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Tri­umph have been devel­op­ing hordes of new bikes around their wa­ter-cooled Bon­neville engine fam­ily and one of the strangest will be the bob­ber that’s been spot­ted on test a cou­ple of times in the last year or so. That bike has now taken a step closer to pro­duc­tion as Tri­umph has of­fi­cially ap­plied for a trade­mark on the name ‘Bon­neville Bob­ber’.

Dif­fer­ing to the rest of the Bon­neville range, the Bob­ber gets its own unique frame, with a faux-hard­tail rear end. It’s a pure sin­gle-seater, with no pil­lion pro­vi­sion − for that you’ll have to wait for the cruiser mod­els that will even­tu­ally re­place the Speed­mas­ter and Amer­ica.

The spied Bob­bers have all had sin­gle disc front brakes, and are us­ing the 1200cc T120 engine. There’s no hint yet as to whether there might be a 900cc T100 ver­sion to fol­low, but a lower cost lower spec op­tion would make a lot of sense. We ex­pect the Bob­ber to be un­veiled this Au­tumn.

De­vel­op­ment Bon­neville Bob­bers have been spied test­ing in Spain

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