Image courtesy of Dan Gold - a desperately handsome front line volunteer
Zero Motorcycles, are to collaborate with London based tattoo artist Dan Gold, to create a special ‘art bike’ based on the new Zero SR/S sports motorcycle.
Dan originally had the gig to create a hand painted SR/S for the 2020 Bike Shed Show, however the project has understandably been paused due to the current crisis. While it may have been cancelled for this year, the London based artist has now taken delivery of a new SR/S. He has been using it to support his local community, making deliveries to local vulnerable people, while continuing to gather inspiration for the designs he will eventually apply to the electric motorcycle’s fully-faired bodywork. If that doesn’t make him boyfriend material, we don’t know what does!
Zero Motorcycles - Dan Gold - In Conversation
Speaking about the collaboration, Dan said: “I’ve been interested in electric vehicles for many years, especially as I commute from Hertfordshire into London most days, but like many I have been a bit nervous when it came to taking the plunge. I rode the Zero SR/S in February and was so impressed by the smoothness and the stealth of the bike. I have spent the past few days getting used to it and running errands for vulnerable members of our local community."
"I’ve been particularly impressed by how easy and quick it is to charge, both at home and when using public chargers. Commuting on the Zero is perfect for getting into the city while avoiding public transport, although judging by the number of people who want to come up and talk to me about the bike, I’m going to have to take some care to maintain social distancing when I park up!”
Danish-born Dan is one of the world’s leading tattoo artists, with a style inspired by graffiti and street art. He gained prominence as one of the stars of the TV series London Ink. With both the tattoo shop and his art gallery, Monsters of Art, temporarily closed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Dan has been busy making face visors for local healthcare professionals and will shortly set about using the SR/S as a canvas for his art.
The date and venue of the unveiling of the Zero SR/S ‘art bike’ is, understandably, to be confirmed. Fans can follow Dan’s journey with the Zero through this link. Better still give us a call on 015385005 and we’ll set you up with one of your own.