The newest Bobber Black is not just a paint job because there have been mechanical updates also
The calendar year 2017 has been an exciting one for Triumph with record sales figures, interesting alliances and new releases. Recently, along with the launching of this 2018 Speedmaster, the British motorcycle maker also introduced the new Bobber Black with few technical updates.
So, what is the brand new Bobber Black all about? Well, Triumph has painted all the parts of the Bobber in a deep color of black, right from the exhaust to the chrome painted headlight rim, its engine cover, fuel tank, side panels, and also the seat pan.
Not only that, the Bobber Black promises to be so black that it will be available in two different shades of black – Jet Black and Matte Jet Black!
The colours aside, it receives a couple of minor upgrades too.
Starting in the front, the wheels are now smaller. The earlier 19-inch front wheel has been replaced by a beefier 16-inch spoke one. The bike maker has also altered the single disc setup in the front of their conventional bike with 310mm twin disc brakes with Brembo calipers.
The leading Showa cartridge forks are now 47mm in diameter in comparison to the 41mm unit on the standard Bobber. The latest Triumph also comes with a complete LED headlight with daytime running lights, a necessity, given how dark the bike is. Even cruise control will be a standard feature on the bike, making it more suitable for a longer ride.
On the other hand, the new bike is 9.6kg heavier than the conventional bike. We feel the added weight contradicts the essence of minimalism which bobbers are known for.
Essentially, a bobber is a motorcycle that is stripped of all of the unnecessary elements to make it lighter and quicker.
The Bobber Black is powered with a liquid-cooled, 1200cc engine – like the typical variant – which churns out 77PS of power at 6100rpm and 106Nm of peak torque at 4000rpm. The 6-speed transmission remains the same too and the bike continues to function on the same electrical bits too. So you get a ride-by-wire throttle system and 2 power modes – Rain and Road.
Besides the two different kits the Triumph Bobber is provided with all – the Quarter Mile Inspiration kit along with also the Old School Inspiration kit – both the normal Bobber and the Bobber Black may be customised with over 130 options. These options include swingarm bags and panniers, ‘ape hanger’ high bars, LED indicators, and Fox rear shocks, amongst others.
We anticipate Triumph to unveil the Bobber Black in India at the 2018 Auto Expo. The latest motorcycle from Triumph is forecast to carry a premium of Rs 50,000 over the standard variant, raising its cost to nearly 9.8 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).