Triumph Bonneville Bobber launched at Rs 11.75 Lakh, Rs 1.40 Lakh more expensive than the old BS4 version
After a hiatus of over a year and a half, the Triumph Bonneville Bobber returns to India. This was not part of the initial batch of BS6 Bonneville which had been on sale since January 2020 and for good reason – it was receiving additional goodies.
What is the price? Who are his rivals?
Triumph has significantly increased the asking price of the Bonneville Bobber. It now sells for Rs 11.75 lakh (ex-showroom India), which is the same as its brother, the Bonneville Speedmaster, a user-friendly cruiser. While the Bobber has received major updates in terms of hardware and other practicalities, this price increase of over a lakh and a half rupees over its BS4 model is pretty absurd.
First of all, the Bonnie Bobber is now more practical. It has a larger 12-liter fuel tank, which is a big plus for those looking for solo touring pleasures. With the 8-liter fuel tank offered earlier, fuel stoppages were frequent.
Another major update comes in the form of a large 16-inch front wheel with a dual-disc brake setup. Triumph initially offered the same on the Bonneville Bobber Black and found that its customers preferred this setup with the lean 19-inch front end and single disc of the standard.
Small emissions updates from the 1200cc High Torque parallel twin engine resulted in a minor drop in power: 78PS (1.5PS less) and 106Nm (1Nm less). For more details on the new Bonnie Bobber, watch this story.
The Triumph Bonneville Bobber remains a truly spectacular looking motorcycle, but now with increased versatility as well as a better safety package. Prices have increased considerably, which departs from Triumph’s tradition of pricing their motorcycles fairly competitively. And we think that might be the biggest thorn in the Bobber’s case now.