ZERO ENGINEERING - CHABOT - SHINYA KIMURA



Zero Engineering - Chabot - Shinya Kimura Kimura founded Zero Engineering in Okazaki Japan in 1992. Initially his shop was named Repair Shop Chabo but the name was changed the following year to Zero Engineering. He soon gained a reputation for his minimalistic and vintage looking bikes that combine form and function. His name was soon synonymous with what people often refer to as Zero-style. A Zero-style bike is typically based around a rigid gooseneck, a pre-1984 Harley Davidson engine, springer front end, spoked wheels and often includes parts of the bike remaining in bare metal. The inspiration came from wabi sabi (austere refinement) and the beauty of the raw materials and incorporating the essence of wa (harmony) into his designs. Kimura and his crew were also known for putting their work to the test by participating in different vintage race series with their motorcycles.

Flying Piston T-Shirt Giveaway



BIKES BUILT BY ZERO ENGINEERING - CHABOT - SHINYA KIMURA



Type 9 (Zero Engineering)

100 - Flying Piston Score


read more

Type 6 - Zero Engineering

100 - Flying Piston Score

This is a customizable limited production gooseneck "samurai" style low choppper. The Type 6 is available with a modern S&S engine styled to resemble either a Shovel, Knuckle or Panhead and with 3 sizes of gas tank options.
read more

Type 5 - Zero Engineering

100 - Flying Piston Score

Samurai Chopper type5 comes standard with Harley-Davidson Evolution engine mated to a HD 5-speed transmission. The engine and transmission are carried by the original gooseneck style rigid frame. The dragger style of type5 is very aggressive and beau
read more

Chabot Sportster Cafe Racer

64 - Flying Piston Score

The Chabot Sporster Cafe Racer is based around a late model Harley Davidson Sporster and in typical Shinya style it's wrapped in his unmistakable, hand formed handy work. Shinya built everything from the front fairing to the tank, muffler, velocity
read more

1957 Triumph Needle

52 - Flying Piston Score

The Needle is Shinya's two-wheeled case study wrapped around a '57 650cc Triumph engine. It's stripped to the hilt style shows what can be done when the chopper rulebook is burned at the stake. Shinya built the needle as an experiment in design and a
read more

Spike - Shinya Kimura Zero

33 - Flying Piston Score

Kimura rescues old Harleys from their postmortem fates as saloon decorations, museum attractions, and—worse—from having their dissected parts dispersed throughout a backwater of garages to become paperweights, ashtrays, and doorstops. His company, Ze
read more

Shinya's Build Off Bobber - Shinya Kimura

19 - Flying Piston Score

This is the bike that Shinya built that lost to Joe Martin
read more



DISQUS ZERO ENGINEERING - CHABOT - SHINYA KIMURA



blog comments powered by Disqus


FLYING PISTON TOP RATED BIKES



  • Flying Piston Score - 95

    1963 PANHEAD MOTORCY
    motorcycles den
    country ~ japan
    added ~ Sep 02, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 94

    39 EL STOOP
    stoop motorcycles
    country ~ japan
    added ~ Aug 11, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 93

    KID ROCK EL DIABLO I
    west coast choppers
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Dec 23, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 92

    SHOVELKNUCKLE - SPLI
    split image kustoms -sik- da
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Feb 03, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 92

    EL PELIGROSO -TREVEL
    super company customs - supe
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jan 07, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 90

    SHOVELHEADED KILL MA
    twisted choppers
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jan 01, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 90

    UNICORN - CHICA CUST
    chica custom cycles
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jun 04, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 88

    SACRED - CUSTOM DESI
    custom design studios - kirk
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jun 12, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 87

    EL JEFE - SUPERCO
    super company customs - supe
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jan 21, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 86

    ALL OUT ATTACK 51FLP
    north brothers
    country ~ japan
    added ~ Jul 30, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 86

    RIPPER
    spitfire motorcycles
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Oct 08, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 84

    SPEEDKING SHOVEL - S
    speedking - jeff cochran
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jun 16, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 83

    PENNY SAVED DOMINATO
    west coast choppers
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Nov 20, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 83

    RENEWAL TWIN SHOOTE
    motorcycles den
    country ~ japan
    added ~ Feb 06, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 82

    THE KNUCKLE - TODDS
    todd's cycle
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Dec 10, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 82

    EL DIABLO II SOFTAIL
    west coast choppers
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Dec 21, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 95

    LAS VEGAS 2012 - POW
    powerplant choppers
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Dec 05, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 94

    CRAZY HORSE - TREVEL
    super company customs - supe
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jan 06, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 94

    MAX SCHAAF'S KNUCKLE
    4q conditioning - max schaaf
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Dec 17, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 94

    81 SHOVEL
    veturi motorcycles
    country ~ japan
    added ~ Jul 25, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 92

    THE BLUE BOBBER - SA
    salinas boyz - cole foster
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Dec 06, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 90

    CFL BOBBER
    garage built - private garag
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Oct 23, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 89

    BLACK AND YELLOW POW
    powerplant choppers
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jul 09, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 89

    QUESTION EVERYTHING
    indian larry - legacy - gaso
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Apr 29, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 88

    BULLET KNUCKLEHEAD -
    bullet custom cycle
    country ~ japan
    added ~ Jun 21, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 87

    LIL RED HOT ROD FRED
    garage built - private garag
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jul 09, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 86

    PANHEAD - LUCK MOTOC
    luck motorcycles
    country ~ japan
    added ~ Jan 10, 2013
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 86

    1946 EL TWIN SHOOTER
    motorcycles den
    country ~ japan
    added ~ Sep 02, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 86

    SWIFT SIGNATURE SERI
    rooke customs - jesse rooke
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Dec 09, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 85

    SOLITARY CONFINMENT
    garage built - private garag
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jul 24, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 84

    GREY XL883 CUSTOM -
    tt & company
    country ~ japan
    added ~ Jan 27, 2013
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 84

    1959FL INDIAN ORANGE
    indian orange motorcycles
    country ~ japan
    added ~ Jul 11, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 84

    RENSTAR - ROLAND SAN
    roland sands designs
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Aug 16, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 81

    NASCAFE RACER - SHAW
    shaw speed & custom
    country ~ england
    added ~ Nov 30, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 80

    COPPSTER 36
    kraftwerk customs
    country ~ germany
    added ~ Jul 16, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 77

    STEALTH BULLET - ROU
    rough crafts
    country ~ taiwan
    added ~ May 10, 2013
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 76

    LOKI MICKEY ROURKE -
    roland sands designs
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jun 20, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 72

    SCORPION 2012 BUILD
    west coast choppers
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Dec 11, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 71

    KAWASAKI W400 - INDI
    indigo custom cycle
    country ~ japan
    added ~ Nov 29, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 70

    BONNEVILLE REDESIGN
    garage built - private garag
    country ~ england
    added ~ May 06, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 68

    MATTY YU STONE - MR.
    mr. martini
    country ~ italy
    added ~ Feb 06, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 68

    ELEANORE - SELECTED
    selected custom motorcycle
    country ~ japan
    added ~ Dec 26, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 68

    CAFE SPORTY - IMAGIN
    imagineering customs
    country ~ indonesia
    added ~ Mar 19, 2013
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 67

    WAKAN 100 ROADSTER S
    wakan
    country ~ france
    added ~ Sep 02, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 67

    BOBBER NO.3 - SPEED
    speed department
    country ~ switzerland
    added ~ Oct 15, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 67

    KTM 530 CAFE RACER (
    roland sands designs
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Aug 25, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 66

    VIRAGO PROJECT
    spin cycle industries
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jun 24, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 66

    NESSCAFE - ZACH NESS
    arlen ness
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jan 28, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 95

    GRANDE MOCO - ROLAND
    roland sands designs
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Aug 24, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 95

    RED-GLADIATOR
    hot-dock custom cycles
    country ~ japan
    added ~ Feb 22, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 93

    AOMORI SPEED & CUSTO
    unknown builder
    country ~ japan
    added ~ Jul 09, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 90

    V-LUX - MATT HOTCH D
    matt hotch designs
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Aug 27, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 83

    GURLEY MACHOMAN - FR
    free style motorcycle
    country ~ japan
    added ~ Jul 05, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 80

    VELVET FANG - KENS F
    kens factory
    country ~ japan
    added ~ Nov 27, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 80

    BLACK GOLD - CYCLE B
    cycle boyz
    country ~ canada
    added ~ Dec 31, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 80

    PANAFINA - HOT DREAM
    hot dreams marbella - ferry
    country ~ spain
    added ~ Nov 15, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 80

    CHOP BOB & ROLL FXST
    maindrive cycle
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jun 10, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 80

    THE FLYING PAN - HAN
    young choppers
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Dec 08, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 78

    CALIFORNIA DREAMIN E
    rocket bobs
    country ~ england
    added ~ Aug 03, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 78

    KING COBRA 2011 (BOU
    bourgets bike works
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Nov 02, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 77

    RISING - BASTY MACHI
    basty's machines
    country ~ romania
    added ~ Nov 22, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 77

    MAD MAX - EXILE
    exile - russell mitchell
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Nov 07, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 77

    KILLIN TIME 2011 - S
    streamline designs
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jan 02, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 76

    STEEL BUTTERFLY - E
    eastern fabrications
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Feb 06, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 90

    DRAG STREET - VTM
    v-twin mechanic
    country ~ france
    added ~ Mar 01, 2013
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 86

    QUARTER WHORE
    chaos cycle
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Nov 28, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 85

    TRIBUTE TO PORSCHE -
    custom wolf
    country ~ germany
    added ~ Jun 23, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 81

    AMPHIBIO - KICKASS C
    kickass choppers
    country ~ indonesia
    added ~ Sep 25, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 81

    AVALANCHE - WALZ HAR
    walz hardcore cycles
    country ~ germany
    added ~ Jan 18, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 80

    LETHAL STRIKE -WICKE
    wicked bros
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jan 05, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 79

    SPECIAL - IRON PIT
    iron pit
    country ~ netherlands
    added ~ Nov 05, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 78

    KING COBRA 2011 (BOU
    bourgets bike works
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Nov 02, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 78

    DRAGSTER RS R-ODYNAM
    thunderbike harley davidson
    country ~ germany
    added ~ Mar 31, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 78

    B.O.A. BRANDYS CUSTO
    brandys custom bikes
    country ~ germany
    added ~ Oct 07, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 76

    THE ONE
    erbacher - fat attack custom
    country ~ switzerland
    added ~ Nov 25, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 70

    RAT MUTANT (RAT SHOP
    rat shop custom bikes
    country ~ canada
    added ~ Oct 13, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 70

    RIOT ACT - VIOLATOR
    violator motorcycles
    country ~ netherlands
    added ~ Dec 26, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 67

    DARK KNIGHT
    ideas machine
    country ~ thailand
    added ~ Jul 14, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 66

    BUELLA S1 LIGHTING -
    motorcycle medic
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Nov 22, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 65

    SNIPER (THUNDERSTRUC
    thunderstruck custom bikes
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Oct 20, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 94

    SPEED DEMON - ABNORM
    abnormal cycles
    country ~ italy
    added ~ Sep 08, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 89

    1930 INDIAN SCOUT 10
    hard nine choppers
    country ~ switzerland
    added ~ Jan 27, 2013
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 84

    31 BOARD TRACKER
    rods & rides motorcycle comp
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Dec 29, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 81

    STELLAR SR400
    garage built - private garag
    country ~ taiwan
    added ~ Apr 02, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 78

    BOARD TRACK SPORTY -
    kickass choppers
    country ~ indonesia
    added ~ Sep 26, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 78

    WILLOW
    garage built - private garag
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Nov 16, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 78

    LA MOTOCICLO 2011
    hd livorno
    country ~ italy
    added ~ Jul 09, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 76

    RETRO RACER - LIGHTN
    lightning rod customs
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Oct 11, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 76

    MEAN GREEN
    srb customs
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Aug 10, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 73

    BARE BONES TRACKER -
    la speed shop
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jun 12, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 73

    NICKEL BIKE - COOKS
    cooks customs
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jan 08, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 73

    KRV5 TRACKER - ROLAN
    roland sands designs
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Dec 07, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 72

    TRIUMPH 222 - TMT MO
    tmt moto
    country ~ czech republic
    added ~ Aug 13, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 70

    GROUNDWORK SPEEDWAY
    ground work motorcycle custo
    country ~ japan
    added ~ Jul 08, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 68

    NOPAINT IRONHEAD BOA
    hazan motorworks
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Oct 23, 2013
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 68

    FLYING LIMEY 650 - A
    acme choppers
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ May 11, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 76

    GOLD DIGGER (WCC)
    west coast choppers
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Sep 17, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 73

    CIRCLE OF POWER - HA
    habermann performance
    country ~ germany
    added ~ Jan 31, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 63

    HIPPY KILLER
    hippy killer garage - knutty
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jul 10, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 58

    VINCENT BLACK SHADOW
    redneck engineering
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jan 04, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 54

    BLACK RAINBOW - BONE
    bones legacy las vegas
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Nov 30, 2013
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 54

    WILD SPIRIT
    boccin custom cycles
    country ~ italy
    added ~ Jul 09, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 51

    ZEUS - DIRTY SOUTH C
    dirty south choppers
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jan 10, 2013
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 50

    PURPLE VELVET DIGGER
    unknown builder
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Dec 30, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 49

    GOLD DIGGER - VOODOO
    voodoo choppers
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jun 21, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 46

    HUBLESS MONSTER - AM
    amen design
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jan 28, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 45

    INDIAN XXL - ROTH EN
    roth engineering
    country ~ sweden
    added ~ May 03, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 41

    NEHMESIS - BMS CHOPP
    bms choppers
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Aug 27, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 38

    ACID MONSTER - SCOTT
    scotty's choppers
    country ~ australia
    added ~ Nov 14, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 38

    GOLD YAMAHA - JOHN R
    garage built - private garag
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Aug 15, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 36

    PINK TACO
    duane ballard custom leather
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Nov 22, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 33

    ROCKSTAR DRAGSTER (E
    exile - russell mitchell
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Aug 27, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 92

    DRAG TRIKE - SLIMS F
    slims fab farm
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Dec 02, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 85

    BUILD OFF TRIKE - EX
    exile - russell mitchell
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Aug 26, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 80

    THAT 70'S TRIKE
    unknown builder
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jan 09, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 80

    LUCKY 7 TRIKE - SANT
    santiago choppers
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jan 12, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 72

    1941 HARLEY FLATHEAD
    iverson originals
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Apr 09, 2013
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 71

    INDIAN TRIKE
    kreater
    country ~ canada
    added ~ Aug 10, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 64

    OUTLAW TRIKE - COVIN
    covingtons customs
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jan 23, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 63

    CANDY WAGON - ED ROT
    ed roth
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Nov 29, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 62

    ROCKET II - MICHAEL
    blastolene brothers
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Mar 29, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 61

    WILD THING LEGACY TR
    indian larry - legacy - gaso
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Sep 08, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 56

    SANDRA'S TRIKE - CUT
    cut throat customs
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Jan 26, 2013
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 54

    SHOVELHEAD GREEN TRI
    garage built - private garag
    country ~ finland
    added ~ Jan 19, 2013
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 52

    DOUBLE TROUBLE
    bozzies custom bike design
    country ~ netherlands
    added ~ Oct 06, 2012
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 47

    MOG THREEWHEELER (MO
    morgan moco
    country ~ england
    added ~ Nov 01, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 46

    SCARLETT (JESSE ROOK
    rooke customs - jesse rooke
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Aug 28, 2011
    view

  • Flying Piston Score - 45

    GEARS OF WAR - PAUL
    paul jr. designs
    country ~ u.s.a.
    added ~ Aug 28, 2011
    view

This web site designed, built, and hosted by
Snap Fusion Web Services