Triumph Glasgow has taken inspiration from its previous Bobber projects such as 'The GUN' and the 'Supercharged Bobber', as well as their Triumph heritage to create a high quality, one-off custom Bobber.
To start the Bobber Build Off project Glasgow researched previous design challenges such as Triumph TFC Builds and The Essence Turbo Bobber, and visited the Triumph Factory Visitor Experience for a final burst of inspiration and brainstorming.
Triumph Glasgow's very own Financial Director, Mike Robins, was previously invited by Robin Barr, chairman of Irn-Bru, to the 100-year anniversary of the brand, a brand with a long and prosperous heritage similar to Triumph's. They investigated the connection between Triumph and Irn-Bru and noticed their global coverage, heritage and the expansion of these two lifestyle brands.
This left Triumph Glasgow with the unanimous theme:
"We are driven to build the best Bobber in the world. The Irn-Bru Bob-BARR. Made in Scotland. From Girders".
Martin Rees, Mike Robins, Kernie Shimmins - Design and approvals
Scott Smith - Project manager
James Sheridan - Technician
Naomi Lauder - Marketing support
Simon Cochran - Sales and support
Triumph Glasgow decided to redesign the Bobber using Irn-Bru's most popular symbol of the last 100 years. The aesthetics are designed to appear as a Diet Irn-Bru can, with a polished aluminium look on the tank, created by acid-dipping it with 18 layers of lacquer.
The team has incorporated numerous special features to make its Bobber fit into the Irn-Bru inspired design. Additions to the bike such as the heritage Irn-Bru design and custom tin-pull filler cap and a range of Triumph accessories make this Bobber one of a kind.