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Thread: Dominar 250 is here.

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    Default Dominar 250 is here.

    Recently I have been invited to shoot for Dominar 250 in our town and I got a chance experience this tiny beast from Bajaj before official launch.

    This bike is almost same as Dominar 400 in looks major difference is 250cc engine.

    I have created this 360 walk around video with some key features and specifications of the bike.

    https://youtu.be/VBPxorK34Vw


    I have got a chance to ride this bike also and I was impressed by what Bajaj has done just a concern is a rumoured price which is 1.6L and currently Dominar 400 is selling at 2.33L in our city.

    Let's see what Bajaj comes up with after official announcement.

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    Default Bajaj Dominar 250 launched at INR INR 1,60,000/- Ex-showroom Delhi

    Bajaj Auto has launched the Dominar 250, a variant of the proven Dominar Sports Tourer, that will make it attractive for riding enthusiasts to enter the world of touring.





    The new offering features liquid-cooled 248.8cc DOHC engine, delivering 27 PS power and 23.5 Nm of torque. Further, it retains all the state-of-the-art technology and class-leading features of the Dominar 400 like the upside-down (USD) forks that provide superior handling & comfort along with a muscular look, the twin-barrel exhaust that produces a throaty exhaust note with heavy bass, enhancing the sports tourer feel.

    It also features innovative bungee straps tucked under the seat to help secure gear during long-distance touring, a redesigned secondary display showing the time, gear position and trip information, and spacecraft inspired tank pad decals.

    Commenting on the Dominar 250 launch, Mr Sarang Kanade, President – Motorcycles, Bajaj Auto Ltd. said, “The Dominar brand has been able to create a strong following for itself and has become the preferred choice for long-distance tourers. Dominar riders have traversed five continents, conquered the Arctic and Antarctica, journeyed thousands of miles and pushed the Dominar 400 bike to its limits. Dominar 250 will be an ideal bike for aspiring riding enthusiasts who wish to get into the world of touring.”

    BS6 compliant new Dominar 250 is now available across all Bajaj Auto dealerships in dual-channel ABS variant with Canyon Red and Vine Black colour options at INR 1,60,000/- Ex-showroom Delhi.







    Performance:

    · New DOHC (Double Over-Head Camshaft) engine with 27 Ps Power
    · 23.5Nm Torque at 6500 rpm
    · 0-100 km/h in just 10.5 seconds

    Features:
    · Fuel injected and liquid-cooled engine, mosaic shaped full LED headlamp with AHO (Automatic headlamps on), twin-channel ABS, slipper clutch and beam type perimeter frame
    · Twin barrel exhaust for throaty exhaust note with heavy bass that augments the sports tourer feel
    · 37mm upside down (USD) forks providing superior handling and comfort along with a powerful muscular look
    · Bungee straps tucked under the seat to tie gear and belongings over long-enduring distances, a unique feature enhancing the touring capabilities of the bike

    Style:

    · A graphic scheme inspired by themes of ‘surgical precision’ and ‘contrasting finishes ’with piercing colour breaks
    · Exciting and premium body colours, ‘Canyon Red’ and ‘Vine Black’, for the striking road presence
    · Sports Tourer form made imposing with the upside-down (USD) forks at the front
    · Twin barrel exhaust imparting an imposing feel to the bike


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    Default Re: Bajaj Dominar 250 launched at INR INR 1,60,000/- Ex-showroom Delhi

    very high Kerb Weight
    Don't Honk Unnecessarily

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    Default Re: Bajaj Dominar 250 launched at INR INR 1,60,000/- Ex-showroom Delhi

    It has very high kerb weight 😑 it should not have been more than 165kgs max . high kerb weight will make it harder to handle in city and will also impact performance. At this point pulsar ns seems to be better deal . also 130 section rear tyres impacts aesthetic negatively, they should have provided 150 section tyres or at the very leaat 140 section .
    Price is steep . it shouldn't be more than 1.79 on road to make it vfm product Bajaj is known for .
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    Default Re: Bajaj Dominar 250 launched at INR INR 1,60,000/- Ex-showroom Delhi

    Quote Originally Posted by Avneesh Mishra View Post
    It has very high kerb weight ������ it should not have been more than 165kgs max . high kerb weight will make it harder to handle in city and will also impact performance. At this point pulsar ns seems to be better deal . also 130 section rear tyres impacts aesthetic negatively, they should have provided 150 section tyres or at the very leaat 140 section .
    Price is steep . it shouldn't be more than 1.79 on road to make it vfm product Bajaj is known for .
    Again with the NAIVE weight issue. By that logic, all superbikes are useless in city because they weight more than our Indian commuters. Indian riders rest their WHOLE body weight on their wrists, a commuter won't feel heavy under those conditions because they have tiny, unstable forks, cone and chassis. But it's impossible to ride any DECENT sports or sports-tourer like that.

    Once you learn to ride with PROPER technique i.e. tank hugging and counter steering, then you can comment which motorcycles are actually heavy and which is not. Dominar feels heavy ONLY while parking or speeds below 10 kmph, that's it. If you can take your body weight off your wrists, you will notice that you can actually use the handlebar like a car's steering and just push it lightly to initiate counter-steering and leaning.

    Since I am accustomed to proper techniques, I can zig-zag my Dominar in the city with ridiculous ease, I feel like I am riding a Duke 125! In fact, Dominar's handling feels exactly similar with Ninja 650 and other motorcycles in that power segment.
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    Default Re: Dominar 250 is here.

    And here is my first ride video I had with Dominar 250.

    It felt lighter and agile in city.
    I couldn't read the speedo as of removal of odo cable.

    But I tested it with few normal things I felt it's good commuter and for highways.

    I am not much of a techie guy but I like to share what I actually feel after using it. So I won't be talking much about specs and shit. If it's good for your lifestyle it's going to work without any issue.

    Waise bhi we are Indians the most jugaadu people

    I am planning to share my long term review with Duke 390 soon. Let's hope I can do it on time and share it on this platform. It won't be new but it'll be from my perspective.

    Till than enjoy this Dominar 250 ride.

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    Default Re: Bajaj Dominar 250 launched at INR INR 1,60,000/- Ex-showroom Delhi

    Quote Originally Posted by arya809 View Post
    Again with the NAIVE weight issue. By that logic, all superbikes are useless in city because they weight more than our Indian commuters. Indian riders rest their WHOLE body weight on their wrists, a commuter won't feel heavy under those conditions because they have tiny, unstable forks, cone and chassis. But it's impossible to ride any DECENT sports or sports-tourer like that.

    Once you learn to ride with PROPER technique i.e. tank hugging and counter steering, then you can comment which motorcycles are actually heavy and which is not. Dominar feels heavy ONLY while parking or speeds below 10 kmph, that's it. If you can take your body weight off your wrists, you will notice that you can actually use the handlebar like a car's steering and just push it lightly to initiate counter-steering and leaning.

    Since I am accustomed to proper techniques, I can zig-zag my Dominar in the city with ridiculous ease, I feel like I am riding a Duke 125! In fact, Dominar's handling feels exactly similar with Ninja 650 and other motorcycles in that power segment.
    It doesn't change the fact that this bike is heaviest in 250 segment. Also i don't really have problem with weight that much but a bike should have power to complement that heavy weight.

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    Default Re: Bajaj Dominar 250 launched at INR INR 1,60,000/- Ex-showroom Delhi

    Quote Originally Posted by arya809 View Post
    Again with the NAIVE weight issue. By that logic, all superbikes are useless in city because they weight more than our Indian commuters. Indian riders rest their WHOLE body weight on their wrists, a commuter won't feel heavy under those conditions because they have tiny, unstable forks, cone and chassis. But it's impossible to ride any DECENT sports or sports-tourer like that.

    Once you learn to ride with PROPER technique i.e. tank hugging and counter steering, then you can comment which motorcycles are actually heavy and which is not. Dominar feels heavy ONLY while parking or speeds below 10 kmph, that's it. If you can take your body weight off your wrists, you will notice that you can actually use the handlebar like a car's steering and just push it lightly to initiate counter-steering and leaning.

    Since I am accustomed to proper techniques, I can zig-zag my Dominar in the city with ridiculous ease, I feel like I am riding a Duke 125! In fact, Dominar's handling feels exactly similar with Ninja 650 and other motorcycles in that power segment.
    Please don’t compare the handling of a sports tourer with that of a naked bike. Naked bikes are easier to handle and flick around but can never offer the wind protection and stability of a well put together sports tourer like ninja 650. I have ridden the ninja and it’s truly on a league of its own.
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    Default Re: Bajaj Dominar 250 launched at INR INR 1,60,000/- Ex-showroom Delhi

    Quote Originally Posted by Avneesh Mishra View Post
    It doesn't change the fact that this bike is heaviest in 250 segment. Also i don't really have problem with weight that much but a bike should have power to complement that heavy weight.
    Of course its kerb weight is highest in 250 category, no argument there. But uniform distribution in Dominar makes it virtually impossible to feel the weight, all you need is light flick of the handlebar to carve the traffic.

    While comparing Dominar 250 with Gixxer 250, I can verify that gixxer handles better because it has got ridiculously short wheelbase, high stance and cramped seating. Gixxer 250 SF is essentially a mini-bike, made for short guys and girls. Believe me, I desperately wanted to buy Gixxer 250 SF, my cousin owns one and I kept riding it for a month expecting it to feel easier, but it's just too cramped for me.
    Comparatively, Dominar gets a relaxed, touring-oriented riding and stance. the handlebars are higher and farther compared to a sporty gixxer. So its handling doesn't feel as sharp for guys who don't use counter-steering.


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    Dude, Dominar is actually a tourer, not a naked sports bike! It's only fair to compare it to sports tourers. Regardless, people will stop complaining about kerb weight once they get a taste of proper machines like Z650, cbr650f etc. Else, they will always compare handling with the commuters and complain about kerb weight.
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