Updated for the new year is the 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400, which now comes with upside-down forks and a slight bump in power, from 35 hp of the outgoing model to 40 hp. Pricing for the 2019 Dominar 400 for the India market has not been released, but sources say a figure of between 1.7 to 1.8 lakh rupees (RM9,828 to RM10,407) ex-showroom New Delhi would not be unreasonable.

Based on the previous generation KTM Duke 390, the Dominar 400 is a naked sports bike with a 373.2 cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder power plant that puts out 40 hp at 8,650 rpm and 35 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. This compares against the previous Dominar 400 with 35 hp at 8,000 rpm and 35 Nm at 6,500 rpm from the four-valve, triple-spark engine.

Power still gets to the ground via a six-speed gearbox, slipper clutch and chain final drive. The exhaust has been restyled for the 2019 Dominar 400, now sporting a bifurcated unit as can be seen from these photos courtesy of carandbike.com.

Braking remains unchanged with single hydraulic discs – 320 mm in front and 230 mm at the back – and two-channel ABS with the front calliper now radially-mounted versus the previous axial mount. Inside the cockpit, the monochrome LCD instrument panel is retained, along with the secondary LCD layout on the fuel tank binnacle.

Suspension on the front end gets a major upgrade with upside-forks, measuring 43 mm in diameter, while the rear retains the Nitrox monoshock. Fuel is still carried in a 13-litre tank and seat height remains the same at 800 mm from the ground.

Other changes include weight, with the 2019 Dominar 400 gaining 2 kg over the older version, now weighing in at 184 kg and slightly wider at 836 mm over 813 mm. For the curious, the KTM Duke 390 comes in at 163 kg on the scales.

Also new for the 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 is an emerald green colour scheme. In Malaysia, the 2017 Modenas Dominar 400 retails at approximately RM14,615 while the KTM Duke 390 goes for RM28,800.