Who’d have thought Triumph could out- Harley Harley by releasing a British bobber that was more than a match for anything built in America? Well this year Triumph managed just that with the exquisite Bonneville Bobber. Developed around the firm’s 1200 parallel twin, the Bonnie Bobber is a simply beautiful modern bobber with a real eye for detail – from the hidden wiring to the unique swingarm design, it’s a delight both visually and to ride.
And it’s the Bobber’s ability to sweep through corners with far more poise and precision than you would expect of a bike of this style that makes it so special. Yes, the single front brake is a bit lacking and the ground clearance minimal, but if you want to kick back and look good, this is the bike to be seen on. And with a stack of accessories available, it can be made to look even better.