Zero S (2012) review

By Sachin Rao on Fri, 1 Feb 2013 - 12:02

Details
Manufacturer:
Zero
Category:
Naked
Price:
£ 9995
Overall
3
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I WENT skydiving once (and once was enough, thanks). The overriding sensation as I fell out of the hole cut in the wall of the juddering single-engine aircraft – besides the feeling of my stomach and I being instantly hundreds of feet apart – was silence. Yes, the wind rushed past my ears at the speed of gravity's relentless pull, but overall, there was just falling, falling, and silence.

I thought about that earthward plunge last week, as I was slicing through midday traffic on the northbound A3 on my loan 2012-model Zero S ZF9. (I also thought about how much better speed was when horizontal rather than vertical.) A rare break in the miserable winter weather meant the road was dry and the sky was blue, and motorists were pushing a brisk pace. And every time I wanted to get past a car or two, I cracked open the throttle and shot past them, silently and swiftly, like those fluffy clouds I tumbled past years ago.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-2012-zero-s-zf9/22238.html#ixzz2KaPKJcHO

I WENT skydiving once (and once was enough, thanks). The overriding sensation as I fell out of the hole cut in the wall of the juddering single-engine aircraft – besides the feeling of my stomach and I being instantly hundreds of feet apart – was silence. Yes, the wind rushed past my ears at the speed of gravity's relentless pull, but overall, there was just falling, falling, and silence.

I thought about that earthward plunge last week, as I was slicing through midday traffic on the northbound A3 on my loan 2012-model Zero S ZF9. (I also thought about how much better speed was when horizontal rather than vertical.) A rare break in the miserable winter weather meant the road was dry and the sky was blue, and motorists were pushing a brisk pace. And every time I wanted to get past a car or two, I cracked open the throttle and shot past them, silently and swiftly, like those fluffy clouds I tumbled past years ago.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-2012-zero-s-zf9/22238.html#ixzz2KaPKJcHO

Score Breakdown
Overall
3
Engine
4
Brakes
3
Handling
3
Comfort
3
Build Quality
3
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