The factory Bonneville Bobber has been a staggering success. In the first month of its launch, it became the fastest-selling motorcycle in the 115-year history of the marque.
But there’s more than one way to bob a Triumph. This compact, chunky machine comes from BAAK Motocyclettes of Lyon in France, and it’s based on the current model Bonneville T120 Black.
So why design a new Bonneville bobber when Triumph already sells one? According to BAAK’s main man Julien Demaugé-Bost, they wanted to approach a bobber build from a different direction—and show what could be done with the T120 Black.
“The Triumph Bobber already has a strong personality,” he points out, “so we decided not to use that base.”
Baak wowed us a year ago with their immaculate Bonneville sidecar conversion, which was chock-a-block with fine detailing and engineering.…