2022 Triumph Bonneville Bobber first look (11 quick facts)
The 2022 Triumph Bonneville Bobber benefits from a wide range of functional and aesthetic updates. The changes are intended, in part, to meet Euro 5 standards, as well as to make the Bobber more appealing to a wider range of riders. We’ve dug in and found out what you need to know about the latest version of this classic-style motorcycle.
- There is only one Bobber for ’22. The Black version is gone, and for good reason. Triumph upgraded the standard Bobber to Black-spec, and gave it the de-rigeur blacked-out treatment to boot. Yet there’s more to the new Bobber than just making the Black version the norm.
- While meeting Euro 5 emissions standards, Triumph has worked to make the Bobber engine more exciting. Peak 76 horsepower at 6100 rpm and peak torque of 78 lb-ft at 4000 rpm don’t say it all. The 1200 High Torque motor has less internal inertia for 2022, so throttle response is improved. Road and Rain power modes return.
- The 2022 Triumph Bobber has a new 16-inch front wheel – goodbye, 19-inch. The tires are large, front and rear. The high-profile rubber helps the suspension absorb road irregularities and provides a large footprint on the pavement. To prevent the Bobber from becoming reluctant to turn, the rake is retracted 0.4 degrees.
- Along with the front wheel comes a more capable fork. The Showa fork has 47mm sliders, up from 41mm. This should dramatically improve stability and feedback from the front end, which is a perfect match for the new Avon Cobra Chrome fat rubber.
- Brembo calipers replace Nissin units for 310mm front discs. The 255mm rear disc continues to be slowed by a Nissin caliper.
- Riders who like to put in the miles between gas station visits will appreciate the larger fuel tank. The new tank holds 3.2 gallons. With the improved fuel consumption rate of 61 mpg, you can extract nearly 200 miles from a full tank of high testing.
- A black powder coat finish is applied to the motor, cam and sprocket covers. The matte look is serious.
- Triumph gave the unique clock an updated look. It is an analog style unit which is complemented by an LCD inlay with scrolling information. The dial has been changed and there are now translucent silver markings. A Bonneville badge sits atop the black bezel.
- It’s a new headlight, and it’s fully LED.
- Three colors do it, and one is a two-tone colorway. Jet Black, Cordovan Red and Matt Storm Grey/Matt Ironstone are your choices. You’ll pay a premium of $300 for the red, while the two-tone is $500 more than the standard Jet Black. MSRP for the 2022 Bobber in Jet Black is $13,150.
- Look for the 2022 Triumph Bonneville Bobber at your local Triumph dealer in March.
We tested the Triumph Bonneville Bobber.2022 Triumph Bonneville Bobber SpecsENGINE
- Type: Vertical twin with 270 degree crank
- Bore x stroke: 97.6 x 80mm
- Displacement: 1197cc
- Compression ratio: 10:1
- Maximum power: 77 horsepower at 6,100 rpm
- Maximum torque: 78 ft-lbs @ 4000 rpm
- Valvetrain: SOHC, 4 vpc
- Power EFI
- Cooling: Liquid
- Exhaust: 2-into-2 brushed stainless steel with dual stainless steel mufflers
- Transmission: 6 speed
- Clutch: wet, multi-disc with assist function
- Final Drive: Chain
- Chassis: double cradle in steel tube
- Front suspension; travel: 47 mm non-adjustable Showa forks
- Rear suspension: Linkage assisted non-adjustable shock absorber
- Wheels: 32 Spoke Wire
- Front wheel: 16 x 2.5
- Rear wheel: 16 x 3.5
- Tyres: Avon Cobra Chrome
- Front tire: 130/90 x 16
- Rear tire: 150/80 x 16
- Front brake: 310 mm discs with Brembo 2-piston floating caliper
- Rear brake: 255mm disc with Nissin single-piston floating caliper
- ABS: Standard
DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES
- Wheelbase: 59.1 inches
- Rake: 25.4 degrees
- Trail: 3.6 inches
- Seat height: 27.2-27.6 inches
- Tank capacity: 3.2 gallons
- Estimated fuel consumption: 61 mpg
- Curb Weight: 553 lbs.
Colors and prices Triumph Bonneville Bobber 2022
- Jet Black: $13,150 MSRP
- Cordoba Red: $13,450
- Matte Storm Gray / Matte Ironstone: $13,650
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