Canadian drag racing champion Ethan Barkley likes his bike wired tight. His 2006 Gixxie Thou is wired tighter than Dick's hatband. Running a professional drag race bike requires a certain attention to detail that eludes the average person. A certain desire for endless repetition, note-taking, control adjusting, and the odd maniacal high speed pass or two It's a singular desire for speed, completely devoid of any creature comforts - such as turns. It is as pure as it is mental. And we mean that in the kindest way.
"Olly" footie courtesy of Rob Aston
Team Icon Talks: Jason Britton
Some behind-the-scenes insight from Icon rider Jason Britton.
Music: Un Orthodox by Urban D., Amongst the Stars by Faculty
Sportbike Desert Ride
Featuring the ICON Hooligan Collection: http://www.rideicon.com/matrix/?categoryId=2227
Starring Julien Welsch : http://www.facebook.com/razerback
Videography - editing Stephan Couchoud : http://www.facebook.com/stephane.couchoud
Aerial Videogrphy Alexandre Labesse : http://www.facebook.com/hexadrone
View Julien Welsch's original hit here: http://www.rideicon.com/matrix/?categoryId=2227
Jason Britton - Anatomy of a Stuntbike
Stunt bikes are the pariahs of the motoworld. Most of their kind are born only after the complete demise of their former beautiful selves. Mechanized zombies prowling the parking lots and after-hours intersates of Anytown, USA. And we love them all. We love them for their purpose-crafted hideousness. We love them for their 'rattitude' and primered plastics. We are endeared to them because they speak volumes about the street struggle.
But theirs is not the first struggle. Many years ago there was another battle taking place around the sprawl of the LA basin. Its champion was Jason Britton. Piloting Gixxers and TL1000Ss, he helped lay the groundwork for a paradigm shift in the sportbike world. He changed the way certain, more progressive manufacturers viewed their engineering and marketing programs. Ultimately, he helped change the fundamentals of what was possible aboard a sportbike.
When it comes to his personal bike setup, Jason will be the first to admit that he is particular. Very Particular. Whether it's his stunt bikes or his stable of roadrace and dirt bikes, setup is everything to Jason. And appearance. Maintaining a clean and professional bike is a huge part of Jason's marketing plan for his No Limit freestyle exhibition team. His bikes feature a slew of the industry's tastiest components. If a part exists that can help elevate his game, you can bet that you'll find it on Jason's bike. Oddly enough, for a rider that spares no expense when outfitting his ride, Jason runs completely stock suspension components. He claims that the factory Kawi suspension is bomber quality stuff and capable of handling the abuse that his riding levies on the bike. After four years of watching him punish his Ninjas, we believe him. Check out the video for a sampling of Jason and Eric Hoenshell putting their bikes to the test.
The Raiden Files - Portland to Dakar - A Riding Movie
Icon sends it's best riders on an adventure that tests man and machine to the limit in every condition imaginable. There's action, there's adventure, there's romance, there's drama. It's more than a riding video, it's a movie. Sit back and enjoy the show.
Full of fail
The progression of failure.
Song - Everything is ending - by Chameleon Circuit
Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle 2
Download hi-res desktops from this video: http://iconmotosports.net/2012/01/7460/
The sequel to the Icon original video: Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle - Nick 'Apex' Brocha is back and this time he brought his Empire teammate, Ernie Vigil. The two are mounted on a pair of crackling Triumph Speed Triples - built by Roaring Toyz for the sole purpose of going sideways. Over the last year their quest to find the ultimate drifting playground has led them to the rolling hills of High Plains County. Low traffic, perfect asphalt and endless twisties have kept them busy resurfacing roads with their rear tires for weeks. The only problem is the local authorities have had enough. Enter Police Officer Dan Brockett, the only man with the muscle to keep these two in sight. His 550 horsepower Ford Mustang Cobra was built for speed and he's got a license to use it...
*NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS FILM
Icon Apparel (Nick Apex & Ernie Vigil)
Helmets: Icon Variant Helmet
Jackets: Icon Overlord Prime Jacket
Gloves: Icon Justice Touchscreen Glove, Icon Overlord Short Glove
Pants: Icon Overlord Prime Pant
Boots: Icon Reign Waterproof Boot
Icon Apparel (Dan Brockett)
Icon Alliance Helmet
Gloves: Icon Justice Touchscreen Glove
Boots: Icon 1000 Elsinore Boot
Canon 5D MKII, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8, 16-35f2.8
Panasonic AF100, 7-14 f3.5, 45-200 f4-5.6, 14-140 f4-5.6
Panasonic GH1 (hacked)
RC Car: Traxxas Slash VXL Ultimate + 11.1v 5000mah LiPo
"She Don't Know" by: Five Horse Johnson
Courtesy of Rumblefish Music Licensing Store
"Odella" by: Five Horse Johnson
Courtesy of Rumblefish Music Licensing Store
Original Music by: Lehtmojoe
performances by: Cory Graves, Mark Moncrieff, and Jonathon Pounds
SloMo - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Nk3IqKKjL0&feature=youtu.be
Officer Dan - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNvBLB-mEuU&feature=youtu.be
Dan Brockett would like to thank his sponsors:
Performance Fuel Injection
Pulstar Pulse Plugs
As a street rider, sometimes it is easy to forget about the unpredictable nature of the vehicles around us. As a driver, sometimes it's easy to look past the small headlight coming towards you in the other lane. We decided to take it upon ourselves to make a video to help remind riders and drivers that we all share the same roads.
2011 Icon gear shown in this video:
Airframe Construct Helmet
Variant Rubatone Helmet
Alliance Rubatone Helmet
Brawnson Sidewinder Jacket
Strongarm 2 Riding Pants
Superduty 4 Boots
Womens Hella Heartbreaker Jacket
Womens Sacred Boots
Supermoto Police Chase
The cop was lit up with sirens on the way to an emergency. The rider with his music blasting, unaware pulled out in front of the cop rippin down the Snake. The cop was just a short distance behind the rider so everyone thought it was a police chase. Even funnier, the rider pulled over to come up for a second run and the cop continued on. Everyone thought the rider hid as the cop passed. When the rider came back he had no idea what was going on.
Le Tourist Trophy, les jeux du cirque ? ( video contenu officiel moto journal )
Le Tourist Trophy, pinacle du sport moto, capitale de la course sur route , the only place for Heroes, comme ils disent là-bas (le seul circuit pour les vrais héros). Rossi, et Lorenzo, les dieux du MotoGP, reconnaissent eux-mêmes qu'ici, sur cette route fermée longue de 60 km, avalée à + de 210 km/h de moyenne entre maisons, arbres et champs, personne ne triche ! Pourtant, le TT, c'est plus de 200 morts depuis sa création voilà 103 ans. Alors, le TT : grande boucherie organisée ou ultime espace de liberté pour les chevaliers des temps modernes ? La réponse revient aux spectateurs et aux pilotes bien sûr !
CRAZY BIKE TRIP EN LAPONIE 1/2 - ICE DRIFTING IN LAPLAND - OFFICIAL VIDEO MOTO JOURNAL
Mais à quoi peut bien rêver un motard l'hiver? A une épilation du maillot en prévision de ses prochaines vacances aux Maldives? A rouler en bagnole? Non, l'hiver, le motard, il rêve d'aventures arctiques, des grands espaces blancs, d'exploits polaires. Et nous allions le prouver en montant, à moto, en Laponie avec ce frileux freluquet de Serge Nuques. Premier épisode de cette glaciale aventure (le deuxième arrive dans une semaine, juste avant le match auto/moto sur le lac gelé d'Arjeplog). Fermez la porte du frigo, bordel, on se les gèle!
What may be dreaming of a biker in winter? A bikini hair removal in anticipation of his next vacation in the Maldives? A ride in cars? No, the winter, the biker, he dreams of adventures Arctic, large white space, polar exploits. And we would prove it by climbing, motorcycling, in Lapland with the chilly puppy Serge necked. First episode of this icy adventure (the second coming in a week, just before the match car / motorcycle on the frozen lake Arjeplog). Close the fridge door, hell, it's freezing!
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Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle
A stretched 05 Kawasaki ZX10 piloted by Nick "Apex" Brocha vs. a Corvette-Powered RX7 driven by Jim Guthrie in a high speed drifting battle.
Download Hi-Res Desktop Images: http://iconmotosports.net/2011/01/high-plains-drifters-desktops/
Nick's Icon Gear:
Variant Salvo HiViz Helmet
Overlord Prime Hero Jacket
Overlord Prime Pants
Jim's Icon Gear:
Alliance Reflective Helmet
GoPro Hero HD
Traxxas Rustler VXL Brushless w/ 11.1v LiPo Battery
Kawasaki ZX-14R vs Suzuki Hayabusa! - Head 2 Head Episode 2
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Super Streetbike's Dave Sonsky heads to the drag strip with the new 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R and the updated Suzuki Hayabusa. Find out which sport bike takes the title of baddest straight-line stallion on the planet!
Head 2 Head appears every other Wednesday on the new Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend
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