In the 1940s and 1950s, American Bobbers were characterised by the guard of the front wheel being mounted over the rear wheel. The front wheel was then without a fender. The rear, lower finish of the guard was frequently exposed, which the Americans called Bob, hence the name Bobber. The machines were to be more lightweight and hence more powerful by discarding their cumbersome exterior. Added to this: a solo seat. In their casual, unmistakable appearance reduced to the essential basics, Bobbers polarised opinions much less than other styles, like the café racer. This may be due to its easy-going exterior with a laid-back seat position, which is transferred to riders, lending them and their Bobber a great deal of likeability.
That was the approach for our designer Nicolas Petit: The Bobber was to be more powerful, more lightweight and at the same time, emanate an air of nonchalance. The task was demanding, as Bobbers are usually built based on transversely installed two-cylinder V or inline engines, which offer much less structural and design restrictions owing to the spatial arrangement of the footrests alone.
Whoever knows us, knows that we enjoy challenging tasks and shun half-hearted solutions. Especially half-hearted retro! We devoted ourselves to the R nineT and developed a Bobber representing a contemporary interpretation of the Bob Jobs of the 40s and 50s, its appearance losing nothing of the R nineT. The result was a Bobber, which we duly christened with the name WunderBob. An independent machine, which – besides outstanding design – offers plenty of power and unexpectedly agile handling thanks to the carbon rims: all the ingredients for an honest and reliable mate on two wheels.
We plan to present the Wunder Bob to the public for the first time at the Intermot in Cologne in the autumn. After this, it will head to the EICMA 2018 in Milan. Of course, it will also be there for all to see at the Custombike Show at the beginning of December in Bad Salzuflen.
- Footrest system Wunderlich 9T-VARIO (Item.-Nr.: 31430-702)
- Fender front/rear Wunderlich
- Lincense plate holder Wunderlich – Execution either swing or low
- Black nubuk leather seat, tone in tone stitched to match the paint set
- Noble dark blue, glossy paint set for fuel tank, seat carrier and upper and lower triple clamp
- Seat frame tube black powder coated
Chassis and wheels
- Chassis – Wunderlich Suspension 25 mm lowering
- Handlebar Magura, fit to Bobber-Style, modified
- Finest carbon rims from BST
- Exhaust system: downpipes Remus, exhaust Speed Products
- Tyres Pirelli
We have compiled a list of the currently available articles used on the WunderBob:
- 31430-702 “9T-Vario” footrest system
- 31011-001 Wunderlich Handlebar riser
- 25760-402 Clutch lever for R nineT »VARIO LEVER« - black
- 35700-102 Brake clutch »VARIOLEVER« - black
- 35663-002 Wunderlich Pro-Sports handlebar end weights - black
- 27070-202 Clutch and brake reservoir cover set - black
- 26781-102 Injection cover Set - black
- 42751-002 Wunderlich intake grid Le Mans
- 35610-002 Valve cover & cylinder protectors left + right - black
- 42152-102 Wunderlich Crash protectors front wheel »DOUBLESHOCK« - front - black
- 20350-002 Wunderlich Paralever crash pad »DOUBLESHOCK« - black
- 31961-102 Oil cooler guard - black
- 44201-402 Wunderlich exhaust pipe older “Single” - black
- 44850-010 Fender Classic front R nineT - low
- 44850-012 Fork tube cover R nineT brushed
- 28290-302 Swingarm Pivot Cover classic design - left - black
- 34090-004 Wunderlich wing arm cap Classic right - right - black
- 27440-003 Wunderlich Safety oil filler plug - titanium
- 26360-003 Wunderlich Paralever torque arm »VARIO« - titanium
Please note that some parts have been painted accordingly.