Motorcycle Industry 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber

Published on October 19th, 2016 | by Jo Borrás

2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Lands (w/ Video)

October 19th, 2016 by  
 

2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber

Triumph took the wraps off its new-for-2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber factory custom a few hours ago. Despite its impossibly young age, however, one thing is already abundantly clear: this bike is a future classic.

Make no mistake, kids- as soon as the fashion begins to fade and the beardo hipster twats currently ruining “restoring” classic Honda CB400s as “cafe racers” start to age out of two-wheelers the prices on these factory Bobbers will fall and the value proposition will practically force you to buy one. Another one, that is- because there’s a good chance you might pick one up, anyway. Isn’t there?

You know there is. Just look at it!

 

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This latest Bonneville variant is shorter and lighter than before, but Triumph didn’t leave it at that. The Bobber’s engine has a more aggressive tune, as well as “a unique twin airbox set up with two filters, a specially designed intake and exhaust system along with a new output shaft” that generates a more distinctive sound.

Suspension-wise, the 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber does a great job imitating the hardtail (read: no suspension) look that everyone wants, but nobody wants to live with. Triumph has cleverly built a useful suspension into the look, as well as an adjustable seat for a fully “tailored” riding position. You can even adjust the clock. (!?)

Watch the heavy-handed promo video, below, then let us know what you think of Triumph’s new-age Rocker in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Don’t bother mentioning that the new Vespas/Modern Mods are better, though. We already know. 😉

 

2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber | Video


Source | Images: Triumph Motorcycles, via GQ.





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  • That just goes to show how far behind Harley management has fallen. They should have already owned the bobber market, and should have snatched up Indian back before Stellican did and made it the Lexus to their Toyota. Then they let Buell fade away right as those bikes were getting good and the sportbike market exploded. Harley has lost its way- you’re better off just riding a Huffy … which is also made in India now.

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