Triumph Bonneville Bobber
From $18,000 (plus ORC), triumphmotorcycles.com.au
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!