Top 10 Bobber Motorcycles Showing a Modern Take on Classic Stripped-down Designs

Bobbers originated back in 1930s and their initial name was “bob-jobs’. It referred to the customization efforts which focused on the weight reduction of the bikes, by stripping down superfluous parts and shortening of the rear fender that resulted in the iconic bob tail look.

Since then, the modern bobber design has evolved and was incorporated into the lineups of mass market manufacturers, who want to cash in on the fans of the classic looks. In this video we will take a look at the best production models that are currently on sale, and will show you their prices and technical parameters.

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Triumph Bonneville Bobber and Bonneville Bobber Black:

Triumph Bonneville Bobber and Bonneville Bobber Black motorcycles boast mean-looking styling, single-seat configuration, and adjustable riding position to suit its rider’s size and riding style.

Indian Scout Bobber:
The Bobber is a stripped down version of the highly successful Scout cruiser. It gets less suspension travel, making it more of an urban commuter, than highway tourer, but the perfect power delivery is still ideal for quick traffic getaways.

Harley Davidson Street Bob:

2019 Harley Davidson Street Bob is one of the newest additions to the HD Soft Tail series. It is built on the all-new reinvented lighter, stiffer frame with the classic Softail design.

Harley Davidson Softail Slim:

2019 Harley Davidson Softail Slim is the company’s take on the classic bobber, enhanced with the modern HD technology. The Softail Slim has bespoke wheels, Hollywood handlebars, and chopped fenders with the blend of dark and polished finishes. At its heart, however, is the new Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-Twin with 1,746 cc of displacement.

Motoguzzi V9 Roamer, Bobber and Roamer Sport:

The V9 lineup was launched by Motoguzzi back in 2016 to pay tribute to the builders of customized motorcycles. The initially released models were the Roamer and the Bobber. The latest addition to the V9 family is the all-new 2019 Bobber Sport.

CCM Spitfire Bobber:

2019 CCM Spitfire Bobber is one of the newest additions to the brand’s lineup that follows stripped down bobber design approach but has the performance worthy of its Spirtfire name.

Yamaha Bolt and Bolt R-Spec:

If you want a reliable everyday commuter that combines outstanding performance with the classic bobber design and at the same time will be ideal for beginner riders, then there is no better choice than the Yamaha Bolt.

Honda Rebel 300/500:

2019 Honda Rebel 300 and 500 receive no major modifications after being fully redesigned in 2017. Both modifications retain the familiar cruiser riding position but get a classic bobber design, modern tech, and all-new engines.

Yamaha XV950R:

Yamaha XV950R enhances the retro bobber design with its own individuality. XV350R has a simple and minimalistic build, which also brings a pinch of sportiness to the table.

Harley Davidson Iron 1200:

2018 Harley Davidson Iron 1200 is on of the humbler priced models in the HD Sportster Series. It continues Harley’s return to classic designs and retro-inspired, featuring a larger peanut-shaped fuel tank with 1970s graphics, “café racer-style” leather seat, and 12-inch old-school mini-ape handlebars.

Curtiss Motorcycles Zeus Bobber:

This company was previously known as Confederate motorcycles. They used to built Frankenstein’s monsters of motorcycles and now after partnering with Zero, will create a line of electric power cruisers, one of which is the 2020 Bobber Zeus.


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  1. that indian looks soo nice!! I love it! and that curtiss bike sounds awesome!! 216kg and 450km range is great and for electric bike its awesome I hope it will be good

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