triumph bonneville t100 brat style tamarit dfranklin

D. Franklin

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

triumph bonneville t100 brat style tamarit dfranklin

The latest Bonneville to join

Once a project is finished, it is a must for us to carry several tasks such as the corresponding photo shoots, both indoors and outdoors, the introduction party in our headquarters and of course, this story you’re reading at this very moment.

If you have read previously some motorcycle stories written by us, you would think that we always write the same: all of them are “the most beautiful” and “spectacular” up to date. There’s some truth in those words, since D.Franklin is the last one to join our garage and we genuinely feel like a kid in the candy store. Nevertheless, this motorcycle is different, you would never dare to say which of your children is the prettiest since you love them equally, but we would dare to state that this one goes directly to our Top 3, so not the prettiest, but one of the prettiest for sure.

By the end of September, once the motorcycle / summertime maelstrom wore out and waters were placid for us again, Mariano Esquitino turned up at our headquarters. He was an acquaintance of ours, and we knew that he had a barely used Triumph Bonneville, with only 3800 km on its wheels in ten years. Unfortunately, this motorcycle has been parked by the sea most of its life so all the trims and chromed parts were almost devoured by the rust.

triumph bonneville t100 brat style tamarit dfranklin
triumph bonneville t100 brat style tamarit dfranklin

A very classic bike

Mariano just wanted a little makeover, but after watching all our previous works was being infatuated little by little, specially by our last project introduced by that time, Barracuda.

What in the beginning was a change of indicators, handlebars and fix chopped, became a whole project. Our pre-project process was very easy, as Mariano was a real gentleman, and it became even clearer when he said: "Surprise me, I'll let you advise me".

We wanted D.Franklin to be a classic brat style motorcycle, regarding both shapes and colors. We polished and re-chromed all the default parts, so the valve cover, the fork legs, the metallic springs between the crowns, the ¾ headlight case, chain cover, front and rear rims and hubs were re-chromed as well.

triumph bonneville t100 brat style tamarit dfranklin
triumph bonneville t100 brat style tamarit dfranklin

Craftsmanship

In addition, we opted for cutting down the frame and making a shorter double seat and to place some Tamarit parts all around the bike such as front and rear fenders, the Hummer sump guard and the Bocanegra exhaust. The crowns were remade in aluminum and the tyres chosen were the Continental TKC80.

On the front side, a 22mm Tomassetti classic cross handlebar and a beautiful white Kosso speedometer were the chosen parts to install. Other parts that were placed on the bike were the grip turning signals and rear view mirrors, the handlebar electric switches by Motogadget and the previously mentioned: the chromed crowns, springs and headlight case.

Regarding the paint job, we wanted something really restrained, sometimes “less is more” and we opted for a gray titanium color, that would match perfectly with the chromed parts previously mentioned and the parts as well which were gold plated: front fender bracket, headlight case ring, fuel tank cap, fuel tank emblem and the carburetor caps.

Talking about the Triumph Bonneville seat upholstery, it wasn’t an easy choice between black or brown, because on this Triumph bike project the upholstery was essential, taking into account that several parts should be covered in leather. Finally we chose brown as color and diamond shapes on the padding, same pattern on both sides of the fuel tank. Moreover, other parts that were upholstered were the handlebar and the grips. The only requirement that Mariano asked us was the inclusion of a set of bags to carry stuff while commuting to the office, since he previously had horrible sacks made of cord but he told us that he found them very handy. The sacks were replaced by a gorgeous leather suitcase to use on a day to day basis.

triumph bonneville t100 brat style tamarit dfranklin
triumph bonneville t100 brat style tamarit dfranklin
triumph bonneville t100 brat style tamarit dfranklin
triumph bonneville t100 brat style tamarit dfranklin

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My Tamarit

Enjoy a personalized experience when purchasing your motorcycle. Learn about the operation and all the benefits you can enjoy when you buy a Tamarit.

Style

Brat Style

Designed to be more comfortable, without losing an iota of esthetics and exclusivity.

More than 120 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.