After almost a gap of a year, Triumph has bought the Bonneville back, No not the chocolate! We are talking about the all-new Triumph Bonneville Bobber. The Bobber has been one of Triumph’s most popular motorcycles. The 2021 model has all the previous generation Bobber’s peerless authenticity and engineering innovation and adds all of the Bobber Black’s category-defining capability new 2021 Bobber that delivers the best of both worlds.
What’s new to offer?
- Featuring Bobber Black’s category-defining capability
- Enhanced engine performance & high specification equipment
- Updated BS-VI compliant 1200cc high torque engine
- Priced at INR 11,75,000 ex-showroom pan India
Significant updates include enhanced engine performance for an even more responsive and thrilling ride, higher specification technology and equipment, and an all-new blacked-out, chunkier style. With a range of 77 genuine Triumph accessories on offer, including an alternative high bar set-up, luggage and choice of seating options, and its class-leading adjustable seating and footpeg position, the Bobber has been designed for riders to adapt to suit them and their style.
The new 2021 generation Bobber comes in three distinctive color options, with a new Matt Storm grey and Matt Ironstone scheme, a new Cordovan Red scheme, and a classic Jet Black option.
BS6 compliant? will there be power loss as compared to the old one?
The 2021 Bobber also exceeds EURO 5 requirements, giving lower emissions than the previous generation, and excellent fuel economy. Riding distance is also enhanced by the new, larger, 12-liter fuel tank which gives you up to 33% more range. Triumph’s sophisticated ride-by-wire system ensures precise throttle control and enables the two enhanced riding modes – ‘Road’ and ‘Rain’. These adjust both the throttle response and traction control settings to add to confidence and safety in all conditions.
The new Bobber is powered by Triumph’s latest generation Bonneville 1200cc, high-torque British twin-engine. Thanks to a reduction in inertia, this updated 2021 engine is more responsive, and its torque curve is fuller and smoother. The charismatic 270-degree firing interval gives a beautifully smooth and linear power delivery, with the new engine delivering a notable lift at 5,500 rpm. Peak torque is an exceptional 106Nm at a low 4,000 rpm, and peak power is 78PS at 6,100 rpm.
The unique twin airbox intakes are located under the seat, while the straight-line exhaust pipe runs cleverly conceals the catalyst box. Slash-cut, sawn-off peashooter silencers complete the picture and deliver a rich and raw Bobber sound. A very high service interval of 10,000 miles or 16,000 kilometers helps keep the ongoing cost of ownership low.
How well does it grip on the road?
The 2021 Triumph Bobber now features a 16” fat front wheel and new, chunkier 47mm front forks, giving a really muscular and imposing front-end presence. The new front wheel is complemented by Bobber’s wide rear wheel setup. Both have a classic wire-spoked design, with black rims. The Avon Cobra tires have been specifically developed for the Bobber, with lightweight construction for excellent high-speed maneuverability and class-leading stability.
The Bobber is equipped with premium Brembo 2-piston calipers and twin discs, for excellent and controlled stopping power, while on the rear is a single-disc setup. Triumph’s sophisticated ABS and switchable traction control are standard for added safety and security.
Central to the Bobber’s authentic hard-tail look is the floating aluminum seat, with a mono-shock suspension and distinctive “swing-cage” swinging arm, which ensure great wheel control and added comfort. The seat is ergonomically optimized and sculpted for comfort, with a beautifully stitched deep foam pad. The seat height is only 690mm, making it an extremely accessible motorcycle to ride.
The riding position is adjustable – and the seat can be re-positioned ‘up and forwards’, or ‘down and backward’ to optimize comfort and control for all sizes of riders. The instruments are adjustable too, so they can be tailored to match.
New blacked-out style and detailing
The Bobber has all of the signature hallmarks and beautiful details that are widely appreciated worldwide – minimal steel fenders with a centre ridge and return edge, wide flat bars with broad, adjustable levers, sculpted top yoke, rubber gaiters, classic rear ‘drum brake’ inspired hub, side-mounted ignition barrel, black painted bar end mirrors, LED bullet indicators and a new, signature full LED headlight.
For added visibility and where market legislation permits, for 2021 the headlight features Triumph’s signature LED Daytime Running Light. And adding to the minimalist style for 2021 are new black engine covers, cam cover and sprocket cover, giving the Bobber a new, meaner, moodier edge.
For 2021 the instruments feature a new bezel, including a metallic embellisher with subtle Bonneville branding. There’s a new dial face, with translucent silver markings, and more integrated warning lights. The multi-function display is controlled by an easily accessible handlebar mounted scroll button.
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