Bajaj Dominar 250 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan

Royal Enfield Himalayan Price starts at Rs. 1.89 Lakh which is Rs. 29,565 costlier than base model of Bajaj Dominar 250 priced at Rs. 1.6 Lakh. The claimed mileage . In technical specifications, Bajaj Dominar 250 is powered by 248.77 cc engine , while Royal Enfield Himalayan is powered by 411 cc engine. Bajaj Dominar 250 is available in 2 different colours while Royal Enfield Himalayan comes with 6 colours. 58% users have chosen Bajaj Dominar 250 over Royal Enfield Himalayan in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.

Bajaj Dominar 250 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan Comparison

Key Highlights Dominar 250 Himalayan
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.6 Lakh Rs. 1.89 Lakh
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Engine Displacement 248.77 cc 411 cc
Power 27 PS @ 8500 rpm 24.83 PS @ 6500 rpm

Bajaj Dominar 250 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan Summary

Specs Dominar 250 STDHimalayan Snow White
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.6 LakhView On Road Price Rs. 1.89 LakhView On Road Price
(59 Ratings)
(126 Ratings)
Engine Type Single cylinder, 4 stroke, DOHC,4valve, Liquid cooled, Twin Spark ,FI Single cylinder, 4 stroke, SOHC, Air-cooled
Engine Displacement (CC) 248.77 cc 411 cc
Body Type SportsAll Sports Bikes SportsAll Sports Bikes
Power (PS@rpm) 27 PS @ 8500 rpm 24.83 PS @ 6500 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
0-60 kmph (sec) 4.18s 3.87s
Wheel Size Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-533.4 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Spoke
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital Analogue
Insurance Rs. 9,873Dominar 250 Insurance Rs. 16,680Himalayan Insurance

Engine Type Single cylinder, 4 stroke, DOHC,4valve, Liquid cooled, Twin Spark ,FI Single cylinder, 4 stroke, SOHC, Air-cooled
Engine Displacement (CC) 248.77 cc 411 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 27 PS @ 8500 rpm 24.83 PS @ 6500 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm) 23.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm 32 Nm @ 4500 rpm
Emission Type bs6 bs6
Bore ... 78 mm
Stroke ... 86 mm
No Of Cylinders 1 1
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 4 ...
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition ... Digital Electronic Ignition
Compression Ratio ... 9.5:1
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 6 Speed 5 Speed

Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc

0-60 kmph (sec) 4.18s 3.87s
Quarter Mile 17.70 s @ 118.46 kmph 15.97 sec @ 118.60 kmph
Braking (60-0 kmph) 18.50 mm 23.42m
Braking (80-0 kmph) 31.53 mm 46.41m
Braking (100-0 kmph) 51.58 mm 67.24m
Mileage (City) 35.03 kmpl ...
Mileage (Highway) 33.99 kmpl ...
0-100 kmph (sec) 10.92s 10.49s
Braking 60-0 km/h 18.50 mm 23.42m

Suspension-Front Telescopic, 37mm USD Fork, 135mm travel Telescopic Forks
Chassis Beam type perimeter frame Half-Duplex Split Cradle Frame
Suspension-Rear Multi-step adjustible Mono shox with Nitrox, Wheel stroke of 110mm Monoshock with Linkage

Tyre Size Front :-100/80-17, Rear :-130/70-17 Front :-90/90-21 Rear :-120/90-17
Wheel Size Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-533.4 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type Tubeless Tube
Radial Tyre
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Spoke

Length*Width*Height 2156*836*1112 2190*840*1360
Wheelbase(mm) 1453 mm 1465 mm
Length 2156 mm 2190 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 157 mm 220 mm
Height 1112 mm 1360 mm
Seat Height ... 800 mm
Width 836 mm 840 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 13 L 15 L
Kerb Weight 180 kg 199 kg
Tail Light LED Bulb
Front Brake Diameter 300 mm 300 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 230 mm 240 mm

Battery Type VRLA MF
Pilot Lamps LED Pilot Lamps ...
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp LED Bulb

ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Sports Naked Bikes, Sports Bikes Tourer Bikes
Body Graphics ...
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Seat Type Split Single
Pass Switch
Speedometer Digital Analogue
Tachometer ... Analogue
Trip Meter Digital Digital
Average Fuel economy ...
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Clock ...
Stepup Seat
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System Liquid Cooled Air Cooled
Console Digital Analogue and Digital
Odometer Digital Digital

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    Recently Asked User Questions

    Q. Which is best between Bajaj Dominar , Royal Enfield Himalayan, KTM Adventure and interceptor?
    • If we talk about Dominar 400, it is a significant update over its predecessor. It can do fast touring and city duties easily. However, we find it hard to recommend it over the Himalayan. The motor’s inherent power disadvantage or lack of funky features are sorely missed when compared to the Dominar, but the Himalayan is still the one that appeals to your heart. It feels like a more focussed motorcycle that might not be a Jack-of-all-trades, but the things it can do, it does extremely well. And honestly, we found ourselves more willing to live with its shortcomings. So, if you are on a budget then Himalayan adventure tourer is well worth it.If we talk about Interceptor 650, with this pricing, Royal Enfield has delivered an exceptional value-for-money product like none other. Small issues, like no clear lens for the headlight or wide exhaust layout, or the narrow and soft seat, can be overlooked or fine tuned. It is not as premium or modern in many aspects, but this motorcycle has brought back the joys of simple motorcycling - just what Royal Enfield set out to achieve. On the other hand, KTM 390 Adventure falls into place when you start calling it a 390 GT. This Adventure is actually a tourer, with rough-road capability, which should be enough for most people. Its spacious and comfortable ergonomics, its ability to tackle all kinds of roads and cover distances with ease will win it a lot of admiration and desirability. Aside from the tall seat height it should prove to be a great companion for city use too. Those of you waiting for an off-road machine to go seeking wild adventures on will have to wait a bit longer though. But if you are looking for a thoroughly capable and affordable tourer, you can’t go wrong with KTM’s 390 Adventure.You may compare these bikes allordingly. Do take a test ride in order to clear your all doubts. Check out authorised dealership details.
    Q. Which bike is there to buy Dominar 250 or Jawa 42 also, I am not tall enough, but I like performance bike and a bit confused between these two bikes ?
    • Both the bikes are good enough as per requirements but are of different segments and both have different characteristics. If we talk about Jawa 42, it has enough power to satisfy the bulk of buyers looking to commute in the city on weekdays and holidays on the weekends. The Jawa leaves you impressed as much by its mechanicals as its appeal. Also, its seat height comparatively low and comfortable enough. So, if that sounds promising enough to you, you had better get ready to wait a bit longer as Jawa deliveries take many months. On the other hand, as a motorcycle, the Dominar 250 does one thing right -- it is fit to purpose. The Dominar 400, for example, always felt like a confused motorcycle as the 390’s motor is too manic to make for a great sports tourer. It gets the job done, but just about. On the other hand, the Dominar 250’s motor felt boring on the KTM, but combined with the comfortable tourer the Dominar is, it works beautifully. It truly feels like it deserves the ‘sports tourer’ tag. So while Bajaj might pitch it as the entry-level Dominar, we think the 250 is the Dominar in its perfect form. You may compare both the bikes accordingly. Do take a test ride in order to get better clarity. Check out authorised dealership details.
    Q. Confused whether to choose Dominar 250 or Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 as my first bike and I will be using it for daily commute and occasional weekend rides. Which would Ace all the aspects ? Help me out.
    • Both bikes are good enough and have their own forte. While the Gixxer SF 250 offers a sporty riding experience, it isn’t an out-and-out sportbike. It does offer an affordable, and potentially more fun, alternative to the Honda CBR250R, making it a great option for more mature riders. Despite the sporty design, the Gixxer has fairly upright ergonomics. Its clip-on handlebars are set low, but because they’re positioned closer to the rider, you do not have to lean much to reach them. The footpegs are positioned higher and given the deep knee recesses is a snug fit for average-sized riders. They can be a problem if you are taller or wider though. Also, the high-placed footpegs, combined with the overall compact riding position, can make your knees feel uncomfortable on longer rides. Thankfully though, the seat is extremely comfortable even on longer rides thanks to its shape, width and the right amount of firmness. Its low height allows even shorter riders to comfortably place both feet on the ground. The fairing-mounted mirrors offer good rear visibility. Overall, the Gixxer 250’s riding position is suited both for city use and touring. On the other hand, the riding position is upright with tall and wide handlebars that aren’t hard to reach at all. And while the footpegs are rearset, they’re not uncomfortably so. Couple this with a fairly accessible seat height of 800mm, and riders of pretty much any height should have no problems on the Dominar. The rider’s seat is quite spacious and comfortable too. Bajaj bills the Dominar as a “Sports Tourer”, and we believe that long hours in the saddle shouldn’t be too difficult. Also, it offers better power performance and high speed stability too. So, do take a teast ride before the final call. Check out authorised dealership details. You may compare both the bike too.
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