Custom bikes, when done right, are something of a riding aficionados dream as much as it is for the beginner and when Royal Enfield set up shop in Milwaukee and rolled a 2014 Continental GT up to Tony Prust’s door, they made an excellent choice.
With no limitations on how Tony could build apart from only having six weeks to have it done for the ‘Mama Tried’ show and with the Continental’s already ‘café racer’ look, Tony went to work. Playing with some ideas, he remembered that there was an ice racing event at the show, so he decided to go for a scrambler-style bike with studded tires for the ice. He started with the geometry of the bike; he lifted the front end so that the forks sit at the top of the top triple while he altered the triple to hold a set of risers and Moose Racing aluminum bars. Since this added nearly two inches of lift, Tony lifted the back by 1.5 inches so that it would be level; he also inserted G3-S custom shocks into the back and he says that it is “probably the best handling Royal Enfield on the planet.”
He powder coated the stock Excel aluminum rims and left a set of Continental TKC80 tires on them for cruising on the road. Tony also, with his innate Analog style, ditched the EFI system and fitted an Amal carb conversion from Hitchcocks Motorcycles. It just gives it that extra boost and smooth feel. To give it a bit more power, he ordered performance cams, valve springs and a CDI box. He also added a high-mount exhaust system that made it look like a straight pipe which lends to the cool aesthetic of the bike. As for the lighting, he went with a 4.5-inch aftermarket headlight and added a new version of Analog’s ‘Revolver’ taillight that isn’t on the market yet.
By using Biltwell Whiskey Throttle handles and adding Lowbrow Customs’ classic GT Grips in oxblood red, he set the color scheme for the entire bike; which included the color for the seat and bar wrap. Teaming up Kiel’s Kustoms for the paint, they went for low-key mix of grey and silver that stunningly contrasts the leather and rubber. All-in-all a truly beautiful bike that I am sure many of you, like us would like to ride. Kudos to Tony Prust from Analog Customs.
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