Besides the visual makeover, the Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black Edition also witnesses some interesting mechanical changes
With the success of the Bonneville Bobber, the British motorcycle manufacturer revealed the Bobber Black edition back in October. For those not in the know, the Bobber has clocked the maximum sales than any other motorcycle for Triumph in the brand’s entire history. Triumph Motorcycles introduced the Bobber Black on the occasion of company’s 115th anniversary.
As the name suggests, the new Triumph Bobber Black comes in a blacked out theme that indeed make it look more appealing than the standard version. To start off with, the retro cruiser has been fitted with black anodized foot rests and levers that look classy. Furthermore, the motorcycle gets complete black drenched exhaust set up that includes black finned casting and black headers. Even the handlebar on the new Bobber Black come in black shade along with the black anodized clamps and risers.
If you think the list of the dark inspired elements end here, then you are wrong. The new Bobber Black also offers black engine cover, sprocket cover and the cam cover. The Bobber has always been worshipped for its awesome attention to detail and the new Black edition has also carried forward the same.
The interesting part is, the Bobber Black is not just about visual updates. The 19-inch rim upfront has given way to a fat 16-inch front wheel. 47mm forks upfront replace the 41mm units that used to come in the standard Bonnie. The Bobber Black is now equipped with a full LED headlamp with DRLs. The turning winkers and tail lamp are also LED just like the base model.
Powering the Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black is the same 1200cc parallel twin engine that runs the standard model. The motor has been linked to a six-speed transmission system that has a clunky feel. The fuel injected mill is good for churning out a maximum power output of 76 bhp along with a peak torque of 106 Nm.
The braking duties on the new Bobber Black are taken care of by twin 310mm disc brakes upfront that pair with a 255mm single disc brake for the rear. An Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) comes as a standard fitment. The suspension duties on the Bobber Black are taken care of with the help of KYB 47mm forks at the front along with a monoshock at the rear from the same house.
With the Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black, the brand is offering over 150 accessories including some interesting elements like Vance and Hines silencers, Fox adjustable rear suspension and a lot more. These help the rider to customise the bike as per his requirements.
Expect the motorcycle to make its appearance on Indian shores sometime early next year keeping in mind the fact that India has always been a preferred market for Triumph. It will be priced slightly higher than the standard Bonneville Bobber.
It has starting price of £11,650 (Rs. 10.02 lakh) in the UK – £1,000 (Rs. 86,042) more than the standard Bobber and deliveries will begin there from mid-February 2018. We can expect it to arrive at our shores around April or May 2018 and may coincide with the launch of the Speedmaster. It could be priced in the vicinity of Rs. 11 lakh (ex-showroom).