Triumph Bonneville Bobber is another modern retro bike added to the most successful lineup of motorcycles from the British Marquee
Triumph has always taken it seriously to pay its ode to the legendary and iconic motorcycle designs. From the world’s best modern classic, the Bonneville to its café racer alter ego, Thruxton and then onto the gorgeous and very capable Scrambler versions, triumph has a portfolio that has inspired the good old charm the world over. All these iconic models have just been joined by an all-new model called the 2017 Triumph Bobber.
The bike was unveiled in Britain today with the racing legend Carl Fogarty riding the bike up on the stage. As is the came with every retro-modern Triumph, the Triumph Bobber is also based on the latest generation Triumph Bonneville.
The new 2017 Triumph Bobber looks stunning to say the least a few notable items, namely a faux hard-tail rear suspension setup, an adjustable solo saddle, and twin slash-cut mufflers. The power comes from the same 1200 cc liquid-unit from the T120.
However, on the Bobber this engine is more in tune with the Bobber cult meaning more low-end horsepower and torque. This has been enabled with the help of the new, dual airboxes that deliver a throaty intake noise, while the slash-cut mufflers emit the signature symphony of a 270-degree parallel-Twin. Triumph got to the iconic hard-tail look of the Bobber by it calls as “swing cage” design. The design has the mono-shock hidden from the eyes. The bike comes with a number of brilliant period-piece designs that include the battery box with stainless steel strap, the tall rear fender stay, a rear hub that resembles a drum brake. Further, the ignition has been relocated beneath the seat, while the flat handlebars come equipped with bar-end mirrors.
The most interesting bit on the Triumph Bobber is the solo saddle. It is unique for the fact that it can be adjusted both vertically and horizontally. As per Triumph the seat height, as well as its fore/aft position can be changed to an individual’s preference. This is not all to complement this seating customization there is a quick-release mechanism for the Bobber’s gauge that allow the rider to better position the gauge according to the seating position. Modern world luxuries also arrives on the new Triumph Bobber in the form of the riding modes, ABS, a torque assist clutch, and switchable traction control. The pricing and availability for the bike are yet to be declared by Triumph. Stay tuned for more update on the same.