Monegros Is a Limited-Series Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE You Can Order Right Now

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To thrive as a custom motorcycle builder, one must be open to change and ready to adapt their business strategies when required. Even a top-tier shop like Tamarit Motorcycles needs to look for ways to keep things fresh and the cash flowing. Whereas most of their projects are fully-fledged one-offs with personalities of their own, what you’re seeing here is acually part of a limited series.
Or, as Tamarit calls it, the Moto Series. Customers can use a configurator on the company’s website to order one of three different styles – cafe, scrambler, or all-out desert racer. Regardless of what option they pick, the conversion will be based on a brand-new Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE complete with its four-year factory warranty. Once the order is placed, Spanish clients can expect to receive their bike within four weeks at most.

Delivery can take up to seven weeks internationally, and production will be limited to just 50 copies for each model. In the following paragraphs, we’ll be taking a closer look at the firm’s desert racer package, which is dubbed Monegros and priced at €26,400 ($28,320 as per current exchange rates) with the donor bike included. Still boasting Euro 5 compliance like the stock 1200 XE, this thing looks eager to kick some sand up into the air.

Even in its stock incarnation, the range-topping Scrambler can really hold its own when it comes to performance. It draws power from a liquid-cooled 1,200cc parallel-twin paired with a six-speed transmission and a wet multi-plate clutch. The engine can deliver 89 hp at 7,400 rpm, as well as 81 pound-feet (110 Nm) of low-end torque to confidently send you on your way.

Its suspension and brakes are also pretty solid, but Tamarit’s gurus knew they could improve these with some thoughtful mods. Although Monegros’ new forks may look like Ohlins parts at first, they are actually a premium pair of Marzocchi items offering up to 170 mm (6.7 inches) of travel. Rear-end suspension duties are now assigned to long Ohlins shock absorbers with piggyback reservoirs.

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Wheel travel in that area is identical to the front end, allowing Monegros to deal with tough terrain without breaking much of a sweat. Higher-spec Brembo calipers were added for improved stopping power fore and aft, with the front units biting down on 310 mm (12.2-inch) aftermarket discs. The 1200 XE’s stock footwear has also been discarded, making room for laced Akront wheels hugged by dual-purpose rubber from Metzeler.

These fresh rims measure 21 inches at the front and 17 inches at the rear. Of course, Tamarit didn’t have to upgrade or refurbish the motorcycle’s engine in any way, but they did install a new high-mounted exhaust system complete with drilled heat shields. To keep the vertical twin nice and safe during off-road conquests, its underside was encased in a protective skid plate.

Furthermore, the bike also received a beefy set of crash bars for additional protection. Wanting to keep the front suspension items out of harm’s way, as well, our protagonists came up with custom fork guards. Glance upward, and you will spot a high-mounted front fender sitting right beneath the lower triple clamp. A potent LED headlight is located in that same area, encased in a sturdy metal grille and held in place via tailor-made brackets.

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Right above the headlamp lies a purposeful wind deflector, and the bodywork-related mods continue at the opposite end. They do so in the form of new side covers and a sizeable rear fender, which incorporates an LED taillight and holds the license plate bracket. A replacement grab handle is also present nearby, fronted by a comfy saddle that’s been fabricated in-house.

The Scrambler’s fuel tank is thus the only OEM garment still in play. We find the stock handlebar and multi-function dash in the cockpit, but they are now joined by protective hand guards to further enforce Monegros’ off-roading pedigree. Then there is the creature’s striking livery, which is sure to get it noticed from a mile away.

For its outfit, Tamarit went with a delicious mixture of white and olive-green, accompanied by pale gold detailing here and there. The orange hue is what really stands out above everything else, though, appearing on the hand guards, crash bars, and rear grab handle. Of course, future Monegros conversions will be tweaked to each customer’s liking, all while retaining the quintessential spirit of this initial build.

If that sounds as appealing to you as it does to us, don’t hesitate to submit your order on the official Tamarit Motorcycles website. These rugged desert racers are sure to sell like hot cakes, so make sure you get yours before they’re all gone! Spending close to 30 grand on a motorcycle may sound ludicrous to some, but a beefed-up custom marvel like Monegros is worth every penny.
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About the author: Silvian Secara
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A bit of an artist himself, Silvian sees two- and four-wheeled machines as a form of art, especially restomods and custom rides. Oh, and if you come across a cafe racer article on our website, it’s most likely his doing.
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