Bobbers aren’t new to this world as we are already pretty well acquainted with the Harley Fat Bob and Street Bob but if there was ever another brand to be able to come up with a proper good looking bobber, it was Triumph.
Triumph recently surprised the world with their range of amazing new modern classics, and this new Bobber is both the latest in the range, and the first to move dramatically away from the established model line-up.
They have boldly taken an existing engine platform, and used it into a completely new style of bike for the Hinckley firm. They may have had cruisers and customs in the range for many years, but none have boasted the single-minded design purity or cohesion of the new Bobber.
As always, Triumph has kept its focus on usability, comfort and rideability while pursuing substance over style. The result, new motorcycle scores aces on both fronts. A quick comparison with the Harley-Davidson’s purest bobber, the Forty-Eight, which has a tiny 7.9 litre fuel tank and atypical raked-out feet-forwards riding position, the Bobber is a far more practical offering.
The riding position is notably more conventional and instantly comfortable with mid-position footpegs. The rider seat can be moved forward or back which allows a degree of ergonomic personalisation, and bars that are unlikely to prove too much of a stretch even for shorter-limbed riders. This in turn has a tangible effect on the riding position. In its rear most position it’s also at its lowest, providing the most authentic laid-back bobber riding attitude for cruising. While in forward, the seat nestles up against the tank, turning the seating position from laid-back cruiser to a more roadster-like position.
Triumph fans world over are ecstatic with this new launch as this provided them with an option to stick to their favourite brand and enjoy the bobber style cruising.