2021 Triumph Bonneville Bobber: what else can you buy?
Triumph recently revamped its portfolio by launching the 2021 Bonneville Bobber in India. It is priced at Rs 11.75 lakh and receives some updates over the previous version. You can read all about this topic here. In the meantime, if you don’t find the Bonneville Bobber appealing enough, there are four similarly priced alternatives.
Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster: Rs 11.75 lakh
For the same price as the Bobber, Triumph retails the Bonneville Speedmaster which is a more practical and usable cruiser. While the two bikes share the same engine and nearly the same chassis, the Speedmaster features set-back handlebars and forward-mounted footpegs. It also receives a passenger saddle, unlike the Bobber which does not have one. And unlike the Bobber’s blacked-out theme, the Speedmaster has a more retro look with a chrome treatment on several components.
Triumph Tiger 850 Sport: Rs 11.95 lakh
For Triumph fanatics who want to churn out adventurous miles, the Tiger 850 Sport is the most affordable offering from the iconic Tiger clan. With things like a big windshield, front lip, and great ride height, it looks like a good ADV. However, the presence of a 19-17-inch alloy wheel combination indicates that this is a road-oriented bike. Powered by an 888 cc inline triple engine, the Tiger 850 develops 84 hp and 82 Nm.
Kawasaki Versys 1000: Rs 11.44 lakh
The Kawasaki Versys 1000 is purely a touring motorcycle that is significantly cheaper than the Bonneville Bobber. It offers a relaxed riding triangle, roomy seat, raised windshield and large luggage rack, features that make it suitable for all-day riding. Plus, it’s typical Kawasaki in the way its 1,043cc engine delivers smooth, linear power with rated power figures of 118.2bhp and 102Nm.
Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX: Rs 11.29 lakh
The Ninja 1000 is a great fusion of a sport bike and a tourer. Although it looks ready to hit the race track with an aggressive fully faired design, it’s actually quite comfortable even for long-distance riding. Interestingly, it’s powered by the same engine as the Versys 1000, but produces more power and torque at 140.13hp and 111Nm, respectively. It also features driving aids like a quick shifter, traction control, cruise control and four drive modes.
(All prices are ex-showroom)