Priced at Rs 1.60 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the new Bajaj Dominar 250 competes against the likes of the Suzuki Gixxer 250 and the Yamaha FZ-25. The Dominar 250 makes 26.6bhp and 23.5Nm from a 248.8cc single-cylinder motor
More than three years after bringing in the Dominar 400, Bajaj has added a quarter litre offering to the family. The Pune-based bike maker has now introduced the Dominar 250 at Rs 1.60 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Powering the Dominar 250 is a 248.8cc single-cylinder fuel-injected motor that develops 26.6bhp and 23.5Nm. Bajaj claims that the Dominar 250 can do the 0-100km/h dash in just 10.5 seconds and record a top-speed of 132km/h. Suspension duties on the Dominar 250 too are performed by upside down forks at the front, but in place of the wider 43mm ones on the 400, the 250 gets a marginally narrower 37mm setup. The multi-step adjustable gas charged rear monoshock is identical to the Dominar 400. Braking power comes from a 300mm disc at the front and a 230mm one at the rear – the Dominar 400 gets a marginally larger 320mm disc at the front. Bajaj, has however, equipped the Dominar 250 with a dual-channel ABS too. The tyres on the Dominar 250 are narrower too – 100/80 at the front and 130/70 at the rear.
Aside from these changes, in terms of design, the Dominar 250 looks exactly like its elder sibling. The 250 continues with the LED headlights, an identical fuel tank and the same silhouette overall. The only noticeable change in terms of visuals is that the 250 gets single-tone alloy wheels in comparison to the diamond cut ones on the Dominar 400. In fact, the Dominar 250 is also identical to its larger sibling in terms of dimensions.
The Dominar 250 will take on the likes of the Suzuki Gixxer 250 (Rs 1.60 lakh) and the Yamaha FZ-25 (Rs 1.36 lakh). It must be noted that both its competitors haven’t been updated to meet the BS-VI norms.