THE World’s Faster Bobber is up for sale, as custom motorcycle builder Thornton Hundred is selling its one-of-a-kind supercharged and nitrous-injected 200bhp machine.
Fully built by Thornton Hundred and featuring many of the firm’s uber-cool custom parts, the auction for the custom machine ends tomorrow night the 11th of November. The bike is up for auction on the premium car and bike sales website, Collecting Cars, and with the current bid sitting at just £24,000, this one-off beast of a bobber is looking like a bargain.
Despite this machine being capable of hitting 170mph with nitrous activated (or 150mph without), Thornton Hundred’s upgrades are aimed at making the Bobber a usable everyday bike. It rides on uprated suspension, with a sophisticated custom Öhlins fork, triple clamps, revised Brembo monobloc brakes, wide Excel rims, and grippy Michelin sport tyres.
The frame is based on the standard Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black’s item with Jody Millhouse and his team at Thornton Hundred then adding its ‘V4 Wide Kit’, before fitting the engine with TTS machined cases, forged pistons, and a Rotrex C15 supercharger. With an injection of nitrous oxide, that figure jumps to more than 200hp, enabling a remarkable quarter-mile time of just 10.49 seconds.
The frame is finished in gloss black, while the tank and tail are blessed with a bespoke livery from UK paint specialist Image Design Custom. An upgraded set of lights was installed, the seat was given custom trim, and a lightweight rear number plate holder and front mudguard were fitted.
The most recent maintenance was in October 2021, when Thornton Hundred carried out an engine oil and filters change, and also renewed the clutch. Prior to this, it was serviced regularly every 100 miles by Thornton Hundred following its custom build.
The auction ends tomorrow at 7:25 pm. For more information, head to: collectingcars.com