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News | Wheel2Wheel / 06-10-19

Arc unveils its first high-performance electric motorcycle

Vector: World’s most advanced electric motorcycle yet


By Mavelle Durian Photos by Arc

 

British motorcycle manufacturer, Arc, has designed its prototype electric motorcycle the Vector that features innovative chassis technology to optimize the power of its battery.

Touted as the “world’s most advanced electric motorcycle”, the Arc Vector is designed as a neo-café racer that goes beyond the boundaries of motorcycle design. Its battery pack is attached on the frame to achieve the bike’s rigidity without adding weight. The electric motorcycle’s chassis is hard enough to handle 109 lb/ft of torque, and 133 horsepower output of its electric motor and 399 V battery pack.

With a total weight of 485 lbs., which is heavier than the standard café racer bikes, the Vector can go 621 kms in urban areas in between charges, and 370 kms on highways. The 2020 Vector can sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just three seconds and has a top speed of 201 km/h. Like other electric motorcycles, the Vector doesn’t have a clutch and no gear shifter.

The prominent display is made from Öhlins TTX, and flow of adjustable piggyback shocks. Its braking system is attached with Brembo’s high-end Stylema calipers and Continental ABS.

To make an automotive-grade motorcycle, the Vector’s ECU is equipped with Samsung 21-700 batteries designed by Delta Motorsport. The battery cells are said to be the most powerful of their kind and can endure long hours of standby mode, making the motorcycle’s performance and distance meet.

The production of the 2020 Arc Vector electric motorcycle will start next year in the company’s 65,000 sq. ft. facility in the village of St. Athan, Wales.