Along with the ICON 1000 Old Ghost in which the Portland brand modified a Kawasaki GPZ900R And that, personally I did not quite like it, today we bring you another preparation in which they have also taken as a basis a mythical motorcycle such as the Suzuki GSX 1100 S Katana for, after giving it a new look and calling it ICON 1000 New Jack.
The most significant change we can see is the use of the propeller from a Suzuki Bandit 1200. It is still a mixed air oil cooled (SACS) engine, but with much higher performance. They have also duplicated the radiator, with another in the place that the headlight originally occupied and which now happens to be just below, made with an LED strip.
To get the chassis to withstand the new power and efforts to which it is subjected with the new fork, brakes and double rear shock absorber; It has been reinforced by means of triangular steel plates that we can see just in front of the footrests, giving more rigidity to the point of union with the swingarm, which is also new and with a lower reinforcement.
Maintains the master lines of the original design except for the tail, trimmed and converted into a single-seater. The seat follows the reminiscences of the original, with a generous cushion and now equipped with a transverse stitching. Tank with double intake and details in blue-green at various points, as well as a short 4-1 exhaust complete the design that, this time, I like how it looks.