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Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM Duke 390. Detailed comparison.

Way back in 2014, at the Auto Expo, the Dominar 400 debuted as the Pulsar CS400 . After a couple of name changes, the production-ready form of the Bajaj Pulsar CS400 was launched in December 2016. Named as the Dominar 400, the new motorcycle is one of the first of many upcoming high-performance bikes by Bajaj. The Dominar 400 is the most powerful and most expensive bike by Bajaj so far. The KTM Duke 390 by Bajaj itself, which has just been given a major update is a major competitor to the Dominor 400. Both bikes are being manufactured at Bajaj’s plant in Chakan, near Pune. Read on for comparison between Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM 390 Duke and find out how these two motorcycles fare against each other.

Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM Duke 390


Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM Duke 390 Comparison- Price

Bajaj Dominar 400 Estimated PriceKTM 390 Duke Ex-Showroom Delhi Price
Rs. 1.36-1.5 lakhRs. 2.26 lakh

The new Dominar 400 is priced much lower than the 390 Duke by Bajaj. With the launch of its new model, the price of the 390 Duke has gone up. Prices for the Dominar start at around Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) while that of the 2017 KTM 390 Duke revolves around Rs. 2.26 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM Duke 390 Comparison – Specifications

Bajaj Dominar 400 KTM 390 Duke
Engine Displacement373 cc, single cylinder, fuel injected, liquid-cooled373 cc, Single Cylinder, Fuel Injected, Liquid Cooled
Power35 PS @ 9,000 rpm43.5 PS @ 9,000 rpm
Torque35 [email protected] 7,000 rpm37 Nm @ 7,000 rpm
Transmission6-Speed Manual6-speed
Mileage30 kpl25 kmpl
Top Speed148 kmph165 kmph (est)
0-60 km/h3.0 seconds (est.)2.60 seconds (est)
BrakesFront – 300 mm Disc
Rear – 230 mm Disc
Front – 320 mm Disc
Rear – 230 mm Disc
SuspensionFront – Telescopic Forks
Rear – Monoshock
Front – USD Telescopic Forks
Rear – Monoshock

Both the Dominor 400 and the KTM 390 share the same single cylinder engine. However the power and torque figures are different. For the Dominor 400, the engine has been re-tuned. Power delivery of the Dominor 400 is a bit on the slower side in comparison to the 390 Duke. Both the bikes get a slipper clutch. The 373cc single cylinder engine that powers the Duke now makes 43.5 PS of power and 37 Nm of peak torque.

Bajaj-Dominor s400-

Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM  Duke 390 Comparison- Mileage

Bajaj Dominar 400KTM 390 Duke
Mileage30 kpl (estimated)26 kmpl (estimated)

Its almost certain that the Dominar 400 will be more fuel efficient than the KTM 390 Duke . The 30 KMPL figure of the Dominar is just an estimate.


Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM  Duke 390 Comparison- Top Speed

Bajaj Dominar 400 Top Speed148 KMPH
KTM 390 Duke Top Speed165 KMPH

Due to the lower power output of the Dominar 400 the top speed is also  lower. Bajaj has claimed a max. speed of 148 KMPH for the Dominar 400. Whereas, the 390 Duke easily reaches the a top speed of around 165 KMPH.

Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM  Duke 390 Comparison- Dimensions

Bajaj Dominar 400 KTM 390 Duke
Length2156 mm2145 mm
Width813 mm760 mm
Seat Height800 mm830 mm

Below is the comparison of the dimensions of the Bajaj Dominor 400 vs KTM Duke 390. The Dominar is longer and wider than the 390 Duke though its seat height is lower.

Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM  Duke 390 Comparison- Design and Features

The new 2017 KTM  Duke 390 has a very eye-catching design. Its sharp lines,  flashy color scheme, and minimal bodywork make it look stunning. On the other hand, the design of the Bajaj Dominar 400 seems to be inspired from  the Ducati XDiavel. It features a nice clean design sans any body graphics. Both bikes get a LED tail light, full-LED headlight, and LED turn indicators. The Duke 390 also features a new customizable LCD display.

The looks of the KTM Duke 390 are even more aggressive. Coming to the list of features, both bikes get LED tail lamps, pilot lamp, digital speedo, black alloy wheels and more.The Duke 390 comes in only two colours – black and white whereas the Dominar is offered in 3 colour options.

Dominor 400

Bajaj Dominar 400 vs KTM  Duke 390 Comparison- The final verdict

Bajaj is targeting an entirely different customer base with the Dominar 400. The KTM 390 Duke is for those looking for great performance, while the Dominar 400 targets buyers looking for a long distance cruiser bike.

  • Design – The KTM 390 Duke is a  flashy bike and its appearance is eye catching. On the other hand, the Dominar 400 looks much more elegant and muscular. However, looks are a matter of personal taste and its all up to the buyer.
  • Specifications – Both bikes share the same engine. However, the Bajaj Dominar 400’s power and torque figures are comparatively lower. The engine has been tuned keeping the bike’s cruiser nature in mind. The Dominar 400 is expected  to be more fuel efficient.
  • Price – The Bajaj Dominar 400 is much cheaper than the KTM 390 Duke. There is a massive price difference of around seventy six thousand rupees between the ABS variant of the Dominar and the Duke 390.

Hope you liked the article on the comparison between the Bajaj Dominor 400 vs KTM Duke 390. Leave your questions and comments below. Stay tuned to indiaautoz.in for more such comparisons.

Also read- KTM Duke 250 vs Kawasaki Z250 &  New Updated 2017 KTM RC 390 Launch Soon in India


About Abhishek Barmase

Abhishek Barmase is a passionate automobile lover who loves to keep himself updated with the latest development in the Indian Automobile Industry. His love for automobiles made him start his own automobile website, https://indiaautoz.in .

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