Triumph Bonneville Bobber price in India
Published March 29, 2017 15:30:00
The latest addition to the new Bonneville lineup is the T120’s 1,200cc High Torque parallel twin engine.
Triumph India has just launched in India the latest addition to its retro-modern range, the Bonneville Bobber. Borrowing bits such as primarily the Bonneville T120’s 1,200cc engine, the Bobber sits between that one and the top-of-the-line Thruxton R that was introduced last year. The Bobber was designed with a ‘bespoke’ aesthetic from the start and its styling is reminiscent of the choppy bob-jobs that debuted on the American motorcycle customization scene in the 1930s and reached their peak in the 60s and 70s.
The Bobber receives the same liquid-cooled 1,200cc parallel twin engine in the same High Torque (HT) appearance as that of the Bonneville T120. It also retains all of the modern features we’ve come to expect from this engine, such as the electric throttle, switchable traction control and two drive modes (Road and Rain). This engine is mated to the same six-speed gearbox we find on the T120 and also retains the power-assisted slip clutch which helps prevent the rear wheels from locking up during a hard downshift and allows for light lever action. . However, Triumph has gone out of its way to design a hearing experience for this engine that stands out, thanks to a unique dual airbox setup with two filters and two short-cut tailpipes.
The Bobber’s styling is beautifully minimal, with a crisp, low stance and plenty of throwbacks for old-fashioned bobbers such as wide, flat bars, a battery box with a stainless steel strap cover, mirrors in the back. bar end, traditional rubber gaiters on the front suspension, and even a rear wheel hub that looks like an old-fashioned brake drum. To complete that classic bob-job look, this Bobber rides on a 19-inch front wheel and 16-inch rear with unique Avon Cobra tires that have been specially designed for the bike.
One of the biggest design innovations the Bobber brings to the table is a rear ‘swivel cage’ setup that resembles an old-fashioned hardtail setup, thanks to a monoshock neatly hidden under the rider’s seat. solo. Even the seat has a traditional bobber look and its position is fully adjustable thanks to its mounting on a single rail system. At the lowest setting, the seat height is only 690mm, which should also make the bike accessible to smaller riders.
Triumph offers potential customers many options to customize their Bobbers with almost 150 accessories that can be brought from the showroom. These include LED indicators, different styles of handlebars, bags, Vance & Hines exhausts, and custom Fox suspension units. There are also two ‘inspiration kits’ available that bundle a bunch of custom parts to convert the bike into a hot-rod style ‘Quarter-Mile’ Bobber with clip-on handlebars and blacked out exhausts, or an ‘Old School’. Â»Bobber with signature” ape-hanger “handlebars.
The new Triumph Bonneville Bobber was launched in India at a price of Rs 9.09 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is available in four color options – Morello Red, Jet Black, Stunning Competition Green with Frozen Silver (a paint inspired British racing scheme) and finally a matte finish called Iron Stone.