10 August 2018

Bonneville Bobber is a Triumph!

Triumph’s Bonneville modern classic range has recently been extended with the new retro-styled Bobber launched last year.

BobberThe great news is that the Bobber may look like something that was ridden back in the 1940s but its finish is excellent.

It’s also powered by a decent sized motor,  a 1200cc parallel twin.

Cleverly, this is built with long service intervals in mind; it doesn’t need to see the inside of a workshop for up to 16,000 kilometres at a time.

The riding experience is a gentle affair with a smooth and positive six speed box and a wonderfully responsive throttle.

While the bike rides very well when unhurried, if you find yourself running late, the Bobber is more than capable of making progress.

Easy on the eye

While the suspension is non-adjustable it does come from gurus of all things sprung, KYB. As such it’s a lot more than we’d expect from a bike in this class.

It looks the part too, with that short mudguard, generous single seat, cool-looking back end and details such as the badging on the seat and paintwork.

It’s as easy to ride as it is to look at.

BobberThe weight disappears low in the machine and the suspension copes well with our poorly surfaced streets.

Tanks a little

The tiny tank also makes a lot of sense as the Bobber isn’t ever going to be a long distance tourer. Given that, why waste time adding the weight of more fuel than you’ll need in a week?

The standard ABS is complemented by traction control which assist delivery of a choice of riding modes in concert with the ride-by-wire throttle.

As with most of the bikes in the range the Bobber has a phonebook of accessories to choose from and as such it’s a very easy bike to make your own.

To test ride the Bobber give Keith at Dublin Triumph a call on 01464 2211.

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