triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit dakota


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

triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit dakota

The sportiest neoclassical model

Tamarit Motorcycles had to wait more than a year in order to work again with a project based on the crown jewel of the Triumph Modern Classics. When Triumph updated the Modern Classics catalog, there was one motorcycle that clearly stood out among the others, the performance model for the new Thruxton 1200. The “R” is the fastest Triumph modern classic nowadays, and the Tamarit Workshop was very lucky to work with a Thruxton R thanks to the “Sombra” project, one of our most beloved creations up to date.

Working with Sombra was pure pleasure to us, so it’s been the motorcycle whose story you’re about to read.As we said, one year after Sombra was out of the oven and unveiled, Ramiro, who bought a few parts from us some time ago, contacted us. Those parts were posted to the United States, but surprisingly, Ramiro was born in Spain and lived most of his life in Madrid. After ten years living in New York ( he lived actually on the famous Dakota Building, right next to Central Park and were Lennon lived until his tragic death) , Ramiro is moving back to Spain and he couldn’t left his Thruxton behind so the motorcycle was brought as well when the time for the move came.

triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit dakota
triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit dakota

Exclusivity commitment

He kindly asked us to install the parts that he bought in the past, and also commented that he was thinking about giving a twist to his Silver Ice Thruxton, so he implied that some sketches would be more than welcomed. Obviously the Tamarit design department swiftly made some sketches with design proposals and in a matter of hours Ramiro had several ideas on his desk.

Ramiro was truly impressed by the Cafe Racer project looks even if it was only a sketch drawn on a piece of paper and accepted the proposal immediately, which began taking the Sombra project as a starting point, despite that the project finally ended up being completely different.

A very common episode in Tamarit Motorcycles, when the client falls completely in love with a fresh project already delivered and wants that project “whatever it takes”.

Unfortunately, Tamarit’s answer has been always a categorically negative, because as many of you would already be aware of, even more if you’ve read other stories on this website, is that Tamarit Motorcycles signs a non-written exclusivity commitment with their clients who want to start a project with us. Briefly put, we will never make two equal projects, each Tamarit Motorcycles creation is unique and unrepeatable.

Tamarit Crew themselves turned up in Capital City lands in order to strike the deal and to pick up the Thruxton R on their way back to Alicante.

triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit dakota
triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit dakota

Dakota's radical change

First and foremost is to remove that giant rear fender that includes the Triumph Thruxton R, changing dramatically the rear part of the bike, thanks to the tail tidy and the Mónaco Seat. This rear part is also equipped with the Tamarit Exhausts “Apolo”, made of stainless steel and aluminum. On this occasion, the catalyst had to be removed and replaced by our Off Road part.

Other parts that noticeably achieve that aggressive look are the shortened front fender and obviously our belly pan for New Generation Triumph Modern Classics, whose results are just as the Sombra project, stunning. One more to join the fiberglass team was the official Triumph front fairing, which would provide several options and ideas for design and painting.

Talking about the design and color, it was decided that the engine and rims would be painted in satin black, and the tank and fiber in a chromed gray, but not a regular chromed mirrored effect but a bit blurry, as you can check on the pictures. A vintage styled picture, inspired by the racing cars from the 60’s, accompanied by red stripes that go along the bike from cowl to head.

We’re dying for coming back to Madrid with a completely different Triumph bike than the one we brought and for watching Ramiro’s face when the time for unveiling his espectacular Thruxton 1200R comes.

triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit dakota
triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit dakota
triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit dakota
triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit dakota


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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.