10 reasons we love the Triumph Bonneville Bobber
There have been legendary Triumph motorcycles over the years, one of them is the Triumph Bonneville. The Bonneville has a strong history, just check out the iconic ‘Bonnie’ motorcycle and the stars who love it.
True to that tradition, Triumph has released the 2021 Bonneville Bobber, a motorcycle with a strong attitude, blacked out finishes and a masculine poise that exudes attitude. Let’s not forget that this Bobber is equipped with a 1200 cc engine. Let’s see what we like about the Triumph Bonneville Bobber.
When the Bonneville Bobber arrived
We first saw the Triumph Bonneville Bobber in 2016, taking inspiration from the 40s Bobber style motorcycle. It was powered by the 1200cc engine and had the little electronic extras we love.
Let’s not forget the rich heritage of the Triumph Bonneville, with a badge that dates back to the famous Bonneville Salt Flat Race Track and ranks among the best Triumph motorcycles ever made. But there is so much more you need to know about the Triumph Bonneville, like the racing legend, its impressive upgrades and its legacy from those early days.
Presentation of the 2021 Bonneville Bobber
The 2021 Bonneville Bobber is an exquisite evolution, not only with that blackened finish, but with the 1,200cc parallel twin that powers it and all the features that add to a hot ride.
The Bonneville Bobber was compared to the Indian Scout Bobber to see which one was more badass. The Indian Scout Bobber is undoubtedly impressive, but the Triumph Bonneville Bobber certainly brings the goods.
The Bonneville Bobber yells: “I want to hit the road and smash the streets!” With the 3.17 gallon tank with a formidable presence that accompanies the design of the bike, right down to the saddle that gives the Bonneville Bobber that low profile style.
Triumph Motorcycles rightly describes the bike as having a “masculine stance and balance”, especially when checking out the 47mm front forks to match the 16 inch front wheel.
Bonneville 1200 cc engine
This beast’s powertrain delivers the torque we’re looking for with the 1,200cc parallel twin engine, developing 77 horsepower and 78 pound-feet of gross torque.
Yes, the engine is one of the reasons we love the Triumph Bonneville Bobber. Not only does it sing responsively, but it also delivers acceleration. In addition, the power of the Bonneville Bobber matches what Triumph Motorcycles describes as a “distinctive soundtrack”.
The sound of the exhaust – the power of driving
With sawn peashooter mufflers, the double-walled exhaust setup is unique to the Bonneville Bobber. Let’s not forget the double air intakes of the air box located under the saddle. Overall, the bike produces a unique sound.
Bring together what Triumph Motorcycles describes as the raw, raspy sound of obliquely cut twin exhausts with torque from its 1,200cc parallel twin engine, and the Bonneville Bobber becomes a ride you just want to throw your leg up on.
In the saddle
The Bonneville Bobber’s aluminum floating saddle fits seamlessly into the design, but also allows the rider to adjust their position. The seat height is comfortable at 27.9 inches.
Discover the wide and flat handlebars, but also the optional “Ape-hanger” style high handlebars which are offered as an accessory to change the feel and appearance of your ride.
The handling of the Bonneville Bobber has been widely praised. It offers a comfortable ride to a wide range of riders of all skill levels, including beginners.
It is worth mentioning the two driving modes, road and rain, giving you options for different driving environments. Let’s not forget the switchable traction control supplied with the Bonneville Bobber.
Braking and suspension
With two-piston Brembo calipers, the dual 310mm brake disc takes care of the front, with the single 255mm disc at the rear. Of course, we can’t overlook the 16-inch 32-spoke spoked wheels fitted with Avon Cobra tires.
The Triumph Bonneville Bobbers have a 47mm Showa cartridge front fork, not to mention the single-shock rear suspension.
The Triumph Bonneville Bobber 2021 comes with other features. The bike comes with ABS. There is also the ride by wire and the immobilizer. Cruise control is also a feature of this bike.
On the lighting side, the Bonneville Bobber comes with an LED headlight. Of course, we can’t forget some of the optional accessories that Triumph offers for this bike, including the advanced control mounting kit and the option for a seat upgrade that offers striking embroidered details and improved cushioning. .
Bringing the Bonneville Bobber home
Of course, there is a range of colors for the Triumph Bonneville Bobber including Jet Black, Cordovan Red, Matt Storm and Gray Matt Ironstone.
But then, for all of that, you might be wondering how much will it cost to bring this beast home? The Bonneville Bobber comes with a starting price of $ 13,400. This Bobber certainly has the average design to match the 1200cc engine and other specs that we crave, not to mention a solid heritage that makes it a great ride.
Sources: Triumph Motorcycles
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