The latest addition to the Bonneville family, Triumph has introduced the all-new premium custom Bonneville Bobber. Born in an unparalleled bloodline of Triumph bobber customs that go back to the 1940s, it encapsulates the minimalist styling principles, muscular stance and purposeful engineering attitude of a genuine bobber.
Stripping the Bonneville T120 back to its purest essence it delivers all the hallmarks of a real bobber, with clean lines and low stance, single seat, wide flat bars, minimal bodywork and headlight, sculpted tank, wire-spoke wheels with wide rear wheel and that all-important hard tail look.
The Bobber’s features include an authentic battery box with stainless steel strap, bar end mirrors, rear mudguard loop, carb styled twin throttle bodies, broad adjustable levers, traditional rubber gaiters, classic rear ‘drum brake’ inspired hub, new side panel and sprocket cover with removable inspection cap.
A genuine factory custom, the Bobber features a whole host of premium finishes including bronze 1200HT engine badges and the signature Triumph makers mark triangle, brushed engine covers, branded locking fuel cap and silver satin and graphite handlebar risers.
There are four premium color options to choose from;
• Ironstone, with a matt finish
• Morello Red
• Stunning Competition Green and Frozen Silver, with a stylish British racing twist
• Jet Black
The Bobber introduces a first-in-class tailorable riding position, delivered by a new floating aluminum seat, ergonomically optimized and sculpted for comfort with stitched deep foam pad, and minimal stylish clock – both adjustable to suit rider size and riding style.
The slotted seat design system allows the rider to position the seat ‘up and forward’ for dynamic riding in a roadster position and ‘down and backwards’ for cruising in a more traditional riding position. This is complimented by a simple quick-release function for the clocks that enables riders to adjust the position to complement their seating and riding style.
Combined with a low seat height of 690mm when in the low seat position, the Bonneville Bobber is truly accessible to all riders. Delivering the Bobber’s hallmark hard tail look is an innovative and distinctive ‘cage’ swinging arm with paddock stand bobbin mounts and hidden monoshock rear suspension.
Topping off the engineering innovation is the ‘clean line’ Bonneville technology packaging system, which includes the straight line hidden ‘cat box’ pipe run and the sensitive incorporation of rider focused technology such as the ECU, ABS modulator and immobilizer.
Courtesy of the new generation Bonneville HT engine, the Bobber delivers category-leading torque for a thrilling hot rod ride and a rich exhaust note. Powered by the critically acclaimed 1200cc high torque engine, as fitted in the Bonneville T120, there is a dedicated ‘Bobber’ tune for more torque and power lower down the rev range. The charismatic 270° firing interval ensures a smooth, linear power delivery from the slick six-speed gearbox.
Evolved specifically for the Bobber to maximize the riding character there is a unique twin airbox set up with two filters, unique intake and exhaust system and new output shaft. Delivering the rich new Bobber soundtrack is a brushed stainless steel twin skin exhaust system with ‘slash cut’ sawn off peashooter silencers, which is shorter and lighter than the Bonneville T120.
Just like all the new generation Bonnevilles, the Bobber engine delivers modern classic capability with ride-by-wire, for enhanced safety and control from twin classically styled throttle bodies, as well as a sensitively incorporated liquid cooling system with a unique radiator and larger fan. This brings better performance and cleaner, more fuel efficient riding.
The Bonneville Bobber has been designed with customizing in mind with over 150 accessories available for more style, detailing and comfort, and for even more performance.
Article courtesy Motorcycle & Powersports News.