Jason Britton Signature ZX6R

2013 KAWASAKI ZX6R

Just as racebikes progressed from backyard garage fabrication to the highly-honed competition bikes of the modern day, so have freestyle motorcycles. Though rashed-up sportbikes can still be found inhabiting the lots and streets, a new class of ‘stunt’ bikes has emerged. As intricately set up as their race brethren, Britton’s current bike sports the absolute latest in freestyle componentry. Starting from the contact patch up: a mix of Dunlop Q2 front and D616 rear tires are chosen for their unique ‘grip with controlled give’ characteristics. Forged Marchesini wheels are used to reduce weight while Brembo rotors and calipers provide maximum stopping capability. All freestyle bikes require tank reshaping–Jason produces and sells his own completely custom tanks that have relocated fillers and scooped tops.

Modern freestyle bikes use a reshaped passenger seat with a large opening for foot placement. The passenger pegs are then replaced with a reinforced subcage. Low-profile crash cages and tucked subframe grind plate minimize damage when the bike is dropped, and the bike is always dropped. While the motor is left primarily stock, electronics are relocated or bypassed. This allows a stuntbike to run regardless of the myriad of angles and positions in which it routinely finds itself. The frame itself can be left stock or, as many of the ICON team have done, the entire cast aluminum upper structure can be replaced with a steel tube trellis. This makes it easier to repair the inevitable crash damage. A host of other, more subtle modifications adapt the freestyle bike to its harsh life while enabling their riders to push the boundaries of physics.

Jason Britton Signature ZX6R

2013 KAWASAKI ZX6R

Just as racebikes progressed from backyard garage fabrication to the highly-honed competition bikes of the modern day, so have freestyle motorcycles. Though rashed-up sportbikes can still be found inhabiting the lots and streets, a new class of ‘stunt’ bikes has emerged. As intricately set up as their race brethren, Britton’s current bike sports the absolute latest in freestyle componentry. Starting from the contact patch up: a mix of Dunlop Q2 front and D616 rear tires are chosen for their unique ‘grip with controlled give’ characteristics. Forged Marchesini wheels are used to reduce weight while Brembo rotors and calipers provide maximum stopping capability. All freestyle bikes require tank reshaping–Jason produces and sells his own completely custom tanks that have relocated fillers and scooped tops.

Modern freestyle bikes use a reshaped passenger seat with a large opening for foot placement. The passenger pegs are then replaced with a reinforced subcage. Low-profile crash cages and tucked subframe grind plate minimize damage when the bike is dropped, and the bike is always dropped. While the motor is left primarily stock, electronics are relocated or bypassed. This allows a stuntbike to run regardless of the myriad of angles and positions in which it routinely finds itself. The frame itself can be left stock or, as many of the ICON team have done, the entire cast aluminum upper structure can be replaced with a steel tube trellis. This makes it easier to repair the inevitable crash damage. A host of other, more subtle modifications adapt the freestyle bike to its harsh life while enabling their riders to push the boundaries of physics.

Sponsors

  • Graves Motorsports
  • Kawasaki
  • Parts Unlimited
  • Team No Limit
  • Marchesini
  • Motul
  • HT Moto
  • GPR Stabilizer
  • Dunlop Tires
  • Brembo