Triumph Bonneville Gotham Lives Up to Its Name With Stealthy Looks and Moody Colors

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Photo: Tamarit Motorcycles
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As we’ve talked about all the latest projects listed on the Tamarit Motorcycles website, it won’t hurt for us to do a little throwback and examine one of their older builds. The specimen in question goes by the name of Gotham, and it’s the 81st masterpiece put together by the Spanish shop. Even though it was built a few years ago, all the modifications performed here are absolutely top-notch.
It all started with an 865cc Bonneville from Triumph’s range, which was taken down the cafe racer route and never looked back. The Bonnie’s original gas tank has been kept, but the rest of its bodywork was promptly taken out of the equation along with several other bits and pieces. These included the wheels, exhaust system, and brake rotors, as well as the standard shock absorbers.

With a blank canvas on their workbench, Tamarit’s bike-modding artisans dove straight in. They shortened and looped the subframe to tighten up the Bonneville’s rear-end geometry, adding a small LED taillight to the tubing in the process. A handmade solo saddle is placed up top, and the whole ordeal rests on high-grade aftermarket shock absorbers supplied by Hagon. The sizeable rear fender is a very nice addition, too.

Its design incorporates a snazzy chain guard on the right-hand side, similar to the standalone modules we’ve seen on many of Tamarit’s other bikes. The work performed at the front is also pretty enticing, mostly thanks to the Gullwing fairing installed right in front of the forks. We see a new fender lower down, much smaller than the rear unit but still large enough to serve its purpose.

Front-end lighting comes from an aftermarket headlamp and a pair of Motogadget bar-end turn signals. These LED blinkers are worn by clip-on handlebars, together with underslung mirrors, compact switches, and adjustable control levers. As for the instrumentation, it consists of a digital Motogadget dial neatly embedded into the fuel tank, as well as a set of LED warning lights.

Down in the unsprung sector, we find laced 16-inch wheels wrapped in beefy tires fore and aft. The factory brake discs made room for aftermarket alternatives, which bring the added benefit of looking superb. In between the front and rear hoop, Tamarit fitted CNC-machined foot pegs and an off-the-shelf sump guard from their proprietary parts catalog.

On the inside, the Bonneville’s parallel-twin engine remains largely unchanged. It does make use of some fresh breathing equipment, though, including premium pod filters and a high-mounted exhaust system from Zard. Lastly, the creature’s livery is precisely what you would expect from a bike named Gotham – a monochromatic mixture of silver, black, and white. The color scheme is nicely complemented by Tamarit Motorcycles badges on the fuel tank.
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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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