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Published on October 4th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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NEW Bonneville Bobber Black from Triumph released

Following the success of the 1,200cc Bonneville Bobber, the fastest selling motorcycle in Triumph’s 115-year history with 6,000 models shifted in the last year, the company has introduced what it calls a darker, meaner and stronger Bonneville Bobber Black. Triumph has just announced that it had had its best year ever with more than 63,000 bikes built in the UK and at its plant in Thailand, 13% up on last year.

The more aggressive and muscular stance has a “fat” 16-inch front wheel and chunkier front forks. It also comes with fully blacked out styling and even higher specifications than the original.

With imposing poise, distinguished presence and the iconic Bobber silhouette, the Bobber Black shares the Bobber’s low, muscular and minimalist stance – 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.

Triumph calls it an “authentic ‘British custom’ attitude and laid back style” with the Bonneville’s “timeless DNA and signature Bobber features added to versatile twin and single seat set ups”.

The new Speedmaster features the iconic character and design DNA of the Bonneville with a sculpted Bonneville tank, machined engine fins, carb-styled twin throttle bodies, a ‘clean line’ header pipe run, finned exhaust clamps and rubber fork gaiters.

The signature features of the Bonneville Bobber and elegant hard tail look have also been incorporated, including the minimal bodywork, single clock, classic rear ‘drum brake’ inspired hub, heritage-inspired battery box, and central mudguard ridges.

Established in 1902, for the past two decades, Triumph Motorcycles has been based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, building around 67,000 bikes a year.

The new models go on sale next year. The retail price has yet to be set.


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