BOB GOES BLACK

Tri­umph will bring the black edi­tion of the Bon­neville Bob­ber to In­dia

Evo India - - NEW METAL -

ALONG­SIDE THE GLOBAL un­veil of the Speed­mas­ter, Tri­umph also made use of the op­por­tu­nity to un­veil the new Bon­neville Bob­ber Black. The com­pany has been known to make ‘Black’ edi­tions of their Bon­neville mod­els from time to time. How­ever, the good news is that this time round, the Bob­ber Black will make it out to the coun­try.

The bike re­mains ex­actly the same in terms of shape but the pre­dom­i­nant colour on the mo­tor­cy­cle is as the name sug­gests, black. The en­gine and the slash-cut bob­ber ex­haust now ap­pear in a matte black fin­ish while the sin­gle unit seat now ap­pears in rich black leather.

The ma­jor change from the stan­dard Bob­ber to the Black will be the change in the front wheel as­sem­bly. In­stead of the slim 19inch rim, the Bob­ber Black uses the Speed­mas­ter’s 16-inch wheel as well as twin discs. The front forks are chunkier as well, mov­ing up from 41mm to 47mm Showa car­tridge forks. There is also the ad­di­tion of Cruise Con­trol like the Speed­mas­ter.

TRI­UMPH IS ONE OF THE very few Bri­tish mo­tor­cy­cling brands to have sur­vived the hard­ships and dol­drums of bank­ruptcy; the oth­ers still find­ing sources to re­ju­ve­nate them­selves. To cel­e­brate such a rich and var­ied his­tory, the com­pany has built a Visi­tor Ex­pe­ri­ence Cen­tre which is sit­u­ated in the heart of the fac­tory in Hinck­ley, Le­ices­ter­shire, Eng­land. The cen­tre will be open for pub­lic view­ing from Novem­ber 1.

To com­mem­o­rate their 115 years of ex­is­tence, the cen­tre will be home to some rare and ex­quis­ite ex­hibits. From the very first 1902 ‘No. 1H’ to the 1919 Trusty Model H (used dur­ing World War I) to the TT rac­ers of past and near present, all are given their due promi­nence.

You can also check the ‘Texas Cee Gar’ stream­liner in all its glory. This was the very same ma­chine which brought the ‘Bon­neville’ name to the fore for the com­pany’s fu­ture prod­ucts. Of the old Bon­nies, ac­tor Steve McQueen’s mo­tor­cy­cle used in the movie Great Es­cape is now fully re­stored and ap­pears in top trim. Going along with the Hol­ly­wood fever, Tom Cruise’s Speed Triple, used in Mis­sion Im­pos­si­ble 2, is also in the truest state from the movie.

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