triumph street twin cafe racer comeback special

Comeback special

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

triumph street twin cafe racer comeback special

A bike that screams changes

Comeback Special was our first project up to date based on a Street Twin. It was the first time that a client asked for a Triumph Street Twin makeover. Until this summer, we had only dealt with works based on the previously known Bonneville 900 and all its range, Thruxton 900 and Scrambler 900. Once Triumph Motorcycles added the new water cooled models in 2016, we were forced to introduce new parts for its new range of motorcycles.

The transformation of the Triumph Street Twin, the best-selling and most economical bike in the range, was a challenge for us, as it is one of the Triumph bikes that asks to "go under the knife" more than any of the previous ones.

triumph street twin cafe racer comeback special
triumph street twin cafe racer comeback special

A motorcycle that steals your heart

By the end of June, the actual owner of Comeback Special, Jorge, reached us asking for parts for his Street Twin motorcycle. We noticed that many of them matched with the Bonneville T100 and T120 parts, so Jorge decided to purchase some of them, but that wasn’t the idea he had in mind, he wanted something else, and after a few meetings we decided to initiate project #28.

Before any design, sketch and color were proposed, there was something that was completely out of the question, and that was the motorcycle nickname: “Comeback Special 68”, named after the famous Elvis live gigs broadcasted by the NBC TV Network, highly considered as the forerunners of the concert format subsequently known as “acoustic”.

The rest of it was truly a pleasure for us, quoting: “I want a Cafe Racer to fall in love with, and regarding color range and designs you’re the professionals”. We felt very honored , as Triumph builders, to get such praise from one of our clients.

About the Street Twin parts that we should change to transform our client’s Triumph, the eliminator kit and the turning signals were paramount on the motorcycle makeover. The single-seat “Jerez” model was another of the parts to set, as well as the side cover and the custom numbered oval-shaped plate which would be replacing the default huge side covers. We wanted to achieve a more sporty and swift look so we decided to set the Tamarit belly pan instead of our stainless steel sump guard.

triumph street twin cafe racer comeback special
triumph street twin cafe racer comeback special

Rock and roll inspiration

Of note is that we saw the need to change one of the least appreciated parts of the Street Twin model: the bracket that holds the headlight, with the added difficulty that it also holds the odometer.

About the Comeback Special color, it was inspired by the costumer’s idol, Elvis Presley. So we chose black and gold to recall “The King”, undeniable colors which came with a titanium look, and undefined colors which depending on the light would look silver or gold. Moreover, the speedometer and headlight frames were painted on shiny black, to provide a metal look, something that the genuine parts lack, looking like just regular plastic.

triumph street twin cafe racer comeback special
triumph street twin cafe racer comeback special
triumph street twin cafe racer comeback special
triumph street twin cafe racer comeback special


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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.