2018 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black Review

2018 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black

2018 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black 2018 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black 2018 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black 2018 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black 2018 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black

THE DARK JEDI RETURNS.

2018 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black: 

 

STUNNING CUSTOM STYLE – beautifully styled minimalism with a distinctive stripped-back look. Elegantly engineered floating single seat pan, wide flat bars and Bobbed hard tail. Category defining capability and rider technology, for maximum control and comfort. A genuine Bobber ride – without compromise.

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.

STRIPPED. BOBBED. BONNIES
The Bonneville Bobber range is now even bigger with the introduction of the ALL NEW MEANER AND HIGHER SPECIFICATION BONNEVILLE BOBBER BLACK. Innovative, thrilling and beautiful, our Bonneville Bobber’s are thoroughbred custom classics that cleverly combine elegant engineering and category-leading capability, with an unparalleled heritage and thrilling hot rod ride and sound.

Both the Bobber and Bobber Black are beautifully hand crafted and deliver all the hallmarks of a genuine Triumph Bobber with timeless Bonneville DNA, stripped-back style, engineering innovation, low seat height, unique detailing and classic Bobber silhouette.

At the heart of each model you’ll find a category-leading, high-torque Bonneville 1200cc engine with a dedicated Bobber tune, for more torque and power lower down than the Bonneville T120. This is all backed-up by a dynamic, agile riding experience, delivered by high specification suspension and a host of rider-focused-technology, including Road and Rain Riding Modes, switchable traction control, torque-assist clutch, heated grips, ABS, an immobiliser, a high 10,000 mile/ 16,000km first major service interval and, on the Bobber Black, an intuitive single button cruise control.

ALL NEW BONNEVILLE BOBBER BLACK

 

 

2018 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

16inch Front wheel and Avon Cobra tyre
Twin 310mm discs
Twin Brembo front brakes
47mm Showa cartridge forks
Full LED headlight with DRL
Single button cruise control
Blacked-out detailing; exhaust, engine, bars, hubs, levers, etc..
PLUS ALL THE KEY FEATURES OF THE BOBBER, INCLUDING;
ABS and Switchable traction control
Ride By Wire
Road and Rain riding modes
Torque-Assist Clutch
Immobiliser
Trip Computer
Adjustable riding position
Swing cage for hard tail look
Mono-shock suspension with linkage
Low 690mm seat height
High 10,000 mile/16,000km major service interval

With all of the Bonneville Bobber’s beautiful unique features
•Authentic custom style
•Elegant engineering innovation
•Category defining capability
•Thrilling hot rod ride and sound

Now with 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 whole bike

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

 

 

 

2018 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

 

EVEN HIGHER LEVEL OF SPECIFICATION – All-new more muscular higher spec 47mm Showa cartridge forks and new category leading front brakes, with twin front discs and 2-piston Brembo sliding axial calipers. Full-LED multi-function headlight and cruise control as standard.

DARKER, MEANER, STRONGER – THE ALL NEW BONNEVILLE BOBBER BLACK takes the iconic Bonneville line-up to a whole new level, with even more attitude, with a more aggressive muscular stance and fully blacked out style, and an even higher level of specification.

EVEN MORE ATTITUDE – The distinctive stripped-back Bobber silhouette, with even more aggressive, muscular stance. A fatter 16-inch front wheel, twin discs and more muscular 47mm front forks, for even more imposing poise and presence.

EVEN MORE ‘BLACKED OUT’ STYLE – All the Bobber’s authentic custom style with even more attitude. Fully blacked-out detailing and high-value badging. Rich unique finishes including black painted slash-cut exhaust, black chrome plated headlight rim, black hubs, handlebars, engine covers and a unique black seat pan.

CATEGORY DEFINING CAPABILITY, CONTROL & COMFORT – A unique chassis, suspension and frame, that works alongside the rider-focused-technology to deliver a supremely confident, dynamic and comfortable Bobber ride – without compromise.

PEERLESS AUTHENTICITY – A genuine factory custom, iconic and authentic with beautifully styled minimalism, unparalleled heritage, attitude and desirability.

STUNNING CUSTOM STYLE – Perfectly integrating all the hallmark features of a bobber with beautiful detailing, premium finishes and that iconic silhouette. With minimalistic, stripped back styling, muscular stance and purposeful presence.

INNOVATIVE AND ELEGANT ENGINEERING – A first-in-class adjustable riding position. Floating aluminium single seat pan, distinctive ‘swing cage’ with hard tail styling, mono-shock suspension and ‘clean line’ hidden technology.

HIDDEN CLEAN LINE TECHNOLOGY
The Bonneville Bobber and all new Bobber Black have a high level of specification for enhanced control, comfort and safety. Each component has been sensitively incorporated in to the distinctive Bobber silhouette and carefully hidden from view as not to interfere with the iconic clean lines.

THRILLING HOT ROD RIDE AND SOUND – Category leading torque and power, low down and across the mid-range, for a thrilling hot rod ride. Short slash-cut twin silencers deliver the Bobber’s distinctive deep, raw British twin soundtrack.

CUSTOMISE YOUR BOBBER – ACCESSORIES
The Bonneville Bobber and all new Bobber Black both come with over 130 accessories to choose from providing style, detailing, comfort and luggage – allowing you to add your own personal touch and create a true original.

Accessories include ‘ape-hanger’ style high bars, machined headlight bezel, bar end ‘peep’ mirrors, clip-on handlebars, shortened front and rear mudguards, LED indicators, Fox adjustable rear shocks and new Bobber silencers with machined aluminium end caps that can be adjusted to change the profile and add even more muscular style. You can upgrade the comfort level too with practical accessories such as heated grips, swing arm bag and panniers, as well as a statement rider seat.

There are also two incredible inspiration kits that make customising your Bobber even easier:
The Bobber ‘Quarter Mile Inspiration Kit’ brings a more drag racer Bobber style with signature clip-on bars and a host of unique blacked-out accessories.
The Bobber ‘Old School Inspiration Kit’ offers a more distinctive traditional Bobber vibe with signature ‘ape-hanger’ style bars and beautifully handcrafted steel seat pan.

Key features include the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to ensure optimal engine performance, ABS to prevent wheel locking, switchable traction control, Road and Rain Riding Modes, designed to maximise control and safety in different riding conditions. An Immobiliser transponder incorporated into the key and signature ‘Bonnie’ straight-line exhaust pipe run with hidden cat box. Cruise control as standard on the Bobber Black, with an easy to use single button function.

 

 

 

 

2018 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $11900 to $12400 
USD

Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200cc
Bore Stroke 3.8in (97.6mm) / 3.1in (80mm)
Compression 10.0:1
Max Power EC 77Hp (56.6kW) @ 6,100rpm
Max Torque EC 78.2FT-lbs (106Nm) @ 4,000rpm
System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Brushed stainless steel 2 into 2 twin-skin exhaust system with brushed stainless silencers.
Final drive Chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox 6-speed
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Front Wheels 32-spoke, 19 x 2.5in
Rear Wheels 32-spoke, 16 x 3.5in
Front Tires 100/90-19
Rear Tires 150/80 R16
Front Suspension KYB 41mm forks, 90mm travel
Rear Suspension KYB monoshock with linkage, 77mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Brakes Rear Single 255mm disc, Nissin single piston floating caliper, ABS
Instrument Display and Functions LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer, odometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, 2x trip, average & current fuel consumption display, traction control status display, Cruise control & heated grip ready – controlled by a handlebar mounted scroll button.
Width Handlebars 31.5in (800mm)
Height Without Mirror 40.4in (1025mm)
Seat Height 690mm
Wheelbase 59.4in (1510mm)
Rake 25.8º
Trail 3.5in (87.9mm)
Dry Weight 502lb (228kg)
Tank Capacity 2.4gal
CO2 figures ** EURO 4 Standard: 98g/km

 

 

 

2018 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $13700 to $14200 CDN

Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200cc
Bore Stroke 3.8in (97.6mm) / 3.1in (80mm)
Compression 10.0:1
Max Power EC 77Hp (56.6kW) @ 6,100rpm
Max Torque EC 78.2FT-lbs (106Nm) @ 4,000rpm
System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Brushed stainless steel 2 into 2 twin-skin exhaust system with brushed stainless silencers.
Final drive Chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox 6-speed
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Front Wheels 32-spoke, 19 x 2.5in
Rear Wheels 32-spoke, 16 x 3.5in
Front Tires 100/90-19
Rear Tires 150/80 R16
Front Suspension KYB 41mm forks, 90mm travel
Rear Suspension KYB monoshock with linkage, 77mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Brakes Rear Single 255mm disc, Nissin single piston floating caliper, ABS
Instrument Display and Functions LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer, odometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, 2x trip, average & current fuel consumption display, traction control status display, Cruise control & heated grip ready – controlled by a handlebar mounted scroll button.
Width Handlebars 31.5in (800mm)
Height Without Mirror 40.4in (1025mm)
Seat Height 690mm
Wheelbase 59.4in (1510mm)
Rake 25.8º
Trail 3.5in (87.9mm)
Dry Weight 502lb (228kg)
Tank Capacity 2.4gal
Fuel Consumption ** 4.1 l/100km
CO2 figures ** EUR4 Standard: 98 g/km**CO2 and fuel consumption are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC. Figures on fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real driving results.

 

 

 

2018 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £10600 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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

Capacity               1200 cc

Bore Stroke        97.6 / 80 mm

Compression      10.0:1

Max Power EC   77 PS/ 76 bhp (56.6 kW) @ 6,100 rpm

Max Torque EC 106 Nm @ 4,000 rpm

System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Exhaust                Brushed stainless steel 2 into 2 twin-skin exhaust system with brushed stainless silencers.

Final drive           Chain

Clutch   Wet, multi-plate assist clutch

Gearbox               6-speed

Frame   Tubular steel cradle

Swingarm            Twin-sided, tubular steel

Front Wheels     Wire 32-spoke – Steel Rims. 19 x 2.5in

Rear Wheels       Wire 32-spoke – Steel Rims.16 x 3.5in

Front Tyres         100/90-19

Rear Tyres           150/80 R16

Front Suspension             KYB 41 mm forks, 90 mm travel

Rear Suspension               KYB monoshock with linkage, 76.9 mm rear wheel travel

Brakes Front       310 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS

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

Instrument Display and Functions             LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer, odometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, 2x trip, average & current fuel consumption display, traction control status display, Cruise control & heated grip ready – controlled by a handlebar mounted scroll button.

Width Handlebars            800 mm

Height Without Mirror   1025 mm

Seat Height         690 mm

Wheelbase         1510 mm

Rake      25.8º

Trail       87.9 mm

Dry Weight         228kg

Tank Capacity    9.1 l

Fuel Consumption **     4.1 l/100km

CO2 figures **   EUR4 Standard: 98 g/km**CO2 and fuel consumption are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC.  Figures on fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real driving results.

 

 

 

 

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