Triumph Bonneville Bobber based cruiser spied in Spain
The new cruiser is likely to replace the aging America and SpeedMaster.
Triumph Motorcycles is eyeing the traditional American cruiser market with a new Bonneville Bobber-based variant. The product in question has been recently spotted testing in Spain in the vicinity of the brand’s test facility.
The Triumph logo on the pillion backrest and the ‘1200 Bonneville’ badge on the engine clearly give away the prototype’s identity. Compared to the Bonneville Bobber which world premiered at last year’s EICMA in Milan, the upcoming cruiser will receive comfortable seats for two, forward set rider footpegs for traditional cruiser ergonomics, taller handlebar, new rear subframe, deeper headlamp cowl, and so on.
The T120 parallel-twin 1,200 cc liquid-cooled 8-valve engine is derived from the Bobber. On board the existing motorcycle, the motor is paired with a 6-speed transmission and is tuned to deliver 77 PS and 106 Nm of torque. Like the Bobber, the cruiser employs telescopic front and monoshock rear suspension systems.
The prototype is devoid of makeshift elements, suggesting that it is not far away from entering production. Considering that Triumph America and Speedmaster don’t comply with Euro-4 emission norms, the new Bonneville Bobber-based cruiser is expected to replace them towards the end of this year.
Triumph Bonneville Bobber was launched in India earlier this year at INR 9.09 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Expect the cruiser variant to enter our market a few months after its international debut at a price slightly higher than that of the Bobber.