Triumph unveils the all new Bonneville Bobber [Apr 05, 2017]
Mr Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd. commented, “Our ambition was to deliver a genuine bobber - without compromise to the ride, comfort or rider control, to have it ride just like a Triumph should. The Triumph Bobber delivers a truly class defining riding dynamic, further strengthening our repertoire in India.”
“Triumph Motorcycles is the fastest growing luxury motorcycle brand in India. With segment-leading technology, safety and rideability our motorcycles ensure a complete riding experience. Taking our obsession with creating THE perfect ride forward, Triumph has set a high benchmark for the luxury two-wheeler segment. With a hard-to-beat product lineup across 5 categories, collaborations with several motorsports events and training schools In India, our goal is not just to dominate the market but to upgrade the entire biking experience in India.”
Unparalleled heritage, stunning custom style
The latest addition to the Bonneville family, Triumph introduces the all-new premium custom Bonneville Bobber.Born in an unparalleled bloodline of Triumph bobber customs that stretch all the way back to the 1940’s, it perfectly encapsulates the minimalist styling principles, muscular stance and purposeful engineering attitude of agenuine bobber.
Stripping the Bonneville T120 back to its purest essence, it delivers all the hallmarks of a real bobber, withclean lines and low stance, single seat,wide flat bars, minimal bodywork and headlight, sculpted tank, wire spoked wheels with wide rear wheel and that all-important hard tail look.
The Bobber’sstunning features includean 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, silver satin and graphite handlebar risers.
There are four premium colour 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
Elegant engineering innovation
The Bobber introduces a first-in-classtailorable riding position, delivered by the beautifully crafted new floating aluminium seat, ergonomically optimised and sculpted for comfort with stitched deep foam pad, and minimal stylish clock – both adjustable to suit rider size and riding style.
Theslotted 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 immobiliser.
Thrilling sound and ride
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’ tunefor 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 maximise the riding character, there is a uniquetwin airbox set up with two filters, unique intake and exhaust system and new output shaft.
Delivering the rich new Bobber soundtrack is a beautifully finished 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 Bobber also has a high first major service interval of 10,000 miles (16,000km).