Triumph Bonneville Transformation: A Cafe Racer Rebirth by Tamarit

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Triumph Bonneville Transformation A Cafe Racer
Triumph Bonneville Transformation A Cafe Racer

It all began with Triumph’s 865cc Bonneville from their lineup, which underwent a transformation into a cafe racer and never looked back. While the original gas tank of the Bonnie remained, various other components were swiftly removed, including the bodywork, wheels, exhaust system, and brake rotors, along with the standard shock absorbers.

Starting with a blank canvas on their workstation, Tamarit’s bike-modification experts got right to work on the project. They shortened and looped the subframe to enhance Bonneville’s rear-end geometry, adding a sleek LED taillight to the tubing during the process.

Atop sits a meticulously crafted solo saddle, supported by high-quality aftermarket shock absorbers supplied by Hagon. The substantial rear fender is a notable addition as well.

Triumph Bonneville Transformation A Cafe Racer
Triumph Bonneville Transformation: A Cafe Racer Rebirth by Tamarit (Credit: Tamarit Motorcycles)

Its design features a stylish chain guard on the right-hand side, akin to the standalone modules observed on many of Tamarit’s other bikes. The alterations at the front are equally enticing, chiefly due to the installation of the Gullwing fairing right in front of the forks. Further enhancements include a new, smaller fender that is lower down and adequately serves its purpose.

Front-end illumination is provided by an aftermarket headlamp and a pair of Motogadget bar-end turn signals. These LED blinkers adorn clip-on handlebars, alongside underslung mirrors, compact switches, and adjustable control levers. The instrumentation comprises a digital Motogadget dial seamlessly embedded into the fuel tank, accompanied by a set of LED warning lights.

In the unsprung sector, laced 16-inch wheels are wrapped in robust tires both fore and aft. The factory brake discs were replaced with aftermarket alternatives, not only enhancing performance but also adding to the aesthetic appeal. Between the front and rear hoop, Tamarit fitted CNC-machined foot pegs and an off-the-shelf sump guard from their proprietary parts catalog.

Under the hood, the Bonneville’s parallel-twin engine remains largely untouched. However, it benefits from some new breathing apparatus, including premium pod filters and a high-mounted exhaust system from Zard. Lastly, the bike’s livery befits its name, Gotham, boasting a monochromatic blend of silver, black, and white, complemented by Tamarit Motorcycles badges on the fuel tank.


By Aaron

From Vintage Classics to Modern Marvels, Aaron is deeply immersed in the Automobile culture. He is from Kerala and a Man of Few words. He is Someone who loves to spend his free time reading automobile articles and watching TV Shows.

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