- Nicknames: "Sensei" "Professor"
- Riding since: 1996
- Bikes: '09 Ducati Monster 1100, '12 BMW S1000RR, '75 Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle, ‘95 Honda Shadow 750, '82 Suzuki GS 750, '99 Honda CBR 600 F4, ‘04 Suzuki DR-Z400S, '06 Suzuki GSX-R600
- Riding style: Street, commute, track, dual-sport, race (Champion Cup Series, Mid Atlantic Region), supermoto
- Most-asked question: Will this fit?
Eric had his first ride on his father’s bike at 6 months old and was hooked. He often rode as a passenger with his father while growing up and could not wait to get a bike of his own. His rich and diverse motorcycle background encompasses getting his racing license in 2000, racing in the Championship Cup Series in 2000 and 2001, some dual-sport and supermoto riding, and now, frequent track days. He wrenches on his own bikes and has a degree in Industrial Design, so custom parts are often part of the agenda. If it has wheels, he has ridden it or raced it. Mountain bikes, road bikes, BMX bikes, Auto-X, drag, karts, etc. If you catch Eric at the track, he’ll be wearing Dainese and REV’IT!
"Some say that he had his head shrunk to be more aerodynamic and that he eats pizza for every meal. All we know is, he's called Santini"
Favorite part of being on TeamZilla?: My initial thought was the people that I work with. Without a doubt, I feel that we have one of the more diverse groups of employees, with multiple underlying common interest's, not just motorcycles. Zillans tend to be very artistic and adventurous, as well as sarcastic and witty. I enjoy hanging out with my colleagues outside of work, grabbing a beer or hitting the track. I feel that our office culture has a rare blend of kick ass and fun. After further thought, my answer is actually our customers. We have a very broad customer base and on a daily basis we correspond with riders of all levels and backgrounds, from all over the world. Whether it is helping them with a simple question or outfitting them for a new adventure, I find it to be very rewarding.