Just saw that the Bobber has its own forum.
Have just sold my 2012 T100 and was going to order a 2017 model Bobber.
But then I saw that they are introducing the Bobber black next year.
Basically the same bike but with fatter forks,47mm against 41mm,and twin discs and Brembos up front.
From what ive read in reviews the 2017 Bobber handles really well, I just wonder if the smaller and fatter front wheel will change that. Am waiting for the launch and some bike press reviews.
Does anyone know the launch date?
Not possible to test ride one where i live,no dealer stock.
Also,with all that black powder coat,engine,exhausts,headers etc,which ive never owned before,I wonder how easy it will be to keep in good condition and clean.
I had heard there were some corrosion issues with the brushed alluminium finish.
Hi, having ridden other fat tired bikes with 16” front wheels I suspect the BB will steer a little slower than the original but I’m sure it’ll handle, Triumph go the extra mile to make sure all their bikes do
Do you need twin disks and beefed up forks? Well that all depends on what you’re used to, how you ride and I guess what you weigh? I’ve heard lots of people complain about the brakes, the suspension, and the ground clearance. But that's not what I’ve found, compared to my old Harley48 the brakes are awesome! Yes, you do have to use all your fingers and fair bit of back brake but it stops well and you’ve got ABS as a back up if you grab too much.
The stock suspension is firm and it doesn’t always soak up the pot holes but again compared to the 48 it's Rolls Royce smooth and with my 170lbs onboard there’s loads of ground clearance. Obviously if your coming from a sports bike or an adventure bike you’re in for a bit of a culture shock, but for the type of bike it is, it’s great, and I think the original front set up with the single disk looks way better than the BB.
Black coated everything should make the BB easier to keep clean but be warned the Bobber does take some cleaning, those old-school looks provide lots of nooks and crannies for the dirt, so be prepared to spend loads of time polishing. But just go for whichever bike you like most, because whether you choose the original, the BB, or the Speedmaster it’ll be great, you won’t be disappointed!