Bajaj Dominar 250 motorcycle was launched in India last month at Rs. 1.60 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Bajaj Auto introduced the baby Dominar Intending to emulate the success achieved by the bigger sibling, Dominar 400. The company is targeting a larger audience with an affordable version of Dominar. Bajaj Auto recently launched the BS6 version of the Dominar 400 in India with a price tag of Rs. 1.92 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Dominar 250 takes on the Suzuki Gixxer 250, Yamaha FZ25, KTM 250 Duke and the Husqvarna 250s.
Dimension-wise, the new Bajaj Dominar 250 motorcycle gets the same dimensions as that of its bigger sibling – Dominar 400. It measures 2,156 mm in length, 836 mm in width and 1,112 mm in height along with wheelbase and ground clearance of 1,453 mm and 157 mm respectively. Offered as a single variant, the Bajaj Dominar 250 is available in two colours - Canyon Red and Vine Black.
The motorcycle employs a beam type perimeter frame with 37 mm USDs upfront with a travel of 135 mm. It is equipped with an adjustable mono-shock with 110 mm travel at the rear. The braking duties are taken care by 300 mm disc up front and a 230 mm disc at the rear, assisted by a dual-channel ABS. Additionally, the company is also offering bungee straps tucked under the seat that will ensure the safety of the gear while doing long-distance rides. The main underlines of the new Dominar 400 are full-LED headlamp with auto-headlamps on (AHO), a secondary display on the fuel tank, twin-barrel exhaust.
Mechanically, the motorcycle gets a 248.8 cc single-cylinder BS6 compliant engine, which is based on the KTM 250 Duke. It is tuned to make a maximum power of 26.6 bhp at 8,500 rpm against a peak torque of 23.5 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The unit comes paired with a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch. The company claims that the motorcycle can sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in just 10.5 seconds before hitting the top speed of 132 kmph.