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MCN Fleet: A perfectly packaged Bobber

Published: 15 August 2017

Updated: 15 August 2017

People always remark on how well-packaged the Triumph Bobber - and most of the Triumph heritage range - is. You know, the way they somehow hide all the wiring and make the fuel injection look like carburettors? It's all very clever, but riding it everyday I've started taking it a little for granted. Until the other day that is.

Visiting a friend for a BBQ recently I paid a visit to the toilet, to be greeted with a picture of an old Triumph Bonneville on the wall. It struck me just how similar some of the parts on the Triumph Bobber look to some of the parts on a bike potentially 50 years older.

The intake covers behind the carbs look almost identical.

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Infact, you could argue the Bobber is even better packaged than the old Bonnie. Probably because Triumph were more concerned with making the Bonneville perform well than making it look super-neat.

Seeing that picture has made me really appreciate just how much time the designers must have spent making sure all the wires were out of sight.

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