Triumph has announced the Bonneville Bobber launch date officially…
You can either have style or have function. That is a statement famous when one attempts to recreate a classic. Not Triumph though. Their Bonneville range is not just an example of keeping the old alive but also how well one can integrate modern day tech with it. Adding to the list is the new Bonneville Bobber!
In a bold move, the British bike maker Triumph has taken the Bonneville T120 and shaped it to an icon from the world of American motorcycle. Yes, a Bobber. Powering the Bobber is the same 1,200 cc liquid cooled High Torque engine. It churns out 80 bhp of peak power and 105 Nm of max torque. Triumph added that the bike gets a special ‘Bobber tune’. This means that the Bobber will get more usable torque in the low-mid rev range.
Clean lines, wide handlebars, single seat, rounded headlamps and minimal bodywork, the new bike is a Bobber in every sense. The front suspension setup and underpinnings are the same as that of the T120 but the swingarm is a new cage type unit, complete with paddock stand bobbin mounts. The rear suspension though is a new monoshock setup.
The floating single seat can be slid forward or backward. That’s not all, you can bend it or even reduce/increase the seat height. Oh wait, did we tell you that the classic looking single instrumentation pod can be adjusted as well. The exhaust setup is lighter than the T120 and is a new unit.
If you look at it, the bike does not seem to be a modern day marvel, but a leaf out of the history books, yet it gets features like ride by wire, traction control and riding modes. Boy, this one is truly a beauty.
Bonneville Bobber Launch in India
Triumph has started teasing the Bonneville Bobber in India at their social channels. They are referring to the motorcycle as Brutal Beauty and we agree! Moments back they have rolled out invites. We have also received the intimation about the event which is scheduled in Delhi. It is expected to be priced at around 10 to 12 Lakhs.