Three years ago, Triumph gave its design team a laundry list of features that must be included in the new Bobber and Cycle World is happy to report that it has met these expectations and more.
Triumph wanted the new Bobber to be based on the Bonneville T120 and have its DNA on display, have premium finishes and detailing, exciting power delivery and exhaust note, good ergonomics, and it has to be a basis for customization. The new design team met each one of these demands and came out with a Bobber that doesn’t require you to squint very hard to see the T120 DNA.
There’s of course the adjustable bobber floating single seat and speedometer, knee pad recesses, heritage battery box, and more. An underseat shock with linkage gives the rear and authentic look whilst giving riders 3.0 inches of travel. For a minimalistic appearance the ABS, traction control, ECU, and immobilizer are hidden.
Looks aren’t the only thing the 2017 Bonneville Bobber has going for it. Powering the bike is Triumph’s high-torque 1200cc engine with a Bobber tune to deliver more low end power and torque. The Bobber makes 77 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and peak torque of 78.2 pound-feet comes in at 4,000 rpm. There are even two riding modes available, road and rain.
As Cycle World said, the “Bonneville Bobber is as awesome as it is stylish.”