Triumph’s all-new Bonneville Bobber Black is the murdered out version of the British company’s best-selling newly launched bike ever. It’s “darker, meaner, and stronger” — including a handful of upgrades along with its bad boy look. The Bobber itself boasts a lot of heritage styling from its floating aluminum seat and a hardtail-style swing cage, to its drum brake inspired rear hub. The Black edition gives all of that retro goodness to you, in an aggressively stealthier package with premium quality details.
The 6-speed, liquid-cooled 1197cc Bonneville Bobber is powered by the Bonneville 1200HT engine (Euro 4), tuned for 10% more torque in the lower range compared to the Bonneville T120. Its parallel twin produces 77.5 PS at 6,100 rpm and 106 NM of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. The base model includes Road and Rain riding modes, switchable traction control, LED lights, and ABS.
The upgraded Bonneville Bobber Black gets new 47 mm Showa forks, instead of the original 41 mm set. While the base model comes with a single front disc and a 19-inch front wheel, the Black receives twin 310 mm front discs with two-piston sliding axial calipers care of Brembo along with a fatter 16-inch front wheel. The new bike retains the old 17-inch rear wheel, 255 mm rear brake disc with a Nissan single-piston caliper, KYB rear mono shock, and classic wire-spoke wheels. While a DRL-enabled headlamp comes as an option for the base Bobber, it comes as standard equipment on the Black. Another advantage the Black has over the base model is the addition of single-button cruise control.
The seat height of the Bobber Black rides at a low 688 mm (27 in). Fuel capacity measures at 9 L, while the motorcycle weighs 137.5 kg dry. It will come in either glossy Jet Black or Matt Jet Black at the beginning of 2018, and pricing has yet to be announced.