Tony Prust showcases functional design
July 12, 2014
By Jim Witters
Photo by Halley Miller
The influence of art on design served as the theme for motorcycle builder Tony Prust, who conducted a seminar on the Art of Motorcycle Customization on Friday during the BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Indian Motorcycle, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course near Lexington, Ohio.
Prust, the founder and owner of Analog Motorcycles in Gurnee, Ill., has had five of his motorcycles on display at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and Museum.
And he recently completed a custom 1949 Indian Scout that is on display in the Hall of Fame tent at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.
Tony Prust speaks at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.
“It’s very good to be here,” Prust says. He has attended the event for five years and spends much of his time in the BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Swap Meet, presented by Federal Motorcycle Transport, agent for STI.
“This year, I was coming to pick up my bikes from the museum, so they asked if I would be interested in doing a seminar,” Prust says. “It worked out well all around.”
Prust founded Analog in 2009 after riding and customizing motorcycles for more than 15 years.
His designs combine motorcycle aesthetics with the detail Prust learned as a trim carpenter, with the goal of producing bikes that look good and perform well.