2023 Modenas Dominar D400 Adventure and D250 Malaysian launch, priced at RM15,797 and RM13,797

2023 Modenas Dominar D400 Adventure and D250 Malaysian launch, priced at RM15,797 and RM13,797

New for Malaysian motorcycle firm Modenas is the 2023 Modenas Domineer D400 Adventure and D250, priced at RM15,797 and RM13,797 respectively. Launched at the 2023 Malaysia Autoshow, the Dominar D400 received an update in 2019 and is now styled as a touring motorcycle.

This is done with the addition of a taller windscreen, new hand guards, leg guards, an engine bash plate, and a passenger backrest. Riding conveniences now include a smartphone mount with USB charging port and a navigation stay software.

2023 Modenas Dominar D400 Adventure and D250 Malaysian launch, priced at RM15,797 and RM13,797

Power for the Dominar D400 comes from the first generation KTM Duke 390 single-cylinder engine displacing 373 cc which is Euro 4 compliant. Using a three spark plug cylinder head, the D400 Adventure gets 40 PS with 35 Nm of torque going to the rear wheel through a six-speed slipper clutch equipped gearbox and chain final drive.

Suspension is done with non-adjustable 43 mm diameter upside-down forks and Nitrox monoshock in the rear, adjustable for preload. For braking single hydraulic discs perform braking duties front and rear and two-channel ABS is standard equipment.

Weighing in at 182 kg, the Dominar D400 carries 13-litres of fuel in the tank. The Dominar D400 comes in two colour choices – Savanna Green and Charcoal Black – and stocks are available at authorised Modenas dealers from this month.

Moving on to the Dominar D250, this quarter-litre Malaysian motorcycle market entry shares similar specifications to the Dominar D400 save the engine. The D250 gets a 249 cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder mill with twin-spark cylinder head.

2023 Modenas Dominar D400 Adventure and D250 Malaysian launch, priced at RM15,797 and RM13,797

Power for the Dominar D250 is rated at 26.8 hp at 8500 RPM and 23.5 Nm of torque at 6500 rpm. The D250 Alsop gets 37 mm diameter upside-down forks compared to the D400’s 43 mm units and the the aluminium swingarm is replaced with a box-section type arm.

The Dominar D250 is available in three colour options – Sparkling Black, Racing Red and Citrus Rush. Stocks of the Dominar D250 will be available in authorised Modenas Malaysia dealer showrooms this month.

GALLERY: 2023 Modenas Dominar D400 Adventure
GALLERY: 2023 Modenas Dominar D250

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Coming with diverse and extensive experience in heavy engineering, Mohan enjoys making anything with wheels go fast, especially motorcycles. His weapon of choice is the Desmoquattro engine, and he has a penchant for anything with a dash of Italian design. Strangely enough, he insists he's a slow rider.



  • Great bikes!

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  • tourer on May 04, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    RM15,797 for a 370cc tourer is hard to beat. Nowadays even kapchais nearly reached that price.

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  • Dominar on May 05, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    The pricing certainly looks tempting . Hopefully Mohan can do a detailed comparo between both bikes.

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  • Dominator on May 05, 2023 at 4:09 pm

    Should have brought in the lighter pulsar F250 or N250. Power advantage from the rejigged KTM 390 while impressive, is offset by the dominars heavy weight at 193kg and not so agile handling. I think it would be quite a struggle for The 250cc dominar to haul its massive weight and frame around. Word is, that Bajaj is going to launch a new pulsar 400 soon, which would benefit from a lighter weight and fully faired version true to a sports touring aesthetics. Just my humble 2 sen.

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  • No Gear 250 on May 09, 2023 at 1:13 pm

    The D250 is a great value proposition of it comes with a wind visor, rear top rack, Gear indicator and USB charging port. Unthinkable that a 250 in 2023 still does not come with a Great Indicator and USB charging port in what is marketed as a touring machine! Even kapcais and other 150 street nakeds have it these days. And almost asking for 14k for an Indian made bike sans these features obviously display a lack of understanding for Malaysian needs and tastes, and that coming from a national motorcycle maker!!

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    • pratha on May 10, 2023 at 12:15 pm

      USB and gear position is cheap and simple thing to give nowadays. Buy 250 don’t have this is very funny. Sembang kari lembu and calculative, sudah order pratha how can dowan give kuah dhall?? Hahaha

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    • nogear-so-nobuy on May 11, 2023 at 11:23 am

      U are right! I won’t buy a 250 with no gear position and USB in 2023! Even kapcais have it nowadays! Hope modenas is reading this and update this before selling it!

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    • User Dominar 400 ADV on Jun 26, 2023 at 10:44 pm

      N250 is a huge downgrade bro with only twin spark engine 2 valve and only produce 25hp and 21Nm just a tiny increase from NS200. Plus N250 is not liquid cooled only oil cooled.

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  • BS7 NS200 on May 18, 2023 at 3:29 pm

    When is modenas bringing in the bs7 pulsar NS and RS 200 that comes with gear indicator and USD forks? It’s already launched in India and is a more complete package than bs6 version sold here.

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  • pulsar on May 23, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    Modenas should bring in the newer n160 and n250 pulsars with led lights. Looks more modern and trendy. Definitely a MT15 killer!

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