Tri­umph Bon­neville Bob­ber

From $18,000 (plus ORC), tri­umph­mo­tor­cy­

Australian T3 - - HYPE -

Holy moly! This is a cus­tom one-off, right?

Nope. Tri­umph’s lat­est cre­ation might look like it was built by a bearded hip­ster in a Surry Hills cor­ner garage, but it’s ac­tu­ally a fac­tory cre­ation – al­most ready to be de­liv­ered to the cash-rich masses.

You know what? It’s sex on wheels.

Agreed. It’s prob­a­bly Hinck­ley’s finest cre­ation to date. Es­sen­tially a mod­i­fied Tri­umph Bon­neville 120, the Bob­ber has been over­hauled ex­ten­sively (chas­sis/ frame/sus­pen­sion) to recre­ate what you see be­fore you. Stand­out fea­tures in­clude that low-low stance, sin­gle seat con­ver­sion and a frickin’ gor­geous swing-cage hard tail. Then there’s the paint­work – it’s damn dreamy.

Will it break down on me, though?

Are you even lis­ten­ing? This thing was built by Tri­umph. So no. But if you need fur­ther con­vinc­ing, let us as­sure you that even though it looks vin­tage, the tech makes it any­thing but. There are mod­ern touches aplenty, in­clud­ing LED lights, an LCD dis­play, rider modes, trac­tion con­trol, mono-shock, an ad­justable seat and dash. Oh yeah, and ser­vice in­ter­vals have been ex­tended to 16,000 kays, which means less time spent in the garage and more time on ser­pen­tines.

But is it all show and no go?

Oh please! Tri­umph doesn’t do slow. The Bob­ber comes with the grunt-show that is the Bon­nie’s 1200cc lump, and Tri­umph has fur­ther tuned the in­ter­nals to make it grunt even harder low down in the rev range. It sounds devil­ish, too, thanks to a pair of slash-cut, sawn-off si­lencers.

When can I get it?

March – hey, that’s now! Per­fect for au­tumn road trips!

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