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Bajaj Dominar 400 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan

Bajaj Dominar 400 Price starts at Rs. 2.22 Lakh which is Rs. 7,867 costlier than base model of Royal Enfield Himalayan priced at Rs. 2.14 Lakh. The claimed mileage . In technical specifications, Bajaj Dominar 400 is powered by 373.3 cc engine , while Royal Enfield Himalayan is powered by 411 cc engine. Bajaj Dominar 400 is available in 2 different colours while Royal Enfield Himalayan comes with 6 colours. The Comparison Bajaj Dominar 400 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan can be described on the basis of price and specifications.

Bajaj Dominar 400 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan Summary

Basic Info Dominar 400 STDHimalayan Mirage Silver
Brand Name Bajaj Royal Enfield
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.22 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 2.14 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
4.3
(978 Ratings)
4.3
(553 Ratings)
Engine Type Single cylinder, 4 stroke, DOHC, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, Triple Spark, FI Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC
Max Power 40 PS @ 8800 rpm 24.31 PS @ 6500 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Colors
Dominar 400 Colors
Himalayan Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
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. 22,947 Dominar 400 Insurance Rs. 21,204 Himalayan Insurance

Engine Type
Single cylinder, 4 stroke, DOHC, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, Triple Spark, FI
Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC
Engine Displacement
373.3 cc
411 cc
Max Power
40 PS @ 8800 rpm
24.31 PS @ 6500 rpm
Max Torque
35 Nm @ 6500 rpm
32 Nm @ 4000 - 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

Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Disc
Disc

Braking (60-0 kmph)
...
19.43m
Braking (80-0 kmph)
...
33.57m
Braking (100-0 kmph)
...
53.25m
Mileage (City)
...
32.04 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
...
39.96 kmpl

Tyre Size
Front :-110/70-17, Rear :-150/60-17
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

Seat height
...
800 mm
Length*Width*Height
2156*863*1243 mm3
2190*840*1370 mm3
Wheelbase
1453 mm
1465 mm
Length
2156 mm
2190 mm
Ground Clearance
157 mm
220 mm
Width
863 mm
840 mm
Fuel Capacity
13 Liters
15+/- 0.5 Liters
Kerb Weight
193 Kg
199 Kg
Tail Light
LED
LED
Front Brake Diameter
320 mm
300 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
230 mm
240 mm

Battery Type
VRLA
VRLA
Additional Features
Gear Indicator, Trip Indicator, Tall Visor, Hand Guard, Engine Bash Plate, Leg Guard, Carrier + Back Stopper, Navigation Stay, Saddle Stay
...
USB charging port
...
Charging at Home
...
Battery Capacity
12 V / 8 Ah
12 V/8 Ah
Charging at Charging Station
...
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp
LED
Bulb

ABS
Dual Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Sports Naked Bikes, Sports Bikes
Adventure Tourer Bikes, Tourer Bikes, Off Road Bikes
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
Odometer
Digital
Digital
Navigation
...
Switchable ABS
...

Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

Bajaj Dominar 400

  • Usable and exciting performance; Loaded with touring friendly accessories; Upright riding ergonomics

Royal Enfield Himalayan

  • Great ergonomics for touring or stand-up riding
  • Long-travel suspension aids in brilliant off-road riding
  • spoke rims and tall ground clearance
  • The switchable ABS helps to lock the rear wheel under off-road conditions.

Bajaj Dominar 400

  • Feels a bit heavy to ride in city traffic; Rear suspension is stiffly sprung

Royal Enfield Himalayan

  • The brakes performance can be imrpoved. \nFit and finish levels can be better. \nGearbox is notchy and engine heats up in crawling traffic.

Is Royal Enfield Himalayan Better Than Bajaj Dominar 400?

51% users have chosen Royal Enfield Himalayan over Bajaj Dominar 400 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
Apart from this survey a total of 1962 users have also rated Royal Enfield Himalayan and Bajaj Dominar 400 on some really important factors like Mileage , performance, comfort, safety etc. and have given their personal opinions about these bikes.
As per the users experiences Royal Enfield Himalayan is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for mileage and comfort in your bike. But Bajaj Dominar 400 is better on the grounds of performance and maintenance. On the basis of features user have rated both the bikes equally.

Before making your decision you should also consider the unbiased and thorough analysis of these bikes on every aspect by our auto experts who have summarised the analysis in pros, cons and final conclusion..

Ratings Factor Himalayan Dominar 400
Mileage 3.8 3.6
Performance 4.6 4.7
Comfort 4.7 4.5
Maintenance 3.8 4.0
Features 4.6 4.6
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Dominar 400 and Himalayan Competitors

Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Which bike is better for long ride. Dominar 400 or Himalayan?
  • It's a tough decision, Even I went through this situation at the time of purchasing my Dominar.. Both are well known for touring purposes so which one would be better? 1. RE's are well know for rusting issues, Bajaj is way better in that case. I 've seen platina and boxer without rust even to this date, which is like 10 years or more.2. In terms of performance Himalayan give 25HP whereasDominar was 35HP now it's 40HP. 3. In terms of maintenance and reliabilityBajaj is cheaper and they have a better know how about fuel injection systems since they 've got KTM and its proven, whereas RE came up with Fuel injection systems for the first time where they themselves don't know what to do, how to fix, so in terms of service RE is on the expensive as well as very disappointing as far as I know. 4. Biggest Con I spotted when it comes to touring perspective is lack of tubeless tyres on RE's. It's not practical to remove the entire tube out and fix it in the middle of nowhere.Whereas Dominar comes equipped with a Alloy wheel and Radial Tubeless tyres which is tension free, we can fix it ourself if you got a portable tyre inflator and puncher repair kit which you can literally store under your seat if required. 5. Dominar gives you a better experience and confidence while cornering and riding through high range whereas Himalayan's center stand scrapes the road at times which robs your balance and ends up injuring yourself. 6. Brakes are way better on Dominar 400 when compared to Himalayan's braking unit which lacks bite. 7. We might feel our vehicle is quite under powered when it comes to highway cruising at tripple digit speed, where as you can cruise at 100+ without reving the engine really hard which makes the ride more enjoyable with less vibration, Dominar can go upto 165 kmph easily and we got the right braking unit equiped with Bosch ABS so that gives us a extra confidence to have some fun. 8. Cold start missing and starting issues is something what I 've noticed with Himalayan. I 've seen people struggling to start where as it's easy peasy on Dominar, combination of fuel injection and tripple spark technology is proven. Considering these as a whole I strongly believe Dominar is the best touring bike under 2.5 lakhs price bracket. Which is value for money and easy to maintain with less gizmo and unwanted features to attract people which literally ends up with complaints over a period of time which comes equipped with sophisticated technology and sensors where we need to spend more to fix post warranty period.
  • Both, Bajaj Dominar 400 and Royal Enfield Himalayan are brilliant tourers and boasts comfortable riding position for long distance travels. The upright riding posture with a slight forward stance on the Dominar offers comfortable ride quality coupled with even comfy seat, On the other hand, Himalayan makes long distance touring feel like a breeze. The pliant suspension, confident stride and long-haul friendly ergonomics will delight you while going for a long-ride. Now, if you are looking for a bike with outright performance and more features, then the Dominar 400 makes more sense, whereas, if you want to cruise at nominal speeds and want to enjoy the traits like comfortable riding then we would suggest you to opt for the Himalayan. Moreover, we would suggest you to take a test ride for a better understanding of comfort and compatibility. You may click on the link and select your desired city for dealership details. Read More: - [Royal Enfield Himalayan BS6: Road Test Review@https://www.zigwheels.com/reviews-advice/reviews/royal-enfield-himalayan-bs6-road-test-review/37680/
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Q. Do both the bikes have heating issues ? If yes, then which one is the worst ? (Himalyan and Dominar)
  • Both bikes are good enough. we can't say their engine heating an issue as being a bigger capacity single-cylinder engine, they exert some heat and it is normal. You may observe similar heat in both bikes if you are riding the bike with shots and riding in heavy traffic. However, if you wear jeans, you hardly feel any heat and neither it bother the rider. Do take a test ride for better clarity. Check out authorised dealership details.
Q. Should I go with Dominor 400 or Suzuki Gixxer SF 250. If i am considering the build quality, Engine quality and a bit of touring but not more than 250km a day.
  • Japanese bikes are revolutionary machines. Their any product particularly. The built, ergonomics (very imp), the mechanicals - the most important for better performance are umatchable. Gxr250 is an amazing machine. Within the city 5 gears are fantastic, once higjway comes the 6th gear shows the potential of the engine. Easily cruising at 120 kmps with pillion.And the engine is patented.When you think of rx100, RD 350 you understand what amount of RnD they do to make superb products that last a lifetime. Think and decide
  • Dominor is the best. . Refined engine... And the service netowork is great..so if your on your trip.. and something goes wrong ( which would never happen) you can get it done irrespective of you being in any corner of India... And they do prioritize dominors over the other bajaj bikes so you would get your ride the same day.. and bajaj service stations are open all Sunday's too 😉
  • If your top priority is touring, go for dominar. Hardcore sportbike lovers can even neglect the discomfort of touring with a sportbike like i do. But if it is not mandatory for you to buy a sportbike, go for a naked tourer
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Dominar 400 Vs Himalayan Comparison FAQs

Which bike is best between Dominar 400 vs Himalayan?

As per the users experiences Bajaj Dominar 400 is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for performance and maintenance in your bike. But Royal Enfield Himalayan is better on the grounds of mileage and comfort. On the basis of features user have rated both the bikes equally.

Which bike is cheaper Dominar 400 vs Himalayan?

The Royal Enfield Himalayan is cheaper than Bajaj Dominar 400 by Rs. 7,867.

Which bike offers better performance Dominar 400 vs Himalayan?

For the STD version, 373.3 cc Petrol engine of Dominar 400 produces 40 PS @ 8800 rpm of power and 35 Nm @ 6500 rpm of torque. Whereas for the Mirage Silver version, 411 cc Petrol engine of Himalayan produces 24.31 PS @ 6500 rpm of power and 32 Nm @ 4000 - 4500 rpm of torque
As per the users experiences the Bajaj Dominar 400 has better performance.

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Bajaj Dominar 400
  • Royal Enfield Himalayan
  • Value for money. Powerful cruiser and a tourer. I have a 2022 model, and it is so convenient to have all the required accessories in stock. I have completed 1500kms till now on this bike, and I really enjoy riding on this. The price for the power that you get is really economic. I believe in the future also this bike would hold its demand if Bajaj works on its weight, connectivity, vibrations, and power to weight ratio. The lakh rupees gap to go for a KTM adventure is one aspect. The other is the seat height. I am 180cms, and I was tiptoeing on the adventure. Dominar's lower seat height makes me feel planted and more in control.

    Aishwary Srivastava few weeks ago
  • It is my first motorcycle, I have not ridden a motorcycle before in my life, my previous experience is with a small car and a mountain bike. I started three months ago, now I do routes of 40 minutes to an hour, in the city and on the highway, my maximum speed based on my little experience has been 150 km / h maximum, both during the day, night or light rains and storms, at the moment very noble very docile when you control your clutch and throttle well. In short, YES IT IS A GOOD MOTORCYCLE FOR BEGINNERS, it depends on your motivation to develop your skills and ride, in my case I can tell you that the best thing is to hit the road.

    C few weeks ago
  • Dominar 400 ug is great bike from bajaj i use this bike on daily basis as well as on long jurney/ tour.. i love the performance n handling of this bike especially the high speed stability of this bike the crusing speed of this bike around 90 ti 130km. Talkin about mileage i get around 26 to 28 in city & 38 to 42 on highway or long tour..The only thing i dislike of this is center/ main stand since its a sports tourer it must have one... the USD front fork n soft rear suspension offer great comfort n ride quality 👌 the up right sitting position of this bike is great for daily usge as well fr weekends or long rides...

    Satish Khorjuvekar few weeks ago
  • I rate my bike because I am in love with it..even though it weighs 182 kg it handles the twisties sort of nicely..the ride comfort is awesome,the 10led headlight offers best in class illumination..let me tell you one thing,if you want a bike between the high on track duke 390 and the simple bullet 500 the best choice is the dominar.but there are things which are lacking like the gear indicator and stuff.p.s:my bike is bs4 and it's in canyon red

    Hanok Deleep few weeks ago
  • The bajaj dominar i own since 2018 april blue colour one.Perfect for city ride and touring also bit of off-roading.Much comfortable in all road sometimes a bit stiff the front one.If you have the 2020 edition this complain also not there.I use to get descent mileage about 30 to 35 and in city 28 kmpl.Perfect touring bike with the affordable price and a power cruiser.

    Rahul L few weeks ago
Dominar 400 User Reviews
  • 1. Superb Ergonomics. Apt for me (my height is 6ft). But definitely need an extender for Long Rides since the Wind shield will be shorter for people like me. 2. Definitely value for money. Since your servicing will be within a span of 6 months.(Excluding the first).3. In 1st Gear, I picked up a speed of 40. So I guess I will surely achieve a speed of 90-100 KMPH without any hiccups.4. Luggage friendly. You don't have to worry about basic luggage's which you may carry for occasional rides. ( Reach today and get back tomorrow types)I will definitely recommend Himalayan for those who wants some fresh air on weekends.

    Sayan Chakraborty few weeks ago
  • Had to change a tire because of a manufacturing defect which even the company didn't pay for.Doubt the quality assurance department of royal enfield.Engine malfunctioned twice within 5 months of purchase for which service center charged a lot.The parts and the services provided by the royal enfield is of low quality.I dreamt of going to ladakh on this bike but it can't withstand the roads of delhi.

    Hemant Kumar1 few weeks ago
  • I am using royal enfield bullet 350 bike which is so great that i do not think without it.It has awesome look1with a great personality.Maintenance cost is okay.Among its color i prefer black.It is very satisfying and1stylish.It is better for city road as well as in village road.I am very happy and proud with my bike because1it is good product.In this bike i feel my passion.

    Gaurav Mehta few weeks ago
  • It's a beautiful bike. Simple, reliable, and powerful enough. Off roading in the trails, the bike destroys obstacles and moves forward with at most ease. It does struggle sometimes in heavy off roads but nonetheless clears it without any niggles. Brilliant bike, hats off to Royal Enfield.

    Nandhu Sandhya few weeks ago
  • Compared to the bs4 avatar, The new bs6 royal enfield himalayan is 5kgs heavier.However, The bike is still as easy to ride as it was before.Because of the low seat height controlling the bike is also not a hassle, Whether it be highways or off-road.I love my himalayan very much.

    Vinod Balachandran few weeks ago
Himalayan User Reviews

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