Bobbing And Weaving: Triumph Bonneville Bobber Vs Harley-davidson Street Bob

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Triumph’s new Bobber takes the factory custom bike to a new place. BikeSocial takes it (and a Harley) to Norfolk...

127 miles into a 130-mile ride home from Norfolk I start making a list. The five things even less comfortable than riding a Triumph Bobber for 130 miles.

  • Riding a horse for 130 miles
  • Riding a mountain bike with flat tyres on gravel for 130 miles
  • Being dragged along a cobbled road on a rope tied to the back of a Transit van for 130 miles
  • Er, that’s it. I can’t think of anything else less comfortable than riding 130 miles on a Bobber. Unless you count ‘riding 140 miles’ on one, which would definitely be worse.
Don’t get me wrong. I love this bike. In many ways, it is the best bike in Triumph’s range. Even prettier in real life than the photos, built like a bike costing twice the money and easier to ride than any custom bike in history…ever. If MV Agusta had unveiled the Bobber we’d have all been coo-ing and fawning over the adventurous, innovative, boundary-pushing design (and that would just be the seat). Make no mistake, this is a landmark motorcycle and it rides as well as it looks.

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I read the whole article and I've read other articles about this too. One was from Cycle World, I think? Comparing the HD Street Bobber, the Indian Scout Bobber and the Triumph Bobber, on this comparison ride race in Spain. Check out the article, it makes for some good reading.
 
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