triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit julina


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

triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit julina

The mysterious client

The fortieth motorcycle project from Tamarit Motorcycles started in a pretty long and twisted way. Manu, Julina’s owner, acquired a beautiful Thruxton 1200 R (the crown jewel, no doubts), and a little time after riding his bike wanted to modify the Thruxton with some Cafe Racer parts he bought from the official dealer. Manu was truly impressed with the Tamarit Motorcycles parts and accessories, and bought all the range available for the Thruxton 1200 appearing in our catalog : Mónaco seat, Tamarit belly pan, front short fender, rear fender, eliminator kit, etc. All the parts were painted in Silver Ice as Manu’s motorcycle and were sent to the capital city. Who could have guessed when we were sending the parts to the Madrid Official Dealer that those parts would be installed in our project number 40! (At that moment we only had barely 20 projects so far).

Few months would pass until Manu, without telling the Official Dealer, thought again about installing custom parts on his bike. He visited our online shop and bought the just released customizable engine badges. This time would be the first time we would contact Manu, who told us as well who he was and the parts he previously purchased from us through the official Dealer in Madrid a few months ago. He was pretty sure about what to paint on the badges, “Julina” on the big one and a #51 on the smaller one. A few weeks later, Manu visits the shop again and gets the oval side cover, again customized with a golden 51 on black. Unfortunately, the side cover was sent wrong and the spikes were placed in reverse, so we phoned him in order to solve the problem as quickly as possible. That was the first time we spoke directly with Manu.

triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit julina
triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit julina

The project number 40

That call resulted in a great feeling between Manu and Quique, our parts and project manager, and eventually he sent to Manu exclusive pictures of the latest project of that season, Dakota, which was completed and ready for its introduction. Manu was astonished with the looks of the motorcycle, specially because it was exactly the same donor bike as his, a Triumph Thruxton 1200 R Silver Ice. And Quique still remembers Manu’s words: “Would I’ve known, I would’ve given you the whole bike to modify it”.

Manu didn’t hesitate by accepting the project budget and signing the Triumph bike project number 40 of Tamarit Motorcycles.

So be it, we carried Dakota up to Madrid and we carried Julina all the way down to Elche, both Triumph Thruxton R doing opposite paths. After almost 2 years since the last Thruxton projects Babieca and Sombra were made, we got to build another pair of Thruxtons back to back.

triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit julina
triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit julina

Julina, an emotional tribute

What moved undoubtedly the whole Tamarit team was the fact that the name and number of the bike, Julina #51 , was named after Manu’s mother-in-law, who sadly passed away some time before and he wanted to do some tribute and memorial to her in return for all the support she gave him.

Although the motorcycle was almost complete concerning Tamarit parts, there were a few last minute additions.

The Tamarit Oven never stops and for the project donor bike there were new parts available such as the X pipe and the new side covers for Thruxton R, also included and custom painted for the project. An extra fact was that instead of the exhaust wrap, the manifolds were painted with ceramic paint heat-proof up to 1200 degrees.

A Cafe Racer project which we are truly proud of, because of the results and how satisfied our client was, but also for the sentimental background, something significantly valuable for us as well.

triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit julina
triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit julina
triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit julina
triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit julina


My Tamarit

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Cafe Racer

The Rebirth of a genre of British origin that kept half the planet in love, now returns renewed.

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.