine produces 3PS power and its acceleration is much higher than the dominant 400. Besides this, it has a ride-by-wire, slipper clutch etc.

and you also have riding modes and a colour TFT display that makes Dominar looks outdated.

Is Dominar 400 worth buying?

yes, Dominar 400 is around Rs 60,000/- cheaper than the Duke 390. although Dominar 400 does miss some features like a colour TFT display, Riding modes, Bluetooth connectivity etc it is more affordable as compared to Duke 390.

One more thing Bajaj is offering a touring variant of dominar that comes with all the necessary equipement that requires for touring. so if you love to go for long rides then Dominar 400 is for you.

and if you want powerful performance and features than you should go for Duke 390.

FAQ on Dominar 400

Is Dominar 400 a powerful bike?

Bajaj Dominar 400:Why "Duke390" Is More Famous Than It?

Yes, Dominar 400 is a powerful bike it has a 40PS power engine which is enough to keep your bike cruising at higher speed. and this is a detuned version of Duke 390. on the other hand you can take this bike on high altitutes without thinking too much.

Is Dominar good for beginners?

Bajaj Dominar 400:Why "Duke390" Is More Famous Than It?

well, if you are using bikes like Apache RTR 200 4v or above than you can handle this bike. but if you are currently using 100 cc bike and doesnt have much experience about bike than this bike is not for you.this a powerfull machine demands more attention.

Is Dominar made by KTM?

Bajaj Dominar 400:Why "Duke390" Is More Famous Than It?

No, Dominar is not made by KTM but Dominar is using KTM engine because KTM is selling his bike in India in the partnership with bajaj.

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