triumph bonneville t100 brat style tamarit belharra

Belharra

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

triumph bonneville t100 brat style tamarit belharra

This is how project 38 began

Belharra is one of those projects where the process and conceiving is worthy to be told because of all the anecdotes and people involved in it. Beyond the regular call of a guy who lives nearby and wants to modify his Triumph by purchasing some parts and in the end he decides to begin a full project with us, the Belharra project was beginning to be forged even before the owner was aware of Tamarit Motorcycles' existence.

During a cold winter morning, a pair of French gentlemen showed up in our TMRT showroom. Without a heads up or calling of any kind, these guys decided to visit us since they were classic motorcycle enthusiasts and they were actually doing some tourism around the area (February, what a season to visit Spain). They were welcomed by many members of the staff and from the very beginning we noticed that there were no regular passers-by that came to buy a short or a hat. Only a few minutes after, coffees were on the table and Quique dragged Jose Antonio to translate a cross talk in “frank-english” about Triumph mods, fuel tank casting molds, builders, designs, carbon plates and other concepts from the classic motorcycle community.

triumph bonneville t100 brat style tamarit belharra
triumph bonneville t100 brat style tamarit belharra

A special order

Both of them were experienced riders and shared our passion for the classic motorcycle collective, and above all, the Triumph bikes (actually, each of them had one). It was a pleasure and a truly oasis in the middle of a dull office morning, which ended up in a few boutique purchases and an special order: a Dirt Track seat made by Tamarit for the Triumph Scrambler of one of them, because he was in the middle of his motorcycle build. Once the contact was made, we said farewell to each other with “see you soon”, since both parts knew that eventually our paths would cross again in the future by means of a Triumph makeover project.

A few months after, through one of our contacts working in motorcycle dealers that keep us informed about any bargain that would come up on Triumph Modern Classics we work with, we acquired a Triumph Bonneville very interesting for a project due its cost and because it was a Carb motorcycle, our favorite preference for a donor bike.

The French guys' names laid on the table and we thought about giving them a ring or a courtesy call just to say hello and to ask how the springtime went. We sent them a few ideas and sketches we made for the Bonneville and it really got them fascinated, so they contacted a third person, an associate of theirs that was looking for a bike for him by coincidence. They were so interested in the project that if this third person would decline the project, one of them would take it.

triumph bonneville t100 brat style tamarit belharra
triumph bonneville t100 brat style tamarit belharra

Comfortable and urban bike

Unfortunately for them, this third person, Alexandre, did get infatuated as well by the project charms and without any flinch he agreed to own the project. In just a matter of days, everything was arranged and ready to begin with the project.

Alexandre was well-advised and he checked thoroughly the Tamarit Motorcycle project catalog. His choice, as the other half of the planet was to get #31 BARRACUDA, which along #32 D.FRANKLIN, is our most popular project, or at least the most requested in our project request forms. People who follow our blog and read these stories would know, Tamarit categorically rejects any chance of copying a motorcycle previously delivered to a client, so Alexandre could have something similar to Barracuda, yes, at least regarding the concept, but with obvious differences on the design, color and some of the most important parts. Alexandre wanted something really fresh, with a coastline look to blend with his hometown, Marseille, where he would drive regularly. About the concept and driving, Alexandre firmly wanted a very comfy urban Brat Style motorcycle to ride, but at the same time it had to keep all the classic essence and have no complex at all.

triumph bonneville t100 brat style tamarit belharra

Mónaco Blue

The color choice came through the most curious way, because during a stroll in Paris, Alexandre saw on a classic Aston Martin the definitive color for his bike, a Mónaco Blue, which combined with a pure White ended up in a great choice because of their look afterwards. We felt very comfortable working with Alexandre, because of his proximity, simplicity and a great good sense for everything on wheels made in the middle of the last century.

Classic cars collector, rally driver and motor enthusiast, it didn’t take long before he got along well with the TMRT Team. He even took the burden of making a blitz trip all down to Elche and back just to meet us in person, check how was the work in progress doing and to discuss a few details of the project personally.

One of the details that was definitely a tough nut to crack was the exhaust issue. It was also debated whether to keep and polish the engine covers chrome, despite nowadays everyone prefers Matt Black engine covers, our client wanted a casual and fresh motorcycle, and the shine that these covers provide is unparalleled.

The Triumph bike project was finally named Belharra, a shore area between Basque Country and France where Alexandre fondly remembers his childhood surfing days and wanted to give it a tribute through the motorcycle of his dreams.

One more project riding along France!

triumph bonneville t100 brat style tamarit belharra
triumph bonneville t100 brat style tamarit belharra
triumph bonneville t100 brat style tamarit belharra

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.