Hollywood Electrics is Southern California’s premier two-wheeled EV dealership and the number one retailer of Zero Motorcycles. On top of selling and servicing electric bikes, the Los Angeles-based shop also sells an array of kits to transform various existing Zero models, including the café racer seen here. While this technically isn’t a production electric bike, it is an electric motorcycle that you can go out and purchase today without any cutting or welding required.
The HE Café kit ditches the superfighter/supermoto styling of the Zero S and replaces the stock bodywork—aside from the belly-pan—with a classic café tail, round headlight, and a knee-dented “tank” that accommodates a full-size iPad that plays the part of instrumentation. A pair of Vortex clip-ons are installed in place of the stock bars while the factory rims get replaced with a set of spoked Excel hoops. Zero, while an innovative company, isn’t exactly famous for its bikes’ aesthetics, though they undeniably boast solid performance, range, and reliability. The café kit allows those traits to be combined with that sexy, old-school café’d look that the kids seem to love these days.