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Bajaj Dominar 250 vs Royal Enfield Classic 350: Competition Check

17 March 2020, 04:42 PM Neil Nair
Bajaj Dominar 250 vs Royal Enfield Classic 350: Competition Check

The Bajaj Dominar 250 made its way into the Indian market recently, taking the fight directly to the Royal Enfield Classic 350. We take a look at how both bikes fare against each other on paper.

Styling

The Royal Enfield Classic 350, like its name suggests, borrows a design reminiscent of classic motorcycles. The round headlamp, teardrop-shaped fuel tank, and rounded fenders are a nod to Royal Enfield’s earlier motorcycles. 

Bajaj Dominar 250 Left Side View

Nevertheless, this styling remains one of the Classic’s strongest selling points. On the other hand, the Dominar 250 incorporates a more futuristic approach. The Dominar 250 gets sharper lines all through its bodywork along with the full-LED headlamp that adds to its appeal.

Features

Apart from the LED lighting, Bajaj has equipped the Dominar 250 with an LCD instrument cluster along with a display unit on the fuel tank as well. It also gets a dual-channel ABS as standard and utility features like luggage straps under the pillion seat. As for the Classic 350, the motorcycle comes with an option of alloy wheels and single-channel or dual-channel ABS. Furthermore, the Classic 350 gets an old-school style analogue instrument cluster.

Engine  

Bajaj Dominar 250 Left Side View

The Dominar 250 comes powered by a 248cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled engine derived from the KTM 250 Duke’s powerplant. It produces 26.6bhp and 23.5Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed gearbox. Meanwhile, the Classic 350 uses a 346cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor which puts out 19.1bhp of power and 28Nm of torque. The fuel-injected motor is mated to a five-speed gearbox.

Cycle Parts

Royal Enfield has fitted the Classic 350 with telescopic forks up front and a twin-shock setup at the rear. Braking is done by a 280mm disc for the front and a 240mm rear wheel. As for the Dominar 250, it rides on 37mm inverted forks up front and a mono-shock at the rear. Stopping power on the motorcycle is offered by a 300mm front disc and 230mm rear disc.

Pricing

Bajaj has pegged the Dominar 250 at Rs 1.60 lakhs (ex-showroom). However, Royal Enfield is offering the Classic 350 in five variants. The single-channel ABS version is the most affordable at Rs 1.57 lakhs. The dual-channel variants start from Rs 1.65 lakhs and go up to Rs 1.81 lakhs for the Chrome paint option. (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). 

Bajaj Dominar 250

Bajaj Dominar 250

  • Displacement248.8 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported32 kmpl
  • Max Power(bhp)26.63 bhp
  • Kerb Weight180 kg
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Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 1,70,054

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