Words by Rod Kilpatrick
Production of Arc‘s exclusive Vector electric motorcycle has begun in Coventry, UK. This high-end electric motorcycle is racy and futuristic looking and we’re sure even the hardest of motorcycle petrol heads won’t fail to be impressed.
The Vector weighs in at 240kg and is powered by 399 volt battery which in turn delivers an impressive range of up to 271 miles (436km). What will impress those who like speed is that the Vector offers 850 newton-meters of torque, has a limited top speed of 125mph (201kph) and can hit 0-60mph (0-97kph) in just 3.2 seconds.
The Vector features patented front-end geometry, carbon fibre swing arms, custom Öhlins dampers and Brembo Stylema brake system. Plus, instead of conventional front forks, the motorcycle features unique hub-centre steering.
Mark Truman, ARC’s CEO and founder, formerly worked for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) where he first began developing the bike as a prototype for their skunk works division. JLR considered producing the motorcycle themselves but instead invested a 15 per cent seed share in the business which has been self-funded since 2020.
Mark Truman, ARC’s CEO and founder, said: “We shipped bike number one a few weeks ago. The Vector has had the very best people involved and has been designed in collaboration with a former MotoGP engineer and a designer of F1 carbon tubs for Ferrari.”
The bike is made-to-measure with components including handlebars manufactured to fit each customer. Fifteen bikes have been sold with production now in full swing.
With the Vector being such an exclusive high-end custom motorcycle it retails at a cool £90,000 plus taxes. Arc are currently looking to raise £10 million to scale the business, increase production and develop new models.