It would seem that the inevitable has happened. The two-seater version of the Triumph Boneville Bobber has been spotted testing in Spain. In our recent test ride review of the Triumph Bonneville Bobber, the motorcycle got admiring, lusting looks wherever she went. Needless to say, a few interested people got chatting with us about the bike as well. While all of them seemingly gave a big thumbs up to the looks and motorcycle, being the Indian motorcycle enthusiasts that they are, couldn't wrap their head around the fact that the Bonneville Bobber was a single-seater.
And now, a well-known motorcycle website has got its hands on spy-shots of the Triumph Bonneville Bobber 'Cruiser'. Essentially a model spin-off, the Bobber Cruiser is now a thing. From the photographs, it is clear that Triumph has managed to keep the chassis and the rear swing cage of the Bonneville Bobber intact, still making it look like a hard-tail. Another surprise was the fact that the Bobber Cruiser looks ready for production. The rear seat and the backrest seem well integrated and there are no tell-tale signs of any parts of the motorcycle that might be under development such as duct tapes, make-shift panels and rudimentary cycle parts. Everything seems to be perfectly in order. The motorcycle retains the T-120 engine, wire-spoke wheels, round headlamp and the instrumentation console as well.
What is different in the Bobber Cruiser are the twin disc bakes up front, ape handlebars and the pillion seat of course, along with the backrest sporting the triangular Triumph logo. The Triumph logo also features on the front footrests, which have now been moved further up to give a proper laidback feel of a cruiser motorcycle.
The other significant changes are the rear sub-frame on which the pillion seat, the backrest and the luggage rack. The front wheel is now a 16-inch unit as compared to the bigger 19-inch unit on the Bonneville Bobber. The rider seat too has changed from a single seat-pan to a plush, comfortable looking pad.
We believe that the Triumph Bonneville Bobber Cruiser will mostly be for the US market where it would be likely to replace the Triumph America and the Triumph Speedmaster as both the motorcycles do not conform to Euro IV regulations. Also, with the Bonneville Bobber Cruiser looking more than a prototype, we guess that the bike will be globally revealed at the end of 2017.
Spyshots courtesy: Motorcyclenews.com