European Bobber Motorcycles

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So since we just talked about Japanese bobber motorcycles, lets talk about European bobber motorcycles. I used to own a Ducati 620 Monster and I loved it but this site is about Bobber Motorcycles and what a Bobber Motorcycle is. So lets talk about amazing bobbers and their history.
  • Peugeot Bobber Motorcycles
  • BMW Bobber Motorcycles
  • Aprilia Bobber Motorcycles
  • Ducati Bobber Motorcycles
  • Moto Guzzi Bobber Motorcycles
  • Husqvarna Bobber Motorcycles (owned by BMW but all production remains in Italy)
  • Benelli Bobber Motorcycles
  • Norton Bobber Motorcycles
  • Triumph Bobber Motorcycles

Peugeot Bobber Motorcycles

In 1939 Peugeot made the P53 100cc with 3-speed hand-change gearbox. To entice the French people to buy motorcycles in the thirties, the French government allowed pedal-assisted motorcycles under 50cc to be exempt from registration and the need for a driving license. Peugeot made a few 100cc models with fixed foot-pegs that look like pedals so that people could break the law and ride it without a license. So when I look at this motorcycle and yes we can all agree the engine is weak but hey the French can’t go that fast anyway and this could be an amazing looking bobber motorcycle.

BMW Bobber Motorcycles

Below we have the 1983 BMW R80 Bobber Motorcycle. I found this sweet German bobber motorcycle a few weeks ago when I talked about Bobber Motorcycle Gas Tank’s. I love BMW motorcycles and if you want a smooth ride this is the brand you get.

European 1983 BMW R80 Bobber Motorcycle in Yellow and Black

Aprilia Bobber Motorcycles

Here we have the Aprilia 125 Classic Motorcycle. If you’re thinking this is not a bobber motorcycle your correct. This is a stock Aprilia 125 Classic Motorcycle made in Italy. Aprilia was founded immediately after the Second World War by Cavaliere Alberto Beggio, as a bicycle production factory at Noale, Italy in the province of Venice. Aprilia became the most successful motorcycle racing brand in history on the 15th of August 2010. This 125cc motorcycle could easily become a bobber motorcycle in just a few days I think.

Aprilia 125 Classic Bobber Motorcycle

Ducati Bobber Motorcycles

Here we have the Ducati 250cc Bobber Motorcycle. This bobber bike had had a lot of custom work to it and this is a v unique ery looking motorcycle. I would call this the most classic European bobber motorcycle I have ever seen.

Ducati 250cc Bobber Motorcycle

Moto Guzzi Bobber Motorcycles

Established in 1921 in Mandello del Lario, Italy, the company is noted for its central historic role in Italy’s motorcycling manufacture, its prominence worldwide in motorcycle racing, and a series of industry innovations – including the first motorcycle wind tunnel and the first motorcycle eight-cylinder engine.

This Moto Guzzi is a little banged up but is amazing.

Moto Guzzi Bobber Motorcycle in Black, Red, and Chrome

Husqvarna Bobber Motorcycles

Husqvarna Motorcycles, a subsidiary of BMW, is a company manufacturing motocross, enduro and supermoto motorcycles. The company began producing motorcycles in 1903 at Huskvarna, Sweden, as a branch of the Husqvarna armament firm which had supplied the Swedish army with rifles since 1689.

In July 2007, Husqvarna motorcycles was purchased by BMW for a reported 93 million euros. BMW Motorrad plans to continue operating Husqvarna Motorcycles as a separate enterprise. This is a classic 1926 Husqvarna 180, 546cc Motorcycle in black and blue.

1926 Husqvarna 180, 546cc in Black and Blue

Benelli Bobber Motorcycles

Benelli is an Italian Motorcycle manufacturer started in Pesaro, Italy in 1911. They are now owned by the Chinese company Qianjiang Group. The great and sad thing about this 1939 Benelli Motorcycle in Red is that the motorcycles they make now are made in China.

1939 Benelli Motorcycle in Red

Norton Bobber Motorcycles

Norton is a British motorcycle marque, originally from Birmingham, founded in 1898. By 1902, they had begun manufacturing motorcycles with bought-in engines. In 1908, a Norton-built engine was added to the range. This began a long series of production of single and eventually twin-cylinder motorcycles, and a long history of racing involvement. Below is a 2010 Commando 961 Sport Norton Bobber Motorcycle,

2010 Commando 961 Sport Norton Bobber Motorcycle

Triumph Bobber Motorcycles

The Triumph Motor Company was a British car and motor manufacturing company. The Triumph marque (trade-name) is owned currently by the BMW company. So yes BMW does own a lot of European motorcycle brands. I used to ride a Triumph T 100 a few years ago and I loved it. I also love this old classic 1966 Triumph T120R Bonneville 650cc Motorcycle in Red with white fenders.

1966 Triumph T120R Bonneville 650cc Motorcycle in Red

About Matt Storms

Matt Storms is an avid motorcyclist, he has ridden all over the world and has had a great time doing it. This site is a hobby of his and he is working hard to grow it. Leave a comment, good or bad to let him know how it is going. Matt also teaches MSF and he wants people to be safe, please wear a full face helmet to protect yourself and your family.
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