triumph thruxton 1200 cafe racer tamarit babieca

Babieca

A bike with a Triumph Thruxton 1200 engine and Cafe Racer style, designed and transformed by Tamarit Motorcycles.

triumph thruxton 1200 cafe racer tamarit babieca
triumph thruxton 1200 cafe racer tamarit babieca

An enlightening journey

At the beginning of 2016, Javi Valls, a close friend related to Tamarit Motorcycles, had the idea in mind of buying us a motorcycle, but he wasn’t fully convinced. Every time we started the conversation about which changes wanted to carry out on his Triumph motorcycle, we never managed to get something clear.

Sometimes we phoned him to tell him about the new parts on stock, but he was still hesitating. After a couple months with no contact, we reached him again because we had the motorcycle that he was looking for, nevertheless his answer was: “I know the motorcycle I want, I tried the new Thruxton 1200 during my trip to Hong Kong and I have fallen in love with her, so when I come back, I will go directly to the dealer to see it and try it again”.

triumph thruxton 1200 cafe racer tamarit babieca

A white steed

Couple of days later, Javi turned up at our Shop with his pristine white steed. Until then we had only worked with two motorcycles of the new Bonneville T120 generation and obviously we needed candidates for the new models, in order to introduce new parts to the market afterwards. The Tamarit crew proposed a full makeover to the client, but Javi gave it several thoughts before, since the motorcycle was barely weeks old. Finally he decided to carry out a few changes, so we started working with the Thruxton 1200.

To our surprise, we noticed that the lower frame was different from the Bonnevilles, its siblings, a true setback since our first developed parts as the fender eliminator kit and our Jerez seat we developed for the Bonneville T120 were mismatched and useless.

The new fender eliminator kit for the Thruxtons and our Mónaco seat were developed from scratch.

The lower frame was shorter than the Bonneville’s, so it was decided to change the production lines for Mónaco and Jerez in order to distinguish them even more. On the back part of the seat a few cracks were carved to resemble the ones featured on the Thruxton fuel tank. The results were astonishing.

We were looking for the look of a Cafe Racer, so we developed some beautiful conical exhausts and a new fastening system (as they were not the same anchor points either), front turning signals brackets, new shorter fender, headlight grid, mirrors on the grips, smaller turning signals, six holes bracket, anti-heat tape and leather grips. Fortunately, the Triumph sump guards did work for us.

triumph thruxton 1200 cafe racer tamarit babieca
triumph thruxton 1200 cafe racer tamarit babieca

A color with story

The client was reluctant to lose the white color that he loved so much on his new motorcycle. The Tamarit crew were on the same page so no additional color was painted. Also, to emphasize that white color even more, the side cover and the fender were painted in white as well since their factory settings were pure black.

We decided to change the upholstery color to brown, along with the leather grips on the same color and a leather belt over the fuel tank. The results were way better than the black version, considering the original white color had a creamy touch.

Before its public introduction, we had to christen the bike as every other motorcycle worked by us. Someone said that the motorcycle looked like Babieca, the white steed ridden by el Cid. Being the most famous horse of all Spanish history, it was an obvious choice for everyone, since that was the way used to nickname our motorcycles, something that would recall the Triumph motorcycle. The name was clearly ideal, Babieca, the Cid’s mount.

triumph thruxton 1200 cafe racer tamarit babieca
triumph thruxton 1200 cafe racer tamarit babieca
triumph thruxton 1200 cafe racer tamarit babieca
triumph thruxton 1200 cafe racer tamarit babieca
triumph thruxton 1200 cafe racer tamarit babieca

Tamarit Services

My Tamarit

Enjoy a personalized experience when you buy your motorcycle with Tamarit Excellence services. Get to know all the benefits you can enjoy by being part of the Tamarit family.

More than 100 motorcycles built

Tamarit Motorcycles has become the leading builder of motorcycles with Triumph engines in the world, being a referent in its sector.

This expansion has given rise to what is known as the Tamarit family, a group of fortunate people who already enjoy the motorcycle of their dreams and have become part of what Tamarit Motorcycles represents.

The goal is to identify what style you want and how you plan to use the bike. We want you to have, not only a beautiful motorcycle but one that also covers your day-to-day needs.

Styles and engines we work with

What styles do you do on Tamarit Motorcycles?

Cafe Racer: These bikes usually have a one-person seat, clip-on, and a more aggressive posture.

Brat Style: Comfortable for two people and higher and wider handlebar for a more comfortable posture.

Scrambler: These are the motorcycles everyone knows as “the bikes to ride in the countryside.”

Dirt track: An American concept, these bikes are the ones that race on oval tracks.

Premium: Hybrid concepts, bikes we cannot put in only one category.


Which Triumph models do you work with?

We work with the Modern Classics range of Triumph engines.

Triumph Bonneville 900, Triumph Bonneville T100, Triumph Bonneville T120, Triumph Thruxton 900, Triumph Thruxton 1200, Triumph Thruxton 1200 R, Triumph Thruxton 1200 RS, Triumph Scrambler 900, Triumph Scrambler 1200, Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC, Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE, Triumph Street Twin, Triumph Street Scrambler, Triumph Speed Twin, Triumph Bobber y Triumph Bobber Black.

Do I need to have a motorcycle?

A) If you already have a motorcycle (Triumph Modern Classics), we pick it up at your doorstep and bring it back once the transformation is finished.

B) If you do not have a motorcycle, we buy one in the origin country and bring it to our facilities to transform, open the engine and replace all the components.

Price, shipping and deadlines

What is the price of a Tamarit project?

The price of Tamarit motorcycles is calculated based on the parts included in the project and the hours of work required for each motorcycle. You can check the prices by filling out the quote form on our website.

How are the motorcycles shipped?

Motorcycles are picked up and shipped to your doorstep. We have a worldwide transport company and we can pick up or send a motorcycle to any part of the world.

How long does it take to complete a project?

On average, Tamarit motorcycles take between 90 and 180 days to complete, during this time the future owner of the motorcycle receives a weekly/biweekly report on the construction status of the project.

Tamarit projects warranty

Once you receive your Tamarit motorcycle at your doorstep, you will be able to enjoy it with no worries for a year.

Tamarit motorcycles are delivered with a one-year warranty for the transformation, during which time our team provides personalized support for all motorcycles.