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 lastest 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 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 that the last Thruxton projects Babieca and Sombra were made, we got to build another pair of Thruxtons back to back.
We met Manu and María, his couple, we had lunch together and picked the motorcycle up in the carries but most important, we discussed about the future design of the Thruxton. Quique brought to the table a few designs made for the occasion, because the design guys were been working the week before like non-stop in order to have some sketches where Manu and Maria could do the choice. Things went pretty smoothly, since Manu and Maria actually chose the one that was our favourite as well so nothing else to discuss on that manner.
What moved undoubtely 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 sadle 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.
Despite 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 the exhaust wrap, the manifolds were painted with ceramic paint heatproof up to 1200 degrees.
A 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.