Arc Vector electric motorcycle ready for deliveries: Most advanced electric bike in the world?

Futuristic looking electric bike concepts are nothing new in the current scenario, there are so many that come and go, but one EV bike that came back after almost touching its grave is the Arc Vector. The United Kingdom-based electric motorcycle maker, Arc Vehicle’s flagship luxury electric bike Vector was almost on its deathbed, but recently the company announced that things are now looking good and the hyper naked electric bike is getting ready for deliveries.

Arc Vector electric motorcycle ready for deliveries: Most advanced electric bike in the world?

If you are unaware of this beauty and everything else about the British brand, then here’s a refresher. Arc Vector was unveiled as an ultra-premium electric motorcycle in late 2018 and was presented to the world with a hefty price tag of 90,000 GBP which roughly translates to Rs 91 lakh in Indian currency. While everything looked decent during the summer of 2019, and it seemed like the bike was about to go into production, disaster struck, and the company had to file for bankruptcy just four months later in October. The reason for this unfortunate situation was accredited to the flaky investors of the company.

However, the company was resurrected nearly one year later in October of 2020 by the Founder, CEO, and lead designer Mark Truman who successfully managed to buy the company back from the administration. And after having another hushed year the company has now recently come forward and announced that it is ready to begin the deliveries of the bikes to the anticipating owners. Truman during the announcement commented, “We have a very healthy order book and customers are already going through our new commissioning suite in Central England to individually tailor each Vector motorcycle so that they are all unique.”

The hyper naked luxury EV Arc Vector is the perfect culmination of cutting edge technology, innovation, craftsmanship and modern design and is the world’s most advanced fully-electric motorcycle. The Vector’s carbon-fiber monocoque amalgamates the battery case to become a structural member and presents the look of a futuristic cafe racer. The bike features patented front-end geometry, carbon fibre swingarms, custom Öhlins dampers and Brembo Stylema brake system.

Powering this innovative EV is a 95 kW (127 hp) electric motor, that enables the bike to reach a top speed of an electronically limited 200 kmph in addition to a 0-100 kmph sprint time of just 3.2 seconds. The 16.8-kWh battery pack from the technology giant Samsung can provide a range of up to 322 km (200 miles) for urban riding or 200 km (120 miles) on the highway. While these are the estimated range numbers on papers, Arc Vehicles has also stated that a few third-party companies have reported the actual range to be higher than 582 km (362 miles). Additionally, the bike also comes with DC fast charging that enables the bike to completely recharge its battery pack in just 45 minutes.

The bike will also come with a specially designed bespoke Arc Zenith helmet to facilitate the HUD (Head-Up Display). The riders will be able to monitor the important information about the bike at all times without having to look the tachometer. It will also be offered with a armoured undershirt and jacket with built-in haptic feedback which will alert the driver with a buzz if there is anything coming up in the blind spot.