Icon is known for its stylized motorcycle helmets and gear, but it also builds themed, custom motorcycles, too. The folks over at Icon most recently built Iron Lung, which started out as a 1991 Harley-Davidson Sportster. Of course, it now looks nothing like the bike on which it's based - more like what Harley might have produced if it got into road racing a couple decades ago.

In a video featuring the creation, Icon says the custom Sportster is "600 pounds of antiquated mechanics uncorked to maximum velocity with only guile and cunning to keep her in check" and it's "the most beautiful and ugly thing we've ever built." We have to agree. See Iron Lung for yourself in the first video below, and then head further down to watch Everything is Process, in which you'll find out the driving force behind Icon's custom bikes and see Iron Lung in the build process. Enjoy!




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      SquareFour
      • 1 Year Ago
      If they had used an iron head sporty engine the name would be cool, but they didn't, so it's just another generic, cliched aftermarket name using "iron". I swear, so many of these builders don't actually know the history of H-D at all. They think they understand, but they don't. BTW, old guys have been building proper Sportster Cafes for decades now...there's nothing here that hasn't already been done better.
      hemusbull
      • 1 Year Ago
      When Harley is going to change the engine with more contemporary? Or they will build antics for seniors forever? Good grief!
        trenchanting
        • 1 Year Ago
        @hemusbull
        That's besides the point, this bike is based on a 1991 Harley.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @hemusbull
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