The Arc Vector electric motorcycle is now being prepared for deliveries
The development of the Arc Vector electric motorcycle has been rocky, but there appears to be some good news on the horizon. After almost becoming obsolete, the British-made electric motorcycle is now ready for delivery.
In 2018, the Arc Vector electric motorcycle was showcased by Mark Truman, former Jaguar Land Rover engineer. Following the announcement, Arc Vehicles filed for bankruptcy in late 2019, rather than delivering the product in 2020 due to investor worries. Truman eventually bought the company’s assets back in 2021 and has stated that the Arc Vector electric motorcycle is back on track.
The Tron-esque design of the Arc Vector with its minimal carbon fiber build grabbed headlines when it was initially unveiled. The headlamp, ‘tank’ section, and seat are all one unified piece that rests on top of the main carbon monocoque, a battery box which houses the 399-volt, 16.8-kWh Samsung battery pack that may be recharged in 40 minutes using DC fast charging.
The battery powers a motor with 138 horsepower and 293 pound-feet of torque that drives a belt to the back hub. The 485-pound bike is said to go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds with this arrangement. The top speed of the Arc Vector electric motorcycle is capped at 124 mph. Arc Vehicles claims a range of 271 miles.
Traditional high-end components such as custom Ohlins TTX dampers, Brembo Stylema brakes, and carbon fiber wheels are included in the Arc Vector parts list. Also included is the Arc Pilot System, which comes with an Arc Zenith helmet containing a HUD and a rear-view camera, along with an armored undershirt and a jacket with haptic feedback built in. Pricing starts at $122,000.
Truman stated that the Arc Vector electric motorcycle is currently ready for production and a number of production spec models of the Vector “will be out in Spain for final sign-off and homologation over the coming months.” There is also a limited edition version set to launch in 2022.