Video: Triumph Bobber Review

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Sometimes – just sometimes – we’re guilty of launch fever: hysteria surrounding a certain bike triggered by sunny climes, sexual roads in foreign lands and a damn good post-ride piss-up. Not this time. Triumph’s Bonneville Bobber will taste just as good in Blighty as it did in on the launch in Madrid, even sober, and Hinckley deserves the unconditional praise lavished upon its latest steed.

There’s no doubting its Marmite status (and consequent impact on the motorcycle fraternity) but it’s a bike that packs as much into the ride as it does in the cosmetics department. Sit back, grab a brew (or a pint) and revel in some Bobber-based cogitation. Apologies for the unsolicited audio issues. Bloody technology.

 

  3 comments for “Video: Triumph Bobber Review

  1. Roy boy
    December 19, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Never mind the Audio, it just made it more interesting

  2. rod
    December 19, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    I admit I dont particularly like this ilk of bike and not for lack of trying. I love the proper old school OG bikes and enjoy modern accouterments of the newer ones. I have ridden all sorts of bikes and I just find the retro stuff a bit naff. Regardless, I’ll have a sit on one at my local motorcycle show this winter. I want to like them but I’m finding it hard to get over how hard manufacturers are trying to push this stuff as a “lifestyle” choice. I guess I need to drink more Kool Aid to get the desired affect.

  3. pheasantplucker
    December 21, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Hats off to Triumph for having the balls to produce this bike and glad to see it’s sold out the initial production run. I hope it does well for them. It is quite good looking. BUT, Triumph look like they are putting all their eggs in the retro and kitch markets basket with the many Bonneville variants. If that continues then they’re going to be on a sticky wicket before too long. The Daytona 675 was the last ‘world beating’ bike they produced and that was a looooong time ago. I bought one of the very first in May 2006 and it was magnificent…better than anything similar out there. They need another world-beater quick, and the present batch of Bonneville variants isn’t it! And if Triumph think they are going to do in the UK what Harley have done in USA and turn it into a lifestyle company then somebody is having a laugh. But fair play….they are British so lets wish them well! Just lets hope they have a plan. I remember Norton, BSA and Triumph regurgitating parallel twins in various forms in the 60’s and 70’s. Look where that got them! I once though (early 2000’s) that I’d buy a Bonneville when I was older; but after riding one I decided I wouldn’t actually get that old!

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