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The 2018 Triumph Bobber Black Unveiled! (Gallery)

The 2018 Triumph Bobber Black has been revealed, and it looks incredible!

Updated August 24, 2018

Take a look at what promises to be one of Triumph’s most successful motorcycles to date: the 2018 Triumph Bobber Black. It’s regular, plain-edition Bobber predecessor has already proven itself by becoming Triumph’s fastest selling new model of all time, and has managed to find a place in the UK’s top 10 new bike sales too. Now, Triumph are back – and since the regular Bobber was such a hard act to follow, they’ve upped their game and brought us the 2018 Triumph Bobber Black. And if you thought the upgrade was a simple black paint job and a few blacked out parts…you’d be wrong.

The 2018 Triumph Bobber Black – The Details

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The most obvious changes are the black parts. If it was shiny before, it’s black now. It’s not exactly the most original upgrade, but the clue was in the title. The new black paintwork covers pretty much everything including the engine, the hand controls, the foot controls, the wheel hubs, the rims, the handlebars, the exhaust system – you name it, it’s black. And black is a cool color there’s no denying that. But to make things even cooler and cruisy-er, Triumph have also treated the new model with a simple but effective cruise control function that operates with a simple three-touch button, for ultimate riding ease. Those are probably the two most insignificant changes. The most important upgrades are located in the front end.

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The regular Bobber has a fairly anemic looking front end, and for the Black, Triumph have decided to right that wrong by scrapping the old 41mm KYB forks and treating the new model with tougher 47mm Showa cartridge forks instead. With better suspension, Triumph thought it would be a good idea to give the brakes an overhaul too, and added Brembo two piston calipers complimented by a new twin 310mm rotor system at the front. Other tidy front end upgrades include a smaller front wheel (16 inch rim) and proper Bobber style 130/90 Avon Cobra rubber.

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Other than that, the other upgrades include some new lighting with an optional DRL LED headlight coming as standard, along with LED turn signals and a license plate light too. Pretty much everything else is the same equipment that you’d find on the standard Bobber, from the chassis to the parallel-twin engine. As of yet, we’ve got no words on the pricing – but you can expect the 2018 Triumph Bobber Black to arrive in dealerships early next year.

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