News 5 Oct 2017

Triumph uncovers Bonneville Bobber Black edition

Release of updated new model variant announced for 2018.

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Triumph Motorycles has released details on its revamped Bonneville Bobber Black for 2018, featuring a ‘darker, meaner and stronger’ stance for the new model year.

Based on the award-winning Bonneville Bobber that was released last year, the latest Black edition shares the Bobber’s low, muscular and minimalist appearance, which is purposeful, distinctive, and stripped back.

Featuring all the classic hallmarks of a Bobber, the Bobber Black’s single seat and hard tail look are teamed with wide, flat bars for intuitive handling, minimal bodywork and sculpted Bonneville tank, minimal fenders with centre ridge, and authentic wire spoked wheels.

The Bobber Black features a host of fully blacked out details and finishes including a painted exhaust, anodised brake pedal and footrests, anodised gear lever, plated gear linkage, anodised brake and clutch levers, painted handlebars, with black anodised risers and clamps, painted seat pan, powder coated engine covers, cam cover and sprocket cover, chrome-plated headlight rim and painted wheel hubs.

Carrying over all of the beautiful Bobber details, the Bobber Black boasts an authentic battery box with heritage-inspired cover and stainless steel strap, classic rear ‘drum brake’-inspired hub, rear mudguard loop, side-mounted ignition barrel, bar end mirrors and a premium branded locking fuel cap. Plus an exquisitely sculpted top yoke, carb-styled twin throttle bodies and gloss black bullet indicators.

Arriving in two alluring colour options, the Bobber Black is available in either a classic gloss Jet Black or a stylish and contemporary Matt Jet Black.

Raising the bar in terms of specification, the Bonneville Bobber Black delivers characterful and class-defining riding dynamics. Triumph’s highest specification brakes in the Bonneville line-up with ABS as standard, the Bobber Black has category-leading 310mm twin discs on the front with twin Brembo two-piston calipers and a single rear disc set-up with single piston caliper.

The suspension also sees an upgrade from the Bobber spec with chunky 47mm Showa cartridge front forks, offering 90mm front wheel travel for improved feel and feedback. The new ‘fat’ 16-inch front wheel, still with classic wire spokes, black rims and the specially-developed Avon Cobra tyres, gives the Bobber Black its meaner and more muscular stance.

As well as the considerable specification upgrades, the Bobber Black retains the elegant engineering innovations now synonymous with the Bobber, like the beautiful and distinctive floating aluminium seat pan with cantilever support, the adjustable riding position, the elegant monoshock RSU with linkage, the distinctive ‘swing cage’ for that hard-tail look and the clean line hidden technology packaging.

The front-end of the Bobber Black is transformed with the new five-inch full-LED headlight with unique LED daytime running light pattern (DRL) and Triumph maker’s mark triangle branding integrated within the headlight cluster. Longer distance cruising is also easier on the Bobber Black, thanks to cruise control as standard, easily accessible as a single button elegantly moulded into the left-hand switch cube.

Complementing these upgrades are a suite of rider-focused technologies carried over from the Bobber and sensitively incorporated to ensure clean-line packaging, such as the Road and Rain riding modes, both delivering full power, and the switchable traction control for maximum safety and rider control.

On top of that is the torque-assist clutch, which reduces pulling effort at the lever to help prevent rider fatigue, the durable and power efficient all-LED lighting (rear light, indicators and number plate light), and a state of the art immobiliser with transponder incorporated into the premium Triumph badged key for maximum security. Stylishly minimal and angle adjustable, the Bobber Black’s single clock has a machined dial face and multi-function display controlled by easily reachable fingertip controls.

As with the Bonneville Bobber, the Bobber Black has been designed with customisation in mind, with over 120 accessories for custom styling, additional detailing, enhanced comfort and more performance. These include different handlebar options like the mini ape hangers, alternative mirrors, compact LED indicators, short mudguards, luggage, statement seats and heated grips.

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