Ducati Indiana IndySS by Analog Motorcycles
The Ducati Indiana is not a well-known bike among aficionados, mostly due to the fact that it had a rather short presence in the European markets – around 2,300 units produced. Introduced at the Milan show in 1985, this rare and pretentious bike is a collector’s item. Because of their uniqueness in Ducati’s line-up, partly, but the interesting fact is that the Indiana was in fact built by Cagiva.
Illinois-based Analog Motorcycles could not resist the temptation, so they went to work on this 1987 Indiana 650, dubbed IndySS was born. The rear subframe was completely removed, and now includes a new base pan and rear hump crafted in-house. The seat upholstery was commissioned to Rod’s Designs, and it integrates perfectly with the overall aesthetics imagined by Analog.
The engine received some upgrades as well, at Ducati Milwaukee; it now boasts rebuilt carbs and upgraded floats. The cases now feature a wrinkle black powder coat livery, which matches various other parts finished off in the same manner; the wring was also redone completely, and the keyed ignition relocated.
Analog Motorcycles went even further, and installed an aftermarket gauge, head- and tail lights, turn signals and their respective brackets and bezels, for a consistent bespoke look; that racing stripe and paint were added courtesy of Crown Auto Body, while the pegs come from Free Form Design. Magura masters and Hel lines are to be held responsible for the custom clip-ons installed on the 1”-lower (2.5 cm) front end. Gazi Shocks lifted the rear by 2 inches (5 cm), and the IndySS’ new cast wheels got shod with Dunlop Qualifiers for glorious traction. ‘Nuff said!