Written by Martin Hodgson.
Great artists are always challenging themselves, pushing the boundaries of what is possible and creating new pieces that require them to go to a place they’ve never been before. When you live in the incredible city of Elche, Spain, with its beautiful historic town centre, Baroque splendour and you spend your days churning out some of the best custom motorcycles in the country, it would be easy to rest on your laurels.
But not the team at Tamarit Motorcycles. Specialists in turning modern Triumphs into cafe racers and scramblers for their backlog of clients, they decided to set themselves a challenge.
Throw off the shackles of a customer’s requirements, liberate themselves from their previous styling and time constraints and see what would emerge. It all started with a simple Google search and the end result is this stunning Dirt Tracker for the streets, a 2010 Triumph Bonneville known as “Superstar”.
For Tamarit Motorcycles they found the vast bulk of their clients wanted either Cafe Racer or Scrambler transformations, both of which have been heavily entrenched in the European scene for decades. So with a desire to go in a new direction they opened up their web browser and punched “Dirt Track Racer” into Google. There they were in their hundreds, no headlights, fenderless, number plates and no front brake, all looking mad as hell; this was something they could get into. “That same concept we wanted to move to a street bike and following some legal regulations”, the rest of the design and fabrication would flow as the build took shape and their growing interest in Dirt Track racing evolved.