Triumph Bonneville Bobber Review: A British bike in American attire

Being one of the oldest motorcycle manufacturers, Triumph has its own unique identity in the classic motorcycles segment. Its popular Bonneville is one of the most appreciated vintage series by fans worldwide. And the Bonneville Bobber makes it amply clear just why – especially on Indian roads.

Called a factory custom by Triumph, the Bonneville Bobber is one of those few production bikes which looks handmade. Built on a hardtail looking frame with a very low single bucket seat, it is – visually – quite close to the original American bobber customs made between the 1930s and 1950s.

Even the detailing on the motorcycle covers all the essentials of the conventional Bobber style. There is a slim fuel tank, small round headlamp, single-pod instrument console, chopped fender, bar-end mirrors among other highlights. Even the throttle bodies have been shaped like old-school carb units and the liquid-cooled enginealso gets air-cooling fins for a pure classic appeal.

The battery case keeps up with the vintage theme with a steel strap. Detailing with finish can be seen in every part of the motorcycle including the brushed metal finish on the dual bespoke exhaust pipes with slash cut end and even under the seat pan.

Moreover, Triumph offers several optional accessories for a personalised touch. For example, smaller bar end mirrors, analogue clock and temperature gauge, disc brake fluid container cap and the leatherette saddle bag on this test bike come over the actual cost of the bike itself.