Triumph make some pretty fast motorcycles. The British brand makes some of the best motorcycles in the market today with build quality, style, and performance all wrapped up in a droll-worthy package.
However, for some people, good enough simply isn’t good enough. The Triumph Bonneville Bobber is already quite a hefty bike for most riders in the Philippines. Triumph’s classic-styled bike has a 1,200cc parallel-twin engine that produces 77 horsepower and a whopping 106 Nm of torque. The guys over at Thornton Hundred in the UK thought that it wasn’t enough, and promptly took a stock Bobber and threw the book at it.
If 1,200ccs of naturally aspirated power wasn’t good enough, why not slap on a supercharger? Thornton Hundred put a Rotrex supercharger on the Bobber, but not after reinforcing all of the internal components in the motor. According to the builders, the bike makes a whopping 160 hp. If that wasn’t already bonkers, the good folks at Thornton proceeded to put a nitrous oxide kit on it, bumping the power up to 200 hp—now superbike territory.
Now, Thornton Hundred is no stranger to the fastest this or the greatest that. They’ve been at it for quite some time now, and they’re known in the British twin-cylinder scene.
The bike started out as a pandemic project. It was supposed to be a show bike with general usability in mind. However, after some time, the team decided that it was destined to be the fastest Bobber in the world.
Thornton Hundred shared a video on their YouTube channel showcasing the raw power and speed of its Bonneville Bobber. It’s only a trailer for now, but the team was also able to participate in the Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb event over the weekend. We’d like to see how that turned out.