New Triumph 2018 Bonneville Bobber Black Gets Mechanical and Aesthetic Upgrades
Motorcycles have unveiled a new version of their modern offering Bonneville Bobber, known as the 2018 Bonneville Bobber Black. Interestingly, the bicycle receives not only mechanical changes but additionally some visual alterations.
In terms of appearances, as indicated by the name of the motorcycle, the bike gets a blacked-out therapy throughout. This includes giving a blacked-out treatment to the rear exhaust and clutch levers, handlebars, brake footrests and pedals as well. That’s not it, the seat pan, headlight rim, and the wheels have obtained the therapy.
All of this adds on to the already existing visual components that have made the Bonneville Bobber a favorite choice among the Bonneville household of bikes like the hard-tail appearance, the cleverly hidden under-seat exhaust, spoked wheels and the battery box layout.
The headlight device is now an entire LED-unit which is offered as an attachment on the normal Bobber. The largest one has to be the front wheel which has been downsized into 16-inches that are now currently wearing scooter, that was designed for the Bobber particularly. Triumph has also fitted the Bobber Black with chunkier 47mm Showa front forks to adopt the new front-end. All of this, together with new headlamps and the paint complete, give a more and more aggressive position to the Bobber Black.
Other mechanical upgrade includes new 310mm twin-disc brake setup in the front which is coupled with 2-piston Brembo calipers. The inclusion of the new elements has also caused a weight reduction of 9.5 kg, carrying the dry weight to 237.5 pounds.
As for the color choices, the Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black is available in 2 shades jet black and matte black.
For the time being, there’s not any confirmation from Triumph if this version will make it into Indian beaches. Should it, expect it to be priced at a premium within the current Rs 9.32 lakh (ex-showroom, Pan India).