Bajaj has introduced the 250cc iteration of the Dominar with an aim to provide a more accessible alternative over its existing 400cc sibling. We recently took the bike out for a spin to test its worth in the real world and you can read our take in the first ride review. Meanwhile, we take a look at some of the images from the review of the Bajaj Dominar 250, which are worth a second glance.
While the ‘250’ suffix clearly tells about its smaller displacement than the 400, it’s hard to tell them apart in terms of visuals. The styling of both bikes is identical with the muscular body panels lending it a beefy stance.
Even the dimensions, including length, width, height, wheelbase and ground clearance, are the same for both bikes. However, one of the clear differentiators in the case of our test bike was the bright red paint scheme which is exclusive to the Dominar 250.
The features of the Dominar 400 have also been retained in its smaller 250cc version. Hence, you get a full-LED headlamp along with LED turn indicators and tail lamp.
All the necessary information is displayed on a fully-digital negative display which comprises of a speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, clock and two trip meters. It is also equipped with a secondary display on the fuel tank which integrates a few tell-tale lights.
While the Dominar 250 is based on the same perimeter frame which underpins the 400, it gets skinnier 130-section MRF tyres at the rear, thinner 37mm upside down forks and a smaller 300mm disc up front.
Powering the motorcycle is a 248.7cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which is essentially the same motor which does duty on the KTM 250 Duke. However, the power figures for both bikes are different.
The Dominar churns out 27bhp of power and 23Nm of peak torque which comes in at 6,500rpm. The engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox assisted by a slipper clutch.
With a wide single-piece handlebar that is easy-to-reach, centre-set footpegs and an accommodating seat, the motorcycle offers ergonomics which are suitable for long-distance riding.
Bajaj has priced the Dominar 250 at Rs 1.60 lakh (ex-showroom) and it is available in two colour options – Canyon Red and Vine Black. The motorcycle goes up against the Suzuki Gixxer 250 and the upcoming Yamaha FZ25 BS6.