The 2021 Triumph Bonneville Bobber has been relaunched as a BS6 model in India, with prices starting at Rs 11.75 lakh. In doing so, Triumph has placed another piece in the puzzle that is its modern and classic Bonneville range.
- Costs exactly the same price as its two-seater counterpart, the Bonneville Speedmaster
- Engine power levels are also identical, at 78 hp and 106 Nm
- Available in three color options, with varying prices
Various other 1,200cc Bonneville models are already on sale in BS6 form in India, including Bobber’s own two-seater counterpart, the Bonneville Speedmaster. So it was only a matter of time for the Bobber to make its comeback. Interestingly, it is priced exactly the same as the Speedmaster and is a big step up from its last known BS4 price of Rs 10.28 lakh.
The similarities don’t end there, as the Bobber is powered by the same 1,200cc parallel twin engine producing identical figures of 78bhp at 6,100rpm and 106Nm at 4,000rpm. That’s 1hp more than the BS4 version, and while this increase is nearly impossible to feel from the saddle, it’s nice to see a bike turn the tide of power loss as emission standards become. more stringent.
Changes for 2021 include a new LED DRL, new black covers for the motor, cam and pinion, as well as a new bezel around the instruments. Three colors are available – Jet Black (Rs 11.75 lakh), Cordovan Red (Rs 11.88 lakh) and Matt Storm Gray / Matt Ironstone (Rs 12.05 lakh).
Without a passenger seat, a fairly small 12-liter fuel tank, and an odd 16-inch front wheel, it’s probably not the smartest bike, but it’s all in the design. If you think this is a hardtail, the designers at Triumph have done their job well, as there is a rear shock absorber neatly tucked away under the saddle.
For the one person it can carry, life is pretty luxurious aboard the Bobber, with cruise control, two ride modes and traction control as standard. And with a seat height of just 690mm, just about anyone with a big bank balance can enjoy that luxury. However, the rear suspension travel is quite restricted, so it’s best to avoid bumpy roads with it.
With the Indian Scout Bobber no longer on sale in India, the Bonneville Bobber’s only real competition comes from the Harley-Davidson Forty Eight – an equally impractical 1,200cc bobber with a small 7.9-liter tank. , which costs exactly the same as the Triomphe.
All prices, ex-showroom, pan-India
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