Described as "one of the best and most interesting motorcycles in the world," the Ace is a highly customizable bike with an aluminum frame that takes over 70 hours of machining to create.
Ariel recently announced plans to introduce their first motorcycle and the company has just unveiled their Ace.
Described as "one of the best and most interesting motorcycles in the world," the Ace is a highly customizable bike with an aluminum frame that takes over 70 hours of machining to create. The model also has high-performance brakes, interchangeable bodywork and five- or seven-spoke wheels with Dunlop tires.
Ariel says the each motorcycle can be "tailored and fitted to individual customer choice to give them exactly the bike they want and to personalize it to their ownuse and taste." The company goes on to say buyers can create everything from a "low riding cruiser" to a "super sport bike" as they can adjust things such as the handlebars, footrests and seat height - among other things.
Power is provided by a Honda-sourced 1237cc V4 VFR1200 Unicam engine that develops 173 bhp (129 kW) and 129 Nm (95 lb-ft) of torque. It can be connected to a manual or dual clutch transmission which enables the bike to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 165 mph (265 km/h).
According to Ariel Director Simon Saunders, "Motorcyclists have a real passion for their machines. They like them to be individual and they want them to be their bike, not just another bike identical to hundreds or thousands of others. The usual route is to buy a standard bike and then add various aftermarket components to change the bike into what they want. However with the Ace the uniqueness is built in as the bike is produced and each one will be as individual as its owner.”
Check out the press release for additional information