The larger Dominar 400 also received a minor price hike
The Bajaj Dominar 250 has received a silent price revision. The lower capacity tourer was launched in March this year at an introductory price of Rs 1,60,000. With the hike, it now costs Rs 1,64,218 (both prices ex-showroom Delhi). Bajaj has hiked the price of its larger capacity cousin, the Dominar 400 as well.
This is the first price hike for the Dominar 250 since its launch. Its larger cousin, the Dominar 400, has meanwhile received two price revisions since its BS6 transition. You can check out the details and prices here.
Despite the significant price hike, the Dominar 250 does not receive any cosmetic or mechanical updates. The Dominar 250 was launched as a more affordable and accessible alternative to Bajaj’s flagship tourer, the Dominar 400. It uses the larger Dominar’s bodywork and perimeter frame but gets a new red paint job, skinnier tyres, slimmer 37mm fork and a digital instrument console from the first-gen Dominar 400 as well. The tourer gets a KTM 250 Duke-derived 250cc liquid-cooled motor that impresses with its tractability and refinement. It delivers 27PS and 23.5Nm via a six-speed gearbox and a slipper clutch.
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Despite the price hike, the Bajaj Dominar 250 is Rs 32,000 more affordable than its larger cousin and in our opinion is the better tourer. Like other two-wheeler manufacturers, Bajaj has been increasing prices of its motorcycles across the range but in small increments to soften the blow of the BS6 price hike. The Bajaj Dominar 250 competes with other tourers like the Royal Enfield Classic 350 BS6 and Jawa Forty Two BS6.