the first electric motorcycle with a sensory system reaches up to 241km / h and costs 103,000 euros.
We had seen futuristic motorcycles, but none of them could be bought. The same is not the case with the new Arc Vector, an electric motorcycle that combines speed, a near-film design, and various high-tech systems. Presented at the EICMA Show in Milan, this electric motorcycle is priced at € 103,000 and only 355 units will be produced.
Mark Truman is the founder of Arc and an engineer at Jaguar. Through InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture investment firm, they have invested in this British startup to develop what according to its creators is the first “electric motorcycle with man-machine interface”.
Initially it was a concept like the ones we have seen on so many other occasions, but in the end the Arc team has managed to materialize their ideas in a marketable project. Of course, according to the company itself, the Arc Vector is a product designed for those millionaires who value unique design.
Carbon fiber body and top speed of 241km / h
The Arc Vector has 95kW of power, which allows it to reach a maximum speed of 241 kilometers per hour. The electric motor also allows go from 0 to 100km / h in about 2.7 seconds, considerably slower than the 1.9 seconds of the Tesla Roadster but equally stratospheric for an electric motorcycle. The range reached by the battery is 193 kilometers on the highway and up to 274 kilometers in the city, where you can recover the battery by braking.
But beyond the numbers and power, the most striking thing about the Arc Vector is its design. Instead of using a traditional axle, it opts for a carbon fiber design where all the components such as the battery and the engine are just below the driver in a more compact way. Between the structure and a new type of battery cells used exclusively, Arc promises a weight of up to 25% less than its closest competitors. We also have Ohlins shocks and Brembo brakes mounted vertically, a way not very common on high-end motorcycles.
A haptic response system through the helmet and jacket
In addition to offering a premium design, the Arc Vector stands out for incorporating a large amount of technology inside. The motorcycle is designed as a whole, where in addition to the body of the motorcycle also Attached helmet and jacket included.
In the case of the ‘Arc Zenith’ helmet, it has a projected screen that offers information to the driver while driving. And to improve this information, the helmet itself has rear camera to detect who is behind. As detailed by the company, it has been developed in collaboration with Hedon and has a system similar to that used by airplane pilots. The different controls can be operated from the motorcycle itself, via WiFi or through voice.
Additionally, the Arc Vector’s connected system includes a jacket that features a haptic response system and for example applies certain vibrations when someone approaches from behind. It also syncs with the music and the jacket transmits vibrations in time with the songs.
Asked if so much interaction could distract the driver, Mark Truman’s answer that we read through Electrek.co is that “technology allows you to concentrate on the road and enjoy the moment knowing that the motorcycle offers you the information you need.”
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