The Titan – Tamarit Thruxton 900
Turning your passion into a successful business venture is a dream that many of us share. It’s no mean feat, but if what you do strikes a chord with other enthusiasts your life can take a whole new direction. This is the story of Spanish workshop Tamarit Motorcycles success. After the companies founder, a devout Triumph enthusiast customised his own Thruxton 900 he began producing custom parts for friends. When demand for his parts increased he took things a step further and Tamarit Motorcycles was formed.
In the Tamarit Motorcycle catalog of more than 180 bolt on parts, you’ll find everything from fenders to seat cowls. Developing said parts involve a lot of field testing and as a result, Taramit has an impressive portfolio of their own custom Triumph builds. This bike, based on a Thruxton 900, is their latest work and was produced for a customer looking to give his Modern Classic an aggressive urban edge.
“The challenging aspect for us is always to strive for a better motorcycle than the last one made,” says Tamarit Motorcycles
Tamarit began the café racer cum scrambler styled build by delving into their own parts catalog. To slim the Thruxton’s midsection they removed the stock side covers and mounted a set of Tamarit racing plate styled ‘Dalúa’ side covers. The bikes belly is encased by a ‘Son Sump Guard’ and the headlight now sits behind bars, covered by a Tamarit ‘Old Headlight Grill’.
Blacking out the bike’s bodywork was one way of making the Thruxton appear more aggressive, but Tamarit had to make sure the bike’s performance was on par. To do this they fit a pair of their own ‘Boludos’ mufflers and remapped the ECU to get the most out the 900cc parallel twin. To hop up the handling they installed a pair of Ohlins Black Line shocks, transforming the Thruxton’s handling, and fit dual purpose Avon TrailRider rubber. Electronics also received a complete overhaul using a Motogadget M-unit, Motogadget turn signals, speedometer, and switchgear.
Since the bike’s owner wanted to carry a passenger more frequently the Thruxton’s rear cowl and seat were removed to make way for a custom solution. This stage of the build required the fitment of a redesigned subframe. “In order to get exactly what the client wanted, we had to cut the lower frame and to shape a seat from scratch, which would be 100% unique for this project,” Tamarit recalls. The saddle was covered in brown leather and coupled with color and pattern matched grips and a single saddlebag for hauling the owners EDC essentials.
To offset all of that black Tamarit finished the build with a custom made raw stainless steel fender and valve covers. The result is a unique Triumph Modern Classic that easily outperforms its former self and is equipped to tackle the untamed streets of Madrid.
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