This Triumph T120 Bonneville is the personal ride of Tony Prust, founder of Analog Motorcycles. The creative labor of love, dubbed “El Matador,” took Prust two years to create. While it has a dash of steampunk, it is more traditional-looking than bikes normally produced by Prust’s outfit.
The frame came from a 1968 Triumph and was fitted with a bolt-on hardtail from Dave Byrd. For motivation, the 650 motor is a 1972 spec that was rebuilt by Ed Zender of Morrie’s Place. Maund velocity stacks feed the engine, and the pipes are from Lowbrow Customs. The belt drive primary comes from Bob Newby Racing; the open cover was designed by Prust and Zender.
Prust then fitted the forks from a late 60s BSA. They’re hooked up to a twin leading shoe hub laced to a 19" rim, while the conical hub out back is laced to a 16" rim. The tires are grippy dual-sport Kenda K761s, contrasting with the traditional nature of the rest of the build. Handmade parts abound, including the front and rear lights and the solid brass rear fender, which was fabricated by 7 Metal West. The oil plumbing, tank badges and handgrips are solid brass as well. The immaculate clear coat (with gold leaf and pin-striping) was applied by Brando Custom Paint.