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Pulsar Wars: Bajaj Dominar 250 vs Bajaj Pulsar F250

Both the Dominar 250 and the Pulsar F250 have the same displacement, but one of them is quicker. Can you guess which one?

Bajaj Auto launched the Dominar 250 as a more affordable alternative to their flagship Dominar 400. The Dominar 250 shares all its body panels with its bigger sibling but gets a smaller 250cc engine.

Watch as the Dominar 250 takes on the recently launched Pulsar F250 in a high-performance drag race. Both these motorcycles get the same displacement. While the Dominar 250 borrows its engine from the KTM 250 Duke, the Pulsar F250 uses a newly constructed engine by Bajaj that uses a much simpler architecture.

Will the Dominar 250 beat the Pulsar F250 in this high-performance drag race? You will be surprised by the outcome.

The Contenders

Pulsar Wars: Bajaj Dominar 250 vs Bajaj Pulsar F250
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The Bajaj Dominar 250 is a more affordable alternative to their flagship offering the Dominar 400

The Bajaj Dominar 250 features a 248.8cc, fuel-injected, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that also does duty on the KTM 250 Duke. However, Bajaj has detuned the engine, and it is not as powerful as the Duke 250. The liquid-cooled engine on the Dominar 250 produces about 27hp of peak power at 8,500rpm and 23.5Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. The engine is paired to a six-speed gearbox. It gets a slipper clutch as standard.

Powering the semi faired Pulsar F250 is a new BS6 compliant 249.07cc, air-oil cooled, single-cylinder, fuel-injected, SOHC 2 Valve engine. The unit churns out about 24.5 Bhp of peak power at 8,750 rpm and 21 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. The powertrain is paired to a five-speed gearbox and features a slipper clutch as standard.

Bajaj Dominar 250 VS Bajaj Pulsar F250: Drag Race

Round 1

Pulsar Wars: Bajaj Dominar 250 vs Bajaj Pulsar F250
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Both the riders swapped their motorcycles before the start of the second drag race attempt and lined up their bikes at the starting line

Both the bikes lined up at the starting point before the race. The Dominar 250 takes the lead with its impressive initial performance, while the Pulsar F250 failed to catch up with its opponent. The Dominar 250 maintained a colossal gap right from the start of the race. The F250 gave a good fight but lost the first drag race attempt.

Round 2

Pulsar Wars: Bajaj Dominar 250 vs Bajaj Pulsar F250
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The riders swapped their bikes before the second drag race to keep things fair. Surprisingly! The Pulsar F250 took the lead at the start of the race. The Dominar 250 overtakes the Pulsar F250 towards the end of the race with its strong top-end performance and wins the second drag race attempt.

Conclusion

Pulsar Wars: Bajaj Dominar 250 vs Bajaj Pulsar F250
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Both the Dominar and the newly launched Pulsar F250 gets similar displacement but they use two completely different engines

The Bajaj Dominar 250 was the winner in both the drag race attempts.
The advanced liquid-cooled engine on the Dominar 250 is tuned for performance and offers a better balance of power in both the low and top rev range. The Pulsar F250’s mill, on the other hand, has been tuned for better fuel efficiency figures and daily usability.

Watch the drag race video between the Bajaj Dominar 250 and the Pulsar F250 here:

Riju Ganguly
Riju Ganguly
Riju is an avid auto enthusiast who has a soft spot for motorcycles. In his spare time, you will find him loading his saddlebag on his motorcycle and searching for some of the most remote places in the Himalayas.  Read full bio

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