What does bobber mean on a bike?

A “Bobber” motorcycle is NOT a type of motorcycle, but simply a style of custom motorcycle. In an effort to make the motorcycle lighter and faster, anything that is seen as extra or unnecessary on a motorcycle is taken off the bike to reduce the weight and give it a minimalistic look.

What is the difference between cruiser and bobber?

Even in the modern era, where high-speed engines are common, bobbers are meant to out-perform top-market motorcycles. Cruisers, comparatively, are ideal for motorcyclists who like to take long, winding trips around the country.

What makes a cruiser a bobber?

To put it simply, bobbers are stock bikes stripped of excess parts and hand-modified by the owner or builder. The aesthetic evolved from the prewar cut-down and bob-job movement, where fenders and unnecessary parts were removed (or “bobbed”) and the rear shortened, lightening both the bike’s weight and its visual mass.

Do bobbers have rear suspension?

All modern off the shelf Bobbers do have rear suspension. A few such as the Harley Davidson Street Bob and the Triumph Bobber have a mono shock system and they do a decent job of hiding the suspension to give the appearance of a hardtail setup.

Why are bobbers called bobbers?

A bobber is a motorcycle that has undergone a ‘bob-job’ (hence the moniker ‘Bobber’), that is, had extraneous parts removed for simplicity and weight-reduction. Thus, bobbers are fairly easy to create from stock motorcycles, as it is an exercise in subtraction for the sake of performance.

Are bobbers comfortable to ride?

With a Bobber though there’s no hiding from the air resistance and after a while it does wear you down. Find yourself riding into a headwind as well and it’s quickly both tiring and uncomfortable. Long 70 mph motorway rides on a Bobber would not be my idea of an enjoyable trip.

Is the Bonneville Bobber a good bike?

The Bonneville Bobber is good, but the Triumph Bobber Black is even better. A fantastic modern take on the bobber style that delivers on every single front so well it could actually convert those who previously sneered at this kind of bike to bobber fans.

What is the fastest bobber?

The World’s Fastest Bobber: A Triumph Bobber With A Supercharger + NOS – 202 RWHP. This is the fastest road-legal bobber in the world, hell it’s probably the fastest in non-road-legal circles as well.

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