Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black

Back
Overview
Tech Spec
Colours

The Bonneville Bobber Black

Order your new Bonneville Bobber Black today with a £500 deposit!

Following the overwhelming success of the Bonneville Bobber – the fastest selling motorcycle in Triumph’s 115-year history, the company has taken the model to new heights for the 2018 model year, with the darker, meaner and stronger Bonneville Bobber Black.

An unparalleled success

Launched to international acclaim in 2016, the award-winning Bonneville Bobber is loved by customers and enthusiasts worldwide. Inspired by the original post-war Bobber movement of stripped back, hard tail motorcycles tuned to the extreme for maximum performance, the Bonneville Bobber has stunning handcrafted custom style and a thrilling hot rod ride. With its 1200cc High Torque Bonneville engine with distinctive Bobber tune, it is selling out in dealerships all over the world. And because Triumph was there from the start with the most powerful and lightweight bikes around, the new Bonneville Bobber has absolute peerless authenticity.

Now taking the Bobber to new heights, Triumph’s Bobber Black delivers much more.

Authentic custom styling, now even more aggressive

With imposing poise, distinguished presence and the iconic Bobber silhouette, the Bobber Black shares the Bobber’s low, muscular and minimalist stance – purposeful, distinctive, and stripped back. 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.

The Bobber Black features a host of fully blacked out details and finishes. These include:

  • 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

Carrying over all of the beautiful Bobber details, the Bobber Black boasts an authentic battery box with heritage-inspired cover and stainless steel strap, classic rear ‘drum brake’ inspired hub, rear mudguard 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.

Arriving in two alluring colour options, the Bobber Black is available in either a classic gloss Jet Black or a stylish and contemporary Matt Jet Black.

Elegant engineering innovation, now even higher specification

Raising the bar in terms of specification, the Bonneville Bobber Black delivers characterful and class-defining riding dynamics.

Triumph’s highest specification brakes in the Bonneville line up with ABS as standard; the Bobber Black has category leading 310mm twin discs on the front with twin Brembo two-piston calipers and a single rear disc setup with single piston caliper. 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 tyres, gives the Bobber Black its meaner and more muscular stance.

As well as the considerable specification upgrades, the Bobber Black retains the elegant engineering innovations now synonymous with the Bobber – 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.

Category defining capability, now with even more technology

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.

Complementing these upgrades are a suite of rider-focused technologies carried over from the Bobber and sensitively incorporated to ensure clean-line packaging – like the Road and Rain riding modes, both delivering full power, and the switchable traction control for maximum safety and rider control. 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 maximum security.

Stylishly minimal and angle adjustable, the Bobber Black’s beautiful single clock has a machined dial face and multi-function display controlled by easily reachable fingertip controls.

As with all Triumphs in the Modern Classics range, 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.

Bonneville Bobber Black

As thrilling to look at as it is to ride, the new Bonneville Bobber Black takes the iconic Bonneville line-up to a whole new level.

Darker, meaner and stronger, the new Bobber Black enjoys all of the classic Bobber’s category defining capability, iconic silhouette, hidden ‘clean line’ rider technology  and engineering innovations and adds even more aggressive attitude and blacked-out muscular style, along with an even higher level of specification, including category leading Brembo front brake set-up with twin front  discs, more muscular Showa forks and full-LED headlight.

The new Bobber Black features the critically acclaimed Bonneville 1200HT engine, with signature Bobber tune, for high-torque and more power lower down and in the mid-range than the Bonneville T120. The distinctive British Bonneville engine note is accompanied by the unique spine-tingling Bobber hot rod soundtrack, courtesy of its short, slash-cut, black painted exhausts and twin airbox set-up.

With the latest generation of Bonneville rider-focused-technology for enhanced control, comfort and safety.

Including two Riding Mode options – Rain and Road, switchable traction control, torque assist clutch, ABS, immobiliser and, unique to the Bobber Black, and intuitive single button cruise control.

With a fully blacked out style and even higher level of unique premium finishes - from the black chrome plated headlight rim to the unique black seat pan. The fat 16-inch front wheel, twin discs and imposing 47mm Showa front forks, give’s the new Bobber Black even more poise and on-road presence.

Engine Type

Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270 crank angle parallel twin

Displacement CC

1200.0

Bore X Stroke

97.6 mm x 80 mm

Compression Ratio

10.0:1

Max Power Output

77 PS/ 76 Bhp (57 kW) @ 6,100 rpm

Max Torque

106 Nm @ 4,000 rpm

Fuel Tank Capacity

9 L

Transmission Type

Wet, multi-plate assist clutch 6-speed

Wheelbase

1510 mm

Seat Height

690 mm

Kerb Weight

237.5 kg

Tyre Size Front

130/90 B16

Tyre Size Rear

150/80 R16

Brakes Type Front

Twin 310 mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating calipers, ABS

Brakes Type Rear

Single 255 mm disc, Nissin single piston floating caliper, ABS