We’re big fans of light and powerful bikes, something that we just don’t see anywhere near enough of lately. Apparel manufacturer ICON seems to agree and they’ve teamed up with Kawasaki USA to concept bike built around the Ninja 300 and called the ICON ZX3-RR and while it might not offer enough in the way of raw power it certainly looks the part.
The idea behind the project was to develop a racing bike that wasn’t too expensive. Given that Kawasaki is behind dedicated Ninja 300 race series in Australia and Canada, the idea is somewhat redundant but we can’t complain about how the bike looks and the theme that it’s going for.
The Ninja 300 gets custom race fairings, Ohlins R&T suspension and ContiRaceAttack tires, a braced swingarm and high-mount subframe for increased rigidity and slightly larger ergonomics. In a case of form over function (though we’re not complaining) there’s a quad exhaust system that pays homage to the two-stroke race machines of a bygone era.
The ICON ZX3-RR utilizes a tablet dashboard based on Android OS which as well as providing the usual array of speed, tachometer, and engine monitoring, the rider can adjust fuel maps, monitor lap times, and quickly broadcast race updates to their social networks.