These are all important steps on the way to a better eBike, but something else has happened: Zero has gained respect in the manufacturing realm. That’s why Showa has elected to work with Zero, and why Bosch is on board to supply its latest ABS module, and why Spanish brake maker J. Juan is supplying calipers and master cylinders across the line. What’s happened is that Zero is now considered big enough and important enough for these companies to work with them the same way they would with acknowledged motorcycle manufacturers. As such, Showa came to Zero’s Scotts Valley, CA, headquarters with a full set of test equipment and technicians to refine the components used across the line. J. Juan worked with Zero on an engineering level to develop specific parts for the line, and once that was done, Bosch developed specific software for the Generation-9 ABS. It’s no longer the case that Zero has to buy “off the shelf” items. And this year’s Zeros are $350 more expensive, ABS is standard across the line. Last year not even available, this year everyone gets it.