$157,000 Icon Sheene superbike celebrates speed in Barry Sheene style
The world’s most expensive bikes have got another contender with Icon Sheene, the ultimate road bike by motorcycle designer and builder Andrew Morris. Inspired by an icon, the British World Champion Grand Prix motorcycle road racer Barry Stephen Frank Sheene MBE who was renowned for being supremely talented on a high speed race bike, courageous, determined, and magical to watch in action, the founder of Icon Motorcycles Andrew Morris has hand-made this world’s ultimate road bike billed as the world’s most powerful and most expensive production bike. This unique tribute to unique icon that has been designed for easy handling, features all aluminum hand-built Spondon frame and 1400cc 4-cylinder Suzuki turbocharged engine delivering 250bhp at the wheel in lowest boost mode and 133lb ft. Tested by the best, this fully handcrafted Icon Sheene ultrabike will be limited to just 52 examples, one for each year of Barry’s life, and each bike will be tailored to customer’s build and specification.
Actually, the Sheen ultrabike is the result of collaboration with the Sheene family, engineers, mechanics and friends of the motorcycle racing legend throughout his life and racing career.
Fully road legal, the Icon Sheene impressively offers all the excitement and power of race spec bike. One can ride it on the road for touring or for the ultimate thrill, can take into onto the race track.
The ride notably features Alcantara racing seat with Sheene 7 logo, unique keyless ignition with electronic safety override and remote start facility, and digital instrumentation in polished alloy casing.
Other highlights include a custom made tubular aluminum frame including a fuel tank formed from hand-beaten aluminum, which takes around a month to fabricate, and the bodywork is made up of hand-laid carbon fiber panels. The other details include etched and engraved plaques and yokes, and a hand-painted 1940s style pin-up girl.
Each bike was developed over a five-year period and adorns a price tag of approx. $157,000. The superbike will be ridden up the hill at next month’s (July 2-4) Goodwood festival of Speed by Barry Sheene’s son, Freddie.
Notably, every buyer of this ultrabike will also enjoy a custom fitting session before build commences, along with a chance to meet the chief development rider, Steve Parrish.