Earlier this year, Bajaj Auto, Worlds Favourite Indian had introduced 250cc version of its very successful bike Bajaj Dominar 400. Bajaj Dominar 400 is been very popular bike in India since its launch and now Bajaj Auto has also managed to sell Dominar 250 and gain popularity in these tough times. Bajaj has managed to sell 861 units of its latest offering, the entry-level Dominar 250 in the month of March.
The figure is really impressive when you consider that the bike was officially launched on March 11 and the country went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic from March 25. That said, dealers began accepting bookings month before its actual launch.
Of course, the numbers here are wholesale numbers and not retail numbers. Plus, Bajaj dealers had started taking bookings for the Dominar 250 almost a month before it was launched. Bajaj is billing the Dominar 250 as a Sport Touring machine, like its elder sibling and is looking to appeal to a larger set of audiences.
The Dominar 250 uses an engine based on the KTM 250 Duke. It gets a 248.8 cc single-cylinder engine which makes about 26.6 bhp at 8,500 rpm and has peak torque output of 23.5 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The engine of course is BS6 compliant. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch. The Dominar 250 has a claimed top speed of 132 kmph and has a 0-100 kmph sprint time of 10.5 seconds. Features include a full LED headlamp with auto-headlamps on (AHO) feature and a twin-barrel exhaust which adds to the sporty appeal. The Bajaj Dominar 250 will be sold in two colour options which are Canyon Red and Vine Black. There is just one variant on sale.