Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Van Alstyne, TX
Thanks for sharing. The image is correct in proving inspiration for the Bobber, no doubt. I think the image invokes freedom by its lack of frivolous extras. Less-is-more theme.
Rode with others to a rodeo last night in Whitesboro, Texas, (not too far from Melbourne, :-) and some cowboys went on & on about the Bobber's looks.
I thought about its appeal on the ride home. I concluded the stuff that's added (bags, fairing, windshield, etc) on most bikes, while justified for (especially long-distant riding) comfort and convenience, there yet remains a yearning for just plain raw basics riding seen in motorcycles themselves, but more especially bobbers. It sort of takes one back to days of old, when things were less complicated (albeit, Triumph has hidden all the complicated gadgets well). Plus, simplicity is pleasing to the eye.
Most men that do thrive in the world do forget to take pleasure during the time they're getting their estate, but reserve that til they have got one, and then it is too late to enjoy it. Samuel Pepys