High performance, a breathtaking design and a 6-figure price: the Arc Vector is indeed an extraordinary electric motorcycle… So much so that the tests will be reserved for those who can afford it.
“The most advanced electric motorcycle in the world”. Arc doesn’t really do nuance when it comes to presenting the Vector. It must be said that this futuristic machine seems quite exceptional. Built around a carbon monocoque structure, it accelerates like a Tesla and promises a unique driving experience.
The Vector is not intended to democratize electric motorcycles. On the one hand because it will be produced in small quantities, and also because it will be terribly expensive. If you want to treat yourself to one, you will have to sign a check for at least 100,000 euros (or even a little more according to some sources).
No test of the Arc Vector without a well-stocked bank account
Arc clearly assumes its elitist positioning and even seems to claim it with pride. The manufacturer has just announced that anyone wishing to test the Vector must first prove that they have the means to purchase the motorcycle.
Basically, this request is not incomprehensible. We might even think that a brand like Ferrari, for example, has similar requirements. But saying it bluntly in a press release is not trivial and demonstrates certain confidence, especially for a brand that no one knows.
Piloting skills also required
The Vector testing program is currently limited to the United States and the United Kingdom. In addition to demanding financial guarantees, Arc also requires guarantees on the driver’s experience behind the wheel of a motorcycle. A way to highlight the performance of the Vector, capable of going from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds and reaching a maximum speed of 200 km/h.
To make the experience even more memorable, Arc is also marketing a haptic suit and a connected HUD headset with a head-up display.
The Vector’s engine delivers 117 peak hp and 173 Nm of torque. It is powered by a 16.8 kWh battery, which guarantees an average range of 241 km (manufacturer data). Arc even promises up to 322 km in the urban cycle and puts forward the figure of 200 km on the motorway. Fully recharging the motorcycle can be done in just 40 minutes at a fast terminal.
The Arc company is based in the United Kingdom. Born in 2018 and supported by Jaguar Land Rover in its early days, it quickly found itself in receivership following financial difficulties. It was ultimately Marc Truman, its own founder, who saved it by paying off the debts himself.