The Low Slung Bonneville: The 2021 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
Despite being a British-made motorcycle, the Triumph Bonneville Bobber has all the attitude and character of a genuine bobber motorcycle. It’s one of the meanest models in the 2021 Triumph line-up, and arguably one of the most exciting Triumph motorcycles in the last few years. It’s a low-slung machine built for capable cruising and minimalist maneuvering.
The Bobber draws power from the larger Bonneville engine. The 1200 cc liquid-cooled, 8-valve, parallel-twin unit produces an impressive 77 horsepower and 78 lb-ft of peak torque, making for an exciting and thrilling ride experience. Though it boasts minimalism, the Bonneville Bobber has a surprising number of innovative riding aids.
Chief among these include ABS and switchable traction control, Ride-by-Wire technology, two dedicated riding modes (Road and Rain), a torque-assist clutch, LED lighting, and a sophisticated single-clock instrument.
But that’s not all. The Bobber also boasts an expertly engineered under-seat mono-shock suspension system, a floating aluminum seat pan, and a fully-adjustable seating position.
For 2021, the Triumph Bonneville Bobber is available in four color options: Korosi Red and Silver Ice, Khaki Green, Morello-Red, and Jet Black. An additional model, the Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black is available with a blacked-out aesthetic.
The 2021 Triumph Bonneville Bobber starts from $11,950 USD / $13,750 CAD.
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- Price: $11,950 USD / $13,750 CAD
- Key Features:
- 1200cc high torque engine for maximum Bobber character
- category-defining technology, capability, comfort and control
- All the hallmark features of a genuine bobber
- Engine: 1200 cc liquid-cooled, 8-valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel-twin
- Power: 77 HP
- Torque: 78 lbs-ft
- Dry Weight: 502lb (228kg) **Wet weight figures unavailable
- Seat Height: 27.17in (690mm)
2021 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Specifications
|Engine||1200 cc liquid-cooled, 8-valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel-twin|
|Bore x Stroke||97.6 mm x 80 mm|
|Compression Ratio||10.0 :1|
|Fuel System||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection|
|Exhaust||Brushed stainless steel 2 into 2 twin-skin exhaust system with brushed stainless silencers|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-plate assist clutch|
|Suspension Front||KYB 41mm forks, 90mm travel|
|Suspension Rear||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|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||2.4 US gal|
|Color||Korosi Red and Silver Ice, Khaki Green, Morello-Red, and Jet Black|
|Width Handlebars||31.5in (800mm)|
|Height Without Mirror||40.4in (1025mm)|
|Seat Height||27.17in (690mm)|
|Dry Weight||502lb (228kg)|
2021 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Features
high torque engine
The beating heart of the Bobbers is a high-torque Bonneville 1200cc engine with a dedicated soundtrack that has even more torque and low-down power than a T120. Rider-focused technology includes Road and Rain riding modes, switchable traction control, torque-assist clutch, heated grips, ABS, and, unique to the Bobber Black, a single button cruise control.
EASE OF HANDLING
The unique chassis, suspension and frame are designed to work with advanced rider-focused technology to deliver a supremely assured, dynamic, and comfortable Bobber ride. From your classic bobber low seat height and category-leading adjustable riding position, the Bonneville Bobber feels balanced and authentic, and it grips the tarmac superbly well. You feel instant power right from when you pull away, corners are taken smoothly and intuitively, and the all-round agile and responsive set-up inspires rider confidence from start to finish.
Triumph’s new Bobber motorcycles perfectly integrate all the hallmark features of a classic bobber with stunning detailing, minimalistic stripped-back styling, and muscular stance. There’s a high level of specification, with each component sensitively incorporated, often hidden from view to avoid interference with the iconic clean lines. Key features include the Engine Control Unit that ensures optimal power delivery, the latest generation ABS and switchable traction control, and Road & Rain riding modes that adapt the throttle map for control to suit different riding conditions.
The 1200cc Bonneville engine’s short slash-cut twin silencers and unique twin airbox generate a head-turning distinctive deep raw tune that’s unique to the Bobbers. There’s a mean and aggressive growl to these motorcycles that perfectly reflects their rebellious attitude and unrivalled modern-day performance.
There’s a tremendous level of high specification motorcycle technology and engineering built into each Bonneville Bobber model. The Bobber itself comes fully loaded with ride-by-wire, ABS and traction control with torque-assist clutch and immobiliser, while the higher spec Bobber Black has all the key features of the Bobber plus additional higher specifications including new fatter front wheel with twin Brembo front brakes, Showa cartridge forks, full LED headlight, single button cruise control and fully blacked-out detailing.
OVER 130 ACCESSORIES
Both Bobbers in this modern classic range benefit from over 130 accessories to provide specific style, detailing, comfort and luggage options, allowing you to add your own personal touch and create a truly authentic original Triumph. Select your own accessories or choose from two inspiration kits (the Quarter Mile and the Old School) to get your Bobber personalization off to an instant start.
FUN TO RIDE
When was the last time you couldn’t help but grin broadly when you got on a bike? The Bonneville Bobbers really are that much fun to ride and, as people who book a Bobber test ride quickly discover, this is a beautifully crafted thoroughbred custom classic that delivers a premium riding experience on every level, with rich unique detailing and the presence and charisma to turn heads wherever you venture.