in France, since the beginning of its marketing in February 2017, it has already sold some 500 copies. The importer expects 650 units by the end of 2017
It must be recognized when we talk about Bobber, Triumph is not the first word that comes to mind.
These motorcycles of the 40's, just after the war, were aimed at a unique look that was very pure and bare. A rigid frame, mudguards cut to their minimum strict (to bob, in American, .. hence the name bobber, a big engine and a mono saddle.
Lighter and smaller than their American competitors, the Triumph from 1937 with the 500cc Speed Twin have become ideal bases for all those wishing to exercise. One of the main differences, beyond the engine, was a narrow front wheel providing better maneuverability.
So it's no longer naughty, Triumph has the blood Bobber that flows in his veins for a long time
I'm already waiting for the comments of the style "a bobber is a unique bike made by oneself with the sweat of his forehead, with nails torn off and compression of vertebrae at the first pothole, a guy thing Daryl kind in the walking dead what (if so, he has a bobber on Triumph base!)
Not totally wrong. But let's go back to a concrete case. A few years ago, it was inconceivable to imagine a racer-produced coffee. Like the current bobbers, they were the product of individuals and specialized workshops. Today, most manufacturers come out models with successful looks ideal for driving on a daily basis without having a degree in mechanics.
In addition, for the case of this Bobber, let us have in mind that being as radical as 80 years ago (rigid frame, free exhaust, braking, etc ...) is inconceivable particularly with respect to anti-pollution loins ( Euro 4) and security. The engineers at Triumph have made compromises compared to the models of yesteryear but the real question is: No matter the name, this bike, it is successful
If I had a flat to emit (and it always takes one ) they are on the turn signals and rear brake light too big for my taste. Dictated by the legal constraints, Triumph unfortunately had no alternative. On the other hand, on our side, a change for discrete models and why not with a remote license plate can be of the best effect! The front light is quite reasonable in size and fits perfectly into the bike line.
In the end, we find that with what characterizes the very essence of a bobber: a large motor well visible, a stripped look and a low bike offering this line very pure and minimalist.
ps: sorry for bad english..