Triumph classifies its bikes in four groups: Adventure and Touring, Cruisers, Modern Classics, and Roadsters and Supersports. We have the scoop on the 2018 Rocket II Roadster with its huge displacement engine, leading Triumph’s Cruiser family. We’ve also got the triumph bobber user manual on the 2018 Street Triples from the company’s Roadsters and Supersports group. New exhaust design for the 2018 Bonnevilles yields a lower, richer sound, according to Triumph, and the bikes ride on new chassis and suspension.
And now for the new models themselves. You can think of the 2018 Bonneville Bobbers as stripped down versions of the new Bonneville T120, with the same 1200cc engine tuned for lower end power and torque. The Bobbers’ distinctive floating pan seats are about four inches lower than the T120 seats. The bikes look like hardtails, but a concealed mono-shock rear suspension smooths the ride. The new Bobbers are similar but not identical. The Bobber Black is the more aggressive of the two, with a fatter 16-inch front wheel, twin front Brembo disc brakes, upgraded front forks, full-LED headlights, and one-button cruise control.
Triumph design with a fancier, more elegant look than the Bobbers. The Speedmaster retains the Bobbers’ tuning and relatively low seat, compared to the T120, but adds swept-back beach bars and forward foot pegs for a more laid back ride. 10,400, have improved comfort and handling with greater suspension travel and thicker seat foam. The liquid-cooled 900cc parallel twin has electronic ride-by-wire throttle control and both T100s have antilock brakes, switchable traction control, a torque assist clutch for lower effort, an LED rear light, engine immobilizer, and a USB charging socket located under the seat.
The T120 Black also gets a distinctive brown leather seat. The latest Bonneville 1200cc engine has more torque at lower rpm levels than the previous model as Triumph continues to improve and bring to new tech to the Bonneville while maintaining the appearance of the original late 1950s’ version. The three 2018 Street 900cc parallel twin engine-equipped Triumphs, the Street Cup, Street Scrambler, and Street Twin, present different interpretations of midsized bike style and function. 10,500, as an urban street racer with dropped bars with bar-end mirrors, cutoff exhaust, bullet seat, a fly screen, and rear footpegs.
A removable cafe racer street cowl frees the passenger pillion seat area. 10,800, switches up the configuration with high exhaust pipes, longer shocks front and rear, wide handlebars for more leverage, a larger, 19-inch front wheel, scrambler style tires for varying surfaces including light off-road riding, interchangeable rear rack and pillion site, and a front bash plate. Unlike the purpose-driven design elements on the Street Cup and Scrambler, the Street Twin has minimal bodywork. Meet the 2018 Bonneville cafe racers.