Custom Built by Icon Motosports
Kawasaki Ninja 300 Spec Race Concept
built in-house at the ICON Motosports headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
ICON partnered with the sportbike division of Kawasaki USA to develop a
spec racing platform capable of delivering the thrill of close
competition, but with a minimized financial investment.
Motorcycle racing has always been an expensive hobby, and race organizations are looking to contain costs wherever possible. The ICON ZX3-RR concept is based on the proven Kawasaki Ninja 300. Though lacking the horsepower numbers of its bigger-capacity stable mates, a grid of equally-outfitted small-displacement motorcycles can generate just as much excitement for rider and spectator.
More than just a design study, the ICON ZX3-RR is a very real commitment
Fully skinned in custom race fairings, the serious race
nature of the ZX3-RR is immediately apparent. The corners are where the
little Ninja really shines, and a full complement of Ohlins® R&T
suspension and ContiRaceAttack™ tires take the handling to the next
level. While most of the chassis remains stock to keep costs in check,
ICON added a braced swingarm and high-mount subframe for increased
rigidity and slightly larger ergonomics. Finally, a QuasiStinger™ Arrow®
exhaust pays homage to the two-stroke race machines of a bygone era.
The ICON ZX3-RR utilizes a tablet dashboard, based on the Android™ OS. Beyond 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.