Triumph bonneville Bobber
1200cc | 228kg | 76bhp | 690mm Cash price £10,600 Deposit £2506.65 Mileage 5000pa Rate 9.9% APR Optional final payment £6441
Styled to mimic pared-to-the-bone 1940s-style custom bobbers, the new Bobber really looks the part with its single seat, cut-down front mudguard, flat bars and hardtail-style rear end. There’s a riot of classy detail touches everywhere you look, from the adjustable floating seat pan and clocks, to the battery box, rear mudguard loop and hand-painted coachlines on the green and silver version.
The Bobber has a new tubular steel cradle frame, bespoke KYB suspension
and, although the motor is the same 1200cc parallel twin-cylinder High Torque motor lifted from the Bonneville T120 (with its 10,000-mile service intervals), it makes 10% more power and torque at 4500pm.
And the Bobber actually goes, corners and steers like a sweet-handling roadster. It’s hard not to be in a constant state of disbelief that something that looks like this performs so well.
The slip-assist clutch is light and accurate, the throttle response flawless and the gears slip effortlessly through the six-speed box.
It may look unbalanced, but it feels short and squat, steers lightly and carves through corners and over bumps with the poise of a Thruxton R. Truly impressive.
Seat pan is slide-adjustable fore and aft