One of the most exciting limited production bikes is the Zaeta 530 DT from Italy. So far, it’s been confined to the dirt track—but it will soon be available in road-legal scrambler and café racer configurations. Powered by a DOHC single built by TM, the Zaeta is nimble and fast, weighing around 115kg (250lbs).
These images show the latest incarnation of the bike. It has a new aluminum frame—three kilos lighter than the previous tube design—and improved rear suspension geometry.
To get the bike productionized and road legal, Zaeta founders Paolo Chiaia and Marco Belli have joined forces with builder Mr Martini, engineering specialist In-Motion and the Milan motorcycle dealer Officine Mermaid.
The quality of construction is obvious from these new images, and if Zaeta can translate the bike’s track pedigree into road-going manners, they should be on to a winner. Fingers crossed.
Studio images by Paolo Carlini.