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Bajaj Dominar 400 has never been marketed as a corner carver. It’s more of a straight line tourer. The 250 can be considered a little better in that regard, as the slimmer tyres -- 100/80x17 at the front and 130/70x17 at the rear -- make it a little lighter on its feet. Although these tyres won’t give you the same confidence once leaned over into turns as the 400’s radials, the 250 does turn in easier, which makes it lighter to steer into corners. This lightness is apparent at city speeds and even when you move the bike around in the parking lot. Moreover, you may have broader tyres installed in the Dominar 250, however, you may lose on the performance and fuel efficiency while getting better handling.
As per your requirements, Dominar 250 would be a better pick. Is is suitable enough for city commutes as well as for highway long rides. Certainly Meteor is refined as compared to other 350 cc Royal Enfield bikes but between these two, it is the Dominar 250 that is properly refined and is butter smooth even when cruising at 100kmph. The ratios of the 6-speed transmission are well spaced for better low-mid-range performance. Keep the tachometer needle hovering between 2000 and 3000rpm, and the bike can move along without any issues. As far as the features are concerned, the bike is loaded with premium bits like an all-LED lighting system, full-digital instrument cluster, and power cruiser-like styling with a comfortable touring-friendly riding position. The instrument cluster isn’t as detailed as its bigger sibling with real-time mileage indicators and such, but it is informative enough to fulfil its basic purpose. If we talk about Meteor 350, This Royal Enfield fulfills the promise made by the Thunderbird many years ago. However, the Meteor doesn’t make a bigger and bolder promise of its own by way of plush ride quality, a greater sense of richness or, crucially, better cruising ability. You may compare both bikes accordingly. Do take a test ride in order to get better clarity. Check out authorised dealership details.
Thanks for this detailed information. Just one more question: If top end performance is not must, then is dominar 400 better pick than 250? Will 40-50k more money worth for bigger sibling? Considering that 400 is more tried and tested ; 250 is not yet tested at that extend. Those chunky USD forks and 150 section rare tyre makes me crave more for 400 than 250. Although, I am not sure if those are worth 40-50k more (considering that 250cc power is enough for me)?
If you have zeroed on these two bikes (and they both meet your requirements), then GO for the one which delivers you Quicker.
Duke 200 is complete entry level super naked where as the dominar is meant to be a hyper cruiser so the characters of the vehicles stands contrast. it's on your purpose to choose between Duke 200 and dominar 250. it's all abt fast and street ride go with Duke 200. if its relaxed daily commute which you r forced to ride 50 to 100kms in total please. go with dominar 250 or 400 whic is pocket friendly.
Dominar is more comfortable than Duke 200 since the longer wheelbase tends the rider to ride in a relaxed position. Duke 200 have a aggressive seating position where it might not be as comfortable as dominar. If you consider comfort... go for dominar. Also the mileage difference is just 3 to 5kmpl.
Duke 200 has aggressive seating posture compared to dominar but it is liter and good if you love a faster bike with lot of power. costly and high maintenance but worth it if you want style and looks of a aggressive street bike
Guys does the bikes rpm fluctuates from 1500 to 2500 rpm when you cold start. And also let's say after parking for couple of hours or so.. it's happening to me very often.. it wil take some time to become normal.. do you guys have the same issue??
150/60 - 17 is better becaucse tyre wall height are same as 130 section tyre . No problem with swing arm . I personally tried with NS 200 which have same tyre .
I also have dominar 250, i am planning to upgrade tyre to 150, please send some pics if you have upgraded the bike tyre 962****835 is my whatsapp no.
It's not about the software update.there is no hardware components such as sensors for gear position indicator...and avg fuel ..In 2_3 years the dominar 250 will come with this features...same as.. dominar 400ug came...I think it's bajajs strategy 🙂
Yes I would also like to know that .. like through an ecu update on the manin console just like the 2019 D400... Or will we get the avg fuel etc .. on the main console
D 250's meter console is same as old 2017-2018 DOMINAR 400 . If only software update can do all then no need to change entire meter console in UG DOMINAR 400 . So may be BAJAJ have to change meter console of D 250 also .