The All-New Bonneville Bobber is one of the coolest bikes Triumph has ever produced.
And now for 2018 you can get the Bobber all black. This Bobber Black is meaner, more aggressive, better handling and even fatter styling.
For a more muscular look, the 2018 Bobber Black arrives with fatter 16-inch front wheel vs. the 19-inch on the base Bobber. The rear tire remains 17 inches. Besides the fatter front wheel, Triumph also beefed up the front fork.The Bobber Black now has a 47mm fork with Showa cartridges vs. the 41mm found on the base Bonneville Bobber. Front wheel travel is 3.5 inches.
Unlike the Bobber’s single-disc front brake setup, the Bobber Black arrives with twin 310mm discs squeezed by Brembo two-piston calipers. Out back, the Bobber Black retains the single 255mm disc squeezed by a single-piston caliper.
Black means Black; the following items were blacked out for this new Bobber:
- Black painted exhaust (silencers, headers and upper finned casting)
- Black anodized brake pedal and footrests
- Black anodized gear lever
- Black plated gear linkage
- Black anodized brake and clutch levers
- Black painted handlebars, with black anodized 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 also has non-switchable ABS standard. The 2018 Bonneville Bobber Black has a water-cooled 1197cc Bonneville 1200HT engine. The 270-degree crank, liquid-cooled, six-speed, vertical twin produces 76 horsepower at 6100 rpm, and 78 ft/lbs of torque at 4000 rpm.
The Bobber Black features a new ride-by-wire throttle enables two riding modes – Road and Rain. A one-level switchable traction control system comes standard. The Bobber Black features full LED 5-inch multi-function headlight with the Triumph maker’s mark triangle branding. The Black also features Triumph’s signature style LED daytime running light, and LED rear lights, indicators and license-plate light.
A single-button cruise control arrives as standard. Triumph’s system is simple: one press to turn on; one to set speed; one to shut off. No speed variance while riding. Two colours are available: classic gloss Jet Black or Matt Jet Black.