Black is, well, still the new black. Evidently, people can't get enough of it...as proven by yet another blacked-out variation of an existing model. In this case, it's Triumph's wildly popular Bonneville Bobber - sans any color but black (Jet and Matte).
Triumph's putting a lot behind the intro of this model with their Back in Black tour that's been running across the U.S. and Canada since this last fall. Rather than host these reveals at a dealer, they're instead counting on local dealers to find hip locations. In the case of the Sacramento event, A & S Motorcycles picked The Vintage Monkey. Good choice!
Last year, we ran a story about Shasta Smith, founder of The Vintage Monkey, and she's done a helluva job creating a really interesting venue with lots of old bikes (Triumphs are prevalent), a garage that will fix your old or newer bike, and 50 foot diameter circular bar with spent bullets that make up the counter surface.
We're not sure where Triumph has held past Back in Black events, but we can't imagine they're better than The Vintage Monkey.
Here are some photos from last night -- both inside and outside.
Inside The Vintage Monkey at last night's Triumph Back in Black tour event.
The Vintage Monkey was crowded with motorcycle enthusiasts anxious to see Triumph's new Black Bobber.
Post burn-out return to the Vintage Monkey garage with the new Triumph Black Bobber.
Black Bobber burn outs!