Customized Bimota Mantra by Chicago’s Analog Motorcycles

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Bimota DB 3 Mantra

Analog Motorcycles Custom Mantra Transforming weird wonderful.

Photographer. Andrew

The true art of the motorcycle may never been so elegantly expressed as it has by Italy’s Bimota . The boutique builds incredible chassis and them with high-performance from various manufacturers for a of passion-inciting low-production hits.

But blew it at least once. The introduced in 1995, was a Ducati 900 Sport-powered machine that, puzzled everyone with its looks.

Luckily, underneath it was Bimota, based on the stellar but with a gorgeous oval-tube frame (instead of steel) and a claimed dry weight of just 381

In other words, the perfect to customize. “Yeah, it’s one of the bikes they ever builder Tony Prust of Analog Motorcycles says of the also known as the DB3. “I know what they thinking. But I wasn’t really it’ so much as I liked that customizes Bimotas. They’re

For me, it was a bit of a sacrilegious thing to do. And there a few quirky things on this bike, a leaky tank and mileage, etc. that it okay to customize.”

Prust has a varied background includes fine woodworking and work for the band Chevelle, the for which, Sam Loeffler, is a good and motorcycle fanatic.

“Sam me to find something crazy to do a on,” Prust says. “I him pics of the ’96 Mantra I found for He couldn’t see the potential: ‘No way. thing is too ugly.’” But not long Loeffler bought a Tesi 3D and a Bimota fan.

The project was launched.

“That was one of the best that Bimota made, so I wanted to stick that,” Prust reveals. I knew that I wanted to the rear section from a subframe to a continuous aluminum-trellis frame. I researched and found the material I could use to match the frame.”

The retro look he was demanded wire-spoke wheels, and quite a bit of digging, he landed a set of Alpinas for an early Monster could be modified to fit the Bimota and Paioli fork.

Bodywork was next. “I wanted it to a classic Ducati ’70s Sport appearance,” Prust “But the frame of the DB3 was a much shape. I started by making a buck and carving out the idea as of my vision.” He subbed out the metal to Mike Ardito, who also the tailsection.

Meanwhile, the air-cooled was treated to a rebuild by Ducati and punched out to 944cc. Keihin FCR feed those bigger while handmade exhausts 3-inch baffles and Biltwell set the glorious noise free.

Lower adjustable Speedy clip-ons carry ISR controls brake master working on front calipers and custom discs), and the rearsets are exquisite pieces adapted from a application.

Final touch was the Analog name spelled in the font.

“After all was said and we came up with the name he explains. “There already is a and 3.1 made it seem like it enough of a revision!”

Bimota DB 3 Mantra
Bimota DB 3 Mantra
Bimota DB 3 Mantra
Bimota DB 3 Mantra
Bimota DB 3 Mantra

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