Thursday, September 11, 2008

Custom-cool: Mad specials from Icon


Hideki Nakanuma's 2005 Honda CBR600RR. Insane stuff...

Pics: Icon, via Moto Flash

Found these customized sportsbikes on Moto Flash. Built by Icon, these machines look quite good – definitely a cut above your usual cut-chop-paint, bolt-on specials.

To start with, there’s the 2005 CBR600RR you see above. It’s been built for Hideki Nakanuma, one of the top stunt riders in Japan. Then there’s the 2005 ZX-10R below, which, apart from its claimed 188 horsepower (at the rear wheel!), also boasts of a 400 watt MTX hi-fi sound system. And just in case you wanted to watch a couple of videos while riding the bike, the ZX-10R has an 8-inch LCD screen, which also hooks up to the bike’s integrated rear-view camera…


2005 ZX-10R. 188bhp. 400 Watt sound system. 8-inch LCD. Integrated rear-view camera...

Up next is a 2001 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200. Various plastic bits from KTM, a Buell headlamp, modified Buell USD fork, powder coated Excel wheels, JMC swingarm, flat-slide carb, modified Vance & Hines exhaust and… the list goes on. The finished result - below - looks well worth the trouble...


2001 Harley Sportster, with various bits from Buell and KTM

And for those who’d rather ride a scooter – albeit the maddest scooter you can find anywhere – there’s the 2002 Honda Reflex 250, below. Created in homage to the mega-scooters that roam the streets of Tokyo, the Reflex is fitted with a 600 watt MTX audio system, an extended swingarm quick-drop air suspension (front and rear), a special body kit and graphics that are… a bit over the top. According to the guys at Icon, ‘Yes, it's ridiculous. Yes, your buddies would cringe to see you riding it. And yes, it pulls high school chicks better than roofie-flavoured mojitos…’


Honda Reflex 250. Built in homage to the mega-scooters that roam the streets of Tokyo

Also see:
Streetfighter GSX-R1100 duo...
TT-F1 Team Nescafe replica Yamaha YZF750SP...
Aprilia Falco-based streetfighter...
150bhp, supercharged Honda VFR800...
Kevin Schwantz replica Lucky Strike Suzuki GSX-R750...
MBK Stunt: Scooter gone wild...
Big CC Racing's Harley V-Rod Turbo...
Fonsi Nieto replica GSX-R1000...


Elsewhere today:
Lazareth builds bikes for Babylon AD, the movie...
The V2 revolution...!


Another Icon creation - a 2005 Fireblade. And a jacket to go with the bike...

And this is the Icon gang, with their bikes. As you can see below, this is one bunch that rides their bikes hard. All show and lots of go...

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