Newly launched in Malaysia is the 2018 Modenas Dominar D400 at a limited time introductory price of RM14,615 including GST, but excluding road tax, registration and insurance. The Dominar naked sports bike is targeted at the rider who wants a value-for-money motorcycle, especially those stepping up from the kapchai class.

Carrying the 373 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder mill – based on the KTM 390 power plant – the Dominar 400 produces 35 PS at 8,000 rpm and 35 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. The triple-spark engine is fed by EFI and housed in a beam-type perimeter frame, power getting to the ground via a six-speed gearbox.

Braking is with Bybre, Brembo’s budget house brand, clamping a single 320 mm diameter disc in front and 230 mm disc at the back, with two-channel ABS as standard. Suspension on the Dominar uses a standard telescopic front in front, 43 mm in diameter, with a pre-load adjustable remote-resorvoir monoshock in the rear.

LED lighting is found all-round on the Dominar D400, with a back-lit LCD instrument panel in the cockpit. Fuel is carried in a 13-litre tank, and the D400 weighs in at 182 kg.

There are four colour choices available for the 2018 Modenas Dominar D400 – Matte Black (as in photos), White, Red and Blue. Warranty for the Dominar D400 is two years or 24,000 kilometres, and five free service visits are included in the purchase.