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Bajaj Dominar 250

Bajaj Dominar 250 is a street bike available at a starting price of Rs. 1,75,054 in India. It is available in 1 variant and 3 colours. It is powered by a 248.8 cc BS-VI engine and has a user reported mileage of 32 kmpl. It comes with anti-locking braking system and both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement248.8 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported32 kmpl
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight180 kg

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 1,75,054Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Bajaj Dominar 250 Summary

Dominar 250 key highlights

Engine Capacity 248.8 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 32 kmpl
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 180 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 13 litres
Seat Height 800 mm

About Dominar 250

Bajaj Dominar 250 is a street bike available at a starting price of Rs. 1,75,054 in India. It is available in only 1 variant and 3 colours. The Bajaj Dominar 250 is powered by 248.8cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 26.63 bhp and a torque of 23.5 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Bajaj Dominar 250 comes up with anti-locking braking system. This Dominar 250 bike weighs 180 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 13 liters.

The Dominar 250 is the most accessible Bajaj touring motorcycle. This bike was developed to cater to the growing needs of Indian youth who want to travel but have a tight budget. It is the smaller sibling of the Dominar 400- which is a premium offering from the company.

The Dominar 250 gets muscular styling and is equipped with full-LED lights, digital instrument cluster, twin-barrel exhaust, fancy-looking mirror stalks, upside-down telescopic front forks and split seats. The bike gets rear mono-shock, disc brakes on both wheels and a dual-channel ABS. Important ride-related information is displayed on the primary display while the rest of the information is available on the secondary display on the fuel tank. Interestingly, the company is also providing small straps under the seat for luggage.

The Dominar 250 gets its power from a 250cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled DOHC, four-valve engine that’s based on the KTM 250 Duke. However, unlike the 250 Duke, Dominar 250 features a twin-spark technology. The engine is tuned to produce 26.6bhp at 8,500rpm and 23.5Nm at 6,500rpm. The six-speed gearbox features a slipper clutch system. The 0-100kmph acceleration takes 10.5 second while the top speed is rated at 132kmph.

The new Bajaj Dominar competes with the Yamaha FZ25 and the Suzuki Gixxer 250. As of now, it is available in three colours - black with silver, red with silver and yellow with silver.
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Bajaj Dominar 250 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Comfortable for long distance touring
    • 250cc engine has good amount of torque
    • Gets some useful features
  • Could be Better

    • Overall weight is on the heavier side
    • Looks exactly like the Dominar 400
    • Quality of parts could have been better

BikeWale's Take

The Dominar 250 is a quarter-litre motorcycle from Bajaj. It uses the same platform and cycle parts from the Dominar 400, but in order to bring the costs down, it misses out on some premium features. The Dominar 250 is great for long distance riding, and with great service back-up due to Bajaj’s extensive reach, this motorcycle is one of the most value for money bikes one can buy in India

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Introduction

Bajaj Dominar 250 Exterior

A lot has been tried with the Bajaj Dominar. First, it borrowed the engine from the KTM Duke 390. But it added two additional spark plugs to it, and changed the innards. The end result was an engine that was heavier and less powerful but also more usable than the 390. It was then strapped with basic mechanicals, and voila, you had a super affordable 400cc motorcycle that also ushered in a complete new genre called sports touring. That it resembled the Ducati Diavel, I am told, was totally coincidental.

But, not many bought it. 

So, the Dominar got itself nicer suspension, a more comfortable ride, and a new colour. It also got a bump up in power. To celebrate that we rode one to, and at, a race track near Chennai. And the bike impressed us both with its touring abilities, and its ability to go around corners. 

But still, not many bought it. 

So, now the Dominar is multiplying. Say hello to the new 250cc Dominar which will co-exist with the 400. The idea here is to go for upgraders. Essentially, motorcyclists who are done riding 125s and 150s, and are now looking to move to the big leagues. And while the 400 might have been intimidating for this bunch, the 250 with its more manageable power, implies Bajaj, will make them drool.

The Visuals

Bajaj Dominar 250 Exterior

For starters, the 250’s styling will certainly draw a crowd. Much like the 400. But that was a given, after all the two are identical down to the head and tail lamps and every body panel. The telling difference is this red colour, which is exclusive to the 250. It was green in case of the 400. There’s also a D250 badging on the tail to differentiate the younger sibling. And, that’s it. 

Bajaj Dominar 250 Exterior

The D250 is also identical to the 400 in terms of dimensions; the length, width, height, wheelbase and even the ground clearance is exactly the same for the two bikes. But there are subtle differences in mechanicals. The 250 borrows its chassis from the 400, but it runs on slimmer tyres front and back. It also has thinner front forks. And the front disc is now of a lesser diameter as well.

The Package

Bajaj Dominar 250 Exterior

The biggest difference, of course, is the engine. The 248.7cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine is borrowed from the KTM Duke 250. The outputs for the Dominar read a max power of almost 27bhp and a peak torque of 23Nm that arrives around the 6,500rpm mark. Both these figures are lower than the Duke. The engine meanwhile is mated to a six-speed gearbox, and the Dominar also gets a slipper clutch. 

Bajaj Dominar 250 Exterior

The mechanicals as highlighted earlier include a perimeter frame for the chassis; 37mm upside down front forks and a preload adjustable rear monoshock for suspension. In addition, 100- and 130-section MRFs at the front and back respectively for tyres; and single rotors with dual channel ABS for brakes.  As for features, there’s a full LED lighting setup from the headlamp to the turn indicators to the tail lamp. There’s digital instrumentation with a speedo, a rev counter, a clock and two trips. There are also some telltale lights on the fuel tank. But, that’s it.  

Bajaj Dominar 250 Exterior

Now we get the whole ‘competitive pricing’ pitch. But, in today’s day and age, when most bike makers are offering Bluetooth connectivity, turn by turn navigation, and a trip computer that throws up readouts like average fuel economy, speed and time taken, the Dominar 250’s instrumentation seems like it is stuck in the past. It doesn’t even get a gear indicator. 

Bajaj Dominar 250 Exterior

And since we are on a faultfinding trip, we think the Dominar could do with a more effective visor upfront. The current setup can’t hold the wind at bay even at 100kmph, which for a bike meant for touring, just doesn’t cut it.

The Ride

Bajaj Dominar 250 Exterior

Now, the Dominar might not look it, but it is surprisingly easy to ride. It has a super light clutch, the throttle is light, and it also has a comfy riding position. The handlebar is wide but easy to reach. The footpegs are only slightly rearset. And the 800mm rider seat height allows anyone over five feet eight inches to plant both feet firmly on the ground.  

The seat itself is large and cushy. And, the shape of the tank and the way the heel plates are designed, it makes it quite easy to hook onto the bike, especially when riding spiritedly.  On the very topic of spirited riding, for all the talk about the Dominar’s weight, it handles quite well. Okay, it still doesn’t change directions like the Gixxer 250 for instance, but it doesn’t feel lazy or laborious either. You steer, and it goes. There’s no real lag, no real wallowing, or the sort of vagueness one expects from a motorcycle that’s both heavy, and long. 

Bajaj Dominar 250 Exterior

In the City though, it’s not one for quick direction changes and fast filtering. You need to plan your moves. And if you decide to do some spirited filtering work through traffic, it will leave you tired.  Brakes meanwhile are fine for the performance the 250 packs in. These work well at low speeds - with good bite and feel and progression. But at higher speeds, these seem to lack the power needed to haul the bike’s weight down. As a result one needs to squeeze them hard which can give you an aching right wrist.  

Bajaj Dominar 250 Exterior

As for the ride quality, it’s one of the strong suits of the Dominar 250. It rode over almost everything the monsoon-affected Mumbai roads threw at it with calm and pliancy. It’s not harsh to leave you with jarring arms or a sore back. And it’s not exactly soft either to wallow over every undulation, bump or pothole it encounters. But yes, given the suspension’s limited travel and the motorcycle’s weight, it’s not a bike I would go jumping speed breakers on.  The engine meanwhile is smooth and torquey. There isn’t a lot of go under 5,000rpm. But, beyond that, the Dominar 250 turns into this eager, easy revving motorcycle that’s both happy and involving to ride. Plus that engine sounds so nice one doesn’t mind revving it. And the gearshifts – light and precise (well, for most part) – are agreeable too! And if you are worried about vibrations, well there aren’t many. There’s a hint of tingling at the bars that’s omnipresent, but nothing to put one off.

Our Take

Bajaj Dominar 250 Exterior

The Dominar 250 is a very likeable motorcycle. Yes, it needs modern instrumentation, and a better visor to deflect the wind. It could also be lighter, and the brakes could do with a little more power. 

But overall, as a bike to own and ride everyday - maybe even take it up a switchback over the weekend - the Dominar 250, fits the bill quite well. It’s comfortable, it’s easy to ride, it's smooth, and it handles decently well too. 

Plus, if you like to flaunt your wares... the Dominar is the perfect candidate

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As reported by Dominar 250 owners, the real mileage of Bajaj Dominar 250 is 32 kmpl.

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Dominar 250 Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Fuel Type is the type of fuel that an engine uses to operate. The different types include petrol, diesel, electric, and ethanol among others. Petrol

    Max Power 26.63 bhp @ 8,500 rpm

    Max Torque 23.5 Nm @ 6,500 rpm

    Cooling System The cooling system suggests the cooling mechanism that a motor uses. The types include air, oil, or liquid. Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type The transmission type will tell the kind of transmission a two-wheeler has. Chain Drive

    Emission Standard Emission standards indicate the output from the exhaust that is permissible in a country. BS-VI

    Displacement Engine displacement is the measure of the cylinder volume swept by the pistons of an internal combustion engine. It indicates the engine size. 248.8 cc

    Cylinders The number of cylinders that an engine features. Most two-wheelers sold in the Indian market feature a single-cylinder. 1

    Bore Bore is the diameter of each cylinder. 72 mm

    Stroke Stroke indicates the number of engine cycles during which a piston travels from top to bottom. 61.1 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder Valves per cylinder indicate the intake (fuel) and outlet (exhaust of combustion gases) of an engine. 4

    Compression Ratio A compression ratio suggests the degree to which the fuel mixture is compressed before ignition. 11.9:1

    Ignition Ignition indicates to the type of starting system that a vehicle uses. CDI

    Spark Plugs A spark plug is a device for firing the explosive mixture. 2 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 5 Up

    Clutch The clutch disengages or engages the engine from the transmission. Wet Multiplate with Assist and Slipper Clutch

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity The capacity of a vehicle to store fuel. 13 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity Reserve fuel is part of the main tank that is used when a vehicle is running low on petrol/diesel. 2.6 litres

    Riding Range The total range that a vehicle can travel on a full tank of fuel. 416 Km

    Mileage - ARAI ARAI certified fuel economy that has been tested under controlled conditions. --

    Mileage - Owner Reported This is the fuel economy registered by Bikewale followers. 32 kmpl

    Top Speed The maximum speed that a vehicle can achieve. 132 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System Braking system is used to reduce the speed of the vehicle or bring it to a standstill. Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Most vehicles feature a disc brake at the front although some commuter segment products come with a drum setup. Disc

    Front Brake Size Front brake size indicates the size of the disc or drum setup at the front wheel. 300 mm

    Rear Tyre Size Rear tyre size indicates the profile of the rear tyre. 130/70 - 17

    Tyre Type Tyre types are divided into two - Tubeless and Tube Type. Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Radial tyres use steel belts that run at a 90-degree angle with the tread line. Yes

    Rear Brake Type Most vehicles come with a drum brake setup at the back although higher spec models feature a disc brake at the rear. Disc

    Rear Brake Size Rear brake size indicates the size of the disc or drum setup at the front wheel. 230 mm

    Calliper Type Front- 2 Piston , Rear-Single piston calliper

    Wheel Type Wheel types include two types - Wire-spoke and Alloy wheels. Alloy

    Front Wheel Size Front wheel size indicates the diameter of the front wheel. 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size Rear wheel size indicates the diameter of the rear wheel. 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size Front tyre size indicate the profile of the front tyre. 100/80 - 17

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 25 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 28 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 25 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 32 psi

    Front Suspension Front suspension usually includes telescopic forks. Telescopic, 37mm USD Fork, 135mm travel

    Rear Suspension Rear suspension setup mostly uses a rear mono-shock. Multi-step adjustable Mono shock with Nitrox, Wheel stroke of 110mm

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight Kerb weight of the motorcycle is the total weight of a vehicle that is ready for operation. It includes all standard equipment and necessary consumables. 180 kg

    Overall Length Overall length of the vehicle is the total length of a two-wheeler from the front to the back. 2,156 mm

    Overall Width Total width of the vehicle. 836 mm

    Wheelbase The wheelbase is the distance between the front and the rear wheel. 1,453 mm

    Ground Clearance The ground clearance is the distance between the ground and the lowest point of a vehicle. 157 mm

    Seat Height The seat height is the height of the rider's saddle from the ground. 800 mm

    Overall Height Overall height is the tallest point of a motorcycle, usually the mirror or the top of a windscreen. 1,112 mm

    Chassis Type The chassis type is the primary/main frame of a two-wheeler. Beam type perimeter frame

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 5 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) 75000 Km

Features

Odometer Odometer keeps the track of the total kilometres travelled by a vehicle in its lifetime. Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Daytime Running Lights, as the name suggest, are the lights that stay ON when the main headlight is switched off. This feature makes a vehicle easily visible in the rear view mirror of other vehicles. Yes

Mobile App Connectivity Mobile App Connectivity connects the smartphone to the instrument cluster via Bluetooth to offer access to features such as incoming calls, messages, and music. No

Low Oil IndicatorYes

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

GPS & Navigation GPS & Navigation function works via Bluetooth to deliver directions on the instrument cluster. No

USB charging port A USB charging port can be used to charge devices on the go. The feature, which is either available as standard or via accessories, can come handy to recharge devices such as smartphones while riding a vehicle. No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Automatic Headlight On feature keeps the main headlamp of the vehicle running all the time. This improves the visibility of a motorcycle/scooter in the rear-view mirror of vehicle ahead. No

Speedometer Speedometer gives an indication of the current speed at which a vehicle is travelling. Digital

Fuel Guage Fuel guage indicates the level of fuel available in the tank of a vehicle. Yes

Digital Fuel Guage Digital fuel guage shows the information about the fuel level in a vehicle through a digital display. Yes

Tachometer Tachometer shows the real-time reading of the revs per minute (RPM) at which the engine is operating. Digital

Stand Alarm Stand alarm notifies the rider if the side stand of the vehicle is engaged. Some vehicles comes with a side stand cut-off feature that does not allow the motor to start until the side stand is lifted. Yes

Stepped Seat In a stepped seat layout, the pillion seat is slightly taller than the rider seat. Yes

No. of Tripmeters No of tripmeters indicate the total number of trip meters that a vehicle's instrument cluster features. Usually, premium vehicles come with two trip meters, while budget two-wheelers feature a single trip meter. 2

Tripmeter Type Tripmeters are available in two type - analogue and digital. The analogue unit usually features a single trip meter while a digital display may come with two trip meters. Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Low fuel indicator aims to remind the rider that the vehicle is running low on fuel, and it should be refueled soon. Yes

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Battery12V, 8Ah VRLA

Headlight TypeLED

Brake/Tail LightLED

Turn SignalLED

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresSplit Grab Rails

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  •  5Mini monster, full of energy 3 months ago by Sahil Dev

    After using it for about 9000km I can safely say that it has been really fun driving this mini monster. Never felt a lack of power, especially in long tours but few things I want to say 1. For the city only I won't recommend it, because it gets very heated up in heavy t

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  •  1Serious manufacturing issue. 3 months ago by Suyash, Pune

    This bike has some serious manufacturing defects. Hello, I bought dominar 250, 2 months ago, after the first servicing (note: I did my first servicing from an authorized service center) within a span of 20 days the engine of the bike started to develop weird noise, repo

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  •  4Worthy dominar sibling 3 months ago by Subham Sonar

    I was upgrading from a 200c bike. I was biased towards the dominar 400 right from the day it was updated in 2019, with more torque and power, added features etc. But I shortlisted few other bikes as well. My initial plan was to purchase a bike in 2020 but due to the pan

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  •  5The best of 250cc segment 4 months ago by Kushal Shaik, Bangalore

    The best in class 250 cc segment it has a brutal power delivery, I'm scared when it comes to cornering because I own both dominar 400 and 250 I feel more comfortable while cornering in dominar 400 as it has wider tyres which is a drawback in dominar 250 and they both lo

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  •  5Dominator 5 months ago by Punith Raj

    The waiting time was more than expected but worth waiting. The main thing about dominar 250 is its pricing and it is value for money. Power is decent in perspective of its weight and CC , I think, it's a good competitor in its segment and it's more efficient. It's havin

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  •  4A review of dominar 250 6 months ago by Saketh, Visakhapatnam

    Well hello !! peeps if you came to read about the dominar250 review read till last paragraph. First, we will discuss about my experience and review of dominar 250 My odo: 10,800km Design& aesthetics (looks). 4/5 this also depends on people's choice but for me, it is gre

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FAQs about Bajaj Dominar 250

  • Q: What is the on-road price of Bajaj Dominar 250 in 2023?

    A: The 2023 on-road price of Bajaj Dominar 250 in Delhi is Rs. 2,05,025. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: What is the actual mileage of Bajaj Dominar 250?

    A: According to the user reported data, Bajaj Dominar 250 gives an average mileage of 32 kmpl.
  • Q: Which is better Bajaj Dominar 250 or Bajaj Dominar 400?

    A: Bajaj Dominar 250 is priced at Rs. 1,75,054, has a 248.8 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, gives a mileage of 32 kmpl and weighs 180 kg, whereas, the price of Bajaj Dominar 400 is Rs. 2,22,744 with a 373.3 cc engine, giving a mileage of 29 kmpl and weighing 193 kg. You can compare Bajaj Dominar 250 vs Bajaj Dominar 400 based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of Bajaj Dominar 250?

    A: Bajaj Dominar 250 is available in 3 colours which are Racing Red, Sparkling Black and Citrus Rush. You can check all the colour images of Bajaj Dominar 250.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of Bajaj Dominar 250?

    A: Bajaj Dominar 250 is a Street bike that weighs 180 kg, has a 248.8 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 13 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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