Pictured above these paragraphs is the 141st entry in their project archive, completed and revealed a little while back. Going by the name of TurXton, this sexy thing used to be a stock Thruxton 1200 R prior to Tamarit’s custom treatment, and it still retains its original cafe racer allure. The transformation process was fairly straightforward by this workshop’s standards, but it did tick all the right boxes.
First things first, the Thruxton R came with highly capable Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes straight out of the box, so there was no real need to upgrade these goodies. Instead, Tamarit’s gurus focused their efforts on the cosmetic side of the equation, with some fresh bodywork, a striking livery, and more tasty accessories than you can shake a stick at.
Without further ado, let’s go ahead and examine what went on here. The donor’s unmistakable fuel tank was retained, but all the other bodywork components have been ditched while it was being taken apart. A smaller, yet equally effective fender can now be spotted at the front, secured in place by means of bespoke mounting hardware. Higher up, we see Tamarit’s proprietary gyroscopic LED headlight.
However, there are now Motogadget bar-end mirrors and turn signals placed at their tips. Moving on to the TurXton’s rear portion, the first thing that catches our eye is a new cafe racer tail fabricated from scratch. Its design isn’t too far from that of the factory unit, but it did allow the installation of a much prettier solo seat. The saddle was once again put together in-house, using high-density padding and premium black leather upholstery.
It is flanked by off-the-shelf side covers from the shop’s own catalog of aftermarket parts, and the subframe’s underside has also been enclosed to keep road debris at bay. The motorcycle’s rearmost section is home to a compact tail tidy, complete with an LED taillight and Motogadget blinkers. This creature may not be a scrambler, but Tamarit still gave the engine’s underside some protection in the form of a sump guard with circular cut-outs.
Now, it’s time for us to look at our favorite thing about this bike – the mesmerizing custom exhaust system. The pipework is a pie-cut affair made of stainless-steel, gracefully snaking its way around the stator covers before ending in downward-facing tips. We’re guessing that Tamarit also added internal baffles to keep noise levels within acceptable parameters , but this isn’t mentioned in their presentation.
The air intake was due for some snazzy modifications, as well, gaining new manifolds and a premium pair of Free Spirits pod filters facing forward. Taking the TurXton across the finish line is a delicious color scheme, which employs a mixture of black and cyan done in a glossy finish. The Triumph fuel tank badges made room for Tamarit-branded replacements, partially chromed to keep things nice and shiny.
We’re used to seeing a lot more chrome, nickel, and brass plating on the motorcycles built by these guys, but here they’ve tweaked the formula for a breath of fresh air. Although it isn’t quite as intricate as some of their other builds, this restyled Thruxton R certainly doesn’t fail to impress. Oh, and just imagine how sweet it must sound with that new exhaust!