Triumph motorcycles has launched the all-new 2021 Bonneville Bobber in India at INR 11,75,000 ex-showroom. The Bobber has been one of Triumph’s most popular motorcycle and the 2021 model has all the previous generation Bobber’s peerless authenticity and engineering innovation and adds all of the Bobber Black’s category-defining capability, for a new 2021 Bobber that delivers the best of both worlds.
The new 2021 generation Bobber comes in three distinctive colour options, with a new Matt Storm grey and Matt Ironstone scheme, a new Cordovan Red scheme, and a classic Jet Black option.
The new Bobber is powered by Triumph’s latest generation Bonneville 1200cc, high-torque British twin engine. Thanks to a reduction in inertia, this updated 2021 engine is more responsive, and its torque curve is fuller and smoother. The charismatic 270 degree firing interval gives a beautifully smooth and linear power delivery, with the new engine delivering a notable lift at 5,500 rpm. Peak torque is an exceptional 106 Nm at a low 4,000 rpm, and peak power is 78 PS at 6,100 rpm.
The 2021 Bobber also exceeds EURO 5 requirements, giving lower emissions than the previous generation, and excellent fuel economy. Riding distance is also enhanced by the new, larger, 12 litre fuel tank which gives you up to 33% more range. Triumph’s sophisticated ride-by-wire system ensures precise throttle control and enables the two enhanced riding modes – ‘Road’ and ‘Rain’. These adjust both the throttle response and traction control settings to add to confidence and safety in all conditions.
The unique twin airbox intakes are located under the seat, while the straight-line exhaust pipe run cleverly conceals the catalyst box. Slash-cut, sawn-off peashooter silencers complete the picture and deliver a rich and raw Bobber sound. A very high service interval of 10,000 miles or 16,000 kilometres helps to keep the ongoing cost of ownership low.
The 2021 Triumph Bobber now features a 16” fat front wheel and new, chunkier 47 mm front forks, giving a really muscular and imposing front end presence. The new front wheel is complimented by the Bobber’s wide rear wheel setup. Both have a classic wire-spoked design, with black rims. The Avon Cobra tyres have been specifically developed for the Bobber, with a lightweight construction for excellent high-speed manoeuvrability and class-leading stability.
The Bobber is equipped with premium Brembo 2-piston calipers and twin discs, for excellent and controlled stopping power, while on the rear is a single disc set up. Triumph’s sophisticated ABS and switchable traction control are standard for added safety and security.
Central to the Bobber’s authentic hard-tail look is the floating aluminium seat, with monoshock suspension and distinctive “swing-cage” swinging arm, which ensure great wheel control and added comfort. The seat is ergonomically optimised and sculpted for comfort, with a beautifully stitched deep foam pad. The seat height is only 690 mm, making it an extremely accessible motorcycle to ride.
The riding position is adjustable – and the seat can be re-positioned ‘up and forwards’, or ‘down and backwards’ to optimise comfort and control for all sizes of rider. The instruments are adjustable too, so they can be tailored to match.
The Bobber has all of the signature hallmarks and beautiful details that are widely appreciated worldwide – minimal steel fenders with a centre ridge and return edge, wide flat bars with broad, adjustable levers, sculpted top yoke, rubber gaiters, classic rear ‘drum brake’ inspired hub, side-mounted ignition barrel, black painted bar end mirrors, LED bullet indicators and a new, signature full LED headlight.
For added visibility and where market legislation permits, for 2021 the headlight features Triumph’s signature LED Daytime Running Light. And adding to the minimalist style for 2021 are new black engine covers, cam cover and sprocket cover, giving the Bobber a new, meaner, moodier edge.
For 2021 the instruments feature a new bezel, including a metallic embellisher with subtle Bonneville branding. There’s a new dial face, with translucent silver markings, and more integrated warning lights. The multi-function display is controlled by an easily accessible handlebar mounted scroll button.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. Shoeb Farooq, Business Head – Triumph Motorcycles India said: “The Triumph Bobber has always had a demand among Indian customers and due to this we decided to bring the Bobber back after a gap of 1 year. The 2021 Bobber features new updates, with the blacked out finishing giving the motorcycle a more stunning appeal. I’m sure the Bobber will make it to the garages of enthusiasts who have an eye for beautiful motorcycles with engaging performance.
With the launch of the Bobber, our Modern Classic line-up now has an overall of 9 motorcycles including 3 special editions which, by far is the largest modern classic portfolio offered by a premium manufacturer in the country offering motorcycles from 900ccc upto a 1200cc platform”.