Arc just launched an over $100,000 USD bike in the UK. Would you like to see a livewire priced bike from them?
Arc’s Vector EV bike is scheduled to enter production at a new facility in South Wales next year, and can already be ordered for a price of £90,000 (roughly $114,000).
Only 399 units will be built to order in the first 18 months, giving potential buyers all the more reason to get excited over what Arc calls “the world’s most advanced electric motorcycle,” boasting Human Interface tech, a carbon monocoque, hub-center steering, race inspired wheels and more.
The goal was to build a bike that was agile and had plenty of power, yet was also user friendly and fun to ride both in town and on the open road. This is where the hub-center steering system comes in.
“The system we’ve developed gives the bike low-speed control. There are a handful of manufacturers who’ve implemented hub-centre steering in the past, but they did so with an anti-dive system,” said Arc founder and CEO, Mark Truman. “Riders want the bike to dive under braking, that’s what we’re used to. For the Vector, we’ve created a system that has all the benefits of HCS but which feels like a set of forks. The advantage is stiffness which allows for a steep rake angle and a chassis that enables fast changes of direction with stability at high-speed. What we’ve devised is the best of both worlds with none of the negatives.”
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As for what it can do in terms of performance and range, it all starts with its 399-volt electric motor, which produces 133 HP and 109 lb-ft (148 Nm) of torque. The bike also weighs 485 lbs (220 kg), which makes it a little bit heavier than most conventional sports bikes, although not by much.
In a straight line, it can accelerate to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3 seconds flat and max out at 125 mph (201 km/h). Of course, all this without needing to sip any fuel. In an urban environment, the Vector boasts a range of 387 miles (623 km), whereas on the highway it can travel some 230 miles (370 km). That averages out to a range of 270 miles (435 km).