Triumph will tell you that the Bonneville Bobber isn't a cruiser. Purists will tell you it isn't a Bobber. We'll leave the semantic arguments to others. The Bonneville Bobber is a beautiful motorcycle. It sounds wonderful and its 1,200cc parallel twin makes the kind of elemental torque and lope-y music that never gets old. And despite its laid-back cruisy nature, it is a great-handling motorcycle that works surprisingly well on a winding road. We could call it the Best Good-Looking Fun-to-Ride Motorcycle With Minimalist Retro Styling Made for Cruising and Inspired by Bobbers, but we'll just stick with Best Cruiser and let other people argue about it while we go riding.

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Cycle World's Best Cruiser of 2017: Triumph Bonneville BobberJeff Allen

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