The Ducati Indiana is both beautiful and rare, making it one of the most desirable bikes especially if you’re a collector. You see, this less-known bike had a rather short presence on the European market with just 2,300 units produced. Even stranger is that this Ducati was introduced in 1985 at the Milan show but was actually built by Cagiva. It’s pretentious and interesting, so it’s the perfect tuning project.
Illinois-based Analog Motorcycles tuner thought so, which is why they chose this 1987 Indiana 650, dubbed the IndySS, and went to town on it. The rear subframe was completely removed and replaced with a new base pan and rear hump crafted in-house. The seat upholstery was done by Rod’s Designs, and it’s like it has never been touched, while the general graphics and attire were imagined by Analog. Any comments? I got one: I love it!
The engine got a complete overhaul at Ducati Milwaukee, where the carburetors were rebuilt and the floats upgraded. The Ducati had its cases done in a wrinkle black powder coat livery, the wring was redone completely and the keyed ignition relocated. The team at Analog Motorcycles installed an aftermarket gauge, head- and tail lights, turn signals and their respective brackets and bezels making this tuned-up ride look pretty much stock, so to say.
The racing stripe and paint-job are the result of hard work by Crown Auto Body and Free Form Designs. The Ducati also features Gazi Shocks, which lifted the rear by 2 inches (5 cm), while the new IndySS’ cast wheels got shod with Dunlop Qualifiers so that owners may enjoy both speed and control. There’s no question about it: you’re gonna love that Pantah engine’s sound so you’re gonna need those tires.