The latest addition of the Bonneville range was revealed by Triumph Motorcycles Ltd and the Bonneville Bobber is an addition to the classic line up. As per the claims by the company the fully modern motorcycle Bobber has its origin from the old classic Bobber bike in 1940s. Soon after the new 100 was showcased by Triumph at Intermot, the new Bonneville Bobber has been unveiled. It is one of the bold moves from one of the biggest motorcycle manufacturer for showcasing the classic and traditional bike into a completely new style for the Hinckley firm. There are indeed many manufacturers who have claimed to respect and honour the heritage of Bobber but no one has nailed the styling so perfectly as Triumph has with new Bonneville Bobber.
The packaging and styling of the bike is really striking and appealing for all the riders. Nowadays modern motorcycles are very complex but the simplicity was easily achieved by Triumph. To retain its simplicity everything is tightly packed behind the engine. The frame of the bike is also new which has longer wheelbase and and a relaxed geometry. Even the radiator of the bike have been modified. Besides the vintage styling there are many modern engineering that enhances the look of the bike. The mono-shock of the bike is hidden just like the design of Harley-Davidson Softails. Just like Harley Davidson the shock resides beneath the bike and hence it is referred as “swing cage”.
The all new Bonneville Bobber is bundled with many features that provides with greater low-end grunt and more torque. The T120 parallel twin engine of this bike is well infused with with a six-speed gearbox which as an outcome provides a better torque. It is also bundled with the rubber fork gaiters, angle-cut mufflers brushed engine parts and an adjustable seat pan. On the seat pan, tank and engine of this bike it has some classy bronze Triumph badges. In order to fully personalize the Bobber, Triumph has bundled it with 150 accessories that includes ape-hanger handlebars.
The other highlights of the bike include hidden rear suspension and the hardtail-look frame. The number plate, tail lamp and indicator are all LED at the rear. For the better handling of the bike and comfort it comes with shorter front forks. There is a shorter and lighter slash-cut exhaust system as per claimed by Triumph. The position of the seats can be adjusted as per the requirements and it sits on top of a cantilever spring. In order to allow a better viewing the instrument console can also be adjusted and can be tilted backward or forward.
The engine of Bobber is tuned to provide a slightly higher torque and other amenities that include traction control, anti-lock brakes and torque assist clutch. In order to improve the power delivery, there is a dual-chamber airbox which is installed. It offers with two riding modes such as road and wet. There is also a peanut-shaped gas tank, wired wheels and a bit of fender material. To conform with the noise regulations the peashooter silencers of Bonneville is replaced with shorter and mufflers. There is a LCD display of the adjustable single clock unit that displays gear position, range to empty, revs, odometer, consumption, traction control settings and trips service indicator.
The bike will be available in four different colors - ‘Ironstone’, ‘Competition Green and Frozen Silver’, ‘Jet Black’ and ‘Modello Red’. It is expected to arrive in the market in mid-December and the price of the bike is not yet fixed. But we can expect the cost of the Bobber a bit more than the T120.
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