We’ve shown you a bit of the work Ariel has been recently doing, developing awesome limited edition supercars, now it’s time to talk about the British manufacturer’s first foray into the world of motorbikes: meet the Ace.
Ariel’s latest creation is a highly customizable motorcycle built around an aluminum frame, with high-performance brakes, interchangeable bodywork, and five- or seven-spoke wheels with Dunlop tires.
According to the manufacturer, each bike can be designed and built according the every individual customer’s taste and preferences, making the entire experience of riding a very personal one. This means buyers can create anything from a “low riding cruiser” to a “super sport bike” by adjusting features such as the handlebars, footrests and seat height.
The Ace is powered by a 1237cc V4 VFR1200 Unicam engine borrowed from a Honda, which develops 173 bhp and 95 lbs0ft of torque. It can be connected to a manual or dual clutch transmission, enabling it to accelerate from naught to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, towards a top speed of 165 mph.