Arc Vector Electric Motorcycle – The Tesla of Motorcycles?

As electric motorcycles proliferate, more manufacturers emerge … targeting different demographics. Arc is based in England, and is planning to manufacture and sell the Vector next year to an affluent customer willing to part with £90,000 (equal to roughly to $115,000).

For that kind of money, Arc is promising high performance, outstanding range and unique engineering. The Vector’s frame has the battery pack built in as a stressed member with the carbon monocoque (like an F1 race car structure). Even the swingarm is carbon fiber.

The electric motor and battery pack produce a claimed 133 horsepower and 109 foot/pounds of torque. The claimed range of the Vector is quite spectacular, between 230 and 387 miles depending on the performance demanded from the machine by the rider.

The Vector isn’t the first bike to feature hub-steering (with Öhlins damping), but it adds to the sophisticated look and, according to Arc, offers genuine performance advantages. An Öhlins shock is featured in the back. The brakes on the concept are Brembo’s new top-end Stylema calipers.

Along with the incredible range, Arc claims the Vector can accelerate from 0-60 in 3 seconds flat on its way to a top speed of 125 mph. The acceleration is undoubtedly aided by the carbon fiber wheels.

For more details, take a look at Arc’s web site.

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