Watch the fastest Triumph Bonneville Bobber in drag racing
The Triumph Bonneville Bobber isn’t a slow bike, but the Thronton Hundred team knew they could do more and prove it on the drag track.
As such, Thronton Hundred ended up modifying the classic-looking bike heck, applying a Rotrex compressor with a nitrous oxide kit. Stock figures for the Bonneville Bobber are at 77 horsepower. While enough for your average biker, TH thought 160 horsepower wasn’t enough after slapping a supercharger and outfitted it with a nitrous kit – talk about bonkers!
The TH team is extremely skilled in creating custom motorcycles. They’ve been around for a few years now in the UK twin cylinder scene.
What started as a pandemic project quickly evolved into the bike it is today. Initially it was a version for shows and general use. The team then decided to make it the fastest and most extreme Triumph Bobber in the world.
The team didn’t just slap a compressor and shut it down. If you’ve supercharged a bike with internal components, you’re going to have a hard time. Even supercharging a car requires certain guarantees, based on personal experience. As such, Thornton Hundred built the engine, beefing up internal components, and then adding the Rotrex supercharger. After that they started hitting it with some good ol ‘NOS that cranked the power figures up to 200 horsepower. In other words, superbike territory.
Watch him unleash his full power in this video. This is just a trailer for now, but stay tuned to Thornton’s media channels for juicier updates.
Currently, the bike undergoes suspension and brake tuning to help bring power to the ground and bring the bike to a stop. Thornton Hundred boss Jody Millhouse took him to the Goodwood Festival of Speed ââand competed in his hill climb this weekend. We can’t wait to see how it turned out.