Well well, what do we have here? We already know that the Triumph Bonneville range is due for an update later this year. The biggest change in that update being to the engine, which moves to a liquid cooled setup. This will enable the 865cc engine to produce more power, approximately 95 horses of it, way more than the current 69. This engine will of course be shared with the new 2016 range of the Thruxton, T100 and the Scrambler. But what we have here is a motorcycle that is new to the classic range that Triumph offers. A Triumph Bonneville bobber version if we may say so.
The single seat, the minimalistic rear section, swingarm and the almost cruiser(ish) look is a totally new design range based on the Bonneville engine. The radiator at the front is the biggest give away that the engine is in fact the new liquid cooled one. Look closely and you can see some clever engineering. The exhaust pipes which look like a direct single free flow pipe from both sides are actually routed through a catcon placed well hidden below the new Triumph Bonneville bobber. Also it’s quite cool that Triumph have maintained the fins on the engine so that the motorcycle does not loose it’s classic look with the addition of liquid cooling. It would be interesting to see what Triumph names this bobber version of the Bonneville. With new Bonneville range expected to make its debut later this year, it is highly doubtful that Triumph would squeeze the new model launch as well with it. Although we think it is quite possible that Triumph will split the launches between the EICMA and the Intermot. So, like they say, never say never, we could very well have a Triumph Bonneville bobber in our hands very soon.
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