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Triumph Reveals Amazing Bobber for 2017

The neo-retro motorcycle market is a niche more and more bike makers are tapping into these days. But when it comes down right to the bobber segment, not many manage to succeed. However, Triumph just pulled the wraps off of their new Bobber model, and it’s a killer ride.
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The definitive characteristic of every bobber is minimalism. The whole thing started back in the United States in the 1940s, when post-WWII riders started to strip away any unnecessary things from their bikes to make them lighter, faster and better-looking.

With that in mind, it’s pretty crazy that you get to ‘buy’ a brand new bobbed-up bike today. But you know, people are either lazy, nor have a proper garage to turn a standard bike into one, so instant gratification it is then.

And Triumph appears to have done it the best way possible with its all-new Bonneville-based Bobber. If you’re in the market for such a machine, you most likely care a lot about the looks of the bike, and this is where the British bike maker nailed it.

The 2017 Triumph Bobber looks to be built somewhere in the ‘40s, but actually, has modern technology implants all-over the place. Starting with the frame, this oldschool shaped backbone gives the bike that full triangular classic shape.

That rear might look like a hardtail, but if you look closely, it has a central, underseat adjustable suspension. Speaking of the seat, this has been reduced in size to a minimum and doesn’t offer room for a pillion. It’s just you and the machine for the rest of the rides from now on.

But that’s not all; the seat can be brought “up and forward” for dynamic riding or “down and backward” if you want to take it slow and cruise to your destination. The gauge also tilts to match your position and be easy to read.

Apart from this, you only get a peanut-shaped gas tank, a bit of fender material, wired wheels (slim in the front, beefy in the rear), lights, and that’s about all.

Oh, there’s also the lumpy T120 parallel twin engine sitting in the middle and Triumph says it has been tuned to deliver more torque and low-end power. Attached to it is a new exhaust system that nicely follows the lines of the bike and ends in two slant-cut mufflers.

Looks oldschool, sounds like that, but you’ll be surprised to see what modern things the Triumph Bobber is offered with. ABS comes as standard (you know, EU regulations), the engine is liquid cooled, you get ride-by-wire throttle, switchable traction control, Torque Assist Clutch, and two riding modes - Road and Rain.

Prices and exact specs aren’t available at the moment, but we know it will be offered in four shades - Ironstone (matte), Competition Green with Frozen Silver, Morello Red, and Jet Black. Expect the new machine to reach dealerships next year, but stay close for more info on that.

 
 
 
 
 

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