Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black


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Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black




Four stoke, parallel twin, 270o crank, SOHC


1198 cc / 73.1 cu in
Bore x Stroke 97.6 x 80 mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Lubrication Wet sump
Exhaust Straight line stainless steel twin-skin slash cut twin stubby silencers


Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection





Max Power

57.4 kW / 77 hp @ 6550 rpm

Max Torque

105 Nm / 10.7 kgf-m / 77.4 ft-lbs @ 3100 rpm
Clutch Wet, multi-plate


Final Drive Chain, X-ring
Frame Dual tubular steel cradle

Front Suspension

47mm non-adj Showa fork

Front Wheel Travel

90 mm / 3.5 in

Rear Suspension

Kayaba twin shocks with adjustable preload

Rear Wheel Travel

73 mm / 2.8 in

Front Brakes

2x 310 mm Disc, 2 piston Brembo calipers, ABS

Rear Brakes

Single 255 mm disc, 2 piston caliper, ABS
Wheels Wire 32-spoke, steel rims

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Rake 25.8º
Trail 87.0 mm / 3.4 in
Dimensions Length 2235 mm / 87.9 in
Width    800 mm / 31.5 in
Height 1025 mm / 40.4 in
Wheelbase 1510 mm / 59.4 in
Seat Height Solo 690 mm / 27.2 in

Wet Weight

237.5 kg / 522.4 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

9.1 Litres / 2.4 US gal

The fastest-selling Triumph ever produced is going dark, as Triumph introduces the new Bonneville Bobber Black.
The 2018 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black is more than just a new color option, as Triumph has added a fat front wheel, dual disc brakes, thicker forks and a number of other upgrades.

The most noticeable difference with the Bonneville Black is the 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 Nissins on the regular Bobber.

The Bonneville Black also receives a full LED headlight with daytime running light (also found on the new Bonneville Speedmaster). The 5-inch circular headlight maintains the Bonneville family’s classic feel while the LED gives it a distinct modern look.

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