triumph bonneville t100 cafe racer tamarit black thunder

Black Thunder

A motorcycle with a Triumph Bonneville T100 engine and Cafe Racer style, designed and transformed by Tamarit Motorcycles.

triumph bonneville t100 cafe racer tamarit black thunder

Riding season

It is a very common trend around the urban motorcycling collective that everything blooms as the weather gets more pleasant. As the summertime approaches, those who own a motorcycle are thinking about using it more often and even to include some modification or improvement, and those who don’t own one, are directly thinking about acquiring one if the conditions and resources are met.

During the summer of 2017, the Tamarit workshop activity was frantic, because indeed, the warm temperatures arrived and everyone wanted to have their Triumph motorcycles ready and shiny. That’s why we had on our workshop up to four projects in progress during that time, Rosso, Comeback Special, Barracuda and finally the bike you’re going to read about here, Black Thunder.

triumph bonneville t100 cafe racer tamarit black thunder
triumph bonneville t100 cafe racer tamarit black thunder

“That’s what I want”

The origin of this project is forged on the public introductions of our previous works, which Dani, friend and client of Tamarit, attended frequently. Dani owned a splendid 2016 Triumph Bonneville, and it was that pristine condition of the motorcycle that made Dani hesitate about leaving the motorcycle to Tamarit Motorcycles right away.

Always escorted by his pack of friends from Elda, Dani told us on every public introduction that the next motorcycle to present would be his Bonneville. A few introductions passed by anyway until the “Black Moustache” one, that was the moment when he dropped the keys on the table and said: “That’s what I want”.

This is an episode that has been repeated many times during Tamarit’s existence. After a public introduction, a client appears asking for a makeover just like the one we had just presented publically or send us some pictures of a previous work requiring a motorcycle just like one of the picture.

However, as has been stated before in other stories, Tamarit Motorcycles does not copy its own projects, those projects are delivered to our clients with the commitment of delivering unique motorcycles.

We had the Black Moustache concept as a starting point, but there were a handful of changes the ones to be applied on Dani’s Triumph Bonneville, first because Black Moustache was a Triumph Thruxton, and secondly because Dani’s project should be designed for a daily use aiming for a comfortable drive as well as a stunning look.

triumph bonneville t100 cafe racer tamarit black thunder
triumph bonneville t100 cafe racer tamarit black thunder

Ready to ride

For example, due the rider’s height we had to discard setting the exhausts on the upside because of the unbearable heat that the client told us he used to suffer, then the Bocanegra exhausts had to be placed on the underside, different from Black Moustache, whose Grand Boludo was installed on the upside.

About the paintjob, Black Moustache Cafe Racer concept was the starting point again, a shiny black base combined with the steel finish stripped down with a saw. Perhaps this technique would sound rude and brusque initially, but it’s not, the paint is stripped down with a rounded saw drawing homogeneous circles and towards the same direction, always without touching the raw metal with your hands to prevent stain. After that, we apply five to seven lacquer layers to fill the steel irregularities and the finish gets perfect and ready to be delivered.

triumph bonneville t100 cafe racer tamarit black thunder
triumph bonneville t100 cafe racer tamarit black thunder
triumph bonneville t100 cafe racer tamarit black thunder
triumph bonneville t100 cafe racer tamarit black thunder
triumph bonneville t100 cafe racer tamarit black thunder


My Tamarit

The dedication we put into creating motorcycles is evident in the operations, techniques, and expertise we offer. Discover the privileges you can enjoy by joining the Tamarit community.

More than 140 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.