When thinkers get together – over beer – ideas start flying around: some of them good, some of them not so good. But when a group of motorcycle-riding friends got together in Spain, a novel idea was thrown into the mix. “Why don’t we start building our own motorcycles?”
Happily, they did. The result has grown to become Tamarit Spanish Motorcycles: bike builders focused on tooling parts and cycles for café racers worldwide. And this is their latest custom design.
The company’s new Triumph Pegaso turns a 2006 Triumph Bonneville into an off-road worthy ‘Scrambler’ with capability to match its gorgeous looks. Those meaty tires won’t escape your attention nor the re-routed Papillon side exhaust. But some of the other modifications are a bit more subtle.
The seat and rear guard have been swapped out for a Tamarit-built unit. A skid plate now resides under the front of the frame, complemented by new foot pegs and a rear chain guard. A Renthal handlebar replaces the factory unit atop the fork with a new headlight perched below as well as fork gaiters and a new front fender.
Engine performance, as far as we can deduce, hasn’t changed however. The Pegaso packs the Bonneville’s 790cc inline-twin engine, generating 62 horsepower and 44 lb-ft of torque, mated to a Triumph five-speed gearbox.
It might not be the most daring motorcycle you’ve ever seen, but it presses all the right buttons, and admittedly…we’d rock one any day. Like it? Tamarit only built one, so you’d better act fast.