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Newmans3
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 11:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Saw this EBR in a post about the Moto Expo in Verona Italy in January a few weeks ago.
Still has the blasphemous Zero name on it.


EBR at MBE
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Jaimec
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

HEY NOW! Don't go disparaging the "Zero" name. They are a FINE American motorcycle company manufacturing and selling their bikes in the US for international sale.

They even hired Abe Askenazie to head up their engineering after Wandell's monumentally STUPID decision to shutter the Buell Motorcycle Company back in 2009.

--A proud ZERO owner.
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Hughlysses
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 01:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That was a very cool paint job, but who the heck was #7? None of the guys that rode EBR in WSBK used that number.
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Airbozo
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 01:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

"HEY NOW! Don't go disparaging the "Zero" name. They are a FINE American motorcycle company manufacturing and selling their bikes in the US for international sale.

They even hired Abe Askenazie to head up their engineering after Wandell's monumentally STUPID decision to shutter the Buell Motorcycle Company back in 2009.

--A proud ZERO owner."

You beat me to it.

Abe's a really nice guy too.
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Reepicheep
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 02:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

They should just duck-tape a Z over that H. : )

If you haven't seen a Zero bike in person, you won't get it. They are a really well sorted bit of kit. I still haven't gotten to ride one, but I have seen them in person. I'd love one.
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Newmans3
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 02:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Dang, I didn't intend to insult the real Zero name!
I have actually read a lot of good things about Zero Motorcycles and seem really well engineered, and in America!!

(Message edited by Newmans3 on February 14, 2017)
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Jaimec
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 04:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Around here I think the correct term for that India-based company is "Villain Motorcycles." ; )
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Froggy
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 05:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm pretty sure that is an 1125R in EBR clothing. The frame guards are 1125R, I doubt they fit the 1190 frame, also you can see the purple 2008 powdercoat near the gas filler, the airbox cover and subframe don't line up right, and it has a xb/1125 front wheel. Yet it has 1190rx based plastics.

Oh, and I prefer to use the term Shit-Head Motorcycles, it rolls off the tongue easier : )
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Airbozo
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 06:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

"Dang, I didn't intend to insult the real Zero name!
I have actually read a lot of good things about Zero Motorcycles and seem really well engineered, and in America!! "

Right down the street from me too!

Someone here organized a tour at the factory several years ago and Abe gave us the personal tour and they let us ride every bike they had. Almost no time limit, but we had to be back before they closed.

Whoever that was, thank you!

...and can we do it again?
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1313
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 07:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Good eyes, Froggy!

I noticed the heavy (non-EBR) front wheel, but missed the blue parts of the frame poking through.

Here's what the bike this one is impersonating looked like after the 2nd Laguna Seca 2014 SBK race:

"Hero" Stars 1


"Hero" Stars 2


QUITE a bit different...
1313
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Zac4mac
Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well, let's see...

front wheel is XB/1125.
Rear wheel is the same one the Barracuda had.
Front end, brake m/c, triples all look to be RS.

The pix Brankin posted has the highest priced Ohlins on the front, pricier than the RS.
Bodywork sure looks 1190 not 1125.
Subframe is the same Magnesium from RS/RX/SX.

I think the bike is a Barracuda or early RS.

Z
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