Icon 1000’s Triumph ‘Three Martini Lunch’ is a heady café-racer cocktail

If you’re wondering where the name ‘Three Martini Lunch’ originated, blame the gin and the paint fumes in Icon 1000’s workshop. Based on the Triumph Thruxton, this curious half-faired build blends classic styling with future technology…


The ‘Three Martini Lunch’ is mean in ‘Verdoro Green’ – a shade inspired by that found on the Pontiac Firebird in the late 1960s. Mechanical modifications are extensive, including the removal of the lower part of the frame (the engine is now a stressed member), new single-sided suspension and a pair of heavily shouldered Kawasaki KZ1000 wheels. A Ducati-derived half-fairing adds a sleek and racy character to the bike’s aesthetic, while the chunky wheels and tyres, the angular frame and the beefy mechanicals give the café racer a different (and relevant) urban vibe.

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