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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Suzuki's legend revived

For you fans of sportbike in the '80s must be know with the Suzuki Katana GSX1100. Some time ago there's a news, if, Suzuki plans to revive this bike to heat up competition in the superbike segment.

But, by the creativity and professionalism of the ICON1000 who also known as a manufacturer of motorcycle apparel had already revived the legend figure of Suzuki Katana.
ICON1000 New Jack. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/17iTH27)
This modification is done by using a base of 1982 Katana motorcycle, and it turns out they were able to overhaul the legend's looks becomes more naughty. New look to more exotic and expressive, it named 'New Jack'. The name is taken from the name of ICON head office located in Portland.
Rear side view of ICON1000 New Jack. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/17iTH27)
It started from a futuristic headlights with LED lights. Then the fairing blended with the old style without a lot of curves and looks boxy like a sportbike figure in the '80s. The forks are provided by a CBR 954, while a 929 Fireblade threw in the clamps, and a VTR RC51 SP2 was the source of the wheels.

ICON's New Jack Katana is getting a new engine taken from the Suzuki Bandit who uses an engine of 1,200 cc. Katana typical style retained, such as rectangular lamp shell and a small fairing. To make the motorcycle still comfortable to use and appear manly, so the ICON add a special frame for highlight the hefty side of the engine.
In order to get qualified braking power and to compensate for the power emitted by the engine do not forget installed the high performance braking system of Nissin. In order to featuring more fierce sounds, the exhaust was changed to a 4-into-1 shorty which should provide quite a roar when revved hard enough. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ICON1000 | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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