Saturday, March 13, 2010

Rizza 350

So an RZ350 showed up at the Icon Garage last week. A pretty little number looking for a suspension upgrade and a bit of Icon love. Luckily we can provide both - for a price. The love - well that's free because the Garage Team is a generous lot when it comes to wayward smokers. As for the suspension - some '93 Gixxer componentry was sourced from our sizable collection of salvaged sportbike dreams. A little work on the trusty Grizzly lathe and it all went together like a PB&J - tasty, cheap, and easy. Another street legal two-stroke dream realized. 

No need for stands when you can work BMX style

Having a little trouble remembering where all these go... 

Good from far, far from done

Friday, March 12, 2010


She's taking shape - a new form - something different & unique. When she emerges from her cocoon she will be beautiful and glossy. All knowing and all seeing

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Do It for the Kids

A chop I made for my daughter a couple of years ago. Though only eight months old, she refused to ride a stocker. I don't blame her - stock is for suckers. 

A factory Softtail - I think I just threw up in my mouth

A quick battle plan of mods was drawn up

Fully chopped and ready to rock

She doesn't know it yet but I used her college fund to build the full-sized version...someday she'll understand

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Number 33

Hey Icon,

I was one of the lucky ones to get a VICTORY METAL GOD jacket (#33). The moment I saw this jacket in your spring catalog 2010 I knew I had to have one . I contacted Cycle Gear in hopes of getting a jacket. They got the ball rolling and called me the next day to say that they were able to get me a jacket. This morning before going to work I stopped by Cycle Gear's Auburn store to pick it up. I must say I had a hard time falling asleep the last night - it felt like I was 6 years old and it was the night before X-mas morning.

I was so excited and so nervous as I pulled into the Cycle Gear parking lot. It was LOVE at first sight. As I opened the jacket bag and pulled out the jacket I immediately noticed the soft black leather and how carefully the jacket was made. The difference in weight because of the metal skulls - WOW! - as I inspected the item I noticed the signature of Mr. Walter and the #33. I knew right there and then that this small dream of owning a piece of ICON history was mine. Thank you for producing and designing such safe and cool products. I also want to thank my wife for letting me spend this kind of money. She knows how much I love and wear ICON gear.

Your most devoted fan,
Mike A.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Seventh Seal

We're always flattered to see our helmet graphics end up on someone's ride. A prime example is the Seventh Seal artwork gracing this late model Gixxer. Beautiful paintjob.

Old world craftsmanship...

...inspired by

Monday, March 8, 2010

Spring 2010 - Women's Casuals

A collection of the Street Angel casuals.

Street Angel Hat

Street Angel Hoodie

Street Angel Beater

Street Angel Tee

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Best Intentions - The LBJ400

Contrary to popular belief, not everything the Icon Garage Team touches turns to gold. For a couple of years this beautiful example of an XR400 sat patiently in a back corner awaiting her date with fame. You may remember her from the Speed Cretin write-up in which she was carelessly referred to as a 'whore'. Nothing could be further from the truth. She was actually a lovely gal that just needed a bit of freshening up. And we intended to do just that. But as so often happens, life - and other more glorious builds, got in the way. Eventually she would be sold for scrap and all memories of her existence purged from Icon's mind. But fear not - an CRF230 just rolled into the shop today with dreams of becoming a street tracking starlet. All is not lost.

Straight from the depths of Tillamook Burns - a two wheeled Honda tractor

Inspiration from Chica..

..and the Master Shinya

The XR stripped down for initial mockup

Equipped with Ironhead Borrani wheels, ZX10 Front End, and a Jstyle for scale

The initial comp drawing...

...and one a bit more refined

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