Is It Worth Buying Bajaj Dominar 250 Over D400?
Bajaj Dominar 250 Vs Dominar D400.
Hansraj Hulas Chand & Co.Pvt. Ltd, an official distributor of Bajaj motorcycles, launched a much-awaited motorcycle, Dominar 250, in the Nepali market.
All preparations were being made to make it public in Nepal in January 2021.
The Bajaj Dominar 250 in Nepal was launched with a BS4 engine.
The Bajaj Dominar 250 price in Nepal is Rs. 5 03,900.
Before we move into details, here are the three major highlights of Bajaj Dominar 250.
- The Bajaj Dominar 250 and Dominar 400 are visually pretty much similar.
- Both Bajaj Dominar 250 and Dominar 400 consist of the same gear and features.
- It is the latest addition to the brand product group.
Talking about its color scheme, Dominar 250 comes in two color options: Vine Black and Canyon Red.
The design and aesthetic, even though Dominar 250 and Dominar 400 seem very much similar to each other, but if you look closely, you can find fewer differences between these motorcycles.
The Bajaj Dominar 250 gets the identical muscular designing, a similar list of features on the deal and the same body outlook with labels.
Nevertheless, the Bajaj Dominar 250 gets a box-type swing arm.
The Dominar 250 gets a thinner set of tyres at both ends with 100/80 R17 and 130/70 R17 profiles at the front and rear, respectively.
The Bajaj Dominar 250 uses all signature LED headlamps and a small windscreen at the front.
It has a muscular-looking fuel with a total fuel capacity of 13 liters.
Furthermore, it gets additional features like twin-barrel exhaust, split seats, alloy wheels, engine call and fully digital instrument cluster, along with another small display above the fuel tank.
And not to forget, features like a slipper clutch and dual-channel ABS are also available.
Performance & Engine specs
This motorcycle has a total displacement of 248.77 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine.
The engine delivers 27 PS of power at a maximum of 8500 rpm and 23.5 Nm of torque at 6500 rpm.
The top speed of Bajaj Dominar 250 is 121 kmph.
It has a six-speed manual gearbox. Also, the total mileage of Bajaj Dominar 250 is 36 kmpl.
Differences- Dominar 250 and Dominar 400.
The Dominar 400 gets the aluminum swing arms, whereas the Dominar 250 gets the case area swing-arms.
And instead of using spiral tyres by Dominar 400, the 250 uses skinnier cross-handle MRF Nylogrip Zapper tyres, which is a pretty disappointment for serious buyers.
Besides this, Dominar 400 gets beam-type swing arms and features a 110/70 R17 tyre at the front and a 150/60 R17 tyre at the back.
The bigger D400 also derives an additional stylish set of dual-tone alloy wheel scheme instead of the blacked-out alloy wheels on the Dominar 250.
Comparing overall dimensions between these two motorcycles, Dominar 250 and D400 are precisely the same.
So, the total length of Dominar 250 is 2156 mm, the width is 836 mm, and the full height is 1112 mm.
Yet Bajaj Dominar 250 seat height is 800 mm.
The same goes with the wheelbase, which is 1453 mm, whereas the ground clearance of both bikes is 157 mm each, which is pretty good for an on-road riding experience.
However weight of these motorcycles doesn’t match each other.
The Bajaj Dominar 250 has a total body weight of 180 kg, where the D400 has a total weight of 184 kilograms, just 4 kilograms heavier than 250.
The Fuel tank capacity remains the same, but due to their differences in displacements, we believe the fuel competence facts of the Dominar 250 are more significant than that of the D400, therefore contributing additional range on a sole tank.
The Bajaj Dominar 250 competes directly to KTM 250 Duke, Yamaha FZ-25 and the Suzuki Gixxer 250 in the Nepali market and Indian auto-market.
So, Should You Buy Bajaj Dominar 250 instead of D400?
Bajaj Dominar is just “Ok” compared to its bigger version Dominar D400.
Though, the 250 seems a feasible option for people who don’t want a 400CC engine. Dominar 250 does not have numerous options.
However, the bike can hardly cope with decreasing weight as the current setup is considerably heavy compared to others in the segment.
On a positive note, it will be excellent stability on roads when touring.
And yes, the 400 Dominar owners will not be happy with a new Dominar 250 as both bikes will be the same on every side, excluding the engine ability.
Hence, Dominar 250 is not worth buying if you have enough budget to buy D400.
Also, bearing in mind there is a lot of new and exciting competition starting from Suzuki Gixxer 250, KTM Duke 250, Yamaha Fazer 250 and the new Husqarvana twins.