The all new Triumph Bonneville Bobber has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 9.09 lakh. The latest addition to the Bonneville family, the Bobber is based on the T120. Along with drop dead gorgeous looks, the Bonneville Bobber packs a powerful punch too. It carries the same engine from the T120, but tuned to generate more torque. Bobbers have had a long history dating back to 1930s. Motorcycle manufacturers removed the front fender, shortened the rear one and gave their motorcycles other weight loss upgrades to enhance performance, and hence the Bobber was born. These were also called 'bob jobs'.
The Bonneville Bobber too is one such bob job. The T120 was made to shed weight from the front and back, and the high-torque 1200cc engine was tuned to make more torque. The engine on the Bobber churns out 80hp of peak power and 105 Nm of peak torque.
With a single seat, low riding stance, minimal bodywork and headlight and a sculpted tank, wire spoked wheels and a wide rear tyre, the motorcycle lives up to the 'minimalistic' styling expected from a Bobber.
Another eye catchy bit featured on the Bobber is the battery box, which looks as classic as it can with a stainless steel strap. The motorcycle comes with disc brake at the back, but to give it a classic appeal, Triumph have given it a unique 'drum brake' inspired hub. The blackened bar end rear view mirrors are also worth a mention.
The Bobber is a classic looking machine, however comes equipped with today's technologies. It comes with a ride by wire throttle, torque assist clutch and has two riding modes – road and rain. The motorcycle is liquid cooled. The Bobber also has switchable traction control that optimises delivery of torque. And for the motorcycle's safety, it is equipped with an engine immobiliser.
The riding position on the Bobber is adjustable to best suit the size and requirements of the rider. Triumph says that the Bobber has an extended service interval of 16000 km, which should relax the cost of maintenance. The Bobber has been designed to allow customisations. There are a total of 150 accessories to choose from. Heated grips, cruise control kit, swing arm bag and ribbed or quilted seat are all optional extras.