The story to tell today, is about a very special bike to us. It’s true that all the bikes we make are special for the Tamarit Crew, but this one, because its emotional grounding and foundations it could be placed two steps above the rest, since its the first of our creations that comes back to our workshop to be modified again. And the bike to work with was the one and only Thruxt8n, Tamarit’s prime opera, the motorcycle which 6 years ago started everything we know today as Tamarit Motorcycles.
Talking about this bike, I would like to speak not as Tamarit Motorcycles, but on a personal basis. Tamarit Motorcycles is lucky somehow, by not having (yet) an amount of work that still permits not making projects mechanically and on a soulless way. Despite we’ve made more than 30 projects so far, we still get involved at 100% with our projects, applying on every part installed, every coloured line drawn our feelings and emotions along with the client. That’s why each motorcycle that comes out from our garage becomes a friend, something ours, a travelling companion due the long time spent together and the ups and downs that leaves behind, and I say behind, cause most of our motorcycles we create leave for good, saying goodbye to them being aware that we will never see each other again, apart from a few exceptions. Maybe you will think that is overused catchphrase, but for me, those motorcycles are my children, my legacy, and beyond the money issue and the economic reasons we work for, for me, the greatest reward I could get is the smile that appears on our clients face, when the time for unveiling their dream bike comes, surrounded by relatives and friends.
This happiness, excitement and joy overflow is one of the matters that pushes me to top each bike we make, to keep striving for making that unveiling always a smile-maker.
Quique Berna (Fall, 2017)