Picked up my new Bobber Black todat...First impresions .
So I rode my new Bobber Black home from the dealership today about a 50 mile ride so enough of a distance to get to know her . So what do I think ... As everybody knows gas tank capacity sux there was about half a tank of gas when I left got about 10 miles from home and the gas light came on , but I knew about the small gas tank going in so not a biggy , So lets talk about the second best thing on this bike , the torque , amazing I took the freeway part the way home speed was around 75 80 mph I was in fifth the bike was so relaxed I thought I was in sixth big smile for that one . switch gear seems solid and not cheap at all dash pretty clear to read , cruise control works well although a bit disconcerting at first strange when the bike takes over but a touch of the brake and cruise cut off strait way nice , Strange at first with the pegs further forward than I'm used to but I'm sure that's something ill get used to , by the way guys I never test rode this bike so It was kind of a big learning curve for me which was cool . First second third gear accelerating a lot of vibration through the pegs forth and up It smoothed out but yeah not a fan of the vibes maybe It will get better with wear . Gear box smooth as silk nice easy clutch . Didn't see any twisty roads so cant comment on handling but what there was It seemed very planted . suspension not to shabby I'm 170ibs so not a lot of weight on the bike . The brakes hmmm the brakes not gonna say a lot about those until they are bedded in , riding position pretty good seat was pretty comfortable , I ordered the brown seat from Triumph which I thought looked pretty cool . And of course the first best thing Is the way this bike looks F&^%$ awesome .
IMHO this bike dosent need a lot of mods.....I had a monza gas cap of off my old Thruxton 900 lying around which fits the bobber a treat . Reflectors have to go so has the license plate holder for a side mounted bracket and smaller LED turn signals , I think that would be about It , the long term who knows ..
Last edited by Mar-Vel; 05-02-2018 at 09:52 PM.