Say hello to the Bonneville Bobber Black

Triumph has just announced a new Bonneville Black is ready for sale. This time it has a more muscular stance created by a thicker front wheel and heftier fork. Instead of the regular Bobber’s 100/90-19 front tire, the Bobber Black uses a 130/90-16 tire. Triumph also swapped out the Bobber’s 41mm KYB fork for a 47mm Showa unit, offering the same 3.5 inches of travel.

The front brakes also receive an upgrade, with the Black receiving a second 310mm rotor and two-piston Brembo calipers replacing the Nissin’s on the regular Bobber.

This new Bonneville Black also receives a full LED headlight with daytime running light. The 5-inch circular headlight maintains the Bonneville family’s classic feel while the LED gives it a distinct modern look. Unfortunately, the LED and DRL is not homologated for North American streets.

The Bobber Black also receives a new, simple-to-use cruise control system. Mounted to the left controls by the horn, the system uses just a single button. Press once to activate, press it again to set the speed, and press it again to turn it off.

The engine remains the same high-torque 1200cc parallel-twin powering the Bobber. Triumph claims a peak output of 77 hp at 6100 rpm and 78.2 lb-ft. at 4000 rpm. The Bobber Black does receive new blacked-out slash-cut sawn-off peashooter silencers. Ride-by-wire throttle control offers Road and Rain ride modes, while switchable traction control and ABS are offered as standard equipment.

The Bonneville Black will be available in a choice of Jet Black or Matt Black paint, both offering these blacked-out components:

  • Black painted exhaust (silencers, headers and upper finned casting)
  • Black anodized brake pedal and footrests
  • Black anodized gear lever
  • Zinc nickel plated gear linkage
  • Black anodized brake and clutch levers
  • Black painted handlebars, with black anodized risers and clamps
  • Black painted seat pan
  • Black powder coated engine covers, cam cover and sprocket cover
  • Black chrome plated headlight rim
  • Black painted wheel hubs
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