Die Anatomie eines Stuntbikes - Jason Britton: Mechanized zombies.
Stunt bikes are the pariahs of the motoworld. Most of their kind are born only after the complete demise of their former beautiful selves. Mechanized zombies prowling the parking lots and after-hours intersates of Anytown, USA. And we love them all. We love them for their purpose-crafted hideousness. We love them for their 'rattitude' and primered plastics. We are endeared to them because they speak volumes about the street struggle.
But theirs is not the first struggle. Many years ago there was another battle taking place around the sprawl of the LA basin. Its champion was Jason Britton. Piloting Gixxers and TL1000Ss, he helped lay the groundwork for a paradigm shift in the sportbike world. He changed the way certain, more progressive manufacturers viewed their engineering and marketing programs. Ultimately, he helped change the fundamentals of what was possible aboard a sportbike.
When it comes to his personal bike setup, Jason will be the first to admit that he is particular. Very Particular. Whether it's his stunt bikes or his stable of roadrace and dirt bikes, setup is everything to Jason. And appearance. Maintaining a clean and professional bike is a huge part of Jason's marketing plan for his No Limit freestyle exhibition team. His bikes feature a slew of the industry's tastiest components. If a part exists that can help elevate his game, you can bet that you'll find it on Jason's bike. Oddly enough, for a rider that spares no expense when outfitting his ride, Jason runs completely stock suspension components. He claims that the factory Kawi suspension is bomber quality stuff and capable of handling the abuse that his riding levies on the bike. After four years of watching him punish his Ninjas, we believe him. Check out the video for a sampling of Jason and Eric Hoenshell putting their bikes to the test.