If you thought the Triumph Bobber was impressive, then the Triumph Bobber Black is undoubtedly in a league of its own. This modern take on the bobber style appears to deliver on pretty much all fronts.

For starters, it’s Fat Boy styling is an obvious not to the bikes of the 1960s, also known as the golden age of custom bikes. Much like its ancestors, this model is also highly amenable to customization. On the front end a 16-inch wheel is held in place a new 47 mm Showa fork, plus a 310 mm dual front disc brake with two-piston Brembo callipers to boost the bikes braking capacity. What’s more it also deliver excellent ride quality and rolls smoothly into the second and third gear with total stability.

Triumph Bobber Black Characteristics

The sleek bodywork of the Triumph Bobber Black is stripped back to basics. However, the addition of a new LED headlight adds an original touch. As expected, the majority of visible elements (exhausts, pedals, gear shift, levers, handlebar turrets, seat, engine, wheel hubs and headlight frame) are blacked out in order to achieve the desired effect.
As with other models the wide and flat handlebars remain much the same. However, this new model includes a new standard speed control. That said, the minimalist tradition is upheld with the single-seat aluminium seat adjustable in height taking its usual spot.
Although there are relatively few new elements to speak of, the add 9 kilograms to the final weight of the bike itself, meaning it weighs a record of 237.5 kg. Yet this seems to have little impact on the overall performance of the bike itself.

Triumph Bobber Black

Bonneville Bobber Black Road Performance

Powered by the same Bonneville HT motor as the Bobber, the Bobber Black differs minimally from its sibling in terms of engine power. The parallel twin-cylinder engine, which boasts an output of 77 hp and 106 Nm of torque is designed to directly emulate the model’s original engine, now over half a century old.
Though the 270-degree crank does produce a little vibration, this is no way impedes the handling of the bike. In fact, many bike enthusiasts would argue that if anything, it adds to the model’s authenticity.
And the good news doesn’t end there either. The Bonneville Black Bobber’s Rain and Road riding modes, disengageable traction control, electronic throttle, speed control, anti-rebound clutch assist, anti-theft immobilizer, panel with on-board computer all add to the Triumph experience.
That said, while the Bobber Black has certainly taken on a new modern twist, the original features have been far from left behind and continue to take center stage. Plus, with over 120 accessories available there’s never been a better excuse to put your own personal stamp on this legendary model.