We head out to Spain for the launch of the all new 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber, another bike for the fantasy garage?

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  1. Test rode one today… First impression sat outside the dealership was that it was smaller than I'd expected.
    On the road, at first I hated it because of the footpeg positioning, seat was all wrong (but adjustable) and general getting used to the nature of the beast. but after a few miles I found it grew on me quite a lot.
    Most noticeable thing is the handling which is much better than it has a right to be for a bike of this shape. Power delivery is good though not massive, some vibration but not intrusive. Brakes are adequate but a twin front disc would have been better.
    Looks are subjective so I guess you'll either love it or hate it.
    Lean angle could cause problems if pushed hard but I suppose if you want to go round corners horizontally, then buy a sports bike. Silencers are a bit sanitised but no doubt they could be replaced. Gear change a bit clunky but not awful like an old BMW.
    On the whole the bike is a very "capable" and "pleasant" ride but lacks the "wow factor" I got when (for instance) I first rode the Yamaha MT07. (yes, I know they're completely different bikes, just saying the little Yam makes you sit up and pay attention whereas the Triumph is a far more relaxed affair).
    Obvious comparison would have to be a Harley or any of the many Japanese copies but I can't say I've ever wanted to ride any of them so you'll need to wait for someone else for a comparison.
    Nice bike and I would certainly recommend a test ride if you're into this sort of thing. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

  2. nearly every shot of the testers were skidding the freaking pegs on the ground on normal corners at normal speeds , sorry that killed it for me , if the bike can't act the part of being a motorcycle why would I buy it ? I understand it's not a cafe bike , but WTF?I'm OUT!

  3. I really want to like this bike, but I can't. It's a fraud. A watercooled bobber? really. And the Triumph marketing dept boldly appropriates the word "Bobber" as a model moniker. Thats a huge dumbass move. Bobbers were born in garages with greasy hands and beer, But no, triumph puts a sticker on the bike… and proclaims it's the Bobber. A bobber is a style, not a model. the sticker embarrasses me.
    And gaitors on the forks, my god, no self respecting builder would ever consider that rotten rubber CV joint looking crap on their creation. This instant hipster bike misses all the marks in motorcycling culture. <end rant>

  4. '62 Triumph TR6 hardtail bobber sitting in my shed at this moment. Been sitting since 1991 when the helmet law passed in California. It'll be sitting there until the helmet law goes away.

  5. lot's of background hiss on the audio, i think someone turned the treble up too much! (either that or a cheap mic!). would have been nice to hear more of the bike as well.

  6. Leave it to the brits, the inventors of underwear fetishism and all sorts of other faggotry, to wear a pair of men's underwear as a face mask, happy skidmarking mates! ( But really I think the new triumph is kinda cool)……

  7. Truly Bobber art! Great review of old school and all that's new from Triumph. If your into power pipes don't let the door hit your ars on the on the way out. Joey "the greatest" Dunlop RIP

  8. cafe racer really is to beat to recon on..its really bad ass bike il love it..someday i'm gonna build my own..?

  9. not a word is mentioned about this bike being a drag queen when it scrapes every corner throughout the video…

  10. I'm officially having one … never been a performance Bike fan, always loved old school Classics and Custom Cruisers – and I get to have all that wrapped up in a Trumpy Bonneville – what more could a bloke want?

  11. I'm looking to get my first bike. What do you guys suggest? I'm only using it for joy riding. Not commuting or traveling. Just to go out and come back home.

    Been reading the comments and it seems people prefer the function over the style. Personally when I see a bike and it looks boring/bland I get bummed out. I was always under the impression that ppl got bikes to show off more than just a tool to get from A to B.

    What is the smartest way to look at this?

  12. PLEASE EVERYONE, ITS A KIDS BIKE, WHO THE FUCK WANTS TO TOUR ON A LIGHT WEIGHT KIDS BIKE BESIDE A HARLEY DAVIDSON OR INDIAN, 107CI 114 CI 111CI 117 CI CVO IT WOULD BE A CONSTANT THRASH ALL THE TIME, YOULL SELL FUCK ALL OF THOSE IN AUSTRALIA AS THE ROADS ARE WAY TO BIG FOR SUCH A KIDS BIKE, WHERE IS THE 2 LITRE THUNDERBIRD 15% MORE IS FUCK ALL TO GAIN
    TRIUMPH BRAGS ABOUT 72 CI FUCK ME WHAT A KIDS BIKE, THRASH

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