Last updated on – Dec 19, 2016


The Bajaj launched thier Dominar 400 in 400cc engine displacement in the 15 of December 2016 that may compete against the famous KTM Duke 390. The Dominar 400 and KTM Duke 390 are the naked motorcycles in the middleweight segment. When you go to the market for purchasing the naked street fighter. Therefore, here is a little bit confusion to choose which one is better?  Some racing features is borrowed in the Dominar 400 from its previous naked motorcycles of the company. Whereas, KTM Duke 390 has also been getting an appreciation love from its enthusiasts.

We try to fetch the answer by this comparison of Dominar 400 vs KTM Duke 390.

Design And Style:

First, we talk about the Bajaj Dominar 400, its design is very stylish so presents a different look from its previous street bikes. The Styling of the Dominar 400 is better than Duke 390 and it seems more practical. The Front look of the bike is like “Ready to fight”. If you are the middle age persons and you like the racing then this machine is perfect for you without and hesitation.

pulsar-vs400-vs-duke-390-design-and-styleOn the other end, the manufacturer offers an attractive and stylish motorcycle KTM Duke 390 . The motorcycle comes with the amazing graphics and unique design.The next generation of the KTM Duke 390 looks nothing like its predecessor. It is finished with a sharp edge and angular. The orange color is featured on the both wheels that gives a marvelous look to the bike.

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Instrument Console:

The Dominar 400 features a blue color duel display panel that’s new in it by the company. The first panel comes with a digital instrument panel that contains a lot of information as a digital tachometer, fuel gauge, and side turn indicator. The another panel is attached to the fuel tank that contains the speed information. The Panel also contains the digital Bajaj logo on the left side at meter top.


The Duke 390 is fully loaded with all digital console that includes various information as real-time mileage, average economy, distance to empty, distance to service, side stand indicator and average riding speed.

Power And Performance:

The Bajaj Dominar 400 is developed with a new single cylinder 373 cc 4-Stroke, Triple Spark engine. The Liquid cooled cooling system is responsible for better performance. The maximum power of 34.5 BHP at 8000 RPM and maximum torque 35 Nm at 6500 RPM. Six -speed gear transmission for better pick-up.

pulsar-vs400-vs-duke-390-power-and-performanceApart from this, the KTM Duke 390 is powered by a liquid cooled, 4-valve, single cylinder and 373.2 cc engine. The DOHC configuration motor is able to produce the maximum power of 43 BHP at 9500 RPM and peak torque of 35 Nm at 7250 RPM. The total power transfers to the rear wheel through a 6-speed gearbox.

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Riding And Handling:

The first thing we expect for the Bajaj to be more comfortable. For the Bajaj Dominar 400 riding reviews not available in the market till today. The bike is featured with the large solo seat that gives a comfort riding to the rider and straight handlebar that gives better stability power.

While the KTM Duke 390 ABS come with a single stepped seat that enhances your riding experience. The wider handlebars and rear foot pegs give a sporty touch to the rider. The single handlebar is responsible for better handling power. The curb weight of the motorcycle is 139 KG, whereby the rider can manage the bike easily.

Safety Features:

Both motorcycles are loaded with several safety components as a braking system, suspension and headlight and tail light with ABS system. The new bike is fully incorporated with the higher safety features and more attractive technologies. This motorcycle both ends connected with single disc brake for providing the safety on the rugged road and the headlight provides the clear visibility in darkness.

Bajaj Pulsar CS400 VS Duke 390 Safety FeaturesThe KTM Duke 390 also comes with several features including brake and suspension and headlights. The braking duties are performed by 300 mm disc brake at front and 230 mm disc brake at rear ends. The wider tires remove the skidding problem at high speed. The bike gets 43mm upside down suspensions at the front and mono shock forks at the rear end that gives a dynamic balancing power on the rigid road.

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Price And Shade:

Bajaj Dominar 400, a premium cruiser sport motorcycle, which made its debut at the 2014 Auto Expo as a concept, has finally been launched at an introductory price tag of INR 1.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for non ABS version. In the market, it will be available in three captivating colour options of Moon White, Midnight Blue, and Twilight Plum.

pulsar-vs400-vs-duke-390-price-and-shadeWhile the KTM offers its bike in limited body color options. The KTM Duke 390 is available only in White and Black color. It is sold at a price tag of INR 1,95,000 (Ex-showroom Delhi). This bike gives the 40 KMPL mileage on the road.

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