In the year 2016, Triumph Motorcycle completely revamped its range of modern classics with an all-new models and the latest member of this family is the Bonneville Bobber. Several sources are claiming that the bike will make its debut in India in the first half of 2017 – probably in February. It will go against the Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight and be placed over the existing Bonneville T120.
Built on an all-new hardtail style frame, the new Bonneville Bobber gets hidden rear suspension. It follows the original factory custom design language with beautifully stylised minimalism. The signature stripped back, wide flat bars and single seat give it a classic Bobber look. The motorcycle also features adjustable riding position with a floating aluminium single seat pan that comes covered with beautiful stitched deep foam pad.
Triumph Bobber utilises a 1,200cc high-torque engine of the Bonneville T120. Although, it does get a new dual airbox that alters the performance delivery. The Bonneville’s peashooter exhaust has been replaced with completely new, slash-cut mufflers.
The engine makes around 77PS of power and 105Nm of torque along with two driving modes – “Road” and “Rain”. What a time to be alive…Classic Bobber getting riding modes.
Apart from the riding modes, the Triumph Bonneville Bobber also retains the electronic package from its siblings. This includes ABS, drive-by-wire, torque-assist clutch and switchable traction control.