The Original Samurai Chopper

While strolling the 3rd floor of the V-Twin expo, I had a chance to spend some time checking out the bikes from Zero Engineering. Designed in Okazaki City, Japan and built in Las Vegas, Nevada, their choppers are the foremost bikes of the custom motorcycle industry in the land of the rising sun. And it’s true that their bikes offer uncompromising style, beauty and attention to details. In 2008 Zero Engineering introduces a Samurai Chopper line inspired by  their award winning motorcycles.  You can check models and prices in their website. Zero Engineering.


9 Responses to “The Original Samurai Chopper”

  1. 1 Rodent Feb 5th, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Designed in Japan and built in Vegas, that’s novel….what happens in vegas should stay in vegas

  2. 2 DJ CHOPPER GOD Feb 5th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    I wish there was more about Shinya in this post. Checked out the website and there wasn’t a word about him. What up with that???

  3. 3 Nicker Feb 5th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    It’s back to basics.
    Very cool……….:-)


  4. 4 Dave Feb 6th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    DJ – Check out It’s their old site. There’s a small bio on the staff page.

  5. 5 Curt! Feb 12th, 2008 at 2:44 am

    They had the coolest choppers in Cinci. Their Junkyard Knuckle will be a classic. I spoke with the guy that owns the company. He didn’t speak english very well. Somebody correct me if I’m wrong, but I understood him to say that he Was Chico from California’s brother. They haven’t got a shop in the USA yet, but are working on setting one up in Vegas. They have 4 employees here as of now. They sold almost 150 of their bikes in Japan last year. I wish them luck, but at 25-30k each it will be a hard sell in this economic environment.

  6. 6 ANT Feb 22nd, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Yes, these are the cheapest bikes out there, buy you really need to see these in person to appreciate the level of detail and build quality that goes into them. OUT-FRIGGIN-STANDING.

    One bike had a paint job on it’s tank the likes of which you’ve probably never seen before. They took a beautiful piece of embroidered silk fabric and sealed it with clear. That may sound simple, and to some guys as fruity, but it was truly a work of art. Hopefully some can appreciate craftsmanship and creativity without necessarily liking it.

    Hiro is my Hero!

  7. 7 F.A.B. Jun 1st, 2008 at 8:32 am

    RODENT is a bonehead.

  8. 8 Ed Jul 7th, 2008 at 10:44 am

    The Zero Engineering bikes in Iron Man looked great! The riding position does look a bit uncomfortable though.

  9. 9 Ben Schkade Sep 13th, 2009 at 5:13 am

    I love Zero. A few months ago I convinced them to let me shoot a calendar for them. We just finished shooting and there will be 2010 calendars for sale at in about a week. Enjoy!

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