If you have followed Icon 1000 over the years, then you know about their wild and crazy builds. Some of their most famous builds which were the The Iron Lung, New Jack and Major Tom have caught the attention of riders. Out of all of them though, this new Icon 1000 Suzuki Bandit 1200 Racer build called “Colonel Butterscotch” is our favorite.
Starting with a well ridden 1999 Suzuki Bandit 1200, Icon 1000 stripped the bike down and started working their magic. Up front, Icon went with a set of Triumph Daytona Forks mounted in a set of CBR900RR triple clamps. In the rear, they went with a Kawasaki ZRX1200 fully adjustable swingarm. This is one of our favorite pieces on the bike as these swingarm are like a work of art. Mounted to the swingarm is a set of custom made Nitron shocks to keep the power to the ground.
The way Butterscotch looks now is not how it originally looked when completed. Due to a crashed from being track test after it was originally finished, some new bodywork was mounted up. The stock Bandit tank was used with a few modifications like the indented sides. A stubby front half fairing with vintage twin headlights that resembles the older Gixxers was installed. In the rear, a custom sub-frame was fabricated which holds the one off vintage styled tail section.
Being an owner of a 1990 GSXR 750 and a previous owner of a Bandit 1200, this bike has a special place with me. This is one of my favorite builds from Icon 1000 to date. Be sure to head over to their website and give them a follow on social media to see what they come up with next.
Icon 1000 Suzuki Bandit 1200 “Butterscotch” Video
Icon 1000 Suzuki Bandit 1200 “Butterscotch” Retro Racer Photos