Bonneville Bobber 1200


Triumph Bonneville Bobber 1200 has a look that refers to the 1940s, but brings modernities

With camouflaged rear suspension and individual bench, model has striking visual and two-cylinder engine, in addition to being equipped with traction control and two pilot modes

The retro style of the English Triumph Bobber incorporates a shed that was born in the post-1940s, when the sturdy and heavy military motorcycles were plucked and adjusted, eliminating the excesses of pounds and all superfluous for civilian use. The mudguards were cut (bobber), reduced to a minimum, or eliminated, especially in the front. The tank was reduced, the paint retained rustic features and the bench replaced with individual seat, leaving the rear wheel well highlighted. All to differentiate, stay lighter and increase performance.

The mirrors make up the style, fixed at the ends of the handlebars

Bobber’s style resembles post-war military motorcycles, which were plucked to fit

INVISIBLE Current technology is also present in the engine, contributing invisibly to increase performance. The throttle is electronic and the two-cylinder twin-wheel drive, inherited from the Bonneville T 120 model, has traction control and two driving modes: road, for normal driving conditions, and rain, to traffic on low more progressive power delivery. One item, however, could not hide: the radiator from cooling to liquid, although the propeller retains the heat-dissipating fins, typical of the air motors of the time.

With two parallel cylinders and 1200cm³, it provides 77cv at 6,100rpm and torque from 10,8kgfm to just 4,000rpm, favoring speed restarts, without having to resort to the exchange. For this, another invisible arrangement contributes. The internal movement of the pistons obeys a lag of 270 degrees in the crankshaft, which leaves the engine more vigorous, with even better response, producing, however, as a side effect, a not so fine sound, emitted by the exhaust. One on each side, with bevelled tips.

The single seat leaves the rear set in prominence and can be adjusted

Triumph, officially established in Brazil, with a factory in Manaus, invests heavily in the Bonneville line of classic models, which already accounts for about 25% of its mix and is expected to reach a third of sales in the coming years. Bobber is yet another reinforcement, with even more explicit features. In this way, piloting the model also requires a classic philosophy. The longer frame and low height do not allow for radical driving, as do the shorter suspensions, which require a smoother, engine-compatible floor that responds unclaimed.

The panel consists of a clock with analog and digital elements

In the front suspension, conventional fork protected by folding guard, with tubes of 41mm and 90mm of course. At the rear, mono camouflaged system, with 76.9mm. Both Kayaba. On the other hand, the saddle seat has a useful longitudinal adjustment, which makes the driver very comfortable. The panel, with single rounded clock, has analog and digital elements, including on-board computer. The lighting of the headlamp and arrows are in LED, and the mirrors fixed at the ends of the handlebars. The tank holds 9.1 liters and the dry weight is 228kg

Rear flashlight and arrows rely on LEDs

The brakes are disc with ABS system


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