World's Most Advanced Electric Motorcycle Arc Vector Makes A Move To US
Only two Arc Vector Signature Edition electric motorcycles will be available for sale in the US, and prices start at $120,000.
In an era where sustainability meets luxury, Arc has unveiled its latest masterpiece specifically for the US market: the Founder’s Signature Edition of the Arc Vector. Designed by the visionary Arc founder Mark Truman, this new edition is not just a motorcycle; it's a statement of art, innovation, and passion.
Arc wants us to believe that the Vector is “the world’s most advanced fully-electric motorcycle.” That's a pretty bold statement, but just take one look at this badass electric bike, and you would think it's the two-wheeled love child of James Bond and Iron Man. It's got some serious road presence.
This radical looking Arc Vector electric motorcycle also carries a pretty hefty price tag of $120,000. This makes it one of the most exclusive motorcycles on this planet. In fact, the first customers to receive their Vector electric bikes were Hollywood movie star Ryan Reynolds and a royal family member in the Middle East.
But don't you worry now, because Arc has finally arrived at US shores, and they have two more motorcycles for sale. So, let's find out more about these incredible electric motorcycles before we decide to write that check.
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The Founder’s Signature Edition is the epitome of luxury and exclusivity. Limited to just two bikes, this edition is exclusively available to North American customers. Every detail of this Arc Vector motorcycle, from its forged carbon fiber monocoque to the rose gold paint details, exudes opulence. The intricate etched leather grips, black and copper stitching, and the unique chimney plate further elevate its grandeur. Mark Truman's signature, proudly displayed in various places, ensures that this edition stands out as a testament to Arc's commitment to excellence.
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The Arc Vector is fully electric, ensuring a smooth, torque-rich performance right from the get-go. Electric motorcycles are known for their instant torque, and the Vector is no exception. With a power output of 115hp and 128lb-ft of torque, the Vector can sprint from 0-60mph in just 3.1 seconds and go on to reach a top speed of 124mph.
The Vector ditches the old-school traditional motorcycle chassis and goes full throttle with a sleek carbon fiber monocoque that cradles the battery. This shaves off some pounds, though at 529 lbs, it's still a bit of a heavyweight. Say goodbye to those classic telescopic forks, because the Vector rocks a front swingarm suspension. And with center hub steering, you're looking at some wicked sharp turns. For added suspension benefits, the bike is fitted with top-tier Öhlins TTX suspension, both front and rear. And, for the perfect grip on the tarmac, the Carbon BST wheels are fitted with Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa tires.
With all of that performance, the Arc Vector is still able to satisfy customers of electric motorcycles with its impressive range and battery charging time. The Vector has a claimed range of 270 miles, and it takes only 40 minutes to fully charge with a CCS Type 2 Rapid Charger.
Air-cooled permanent magnet AC motor
Carbon fiber monocoque
40 minutes CCS
Hub center steering with single Öhlins ILX56 shock, fully adjustable
Single rear Öhlins TTX56 shock, fully adjustable
Twin 320mm discs with four-piston Brembo Stylema calipers. Cornering ABS
240mm disc with single-piston Brembo caliper. Cornering ABS
Mark Truman is not just the founder and CEO of Arc; he's the heart and soul of the brand. From his first ride on a Puch 50cc at the tender age of 6 to his adventures in racing and modifying motorcycles, Mark's passion for two-wheelers is evident. His vision for Arc goes beyond creating motorcycles; it's about revolutionizing the way we perceive them. Living on a sustainable smallholding in Wales, Mark's eco-conscious ethos is deeply embedded in Arc's DNA. His mission? To build a thrilling, sustainable, and safe technological marvel that challenges the status quo.
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Based in Coventry, England, where the weather is as unpredictable as a cat's mood, Arc's roots trace back to Jaguar Land Rover’s White Space ‘skunk works’ - an innovation hub once led by Mark Truman. The Arc Vector isn't just another electric motorcycle; it's what happens when engineers have one too many espressos and decide to redefine cool. With its frameless battery (because who needs frames anyway?), a front-end suspension system that probably took inspiration from a yoga instructor, and an obsession with carbon fiber, the Vector is the Elon Musk of motorcycles. And the cherry on top? Every Vector is hand-built in the UK, ensuring each owner feels as special as someone who's just found an extra fry at the bottom of the bag. From ergonomics to material choices, it's all about the details - and maybe a bit of British quirkiness.
The Founder’s Signature Edition of the Arc Vector is more than just a motorcycle; it's a testament to Arc's relentless pursuit of perfection. As Arc continues its journey, pushing boundaries in performance, design, and sustainability, the world eagerly watches, anticipating the next marvel from this groundbreaking company. For those fortunate enough to own one of these exclusive bikes, it's not just a ride; it's probably an experience of a lifetime, because it's out of reach for just about every motorcycle enthusiast.
Jared has spent over a decade covering the Asian and European markets. Having worked as an editor for many leading publications across the world, Jared also offers his services as a consultant in new product development for automakers. He is now based out of LA, but you will probably find him on some backcountry roads on a motorcycle or a 4x4, because he has trouble fitting into sports cars these days.Top SpeedRangeCharging Time