Triumph has released details on the latest Bonneville to join its Modern Classics line, the Bonneville Bobber. This stripped-back bike is powered by the larger of the two new High Torque Bonneville engines released last year – a liquid-cooled, 1200cc, eight-valve Parallel Twin first released in the T120 and T120 Black.
Considering Triumph spent four years developing the new Bonneville platform, it comes as no surprise to see the company expanding its High Torque engine-powered selection of motorcycles. Earlier this year at the Intermot Show in Germany, Triumph revealed a café-styled machine, the Street Cup, built around the 900cc version of its liquid-cooled Parallel Twin along with two T100s utilizing the same engine. Triumph did revise the tuning of the 1200cc mill for the Bobber, promising higher torque than the T120 in the low-revs (which already puts out a little more than 77 lb-ft at 3100 rpm).
Additionally, the Bobber comes with features like Ride-by-Wire, two selectable riding modes, ABS, traction control, a slipper clutch and six-speed transmission.
The new Bonneville Bobber keeps it classy via two brushed steel exhaust pipes with slash-cut peashooter silencers, shorter and lighter than on the T120, along with a new twin airbox set-up.
The Bobber differs further from its Bonneville brothers in the looks department, and Triumph drilled down to the fine details to make sure this “factory custom” pays proper homage to the motorcycles it emulates.
This starts with a new frame designed to give the Bobber its low-slung stance and hardtail look. Under the new floating aluminum seat pan you’ll find a single shock rear suspension unit so you won’t actually have to deal with the back-destroying effects of an authentic hardtail. The solo seat is adjustable, providing a “down and backwards” option or “up and forward” for a more engaged position. Triumph has also made the instrument clock adjustable as well to make information accessible whatever the chosen ride position. The lowest seat option measures 27.1 inches.
Small touches abound from the sculpted tank to the battery box with stainless steel strap, rear mudguard, rubber fork gaiters, a rear “drum brake” inspired hub and top-quality finish on the caps and covers and badges throughout. The wide, flat handlebars have adjustable levers and bar-end mirrors.
Topping things off are new wire-spoke wheels, a 2.5 x 19-inch front and 3.5 x 16-inch rear. The Bonneville Bobber comes standard with Avon Cobra AV71 tires.
There will be four color options, an Ironstone/matte finish, Morello Red, Stunning Competition Green and Frozen Silver or Jet Black. Pricing and availability aren’t currently available.