New Bonneville Bobber Black – Darker, Meaner, Stronger and Delivers Much More!

New Bonneville Bobber Black - MOTORESS
New Bonneville Bobber Black Darker, Meaner, Stronger and Delivers Much More!

Following the overwhelming success of the Bonneville Bobber – the fastest selling motorcycle in Triumph’s 115-year history, and a favourite with women motorcycle riders – the company has taken the model to new heights for the 2018 model year, with the darker, meaner and stronger Bonneville Bobber Black – and delivers much more!

All The Bonneville Bobber’s Beautiful Unique Features

  • Authentic custom style
  • Elegant engineering innovation
  • Category defining ability
  • Thrilling hot rod ride and sound

Even More Attitude

  • More aggressive and more muscular stance with a “fat” 16-inch front wheel (vs 19-inch on the Bobber) and chunkier 47mm front forks (vs 41mm on the Bobber)
  • Fully blacked out style, detailing and finish across the bike

Even Higher Specification

  • Category-leading twin disc front brakes with Brembo callipers
  • Higher specification chunky Showa cartridge forks
  • Higher specification full LED headlight with distinctive daytime running light
  • And single button cruise control as standard

Thrilling hot rod ride and sound – featuring the critically acclaimed 1200cc High Torque parallel twin-engine with charismatic 270° firing interval and a dedicated Bobber tune which delivers category-leading torque and power low down the rev range:

  • Peak torque of 106Nm @ 4,000rpm
  • Peak power of 77PS @ 6,100rpm

Featuring all the classic hallmarks of a Bobber, the Bobber Black’s single seat and hard tail look are teamed with wide flat bars for intuitive handling, minimal bodywork and sculpted Bonneville tank, minimal fenders with centre ridge, and authentic wire spoked wheels.

New Bonneville Bobber Black - MOTORESS

Bobber Black features a host of fully blacked out details and finishes:

  • Black painted exhaust (silencers, headers and upper finned casting)
  • Black anodised brake pedal and footrests
  • Black anodised gear lever
  • Black plated gear linkage
  • Black anodised brake and clutch levers
  • Black painted handlebars, with black anodised risers and clamps
  • Black painted seat pan
  • Black powder coated engine covers, cam cover and sprocket cover
  • Black chrome plated headlight rim
  • Black painted wheel hubs

The Bobber Black boasts an authentic battery box with heritage-inspired cover and stainless steel strap, classic rear “drum brake” inspired hub, rear mud-guard loop, side-mounted ignition barrel, bar end mirrors and a premium branded locking fuel cap. Plus an exquisitely sculpted top yoke, carb-styled twin throttle bodies and gloss black bullet indicators.

Available in two colour options, classic gloss Jet Black or contemporary Matt Jet Black.

Characterful Class-Defining Riding Dynamics

Triumph’s highest specification brakes in the Bonneville line up with ABS as standard. The suspension also sees an upgrade from the Bobber spec with chunky 47mm Showa cartridge front forks, offering 90mm front wheel travel for improved feel and feedback.

The new “fat” 16-inch front wheel, still with classic wire spokes, black rims, and the specially developed Avon Cobra tires, gives the Bobber Black its meaner and more muscular stance.

Bobber Black retains the elegant engineering innovations – like the beautiful and distinctive floating aluminium seat pan with cantilever support, the adjustable riding position, the elegant monoshock RSU with linkage, the distinctive ‘swing cage’ for that hard-tail look and the clean line hidden technology packaging.

Accessible for any size of rider, the Bobber Black has a low seat height of just 688mm providing excellent ergonomics and a confidence-inspiring low centre of gravity.

The front end of the Bobber Black is transformed with the new 5” full-LED headlight with unique LED daytime running light* pattern (DRL) and charming Triumph maker’s mark triangle branding integrated within the headlight cluster. Longer distance cruising is also easier on the Bobber Black, thanks to cruise control as standard, easily accessible as a single button elegantly moulded into the left-hand switch cube.

On top of that is the torque assist clutch which reduces pulling effort at the lever to help prevent rider fatigue, the durable and power efficient all-LED lighting (rear light, indicators and number plate light), and  a state of the art immobiliser with transponder incorporated into the premium Triumph badged key for most security.

The new Bonneville Bobber Black is liquid-cooled, reducing emissions and offering a high first major service interval of 10,000 miles (16,000 Km). For added piece of mind, it also features the latest immobiliser with the transponder fitted into the premium Triumph badged key.

Standard Equipment

All-LED Lighting with Full LED Headlight with DRL* All new, distinctive and elegant, full LED 5 inch multi-function headlight with beautiful Triumph maker’s mark triangle branding. Main and dipped beam, and front position light, plus Triumph’s signature style LED daytime running light. Compact and elegant, with a distinctive light pattern, the LED rear light, LED indicators and LED number plate light are power efficient and durable.

Single Button Cruise Control – Easy to use, single button function cruise control with one press for on, one press to set the speed, and one press to cancel. Easily accessible button mounted into the left hand switch cube.

Ride-by-Wire or a crisper, more precise and more accurate throttle response, with improved on/off throttle transition. Enabling different throttle maps, linked to two different riding modes.

Riding Modes – Linked to the ride-by-wire system, there are Road and Rain riding modes, selectable via the new switch gear, for most control and safety in different riding conditions, both delivering full power.

ABS – The contemporary safety standard, with minimal visual impact, the ABS is responsive yet unobtrusive.

Switchable Traction Control – Contemporary switchable traction control, maximizing rider safety and control.

Torque Assist Clutch – Reducing clutch lever effort, the Torque Assist Clutch improves long distance rideability and reduces rider fatigue.

Immobiliser – State-of-the-art immobiliser system as standard, with a transponder incorporated into the Triumph branded key.

*Availability of the DRL function is governed by local market legislation – please check with your Triumph market representative for availability.


The Bobber Black also has a new black painted twin skin straight line exhaust with twin ‘slash cut’ sawn-off black pea-shooter silencers and a hidden cat box. A dual chamber air box with twin filter design helps to deliver that rich and raw exhaust note and hot rod feel.

120+ custom accessories

The Bobber Black is designed with customisation in mind, with over 120 accessories for custom styling, additional detailing, enhanced comfort and more performance.

Branded accessories include the Fox adjustable rear suspension unit, and the elegant machined aluminium Vance & Hines silencers with adjustable end caps

**Availability of Vance & Hines silencers and LED indicators are governed by local market legislation – please check with your Triumph market representative for availability.

Triumph is also continuing its new-found partnership with UK-based thrill seekers P&Co by collaborating on a range of original Bobber Black pieces – a cool t-shirt, casual coach jacket, classic cap, and debossed key ring.


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