Rebels Uncaged: Tony Prust’s El Matador Sport

Analog Motorcycles' custom Triumph for Rebel Yell Bourbon

El Matador Sport by Analog Motorcycles
El Matador Sport by Analog MotorcyclesRebel Yell Bourbon

Commissioned by Rebel Yell Bourbon, Tony Prust of Analog Motorcycles had the task of building a loud bike with an uncaged spirit. So, working out of his shop in Chicago, IL, he revisited an old favorite. He dubbed the 1972 Triumph Bonneville Bobber "El Matador". Four years later, enter El Matador Sport, a 2.0 version of one of his personal favorites, using a 2005 Bonneville that's fun to ride and able to handle whatever's thrown at it.

“Our design fundamentals are not only aesthetics, but also usability,” Prust said. “I find that customers tend to use the bikes if they’re comfortable on them, so the more comfortable and normal the motorcycle is as far as functionality, the more they’re going to use it. And that’s what I do. I build bikes to be used.” With this spirit and a long, arduous road ahead of him, Tony set out to build a better version of a bike he loved, and felt was near perfect.

El Matador Sport by Analog Motorcycles
El Matador Sport by Analog MotorcyclesRebel Yell Bourbon

The front end is swapped with a GSXR set of triples and forks, with front and rear hubs laced to a new set of 17" rims sporting custom Buchanans spokes and G3-S shocks, to perfect the stance of the bike. The tail features Analog number plate side covers and A3T LED taillight assembly.

Staying true to Triumph details, many of the parts were supplied by British Customs, including the chain guard, billet clutch guard, lifter arm cover, tank knee pads and Drag Pipe exhaust system. For an original look, the engine was torn down and wrinkle powder coated black, with a milled out sprocket cover.

El Matador Sport by Analog Motorcycles
El Matador Sport by Analog MotorcyclesRebel Yell Bourbon

The seat pan is hand formed, with a brass-covered trunk perfect for a tool kit, gloves, a bottle of water or alternative hydration. Other features include a steel front fender and custom fender mounts, a Moto Gadget Tiny Speedster speedometer, Moto Gadget M-switch minis, M-blaze pins and M-unit for electronics. Finishing touches include knurled black rubber grips, brass engine tag and throttle assembly, and a custom paint job. This bike is a power machine, with the type of handling tailor-made for rebels everywhere.

El Matador Sport (El Matador 2.0) was built as a part of the Rebels Uncaged motorcycle giveaway sponsored by Rebel Yell Bourbon, the Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey that encourages its drinkers to never go quietly. It is one of four bikes up for grabs, and you can enter daily for a chance to win it at RebelsUncaged.com now through September 30, 2016.

El Matador Sport by Analog Motorcycles
El Matador Sport by Analog MotorcyclesRebel Yell Bourbon
El Matador Sport by Analog Motorcycles
El Matador Sport by Analog MotorcyclesRebel Yell Bourbon