Throwback Engineering By Icon Motosports



Kawasaki Z125 Pro

Small but mighty, Quarterflash began its life as a mild mannered Kawasaki Z125 but it strived for so much more.

An 8-bit dream wrapped in a flurry of neon hues, named after a band that came out of Icon’s hometown in the 80s

In stock form, the Z125 cranks out 9.5 hp and weighs just 225 lbs. But Quarterflash has spent an inordinate amount of time getting it's pump on. Hitting the gym, the power plant received some upgrades to help unleash Quarterflash’s full potential! First on the agenda was increasing power with a 155cc Big Bore Kit with the stroker crank paired with a Mtake Intake courtesy of MNNTHBX. In addition, stacked with a DynoJet Power Commander, DynoJet Autotune and a Yoshimura exhaust system, Quarterflash was getting ready to punch above its original weight class.

And of course, you can’t skip leg day!

Adding a Swingarm Stretch Extension, a 2.5" lowering link (MNNTHBX) and a Nitron NTR R1 shock to top things off. The stock 12” hoops are shod with new Avon rubber, with EBC brake pads adding extra stopping power. But the transformation was far from over.

Internally beat the heart of a new bike, the outward appearance needed to match this ferocity.

Going under the knife (saw), the body of Quarterflash came together starting with an Airtech Yamaha OW-O1 fairing which is substantially larger than the Z125, the fairing was gently tailored to fit. ICON sculpted a new one-piece tank cover and tail section from fiberglass, finishing things off with a racing foam seat pad and a host of 3D-printed details.

Quarterflash unapologetically pays tribute to 80's glory

Just like the music, hairstyles and tracksuits of the 80s, Quarterflash isn’t for everyone. But if it speaks to you, we invite you to comb your mullet, roll up the sleeves of your linen jacket, pop a quarter in the machine and hold on tight.

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