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.
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.”