Set for release next year, limited to 399-units worldwide and priced from $114K, the ARC Vector electric motorcycle is claimed to be the world’s most advanced. Featuring Human Interface technology, a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, hub-center steering, race inspired wheels and a 399-volt electric motor generating 133 HP and 109 lb-ft of torque, good for a 0-60 time of 3-seconds flat. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
“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),” reports Car Scoops.
“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. 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,” said Arc founder and CEO, Mark Truman.