A selection of unsolicited, but entirely welcome photos from various Icon GoGo fans. Thanks for the memories.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
The year was 1985 - I had just turned fifteen and coerced my parents into letting me get a moped license. When you're fifteen years old and living in surburban USA, ownership of a moped is akin to getting patched in as a 1%'er - an adolescent outlaw. Sure, they'll only do 30mph - but mechanized freedom has never been defined by a top speed. The king of mopeds during the early 80's was the Honda Urban Express. Far more refined than it's competition, the Suzuki FA50 or the Yamaha QT50, the Urban Express was as close to a real bike as a fifteen year old could get. With stripped off fenders, mirrors, and signals I ruled the 15 mile radius around my parents house. It withstood a ton of abuse, both on and off-road, and continued to run even after my misguided performance mods (drilled holes through the head pipe for increased flow). I even wired in a cigarette lighter to fire up my Lucky filters because in the 80's kids were still encouraged to smoke. In 1986 Honda would introduced the Spree, a cool moped in it's own right but it would never match the Urban Express for 50cc streetfighter style. Great bike, great memories. -Kurt
Tall wheels, tall risers, tall style
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
In a post back in the early days of the Icon blog we told you that we like all bikes (except bmw’s of course.) If memory serves, a Frisco Chop was mentioned as a style we tolerate. Pictured below is the bike from which that language arose. Two years in the compound just to get a big v-twin stuffed into a rigid frame with little regard to anything but the correct color of flame-red-orange-flake-pearl to be applied. Shown here undergoing the traditional Slabtown inauguration ceremony. Let the faithful know, we have a new pope.
Dressed for success, Grant admires the ritual abusing of his creation by various Icon staff