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

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

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

Major Tom: ICON 1000 have turned the Suzuki GSX-R 750 into a nitrous-fueled rocket ship.
This is ‘Major Tom,’ the latest ICON 1000 creation. It’s based on a 1986 model, the year the GSX-R 750 was launched in the USA.

“It’s the bike that ushered in a new age of store-bought GP performance,” says Walter. “Many young men hurt themselves badly on this and similar ‘crotch rockets’—the ICON team included.”

Major Tom: ICON 1000 have turned the Suzuki GSX-R 750 into a nitrous-fueled rocket ship.
But it was the Gixxers themselves that would pay the ultimate price.…

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