For our “Throwback’” series, we take a look at an older build and reminisce about the story of the build itself giving you a little more insight into how Analog’s collective brain works. When I think about Analog’s history I tend to quantify what we’ve gone through in terms of the builds. They are the […]
Mama Tried… and she succeeded. This year’s show was by any measure a rave success. Flat Out Friday wasn’t as action packed as years passed, but it is still undeniably cool. Every year since its introduction I’ve been able to get a press pass for entry into the middle of the track. It’s a daunting […]
We were on our way back home from Barber Vintage Fest last fall – Tony, Bibu, and I discussing motorcycles, the killer week we had in Alabama, and Bibu’s disgust for anything with sauce on it – when we realized we had forgotten something – to plan our annual open house. With only one potential […]
The Cucciolo Matto shoot will go down as one of my favorite shoots with Analog to date. There have been some good ones, like the ’49 Indian I wrote about last time, but as far as picture quality, refinement, and pure location-bliss this shoot takes the cake. If you are like me, you are a […]
We’re at it again for our 3rd annual Analog open house. We’re saying goodbye to the summer show season by opening the doors to the shop where the magic happens. Be sure to drop by if you’re in the area. We’ll have…. Analog parts swap meet Slow race Falling prices and of end of season […]
For our Throwback series, we are revisiting an older build. Each build is unique and the story that goes along with the bike is no different. From what it’s like to ride, to build, to just be in the presence of one of these bikes will conjure up some stories we would like to […]
Every hobbyist group needs an outlet. For Chicago motorcyclists, that’s Motoblot. It’s our chance to fly the moto freak flag. Old and new Triumphs, vintage Japanese bikes, some neglected Austrian cousins, and of course a sampling of American iron in the form of Indian and Harley are the most popular makes. The street fest style […]
Meet the latest from Analog Motorcycle’s custom vision. The Dirty Twin. The Dirty Twin started life as a brand new 2017 Triumph Street Twin. We are very familiar with the platform – one of our shop bikes is a 2016 model we have been tinkering with over the last year. That includes developing a […]
Going to Milwaukee is like visiting family. Since we are based just south of the Wisconsin border, the state’s biggest city is home to many Analog fans. The show gives us a chance to get out of the shop after a long winter of building and test out new products, displays, and builds that […]
Cone Engineering Kits Now Available from Analog Motorcycles Analog Motorcycles has partnered with Cone Engineering to offer a handful of ready-to-go exhaust kits for your custom projects, including a special BMW /5/6/7 exhaust kit designed by us here at Analog. The folks at Cone Engineering offer a few different options for upgrading your stock exhaust […]
1982 BMW R100RT – M1/7 Black from Analog Motorcycles For a full gallery and list of components and modifications of this build, we encourage you to swing by our build page for the bike. Originally contacted by a client for a build based on the XS650 platform (after seeing the Analog Agnessa build), the client […]
A redo, a rebuild, a re-envisioning, the XS650 Reloaded… It’s quite hard to imagine our builder and owner Tony Prust leaving anything just ‘good enough’ on any machine that rolls through our shop. The story of this custom began when we found an older Loaded Gun Customs build at a local auction. Having known owner […]
Barber Vintage Festival 2016 – Birmingham, AL Photos: Enrique Parrilla (@eparrillaphotos) The Barber Vintage Festival, hosted at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, is the year’s must attend event for motorcycle enthusiasts, particularly those excited by older machines. This year was the fourth year running that Analog Motorcycles made the pilgrimage, but the first year we […]
Motoblot 2016 Another year and another rousing success at Motoblot 2016, the annual custom motorcycle and hot rod show located in the heart of the West Town neighborhood in our hometown, Chicago. Despite the looming threat of rain and temperatures rising well into the 90’s (with a fair share of humidity), people turned out in droves […]
Last weekend along with Whiskey / Grade, we hosted our 2nd open house and W/G Motos Across America tour stop. If you couldn’t make it, here’s a little taste of what you missed. Our friends from Indiana, Janus Motorcycles came up and did demo rides on their fleet all night long. The Whiskey / Grade […]
Click the banner above to RSVP for our Open-House, Whiskey/Grade Pop-up shop, Motorcycle Show, and hangout. June 3rd from 5p-10p. Our last open house gathered a ton of people and that was in the middle of winter during a thunderstorm. Make sure you RSVP to reserve your spot.
Revival Cycles does it again. The 3rd instance of this show gathers even more attendance, a fleet of dirt track racers, and the same par-setting builds in the custom motorcycle scene. We brought our Royal Scrambler, BMW R nineT/6, and the AMA BMW R75GS to show. The R75GS made its way over to Circuit of the […]
We decided that you, our fans, may want to hear from some of the people involved in our little world of custom motorcycles. We have a ton of great partners in this operation and a lot of those people are characters and interesting people in their own right. You may not know it, but there […]
I’m not sure what makes a great motorcycle show exactly. Is it the bikes? The people? The scenery? The beer? The 2016 Mama Tried Show had a pretty good sampling of all of the above. Set in a new location for this year, and supposedly booked at the same location for the next 2 years as […]
To see the maximum custom potential of any motorcycle, all you need to do is hand the bike over to Tony Prust of Analog Motrocycles, and the folks over at Royal Enfield did just that. A stock Royal Enfield Continetal GT was dropped off at Tony’s front door and the rest is… well… see the […]
Ever since we picked up a Simpson M30 for our Husqvarna build ‘Double Take’ we have been in love with the look, feel, and quality of Simpson Helmets. As you may know, we have been trying to stock our shop with all the cool stuff we use and love. Well, Simpson Helmets definitely qualifies. We […]
If you missed Part 1 of The Shaking Hands Kissing Babies Tour, check it out here On my continued quest to get to the AIMExpo I had a couple days to kill between the Barber Vintage Festival in Alabama and my Orlando destination. So I met up with a couple friends while at Barber and […]
As is customary with our new builds, we have to get out and test them before the customer picks up the bike. This abandoned warehouse lot behind our shop seemed to fit the job nicely.
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I’ve wanted to go to AIMExpo in Orlando for the last couple of years. I used to attend a similar dealer show in Indiana until it was terminated. It was a great place to meet people in the industry, make business contacts, and new friends. The Barber Vintage Festival in Birmingham, AL, is typically held in early […]
Analog Motorcycles’ first Harley Davidson custom. I wasn’t sure I would ever say (type) those words. It’s not that the brand is bad… It’s nice to see an American company selling bikes. And their owners are some of the most loyal fans out there. We just never got the opportunity to work our magic on […]
Earlier this year I had the pleasure of meeting Keino of Keino Cycles at the Mama Tried Show in Milwaukee. We had an immediate respect for one another’s craft. He brought a custom Vincent to that show and you rarely see builders customizing Vincents these days, so I was intrigued and impressed. Especially that it was a commissioned build […]
If there is a more Instagram-worthy ride happening in custom motorcycle scene out there today I am not aware of it.
This BMW is special. The build started with the idea to build something that was completely designed and constructed for the purpose of executing Analog’s own design. No customers involved, just Tony and the idea of this bike stewing in his head. We are calling it the R nineT/6. The tank is silver painted on top, and clear-coated […]
The Analog Motor Goods Store has been upgraded! We’ve added a bunch of new parts, a couple new apparel items, all new pictures, and…. We now accept Credit Cards! To celebrate our new site and new shop we are giving 10% off Analog Motor Goods parts and 20% off Analog Motor Goods Apparel and Accessories. […]