1 Effortless control
The frame, ‘swinging cage’ swingarm, fork and braking hardware are all carried over from the Bobber. This means the new model should handle with equal composure to the sporty Bobber.
2 Frontal fiddling
The biggest change – beyond the grafting on of a rear subframe – is the reworked front- end. Gone is the 19in 100/90-shod front wheel, replaced with a 16in rim wearing a fat new version of the Avon Cobra fitted to the Bobber, likely to be a 130/80 16. The bike’s increased mass and payload capability (luggage and pillion) has also resulted in doubling the braking power with a twindiscs and Brembo (rather than Nissin) caliper set- up.
3 The personal touch
The mini-apehangers are an existing option, but presumably standard fitment on this new model – fitted here with underslung barend mirrors. This bike also boasts Vance & Hines silencers.