saw it in the flesh at MM in 2009 , it is actually a nice bike .
Probably good riders but no place on this website. They just remind me of these things that are found in almost every minicab:
Tacky, gaudy, made in the far east and do nothing to improve on the original form.
If we got rid of all the bikes that one person or another thought had no place on this website, it would be half the size.
Of course it looks 'tacky' and 'gaudy', its painted gold! But then it wouldn't be a special bike if it wasn't.
This is a very limited edition bike that was never available for general sale and (like it or not) because of that is destined to be a valuable rarity in the future.
I think that the recent themed BOTM competition has shown that 'made in the Far East' isn't actually a bad thing.
I'm a 'retro' Zaskar fan having owned one from new in 1993 and I think that the new carbon versions are great, a perfect evolution.