How does one buy a Zero in Australia?

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How does one buy a Zero in Australia?

Post by jonescg » Thu, 31 May 2018, 13:34

Since nobody is selling them from dealerships any more, what options are available for people who want to buy one?

Is it possible or practical to bring one in?

Would it require inclusion on the SEV list? Should a RAWS workshop be used to make sure this can happen?

Rather frustrating this lack of choice in Australia...
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Re: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?

Post by mikedufty » Thu, 31 May 2018, 22:56

I figured I'd wait for a second hand one to come up, but it could be a long wait. No results on my saved searches in over a year I think. I wonder if them having had ADR approval makes it harder or easier to import one?

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Re: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?

Post by Richo » Fri, 01 Jun 2018, 12:34

https://www.bikesales.com.au/editorial/ ... ia-107769/

Wow and that's a year ago.
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Re: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?

Post by bladecar » Yesterday, 15:17

I enquired to an ex-dealer on the Sunshine Coast in Q sometime last year. I found out that he was an ex-Zero-dealer because the US had decided to end sales in Australia and he could no longer obtain one at any price, so to speak. About a year later a BMW dealer employee said that he had just heard that Zero were planning to re-introduce the bikes to Australia in 5 years. It would have been nice if a lot more people had bought the Zero over the past few years. The only good thing to come out of this is that if Zero survive a global economic crash, the bikes will be even better if they are introduced here again (and even now they can compete with a Kawasaki H2 for go-power).

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Re: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?

Post by mikedufty » Yesterday, 21:59

Pretty sure that H2 was just badly ridden. I jumped on a zero straight off a 10 year old Z750, and it had a distinctly soft takeoff in comparison, though it did feel comparable once moving.

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