Pegaso is one of those motorcycles whose story is one of a kind, leaving a print on every work collective. Frequently commented during easy-going chats of the Tamarit crew, is remembered as a curious but crazy anecdote.
By the time this story takes place, Tamarit Motorcycle had already modified a few Triumph modern classic motorcycles, which were serving as a wonderful publicity, around blogs and websites specialized on Triumph Modern Classics, or just by riding through the streets by its proud owners. Taking into account their singularity and exclusive aspects, as the spanish saying goes, it sells by itself.
In the middle of all this publicity, a guy named Paul comes up, who originally hailing from Marseille, was doing an academic internship on a private university from Elche. Paul was a modern classic motorcycles enthusiast, because they would take him to his childhood, when his grandfather used to carry him from the city to the vacation house on the countryside in an old and shabby 1966 Triumph Tiger 100.
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Paul frequently visited blogs that eventually posted pictures of the upcoming creations that Tamarit were releasing, being Dalua the model that dragged his attention the most and made him aware of Tamarit Motorcycles existence. Nevertheless, it was when the first scrambler concept of Tamarit was released (Super Lopez) that Paul decided to take the first step and pampering himself with a Triumph to be modified by Tamarit Motorcycles. His biggest surprise came when he contacted us and realised that we were all on the same city, so the starting procedures were more than swift.
Paul was an energetic being and a truly enthusiast of the Triumph modern classics, so he was pretty sure about he wanted, something that really set all things related to the motorcycle customization downhill from there. He was positive about the motorcycle concept, which had to be Scrambler, just like Super Lopez, but had to feature as well certain elements from other motorcycle that really made the click on him, the dirt track bike Moto Veloz.
One way or another, Paul’s enthusiasm for the bike project was contagious, up to the point of inspiring us to create a brand new front fender, bigger and more aggressive than the “Little Bastard”, its big brother, the “Grand Bastard”. That part would combine the already existing materials on Little Bastard but adding up a feature in stainless steel, providing an spectacular looking.
We didn’t know for sure how much it really cost or if it was a fair transaction but, just a week after we made the first contact and agreeing the first terms he showed up at the Tamarit workshop with a 2006 Triumph Bonneville Carb on a very good condition, which dropped there the very same day in order to begin with the makeover as soon as possible.
There were some parts whose installation were out of the question, such as the Scrambler seat, the new front fender or the Papillon exhausts, the ones that made a very good impression to Paul when he saw them at the published Moto Veloz pictures. Other parts that were also included on this project were the regulation bracket, the black Biltwell grips, the stainless steel chain cover, the Hagon shock absorbers and the turning signals were replaced with a smaller ones, both at the front and rear.
Regarding the paint job of the motorcycle project, there weren’t any doubts whatsoever, since Paul wanted something simple and restrained, and if it is possible, that we would apply on his bike the Triumph anagrama already featured on Super Lopez. The motorcycle was painted then in an elegant white colour, combined with a sober gray featured on the fuel tank and cowl, much for the client’s pleasure. The graphic works were completed with the squared shape custom plate (previously included in Moto Veloz) with the number 27, as an honouring tribute to his grandfather, since that was the year he was born.
The Bonneville motorcycle delivery matched the end of Paul’s internship, and he told us that he would send his luggage to France through courier and that he would return to Marseille on his new and splendid motorbike without using highways at all, just riding the N-340 road on its entirety, waving around all the mediterranean shore until France.
We made our farewells and riding his white steed flew away metaphorically, so that’s why among the Tamarit crew this bike would be known as Pegaso.
We’ve never heard about Paul again, but we would bet a nice dinner he is having the time of his life riding his motorcycle.
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