But, at the end of the day, I have to applaud Zero on making a bike that provides a totally different kind of two-wheeled experience. Even with all its compromises, I’ve never felt like more of a science-fiction movie star than when I’m silently gliding through traffic aboard this nimble machine. Would it be the first bike I bought with $18,000? No, probably not. Amazingly, though, it’s not that far behind.