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Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville Bobber

Published: 19 November 2018

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Since its introduction in 2017, the Triumph Bonneville Bobber has been a huge hit. Combining post-war styling with modern day performance, the 1200cc Bobber goes, corners and steers like a decent roadster, whilst retaining a cool, low-slung image.

Using the same parallel-twin lump as the Bonneville T120, the Bobber actually develops an additional 10% more power and torque at 4500rpm, giving it a great sense of urgency, whilst remaining calm and controlled.


In town, the bike is a doddle to live, purring along and remaining almost silent on idle. When speeds increase, it remains calm and collected, sitting at just 3500rpm at 70mph.

MCN Chief Road Tester, Michael Neeves, attended the launch of this bike in late 2016 and said: "Triumph haven’t cut any corners with 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.  

"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 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."

What the seller says

"This Triumph Bonneville Bobber, 1200cc, manual, six speed is a 2016 registration with 8,145 miles on the clock. It is finished in green (green/silver) and has a Datatag, immobiliser and full service history.

"A nice Triumph Bobber with fitted paddock bobbins but otherwise a standard bike with traction control and rider modes."

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