Bajaj has launched the more affordable Dominar, the Dominar 250, in the Indian market. The quarter-litre variant of the Dominar range has been priced at INR 1.60 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
The Dominar 250 carries forward the same design elements including the bodywork, full LED headlamps and AHO lights as its elder sibling albeit for a couple of differences. For instance, the 250 uses a slimmer 37mm USD fork compared to the 43mm unit on its elder sibling. However, it retains the same rear mono-shock. The braking setup has been changed too, with the 250 using a 300mm disc at the front compared to the 400’s larger 320mm disc up front. The rear disc, meanwhile, is the same at 230mm. A dual-channel ABS is offered as standard.
The Dominar 250 rides on 100/80-17 front and 130/70-17 rear tyres which are narrower compared to the Dominar 400’s 110/70-17 section at the front and a 150/60-17 at the rear. While the alloy wheel design also appears to be the same, the diamond-cut finish is not present on the Dominar 250. Also, the Dominar 250 gets a box-type swingarm as opposed to the cast aluminium unit on the Dominar 400.
Speaking of powertrain, the Bajaj Dominar 250 is powered by a 249cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine from the KTM 250 Duke and is mated to a six-speed transmission system. The fuel-injected engine on the Dominar 250 churns out 27 hp and 24 Nm of torque respectively, compared to the 30hp and 24Nm of the KTM.
The Dominar 250 also comes with innovative bungee straps tucked under the seat, and a redesigned instrument cluster which now provides additional information such as gear position, trip info, and the time. The Dominar 250 will be available in two colour options – Canyon Red and Vine Black.