Automotive restorations always were things I loved seeing. There is just something about having every single part new or made new in an old car. Its like bringing new life to a car that already has a ton of soul. The Dodge D200 is such a unique looking truck itself, it really seemed like a no-brainer for ICON to sink their genius into it. Basically what ICON did was make a brand new truck on the inside and kept it original on the outside. Sporting a brand new dodge Ram power-train, custom interior, and tons of custom chassis mods this is no ordinary Dodge. Nothing was left untouched. And to poke at my soft spot they added a beautiful Triumph in the bed. Man, what I would do to own this combination.
When I look at these classic Triumph’s, beautiful is ALWAYS the first word that comes out of my mouth. There is just something about the simplicity of the lines. Or maybe is the leather accents. But it’s unmistakable whenever you see one done this well. It’s a work of art. I’m dying to own one. Anyone have more info on this particular Triumph? I don’t see a throttle cable and the leather wraps on the handle bars are a thing of beauty!
Ok last video for a while, but I had to post this just for the pure quality. Both of the cafe racer and the video itself. You just can’t deny the work that wen’t into making such a beautiful video and bike. Oh, and you thought your Valentino Rossi replica helmet was expensive, try checking the price of the Ruby she has on. Probably one of the most beautiful helmets made. Scenery is just killer!
There are many reason’s I love cafe racers. Besides the obvious love for raw, simple power on two wheels, there is a look to these motorcycle’s that are unmistakable. Many of you might not know, but I am hugely into fashion and these bike’s stem off from the fashion world in many ways. The style of the guys who made these motorcycle’s popular in the 60’s and 70’s, like Steve McQueen, is what made these so much more then just a motorcycle, for me, and many. To show you what I mean, I found a couple of pictures from a recent shoot in front of the famous Ace Cafe. As you can see this style of mens wear and motorcycle to together SO WELL. I can’t wait to build a couple of my own…
I know, I’m super late with this, but I totally forgot about the pictures I took from the show. I always make sure I don’t miss this show at the Javit Center, I don’t like giving opinions on motorcycles until I see them in person and sit on them. There were a lot of bikes I like for the 2012 model year. The pricing on these bikes are getting pretty crazy though. Maybe I’m just used to seeing anything that wasn’t Ducati, sticker for under 10 grand back in the day. Now you can’t get any 1000 for under $12k. I really liked the new Honda CBR’s, the styling was spot on and they felt light and nimble. Wasn’t too crazy about the Suzuki’s and Kawasaki’s but the new ZX-10’s redesign was sick. The Yahama R1 of course, for me is still the bike to beat. You just can’t beat the power, sound and looks of that bike. The Ducati 848 is still my favorite. The flat white and black are to die for and at a VERY affordable price point.
Anyways I didn’t take a crap load of pictures cause the place was packed as always. Here are some from the set.
Pretty sick custom BMW turbo.
A sick custom stretched and dropped R1.
A really nice full faring Triumph cafe racer.
Nice to see Aprilia back in the show. Can’t go wrong with this RSV-4.
A track version of the bike I WILL own one day. The KTM RC8.
On to Ducati with the all new 1199. This looks like a beast and a half!
A couple pictures of my favorite motorcycle. I really would have a hard time choosing a color. HA!
Love every single thing about this video. It really explains itself. There is NOTHING like getting on your motorcycle and truly enjoying a ride around town on your own. It’s a get-a-way like no one can explain. Amazing motorcycle. Beautifully shot, adrenaline pumping video. Can’t wait til the spring.