Saturday, February 20, 2010

Busted and Broken - High Speed Get Off

I just wanted to email ICON and thank you for the quality and time you put into your products. In November I wrecked my bike while going 135 mph. I broke a lot of bones and had a knee replacement BUT I had no brain damage and my neck was completely unscathed. It was all due to my helmet. I only wore Icon gear and it saved my life. I know you probably get a lot of these emails but I want to let you know I am thankful to you for the time and testing you put into your gear.
It wasn’t luck that saved my life, it was ICON. 
Thank you,
Jose M

The shattered plastic trophy

GSXR Airframe with the telltale signs of a high-speed separation

Friday, February 19, 2010

Toyko Show

Just like Alphaville - Icon is big in Japan. In fact we were gonna do an artsy 80's video to prove it, but um... we didn't. We did take some photos from the last Toyko show though. The next show is coming up - March 26-28 - if you're in Toyko stop by the booth an say Konnichiwa.

The wife of an Icon team rider - lucky bastard

two-up on a fightered CBR ...we likey

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Little Cruiser Love

Maybe it's just us - but dammit -  the HD Road Glide Custom is dope! Is it the similarity of the headlight nacelle to an old school gixxer? The irreverent attitude of the truncated windscreen? Or the chrome stunt cage highway bars? We're not sure - but the factory definitely got it right with this model.

Some Death or Glory jacket action on the cover of the April issue of Motorcycle Cruiser magazine.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Spring 2010 - Hats

From midwest frat boy curved to nine-oh-nine'r flat, the Spring 10 hats are in stock and awaiting placement on your dome. 

The finest Japanese syn suede crafted into a fitted lid

The latest artwork from the pen of Icon's graphic god - Tanner

Chromed metal logo with a bill as flat as Oklahoma 
*inland empire approved*

If Team Sacrifice had an official hat this would be it

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


From the Icon Garage Team archives we present the Icon KLR, aka Killer. As we mentioned before - we ride everything. The KLR, except for being completely gutless, is an awesome bike. Ours was modded with 17" wheels from Banke Performance, scavenged Buell Uylssess bits, Braking SM front brakes, RaceTech modded KLX650 front end, FMF can, and some other stuff which I forget. She road like a dream - like a green tank on a sea of asphalt marshmallow. If she had had 20 more hp she'd still be in the Icon stable. Alas, even with all the mods she lacked that certain thing the French call I don't know what. (Side note - if you are a beginning rider and don't mind tippy-toeing at stoplights than buy a used KLR. All things considered it is still the finest all-around bike on the planet.) 

Suspension and brake upgrades are a must before attempting any real urban hooliganism - the stock stuff is horrid

Everyone should own a KLR at some point in their life - and then sell it for a loss

Custom caliper relocation bracket - mirror polished like the social skills of most KLR pilots

The coveted golden footpeg award given to anyone who can beat a Gixxer Six (i.e. Shawn) with a Killer650 (i.e. Kurt) 

Monday, February 15, 2010

Hart Breaker

Another year has come and gone yet here I sit. A constant reminder of what could have been. Will the Icon Garage Team ever actually finish me? Will I ever rule the mean country roads of Edgerton? Only time will tell...

Jeff - show this posting to your wife and tell her the entire internet wants you to finish your damn bike.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mr. Duc and Ms. Gixx

Meet Mr.Duc and Ms.Gixx,
Ms.Gixx is awfully cute in her white Airframe...she’s left the sideplate tags on to represent it’s freshness. And all that white flaunts her angelic purity while hiding her sadistic lust. Mr.Duc is a tortured soul, spending the days whittling away at discarded scrap iron, fashioning it into sharply pointed spikes. Drilling into his Italian steed, piercing it again and again in the name of masochistic fashion until bike night judges finally declare him to be ‘mod’est of them all. Together they make a perfect couple, her white purity and his pointy sharpness, riding together forever, true love.

Anyone that spends this much time destroying any part of a Ducati gets a thumbs up from us. We hope the ride height is jacked up on this and the sag has been properly set.

Domain pinhead style

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