Friday, August 24, 2012

Icon XS650

BikeEXIF has a feature on Icon's new XS650 creation. As a New Mexico kid I was super impressed with the creativity of the tank graphic. Everyone probably recognizes Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow but it's the Zia/Yamaha logo that really impressed me.

Those not from New Mexico may not be familiar with our state symbol, the Zia. Those local to New Mexico who has been exposed to way too many awful Zia tattoos may well wish they weren't familiar with it either...

Most are probably familiar with Yamaha's perpetual "tuning fork" logo.

Fuse the two and you have the graphic in the Icon tank. Given the overt Southwestern religious art influence I think the idea is just clever as hell.

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