The Zero SR/S electric sportsbike transformed in Deus Ex-Machina custom

Zero and Deus team up to launch the first custom version - a cafe raeer - that transforms the recently launched SR/S electric sportsbike

Zero SR/ S Deus

Leading environmentally focused, all-electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero has joined forces with famous customizers Deux ex Machina to create the first custom based around the recently launched Zero SR/S sportsbike.

Introduced earlier this year, the SR/S is essentially a faired version of the California brand’s SR/F naked roadster, which has been on sale for a little longer, and as such is its first pure sportsbike as well as being one of the first to attempt bringing electric 'fuel' and efficiency into a segment where power and grunt write headlines.

Nonetheless, in an effort to show the SR/S is still an adaptable motorcycle at its electronic heart, Zero has teamed up with Deus to create the firm’s first customised SR/S variant.

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It’s primarily the work of Michael ‘Woolie’ Woolaway who calls it a 'blank sheet of paper' because without the fuel tank, everything can essentially be removed and pieced back together.

“It’s the first electric motorcycle I've ever been involved with. I met the guys out at Pike's Peak, got a good look at the bike and though ‘You know, man, that bike is the perfect platform to build something with because there's no gas tank really’. There's this trellis frame that's beautiful and everything else comes off and there's nothing there. So in my mind I was thinking ‘I'd love to do something with that bike because it's a blank sheet of paper."

“I wanted to do something kind of old and new – old shapes that I kind of grew up with and, and new technology. It was all very organic. I didn't have any drawings. No computer work. Just, foam plastic, shaping tools kind of the old school way.

“It’s all carbon fibre for strength and for stiffness. The whole thing attaches with four bolts. The main body ended up weighing seven pounds before paint, It’s a pretty complicated piece to make.

Conceived as a track only machine it features true race components such as factory spec Showa forks and shock as used on WorldSBK machines, plus carbon fibre Dynamag wheels and even a thumb rear brake.