Yes, all the accessories have added weight to the Dominar. 6kgs to be precise. But it is not much to be instantly noticeable. Although, if I had to nitpick, the front end did feel a bit heavy with the windscreen, knuckle guards, and sump guard. But again, nothing that would affect the riding dynamics.
The windscreen has surely added some wind protection and deflects the air nicely over the helmet. The knuckle guards contribute to some protection and help in reducing overall fatigue. Apart from adding the accessories, Bajaj has kept the Dominar 400 unchanged. It continues to run on a 373cc, liquid-cooled mill that it derives from the KTM 390 Duke, although with a different state of tune. And from our experience with the motorcycle, we know this motor can munch miles. It can easily cruise at 100kmph and push past 130kmph without straining itself much.
While it redlines at 9500rpm, the Dominar does feel a tad out of its comfort zone after 8000rpm. That is where the vibes are truly felt on the pegs and seats. But thanks to the accessories, the vibes are felt on the handlebar from 4000rpm. Otherwise, the motorcycle is a treat to ride. It feels enthusiastic when you twist the throttle and aims to deliver more with crisp gearshifts. And with the beefy tank, upright riding position, and well-cushioned seating, the Dominar feels comfortable to be on even after hours of riding.