After treating us with the Street Cup at the 2016 Intermot, and launching the fabulous new Bonneville T100 in India, Triumph has added another gorgeous model to their Modern Classics lineup. Say hello to the beautiful new Bonneville Bobber. No prizes for guessing the model brief, though! As the name suggests, the Bobber is a minimalistic, low weight take on the Bonneville range. Classically styled and ready to be customized – the Bobber is not for everyone, but for the suckers of this school of design, this one here’s too cool to not have another look; and many more thereafter.
The all-new model gets a 1,200 cc parallel high torque engine from the T120 series. The motor on the Bobber, however, is claimed to produce more power over the T120 engine owing to its new twin-chamber airbox. Also chipping in with their contribution in making more power are the new intake and exhaust systems. The new ‘bobbed’ slash cut exhaust is lighter and shorter too than the T120 unit.
The frame on the motorcycle is all new, and has been designed specifically to meet the short dimensions and solo seat design of the traditional Bobber. This one here is designed for the ‘hard tail’ look, with the suspension under the seat bringing to life the original 1951 Speed Twin look. The suspension has also been adjusted for a solo rider, and so has been the braking which comprises only solo discs both front and back. Classically styled gaitered forks complete the retro look for the new Bobber.
The seat on the new Bobber is fore -aft and up-down adjustable. Triumph believes that the bike has to fit the rider, and not the other way round. Appreciable is the fact that Triumph is trying to implement the philosophy to all its new age bikes.
ABS comes as standard, and so does a whole gamut of electronic aids. The Bobber gets ride-by-wire tech, switchable traction control and ride modes. As on most new Triumph motorcycles, the clutch is a torque-assist unit, to reduce strain on palms and fingers during long rides.
The Bobber has been designed to be highly customizable. Customers can choose from over 150 accessories available to personalize the motorcycle. There’s also a new FOX shock and Vance and Hines exhaust, with direction-adjustable aluminum end caps.
Prices will be announced by December, and upon launch the Bobber will be available in four colours – Modello Red, Jet Black, Ironstone and Competition Green/Frozen Silver.
Now waste no further time and drool over the images of this sumptuous machine in the gallery below (click on thumbnails to expand).