The Triumph Bonneville is one of the most iconic, classic motorcycles on the market; everyone who knows bikes is familiar with it, even people who’ve never ridden would recognise its distinctive lines. However, even classics need updating at some point and that’s exactly what Triumph has done with this signature model, creating the Bonneville Bobber Black, a hot rod that is even more rebellious than the DNA from which it was developed.
As its name suggests, the Bobber Black has been totally blacked out to look even more eye-catchingly-edgy than the classic Bonneville. But it’s all the other additions to the styling and ride that really makes the Bobber Black something to behold. There’s a muscular new Showa fork set-up, Bembo brakes, a fat 16 inch front wheel – they’ve even blacked out the engine, sawn-off twin silencers and raised the seat, to pitch the rider forward and create an even more aggressive appearance as the Bobber Black blurs past you. There’s also a ton of rider focused technology, making the bike as safe and advanced as it is tough-looking. There’s single button cruise control, anti-lock brakes, a mono shock suspension system and a 5 inch LED headlight that adjusts to the available light around it, among many other features.
Basically, if Batman were on a cross country motorcycle ride, this is what he’d take.