The new Icon 1000 Collection
Dethgrip: A wild Kawasaki Vulcan 650 tracker by ICON 1000

Hell On Wheels: ICON 1000’s Kawasaki Vulcan tracker

2 MONTHS AGO / NO COMMENTS / CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES

ICON 1000 are the guys we turn to when we need reminding that not every custom should be a 70s throwback. We’ve seen them peddle their special brand of 80s sensibilities on bikes like the Suzuki GSX-R 750 and Kawasaki GPZ900R—with spectacular results. But Dethgrip is on another level. We can’t figure out if it’s…

Three Martini Lunch: A mean green custom Triumph Thruxton from ICON 1000.

Three Martini Lunch: ICON 1000’s mean green Thruxton

8 MONTHS AGO / NO COMMENTS / CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES

When the guys at ICON 1000 aren’t designing gear, they’re working on bikes. The customs that roll out of the Slabtown headquarters mix retro cues with future tech—a twisted cocktail that strangely works. This Triumph Thruxton is the latest build from the Portland, Oregon crew, led by design director Kurt Walter. And it has one…

Major Tom: ICON 1000 have turned the Suzuki GSX-R 750 into a nitrous-fueled rocket ship.

Major Tom: ICON’s Nitrous-Fueled Suzuki GSX-R 750

We’ve never considered the Suzuki GSX-R 750 as custom material. A classic and soon-to-be collectible 80s sportbike, for sure—but not the sort of machine to take a grinder to. Kurt Walter begs to differ. He’s the design director at ICON Motosports, and lives and breathes fast Japanese machinery. And he’s got us looking at the…

Slow Burn: A BMW R90/6 from Icon 1000

Slow Burn: A BMW R90/6 from Icon 1000

Customizing motorcycles is a very serious business. It absorbs time, money, and garage space. It also requires high levels of mechanical skill, and usually the patience of a spouse. Not surprisingly, most customizers take themselves very seriously. But one man who doesn’t is Kurt Walter, Design Director for the Icon 1000 apparel brand.

Kawasaki GPz900r by ICON

The 1980s get a bad rap. Music, fashion and hairstyles are all cheap targets—and 1980s motorcycles haven’t fared much better. But if there’s a bike…

Icon Raiden Tiger 800 XCs

A sense of humor is not something you normally associate with hardcore desert racing. But this Triumph Tiger 800 XC is sporting Icon colors, so…

ICON 1000 Triumph Speedmaster

ICON Motosports is back with a killer new custom. It’s the company’s third hookup with Triumph, who delivered a 2013-model Speedmaster for baptism by Sawzall…

Icon 1000 ‘Iron Lung’ Sportster

Icon’s design director Kurt Walter is one of the most inspired bike builders operating in the USA today. Working with a tight-knit crew in the…

Icon x Triumph drift motorcycle

How many motorcycle videos get more than ten million views? Not many, if any. But the first two Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle films from…

Icon 1000 x Ural Solo sT

Custom motorcycles have always been part of Icon’s company culture—and they do all the work in-house. But this is the first Icon 1000 bike to…

Icon Thunder Chunky ZX7

Every industry has an outlier, and in the world of motorcycle apparel it’s Icon. The company is unconventional and unpredictable, and I’m sure that part…