triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit sombra


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

triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit sombra

Triumph’s crown jewel

After a few Triumph motorcycle makeovers already on Tamarit’s résumé and being able to bring big smiles to our clients' faces by the time of delivery, the dream job arrived.

By the middle of April 2017, we got a call from the owner of one of the Triumph models which from Tamarit is considered the crown jewel of all the Triumph creations, the Triumph Thruxton 1200R.

Fermín (its owner) called the Tamarit Motorcycles office recommended by his friend's setting, to ask for info about parts for his Triumph Thruxton, he didn’t want information about any particular part either he wasn’t really into the makeover world or plug and play motorcycle parts whatsoever. He wanted to do something different on his Thruxton 1200R but didn’t know exactly what changes to carry out. Nevertheless, he was positive about the motorcycle color, diablo red. He definitely wanted to change it.

triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit sombra
triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit sombra

A project from scratch

After a phone meeting with Fermín, he told us that the motorcycle was completely in its default condition, no changes were ever made to the motorcycle, not even the turning signals offered by the official Triumph dealer for the Thruxton 1200 R.

We began the project working on the design for the Thruxton 1200R dreamed for that motorcycle by the Tamarit crew. Once the design was shown to the client and approved, Fermín sent us his motorcycle to begin with the works as soon as possible.

It was a pleasure for the Tamarit crew working with this client, because of his trust in us with barely knowing us and he sent his motorcycle right away after the presented design approval.

4 days after we received the Thruxton 1200R and began to work on its transformation. We had a little advantage on manufacturing parts for the Thruxton 1200R, since months before we’ve carried out another Thruxton makeover called Babieca.

Our fender eliminator kit, the Monaco seat, which is the most significant part since you notice a huge change on the motorcycle, the Apolo exhausts, the custom numbered oval-shaped plates, the Tamarit belly pan and the short fender were the parts that drag the attention the most at first sight.

Original Triumph little turning signals, also original rear view mirror on the grips, exhaust wrap, our new grill for the headlight, six holes holder for the headlight (another default part we kinda dislike on this wonderful motorcycle) and leather grips, were the set of parts selected for this Triumph motorcycle.

triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit sombra
triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit sombra

A magic moment

The client’s choice was shiny black, combined with some slightly stripped areas in order for the raw metal to be visible, a tremendous job of our painters. On this matter the Mónaco seat is a one of a kind part since we wanted to give it the same look as the fuel tank, so we had to add steel plates on the back in order to strip and see the raw color of the steel.

A few weeks after we finished the Fermin’s Thruxton 1200R makeover, we named the motorcycle Sombra (spa. for Shadow). We spoke to the client to organize the public arrival and when the day arrived, we went personally to the airport to pick Fermin up, that’s when we finally met him in person.

Finally, about 20:30 the long-awaited moment came and Fermín unveiled his new Thruxton 1200r. That moment was magic for the Tamarit Motorcycles crew watching the happiness and gratification drawn on our client’s face. That is the dream of the Tamarit crew, the fulfillment of seeing your work being rewarded.

triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit sombra
triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit sombra
triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit sombra
triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit sombra
triumph thruxton 1200R cafe racer tamarit sombra


My Tamarit

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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.