Pillion and luggage
Apologise to your nearest and dearest because there is no place for a pillion on the Bobber. There is no aftermarket accessory seat to fit either. Amazingly, given the puny tank range, there are some luggage options available though. Triumph makes a leather and waxed cotton pannier set that is water resistant (not waterproof). Each bag has 13.8 litres of capacity and can be mounted individually. They cost £450 each and take a dealer 45 minutes to fit.
Controls and functions
A refreshingly conventional layout makes the Bobber’s controls really easy to use. The right-hand switchgear has a combined kill-switch and starter button, with a hazard light switch, and ‘M’ mode button to toggle between the Road and Rain maps. The left-hand switchgear features the horn button, indicators and high and low beam switches. There’s also the ‘I’ button that scrolls through the trip computer — a small LCD screen within the analogue speedometer and provides A and B trip meters, both average and live mpg, tank range, clock, odometer and rpm. You also get the ability to display the current traction control status, selecting between ‘off’ or ‘on’ by holding in the ‘I’ button, but it resets to the on position after the ignition is turned off. The LCD screen also incorporates a small fuel gauge with an eight-bar sequence. The speedometer unit itself can be moved forward or backwards by a release lever to suit rider preference.
Under the seat
The Bobber’s seat cannot be removed in the conventional manner, meaning that there’s no underseat storage. But in lieu of this, Triumph has made provision for adjustment. By removing three Torx bolts, the seat can be be taken off its subframe. Then, by loosening two 17mm bolts, the seat can slide backwards on its mounting bracket and rebolted in place to give the rider more leg room.
“Apologise - there is no place for a pillion on the Bobber”
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