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2021 Dominar 400 BS6 vs KTM Duke 390 BS6 Comparision

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DOMINAR 400 vs KTM DUKE 390 bs6 2020: Full Comparision

When it comes to choosing a bike between the Dominar 400 bs6 and the Duke 390 bs6 majority of the people just can’t get it. If you are confused between both of these bikes, just read this article thoroughly. We will tell you which one of these bikes you should be getting.

KTM DUKE 390 BS6 2020 AT SHOWROOM
DUKE 390 BS6 2020 WHITE COLOUR

Every motorcycle is different, and You can’t make one bike as a winner as every bike comes with its positives and negatives. The same theory applies to these bikes also. You should choose your bike according to your needs.

MODEL POWER TORQUE PRICE (ex-showroom Mumbai)
KTM Duke 390 42.3 bhp 37 nm 2,52,535
BAJAJ Dominar 400 40 bhp 35 nm 1,91,751

TOURING:

Dominar 400 ug 2020 bs6
Bajaj Dominar 400 on Tour

The Duke 390 might have that brutal acceleration compared to the Dominar 400. It might be the fastest single-cylinder motorcycle one could buy, But when it comes to a highway touring Duke 390 can’t beat the Dominar 400. Because Dominar has softer suspension compared to the Duke 390 and it also weighs more than the Duke 390. As a result, Dominar 400 is more stable than the Duke 390.

PERFORMANCE:

ktm duke 390 bs6
KTM DUKE 390 BS6

When it comes to performance, the Dominar 400 just can’t beat the Duke 390. That orange machine has more power and lesser weight with unique feature Bi-Directional QuickShifter as standard in the segment. As a result, the Duke 390 can do 0-100 km/h in less than 6 seconds. The duke 390 also has a better top end compared to Dominar 400.

Technical specifications of KTM Duke 390 and the Dominar 400:

The KTM Duke 390 powered by 373cc liquid-cooled, Single-cylinder, BS6 engine which produces 42.3 bhp of peak power and 37nm of peak torque.

Dominar 400 bs6
Dominar 400 bs6

The BS6 Dominar 400 has the same 373.3 cc engine which is present in the Duke 390 but with different tuning in power. The bs6 Dominar 400 powered by the 373.3 cc liquid-cooled, Single-cylinder, BS6 engine which churns out 40 bhp of maximum power and 35nm of maximum torque.

Engines of both the bs6 Dominar 400 and Duke 390 have similar bore and stroke, 89 mm bore and 60 mm stroke respectively. But the compression ration of duke 390 is 12:6:1 while the compression ration of the bs6 Dominar 400 is 12:1:1. As Duke 390 has a high compression ratio engine, it heats up very much in heavy traffic. But Dominar 400 won’t heat that much in heavy traffic.

KTM DUKE 390 BS6
KTM DUKE 390 BS6

If you want a bike for city rides, don’t get any of these bikes. Dominar 400 has more weight (184 kg), and thus it could be challenging to filter in heavy traffic. Duke 390 heats up like anything, so it would be better if you avoid this for city riding. If you want a bike for heavy traffic in this price range then just buy either the Honda CB300R or the TVS apache RR 310 both have better heat management, and both weigh less than the Dominar 400.

CHASSIS:

The Duke 390 state of the art chassis, with its lightweight steel trellis frame and the Dominar 400 made up of beam type perimeter frame.

SUSPENSION:

Dominar 400 bs6 softer suspension
DOMINAR 400 SOFTER SUSPENSION

The Dominar 400 has Telescopic, 43 mm USD fork with 135 mm travel at the front while the Duke 390 has WP APEX 43 suspension at the front.

The Dominar 400 has Multi-Step adjustable Mono Shock suspension with nitrox and wheel stroke of 110 mm at the rear while the Duke 390 has WP APEX Monoshock suspension at the back.

Both the bikes have the same size of tyres 110/70-R17 at the front and 150/60-R17 at the rear. But the Duke 390 has better stock Metzelers rubbers which inspire more confidence while cornering while the Dominar 400 get Traditional MRF Rubber not meant for cornering.

PRICING AND VERDICT:

Both the bikes made for different purposes and thus these bikes have a huge difference in pricing.

Dominar 400 is a more powerful tourer, and it is an absolute value for money machine. While the Duke 390 is more of a fun-oriented bike with its breathtaking performance.

DOMINAR 400 : 1,91,751 (EX-SHOWROOM MUMBAI)

KTM DUKE 390: 2,52,535 (EX-SHOWROOM MUMBAI)

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