Thursday, December 12, 2013

Monday, December 27, 2010

Free Stickers!

Hey - if you haven't done so yet, come on over to our new blog called LIMITER. Sign up in the community section and we'll send you a limited edition Apocalypse sticker.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Take it to the Limit

We are no longer updating this blog - we've moved to a nicer neighborhood. Click the following link to check out the all new Icon site;


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Take it to the Limit(er)

Bye bye blog. Hello LIMITER! We are pleased to announce our newest foray into the digital sprawl. We call it Limiter. Based on the Icon Moto blog, Limiter will encompass the same daily info feed as well as integrating some exciting new features. Foremost among these features is the new community section.  Think of it as the old 'follower' section on HGH. Not only can you upload your photos to the community section, but you can add a write up to those photos. It's like having your own virtual bike lift within the Icon garage. Share your build story. Share pics of your favorite bikes. Share photos of your smoking hot girlfriend. Whatever you like. The member with the most recent post goes to the top of the community list. As a further incentive to post (as if you needed more incentive than fleeting internet fame) we will be selecting a community member each month for a shoutout and a box full of free Icon swag.

Other features of the new Limiter site include an integrated Facebook and Twitter feed to keep you up to date on all the latest Icon chatter. A new gear section highlights the latest offerings from the Icon product team. And a refined post tagging system simplifies the historical search process.

The final upgrade, which is already known to you if you are viewing this diatribe on a smart phone, is the Limiter mobile specific format. We've spent an inordinate amount of time to keep the mobile site format minimal yet still maintain functionality. All in all Limiter was a ton of work, but we feel it was worth the effort.

**As for those of you who are followers of this blog - we thank you for 'Riding Among Us' (digitally speaking). When you move over to the LIMITER site you will have to re-register in the community section. Yes - it's a bit of a PITA, but we weren't able to port your account over to the new site. The two site formats were not compatible, sorry. But we will say that the community section on LIMITER is way better plus you'll get a free sticker for your effort. Yay!

Take some time to check it out. We hope you enjoy Limiter and become a community member. Please update links to Also, if you have any suggestions to improve Limiter by all means drop us a line at

Team Icon

FYI - Keep an eye out in March 2011 for the next edition of Limiter magazine. The Icon crew has been hard at work designing, building, shooting, & riding - we've got gigs of new product and content. Stay tuned - it'll be saucy.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sexy Time

The following are a few roughs from our women's collection. To be more specific, they are a few roughs that never made it any further than concept drawings. That actually happens quite a bit. Putting in a full days work worth of conceptualizing only to be left with remnants of what could have been.

A cropped 3/4 sleeve riding shirt concept with full David Lee Roth denim pants

The MotoPirate look executed in stonewashed denim - it was gonna be the new thing

Concept riding gear for Angelina Jolie's upcoming Tomb Raider 4 - White PVC is the new black  

Monday, December 13, 2010

Doing Dirt

The Icon camera team has no fear. Whether dodging high velocity gravel shot from rear tires or extinguishing gas spewed onto red hot pipes or the pacifying the hostility of temperamental riders in need of graham cracker and a nap, the Icon camera team has conquered them all. Want proof? Check out the following out takes from the Container Yard Classic.

Ernie Vigil begins the day with a lesson in drifting old Harleys

Britton takes his turn at punishing the antiquated Icon Ironhead - Hamiester shield his eyes with $10K worth of Canon

Hoenshell supermoto'ing his pristine ZX6

Nick Apex goes full pigpen aboard the Snakecharmer

And finally Hamiester going in for a gas tank detail shot...honest

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Busted & Broken - Crash Tested

To Icon:

I had the misfortune of laying down my '01 Yamaha FZ1 the other day, but was wearing my gear.  This includes the Alliance SS helmet, Motorhead Jacket, and Super Duty  Gloves.  All three items worked flawlessly.  The helmet absolutely saved my life, while the jacket and gloves saved me from some serious road rash.  I just wanted to take the opportunity to contact your company and thank you for putting such dependable products on the market.  I will continue to promote Icon at every opportunity, and with a little luck, be back on the road soon.

Thank you again for your dedication to protecting riders.


Newton, NJ

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sadie x ChopperDavePhotography x Icon

Icon: So Sadie, how long have you been wearing full-face helmets?
Sadie: Most of my adult life really - I mean if you're gonna wear a helmet at all why would you take the chance of grinding off your chin or nose? Not me - I ride too fast. And besides, I'm far too pretty to take a chance with this magic [Sadie's hands vogue around open eyeport]

Icon: So you're truly a believer in the "Live Fast, Die Pretty" moniker? We got in a lot of trouble for that graphic you know...
Sadie: Oh yeah - I'm not sure about the Live Fast part, but Die Pretty was gonna be the name of my second band. Weird co-inky- dink. Why would you get in trouble for that graphic? It's a joke, right? Unless you really meant it in which case you guys are sick. 

Icon: No, we meant it as a bit of dark humor, unfortunately a number of people failed to find it funny. They threatened us with a nationwide boycott - not unlike the naval blockade of Cuba I suppose.
Sadie: Hmmm, I don't think you guys are nearly as famous as Cuba. You shouldn't flatter yourself like that. Anyways, the graphic is funny and cute and I get the humor so that's all that really matters. Can I keep this helmet? I already licked the inside of the mouthpiece so that pretty much makes it mine.

Icon: Ummm, yeah ok, but it's not actually our helmet. But sure, you can have it. 
Sadie: Awesome! Hey, do you follow tweets? You should follow me @sadiecrazybabe – It’s totally a good time. 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Overlord v Tron

We're getting pretty tired of all this Tron talk. Tron can throw a laser frisbee. Tron can battle grid spiders. Tron can ride a light cycle. Yeah, but can Tron do a triple digit stand-up whilst simultaneously posting a twitter update about said stand-up? I didn't think so. Icon may not have a 300 million dollar budget, light cycles, or ultra-hot cyber chicks, but we do have access to the color light blue. And computers. And hella technical motorcycle jackets. Combine all these things and you've got a worthy digital adversary to the almighty Tron. We call our program Overlord. In fact we're pretty sure Overlord would beat Tron's ass in a game of light cycle or laser tag. Peww-Peww. 

The Overlord rules the light cycle arena aboard his '03 R1 

Can someone ask Tron to do something about the Icon office internet speed - it is sloooowwwww

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Dance Commander

Icon's pristine 1990 Suzuki GSXR750, in all her Hypersport beauty. Sex executed in plastic and aluminum. Her multi-tone blue and white paint as clean and purposeful as a razor. Twenty years on, and now dressed in 750RR plastics, she is still every bit as stunning. 

The actual GSX-R750RR was fitted with a dry clutch, braced swingarm, and long stroke motor - only 500 were produced

The RR plastics have a slightly slanted nose with more recessed headlights - side panel venting is also different

We are suckers for solo race tail sections - the RR tail fits the stock GSXR subframe quite well with only a little modification needed to reinforce the seat pan

Purchased for $2000

Fitting the new plastics

Ernie Vigil performed the christening burnout in a North Vegas parking lot - period correct headlights & vintage Suzuki jacket

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