Triumph’s 2017 Bonneville Bobber was something of an anomaly for the brand. Like its popular Bonneville base platform, it blended a smooth and powerful engine with timeless styling, but it also sold quicker than anything else in Triumph’s 115-year model history, ever.
Just announced at EICMA 2016 is the 2017 Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer, Bologna’s interpretation of the genre created by the British. Unlike the original Scrambler, the Cafe Racer is all about pavement pounding and racing from one coffee shop to the next, just as the Ton Up Boys would have done 50 years ago.
Enter the 2017.5 Harley-Davidson Road King Special, a darker, more sinister take on the classic, 1950s-inspired standard Road King. First thing you’ll notice is the deletion of most chrome, from that great big headlight nacelle and down to the powertrain, with just a few choice bits remaining on the engine.