Electric motorcycle newcomer ARC recently introduced its debut build, the ARC Vector.
The Vector is priced at $118,000, a considerable sticker for an electric bike. The EV startup is signaling a clear direction toward the high-end motorcycle market. This doesn’t come as too much of a surprise, though; ARC’s founder, Mar Truman, is the former head of Jaguar White Space.
The EV superbike made its debut this month at the 2018 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. It’s built entirely by hand, of course, and boasts a carbon-composite body and carbon fiber swingarms. Other flashy components include a Brembo brake system and bespoke Ohlins dampers.
Power production matches up to the aggressive styling, and the Vector can jump from zero to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds on its way to a max speed of 120 mph. The 225-mile range and a quick-and-easy 30-minute recharge time are impressive numbers for any EV.
Described by ARC as the “most premium and individual of EVs,” the Vector might just live up to this claim; purchase of the bike is actually a suite that includes a HUD helmet and haptic jacket. The helmet’s integrated tech features include a keyless ignition fob, rear-vision system, and navigation prompts. The smart jacket works in similarly high-tech fashion, by providing subtle vibrations to assist and cue the rider.