Motorcycle News - Krugger hardtails the Triumph Bonneville Bobber
But what happens when Krugger turns his hand to a manufacturer commission—with strict orders not to apply the grinder to the frame, or loosen the engine bolts? This hardtail Bobber is the answer, built for Triumph Benelux and infused with a touch of drag bike style.
There was just one catch: the bike had to be finished before the 2018 motorcycle show season, which is starting right now. But despite this tight schedule, Krugger has managed to pack the Bobber with intricate details and factory-level custom finishing.
This one has been located under the seat, and is neatly hidden. Total fuel capacity has been increased from 9.1 to a most useful 16 liters and there’s a lovely touch with the logos on the main tank—they’ve been carved from Neoprene by the creative engraving studio Atelier 8185.
To get the seat to fit snugly against the frame, Krugger has reversed the support arm—a relatively simple solution that works brilliantly. The standard seat base has been recovered in a stunning black hide by Wildhog.
The Bobber is famous for its straight-line speed: indeed, the centerpiece of the launch event in London was an indoor drag race. Still, Krugger has freed up a little extra power via a custom INOX exhaust system, with 53mm diameter pipes and megaphone mufflers.
The wheels are 18-inch Arlen Ness alloys—3.5 at the front, and 5.5 at the rear, with matching Arlen Ness brake discs. The tires are Dunlop’s super-sticky Sportmax pattern, with special ‘scarving’ and even the Krugger logo discreetly embossed—a trick we haven’t seen before.
The rest of the Bobber is sprinkled with Triumph’s own accessory parts, from the grips to the LED headlamp with aluminum bezel—and even less noticeable hard parts like the oil plug, front brake cylinder cap and clutch cable brackets. The bars are standard, but have been inverted to accentuate the low-slung vibe.
Krugger would like to thank Triumph Motorcycles B.V., Dunlop, Qwart, Wildhog, Atelier 8185 , SBV Tools, Arlen Ness and Carrosserie Counotte.
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May 9, 2018 at 09:37AM