HARDRIDER MOTORCYCLE MAGAZINE

Build Quality & Reliability Triumph haven’t cut any corners wit the Bobber and it’s quality throughout. No major issues have been reported on the rest of the Bonneville range, so the mechanically similar Bobber should give you miles of happy biking. Insurance, running costs & value You can get your off-the-peg bobber kicks for less: there’s the Harley Davidson Forty-Eight, Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber, Yamaha XV950 and £10,499 Indian Scout. They all have style and character, but they’re all itchy wartime blankets compared to the duck-downed-duvet-opulence of the Triumph. Equipment Styled to mimic those pared-to-the-bone 1940s-style custom bobbers, the new Triumph 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 tank coach lines on the two-tone models. Hidden away are two riding modes (Rain and Road), traction control and ABS that offer a fat slice of 21st century safety to this Dad’s Army poster bike. Cruise control and super-hot heated grips are also available as two of over 150 official accessories and two Inspiration Kits. Specification Engine size 1200cc Engine type Liquid-cooled, 8v, parallel twin Frame type Tubular steel cradle Fuel capacity 9.1 litres Seat height 690mm Bike weight 228kg Front suspension 41mm, KYB forks non-adjustable Rear suspension Single KYB rear shock, non-adjustable Front brake 310mm disc with Nissin two-piston caliper Rear brake 255mm single disc with Nissin single- piston caliper Front tyre size 100/90 x 19 Rear tyre size 150/80 x 16 Performance Max power 76 bhp Max torque 78 ft-lb Top speed 115 mph 1/4-mile acceleration - Average fuel consumption 69 mpg Tank range 138 miles Triumph Bobber

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