There is no way around it; some bikes are built to just go fast. I think that’s the case with this amazing Custom Triumph Bonneville Bobber. The bike is built to get from point A to point B in a hurry. It has a 1200 CC Turbocharged engine, with a 2 into 1 hand-wrapped exhaust, girder front end, and custom Fox Suspension.
Before this bike was modified it was a factory custom Bonneville Bobber. These bikes come off the showroom floor stripped down with an agressive, high torque 1200 cc motor featuring Bobber model specific fuel injection tuning to help give the motor just a little more pep.
Thumbing through my archives I found this Triumph Service Bulletin from February of 1973. Keep in mind, I’m publishing this purely for entertainment value, not for reference or operational use. It describes upgrades they made to their 5-speed gear set and changes in parts availability. One of the biggest challenges for any manufacture is keeping their dealer network aware of real time changes and upgrades. Service Bulletins are just of one of the many ways they all still communicate with dealers today.
I have always been a fan of these retro-styled bikes and vintage or historical advertising or service literature. I think this qualifies as both. Enjoy!
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