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2006 Triumph Bonneville ‘Pegaso’ by Tamarit Motorcycles


Posted on September 8, 2014 by Scott in Scrambler. 14 comments

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After many years selling custom Triumph parts and building bikes under the name 8Negro, the Spanish workshop have decided to rebrand and start trading under the new name Tamarit Motorcycles. With a new name and a new found enthusiasm, the guys chose a 2006 ‘carbie’ Bonneville as a donor for this scrambler project. From it’s initial inception during a round of beers, it has become the showcase bike to show the capabilities of the Spanish workshop – especially their in house fabrication and new parts range. We are glad to present the latest from Tamarit Motorcycles, a Triumph Bonnie scrambler they call ‘Pegaso’.

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After a run of five customers bikes, all built to different specs, it was decided that a bike was needed that could show the skills of the Tamarit crew. A 2006 Trumpy was chosen for the build, with the idea to build it as “a true scrambler”. Once the build brief was decided upon, the bike was stripped back and the work began for the parts required to customise it. A mix of both inhouse manufactured and outsourced parts make for a neat late model Triumph scrambler, which makes a change from the factory Scrambler model.

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According to Tamarit, the majority of the build was taken up by engineering their own componentry, making adequate molds & casts in order to be able to produce the parts en masse. Once their own touches were manufactured, the build didn’t take long at all, it was simply a matter of assembling everything they had gathered together, or made.

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The factory seat and rear guard has been replaced with a unit of Tamarit’s own making, the lines flowing like an old school scrambler bike. Standing proud below that is the Papillon style exhaust, designed for this bike but now part of the Tamarit parts catalogue. Other in house produced componentry include the chain guard, bash plate and foot pegs.

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At the front end sits a set of Renthal bars, with the factory grips being replaced. Perched below this is a 3/4 headlight, and gaiters fitted to give the front forks a better chance off road. A smaller speedometer and turn signals replace the factory units, the final touch being a swap to more capable offroad rubber.

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From an idea over beers, to the launch of a showcase machine for their custom parts business, Tamarita have produced something different from an old favourite. The best way to describe the journey is said best by Tamarita themselves: ‘At that moment we decided to make our own parts, by hand and trying to make them so “beautiful that convey something special as if they had soul “. Amen to that.

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  • TJ Martin

    Hmmmn . Well ….. got nothing much good to say about it . But then again I’ve got nothing much bad to say either . Just another homogenized scrambler conversion on a Hinckley Triumph . Well done perhaps …. but who cares ? [ other than the owner/builder ]

    Now that BMW R Nine T ‘ Highway Fighter ‘ custom lurking elsewhere that desperately needs to be featured here ? THAT .. is a custom ! … hint hint

  • GFOP10

    Who cares? I care! That thing is sweet. Almost any bike that’s not stock has character and gives me something to look at during the grind of the week.

    • TJ Martin

      Thats a real nice politically correct theory that unfortunately collapses under the hard weight of fact .

      A ‘ custom ‘ is defined as a car/bike thats been modified and ‘ customized ‘ way beyond stock and what the original manufacture had ever intended .

      This bike … is more a case of a few checkbook ‘ created ‘ bits and bobs added on with a couple removed in order to pose as a custom . Which coming from the former 8negro rather disappointing

      Nice enough mind you . And like I said … there’s really nothing much wrong with it either . Its just that its not a ‘ custom ‘ .. but rather a parts bin /catalogue ‘ add on ‘ bike .

  • I’m not a big fan of the new Bonnies – too heavy. But I can appreciate this one, for sure. I dig the custom tail-seat. It gives the bike a lithe appearance. I could see riding this on fire roads. The front fender looks very practical – something other builders of off-road customs should consider. It may not be as pretty as a tire hugger or fenderless but I know from experience this type of front fender works. It would work well as a commuter bike as well.

    • Schlitz

      I agree. Ride to work during the week and hit up fire roads on the weekends. Nice simple, proven mods on this one.

  • bobfalfa

    I think it’s too much like the Ossa Street Scrambler of 1975, which was OK in the late 70s
    If they are trying for retro I think they missed

    • arnold

      Please, spent too much time looking at the back end of OSSA s in the first 20 miles before they seized.

      • bobfalfa

        I was talking look wise

  • norton23

    Hey guys, first off, been following your site for years, love it.
    (Ride a bobbed 59 bantam, 76 dt125f, cafe 83 gs550)

    Yeah, this bike has been done many times, and seems to be the go to silhouette for late triumphs. Why not just buy the stock steve McQueen scrambler.

    But this is beside the point, this bike is meant to show case their offshelf mods and parts, for folk who want an easy change to their stock without the chin scratching. Is it customising, for the dude who buys it no, but for our hombres here they have had to build moulds and tool thier workshop for this, which is alot more than many, so in that case job done.

  • arnold

    As a Bonnie rider for eight years now, it is a versatile machine.
    I like what has been done here.
    When I bought it new, I liked the ability to go Thruxton , enduro, or whatever for a minimal amount of money, and time spent putting exhausts and rear sets on.
    for less than a grand I could have a new an significantly different bike.

    Yup. Mr. Manx it is Heavy. No complaint.
    They went bolt -on custom from the beginning, and I think it should be recognized. ald

    • arnold

      Oh and the key starter is on a different side. Odd enough to look at.

    • I hear what you’re saying, Arnold. Everything is heavier than it was in 1964 – including me! That said (even though I said I wasn’t a big fan of the new Bonnies) I still look everyday on Craigslist for a Bonneville Scrambler in my price range. You’re a lucky man.

  • JamesM

    I am sure there a more than a few Scrambler owners who will appreciate having help with thinking about how the parts from this demo-build will look like on their bikes. And like the Tattoo Customs build, a page back, I find nothing wrong with finding ways to grow your brand. Heck, I am not even going to call him out for waltzing around in a boat-shoes… No; the only fault I will find is going to be with having the film crew miss an opportunity to show us how big of a rooster-tail those knobbies can blast out from behind that cool seat.