Triumph Bonneville Bobber: what else can you buy for this price?
Are you looking for a Triumph Bonneville Bobber, but don’t find the low frame and low ride height comfortable? Here is a list of motorcycles you can consider that offer better value for money.
Triumph launched the Bonneville Bobber in the BS6 for a sticker price of Rs 11.75 lakh – for the Jet Black color scheme. The Cardovan Red will cost Rs 11.88 lakh and the Matte Strom Gray with Matte Ironstone has been priced at Rs 12.05 lakh. All prices mentioned in this story are ex-showroom.
Although the Bonneville Bobber is positioned as a lifestyle product, it can have very limited use in all kinds of motorcycle applications. A low frame and single seat may not be suitable for everyone in the market looking for a motorcycle in this price bracket.
Here is the list of motorcycles that we could consider if it has the same budget as the Triumph Bonneville Bobber 2021:
Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster
We notice an internal rivalry between the Bonneville Bobber and the Speedmaster as both bikes have the exact same price. The Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster has a sticker price of Rs 11.75 lakh – the same as the Bonneville Bobber. For the same price, the Speedmaster offers a passenger seat and driving dynamics more suited to cruising. We would like to mention that the Speedmaster and the Bobber are both based on the same platform and receive the same 1200 parallel power supply unit. Most of the mechanical components are shared equally between the two.
Triumph Street Triple RS
In addition to internal rivalry, Triumph’s Street Triple RS is inferior to the Bobber as well as the Speedmaster in terms of price. The Triumph Street Triple RS is priced at Rs 11.35 lakh. The naked street bike has the characteristics of a supersport while offering the same drama in a more upright riding position – which is more comfortable and makes urban journeys easier. The bike also offers twice the horsepower – 121 hp – compared to the cruiser and bobber.
Kawasaki Versys 1000
Kawasaki offers its liter class Versys in the price range for the cost of Rs 11.44 lakh. For a slightly lower cost, Kawasaki offers an inline four-cylinder engine that produces 118 hp and 102 Nm of torque. The adventure tourer is able to navigate rough roads effortlessly, which is a difficult task for the Triumph Bonneville Bobber. Elements such as a relaxed riding posture, a wind shield, mechanical and electronic elements to help the rider reduce fatigue all help make the Kawasaki Versys 1000 a compelling argument against the Triumph Bonneville Bobber.
Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX
If the Versys 1000 is too much of a bike for your liking, there is the Ninja 1000 SX which packs the same engine and delivers more power than the Versys 1000 and a lot more when you consider it alongside the Triumph Bonneville Bobber. Unlike the adventure touring bike, the Ninja 1000 SX strikes a balance between a sports bike and a touring bike. Offering amenities like standard smartphone connectivity and a quick shifter, the Ninja 1000 SX could be the one to impress both on the track and on the highway while it nibbles the miles. The horsepower and torque figures are rated at 140 hp and 111 Nm of torque and the bike is priced at Rs 11.29 lakh.
Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro
The Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro is a suitable rival to the Triumph Scrambler 1200, however, its price is closely tied to that of the Bonneville Bobber and the standard Scrambler 1200 has yet to be launched in India. The scrambler features an L-twin engine that produces slightly more power and has a must-have character. The engine is air and oil cooled and it was packaged in a tubular trellis frame, which offers higher mass centralization, as opposed to the Bonneville Bobber’s twin downpipe frame. The price of the Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro is marked at Rs 11.95 lakh.
The Triumph Bonneville Bobber’s fittest rival is the Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight, as both fill the “motorcycle lifestyle” department in their own way. The Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight gets a 1200cc engine just like the bobber, however, the American motorcycle instead uses a V-twin setup and continues to be air-cooled. The electronics package only covers dual channel ABS. Power figures were not disclosed but the Forty-Eight produces 96Nm of torque, which is still less than the 106Nm of maximum torque of the Bonneville Bobber. The Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight sells for Rs 11.75 lakh, which is very close to the price of the Triumph Bonneville Bobber.
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