The Bajaj Dominar now comes with a 250cc engine. Recently launched at an price of Rs. 1.60 lakh (ex-showroom) it put’s an end to lot of speculations of Bajaj readying a 250cc motorcycle for the Indian market.
As expected it misses-out on a few features seen on its 400cc sibling. These changes include a tweaked suspension, smaller disc brakes and smaller tyres. Measuring a length of 2156mm, width of 836mm, height of 1112mm and wheelbase stands at 1453mm. The motorcycle weighs 180 kg and comes with a 13-litre fuel tank.
Design-wise, the Dominar 250 looks similar to the bigger 400cc version. This includes a headlamp with LED, a multimedia instrument cluster and a twin barrel exhaust feature. Also features tucked bungee straps under the seat to help protect equipment during long-distance touring. Bike runs on alloy wheels measuring 17-inches.
The list of equipment remains more or less the same as for the older sibling Dominar 400. It does have an ABS dual-channel. It features a front fork suspension upside down, and a rear monoshock. The Dominar 250 comes with 300 mm front and rear brakes and 230 mm disc brakes respectively. The bike is available in 2 color choices – Canyon Red and Vine Black.
Sharing its mechanicals with the KTM Duke 250, the Dominar 250 is powered by a liquid-cooled 248.8cc, single cylinder engine which produces 27 BHP @ 8,500 rpm and 23.5 Nm @ 6,500 rpm. The same engine is rumoured to be seen on the upcoming Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 and Vitpilen 250, so this will not be a problem for the company.
Until now, Bajaj Auto did not had any motorcycle that comes in between the 220cc-400cc capacity in their line-up. Hence, the Dominar 250 becomes a vital offering from the automaker in recent times. It is expected to be followed by 250cc versions of the Pulsar and Avenger, slated for release by the end of the year.
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