Triumph has pretty much mastered the concept of modern retro motorcycles and they now extend the Bonneville range with yet another concept from the yesteryear - the Bobber. Born in the post war era of the 40s, the 'Bobbing' was a common phenomenon, which involved hacking away at all unnecessary bits of the motorcycle in your shed to make it lighter and tune the engine to make it go quicker. A manufacturer produced Bobber, in that sense, is a bit of a misnomer. However, in today's scenario walking into a showroom and picking out a ready made Bobber should appeal quite a lot, especially with the long list of accessories that Triumph promises to make available with it to personalise your Bobber. In case you are wondering, yes the Bobber shares its engine with the T120, however, it is in a different state of tune to allow for a more torquey nature and no, the rest of it isn't a skin job. The Bobber gets a new frame and suspension to ensure its distinct character.Amongst other things, the floating single seat catches your eye first up. And apart from looking cool, with its brushed aluminium seat pan, it also manages functionality like allowing for 30mm of adjustment. You can choose to sit further back and lower or closer to the handlebar and slightly higher. Higher, of course, is only a relative description here as you can plant both your feet flat on the ground quite easily. The flat handlebar is within easy reach from the forward position for most and in case you like to reach out to the bars or are taller, you could slide the seat back. Even the instrument cluster has a little clip, which allows you to adjust the angle of the cluster facing you. Even the headlamp is a more traditional halogen set up without the LED daytime lamp. Apart from the usual details, the Bobber gets a hard-tail like styling with the monoshock hidden under the seat and the rear wheel hub has a drum brake inspired style to it. There are even more touches like the battery box and the rubber dust covers on the front suspension that shows their attention to detail.Swing a leg over and there's some old-school detailing that awaits you. The ignition key sits on the side of the motorcycle just in front of the side boxes to allow minimal clutter around the instrument panel. The switchgear is familiar as is thumbing the starter button to bring the 1200cc, twin to life. What is different is the beat that the motor settles into at idle with the slashed exhausts letting you listen in much closer to the action. Fortunately, the English had anticipated their luck with the weather and equipped the test motorcycles with heated grips (you can toggle through low or high heat levels), which could be turned on using a dedicated button. Something that proved to be the most used feature for most journalists. Pulling the light clutch in to engage first and roll out with the throttle map set to 'Road'. Heading out of Madrid was a bit tricky with a number of roundabouts and direction changes before getting out on the motorway. As my palms were getting warmed up and I was getting used to the slight steady blast of cold air whistling up my sleeves, the Bobber was settling in to peak operating temperatures too. More importantly, it allowed me an introduction to its incredibly agile chassis and rather low clearance. The thing is, when you look at the Bobber with its chopped, ridged fenders and long wheelbase with the rear wheel almost sticking out as a separate piece, you expect it to be slow with its dynamics. This one, however, afforded enough confidence to lean over to maximum angle within five minutes of riding it. The low centre of gravity and the 16-inch rear wheel combine to make it superbly flickable and it almost instantly feels like the pegs are too low as they grind the road surface.Out on the motorway though, the Bobber gathers pace quickly with the 76bhp and 105Nm of torque combining well to provide a fair amount of mid range poke. Incidentally, this is also where the soundtrack from the slashed exhaust pipes is the best with enough power on top in case you want to get a move on. In fact, revving the twin-cylinder motor is pointless as there is little performance to be extracted and refinement fades away rather quickly. However, get up to triple digit cruising speeds on the motorway and engage sixth and you could be pottering along with the engine clocking around 3000 revs. But it was the bit after that, the narrow highways through the hills that really surprised me. Moving through second and third corners is a breeze with the bike willing to lean over and change direction at the slightest hint of it. The midrange provides a great deal of torque to carry you through as you get used to broad torque band it has on offer. On flawless tarmac, even the tiniest most desolate back-road in the Spanish countryside, there was little to complain about with the suspension set up, although the limited travel on the rear may be a bit of a bother on Indian roads. What I could complain about though is the brakes that lacked bite (they were fairly new motorcycles), which combined with the easy engine braking to make for a couple of hairy moments around tighter corners going downhill. That is being a bit nit-picky and we do expect the brakes to be stronger on a motorcycle that has done a few kilometres to give the pads a bit of a scrubbing. Purists may scoff at the fact that a Bobber should never be something you can buy from a showroom, but to have this sort of styling and reliability from a motorcycle is something a motorcycle built in a shed cannot claim. One bit that does go against Triumph here though is the fact that they managed to put all their resources to make a 'Bobber' which ended up weighing more than the T120, the bike that it is loosely based on. However, in India, we should be lapping up this incredibly detailed styling, something that one would've had to pay a custom builder a lot of money to achieve. And with prices starting at Rs 9.09 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), it is a tempting option.Price\: Rs 9.09 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)SpecificationEngine\: 1200cc, petrol, 76bhp, 105Nm, 6MFuel tank\: 9.1litresTyres\: 100/90 R19 (fr); 150/80 R16 (rr)Brakes\: 310mm disc (fr), 255mm disc (rr)Kerb weight\: 228kgScore\: 8/10VerdictThis is as hipster as it gets. The Bonneville Bobber, apart from being brilliantly styled and well detailed also moves well and has is incredibly chuckable around corners. Priced at Rs 9.09 lakh (ex-showroom), which makes it a superb option.