The Kawasaki Bajaj Dominar 400 has been in the country for three years. Since then, the bike has become a local star thanks to its affordable price tag and expressway-legal status. If the reports hold any water, Dominar 400 fans may soon get their hands on an updated version of the sought-after motorcycle.
Some may know that Kawasaki partnered with Indian company Bajaj to bring the Dominar 400 to life. Back in the South Asian country, a YouTube vlogger has shared our first look at the updated motorcycle.
A few subtle changes are in store for the 2022 Dominar 400—all aimed to make the bike more touring-oriented. There's a new windscreen and integrated smartphone mount that could come standard for the Indian market. The new Dominar 400 also gets handguards as well as radiator and engine guards. Down below, we see a new skid plate for further protection. More than that, a new top box rack is a welcome addition.
At the heart of the Kawasaki Bajaj Dominar 400 is the same 373.3cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, which also powers the KTM 390 Duke. Paired with a 6-speed gearbox, it makes 35 hp and 35 Nm of torque. Stopping power still comes from the single front and rear disc brakes, but the front setup has moved to the left side.
These updates are substantial and could make the Dominar 400 an even more appealing option in the local 400cc segment. Its price could also increase given the new features, but we don’t have confirmation on that yet. Apart from the new features, we expect the 2022 Kawasaki Bajaj Dominar 400 to retain its other accessories from the current-spec model available in the Philippines.
That means LED headlights and taillights, a digital speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge, and a split reverse LCD unit. Other standard features will likely include an anti-lock braking system (ABS), an engine check warning light, a pass switch, and a slipper and assist clutch. The pre-updated Kawasaki Bajaj Dominar 400 is available now for P175,000.