British motorcycle maker Triumph Motorcycles is reportedly planning to add a fifth member to its entry-level Bonneville family in the India portfolio. The new motorcycle is the Bonneville Bobber, which the company globally unveiled in October 2016.
The Bonneville Bobber will be launched in India in February, NDTV Auto reported. As the name suggests, the Triumph model is inspired from the bobber customs that stretches all the way back to the 1940s. The custom motorcycle features minimalist styling principles, muscular stance and purposeful engineering works.
The Bonneville Bobber is based on the Triumph Bonneville T120. However, it is even more retro than the regular Bonneville models. It features clean lines and low stance, single seat, wide flat bars, minimal bodywork and headlight, sculpted tank and wire spoked wheels with wide rear wheel.
The motorcycle features a new cage-type swingarm and a monoshock, which is mounted underneath the seat. The setup makes the motorcycle appear without rear suspension. The other major additions in the Bobber include battery box with stainless steel strap, bar end mirrors, rear mudguard loop, carb styled twin throttle bodies, adjustable levers, traditional rubber gaiters, classic rear 'drum brake' inspired hub, new side panel and sprocket cover with removable inspection cap. The motorcycle is offered in four colour options — Ironstone with a matt finish, Morello Red, Jet Black, and a combination of Green and Frozen Silver with British racing twist.
The Bobber is powered by a 1200cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin motor borrowed from the Bonneville T120 that produces 80bhp and 105Nm of torque. Like others in the Bonneville range of motorcycles, Bobber is equipped with ride-by-wire, riding modes, switchable traction control, ABS and torque-assist clutch and LED tail lamp.
The Bobber is expected to be priced just above the Bonneville T120, around Rs 10-12 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).