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Ariel launches two-wheeled Ace

2014-07-01 08:47

TWO-WHEELED ATOM: British automaker Ariel has launched its bespoke Ace motorcycle. Image: Ariel

LONDON, England - British automaker Ariel, makers of the Atom sports car, has launched an exciting motorcycle called the Ace.

According to Gizmag the Ace is a fully configurable motorcycle with a billet frame and a Honda VFR1200 engine. Ariel says the bike can be specified as a naked bike, cruiser or superbike.

PLAY THE LAST ACE

Ariel claims the billet aluminium frame is the centre piece of the Ace platform. The Ace is available with a conventional six-speed sequential foot shift or a dual-clutch automatic, with thumb-shift “manual” mode with no clutch lever.

Customers can spec these bikes with a long list of options, making it a fully bespoke machine. Customers can also select seating position and size to ensure optimal comfort.

IMAGE GALLERY: 2014 Ariel Ace

Gizmag said the handle bars can be clip-ons if you're using telescopic forks, or high, medium or low handlebars. There are three types of foot controls, to match your leg length and work with the seat you've chosen. You can choose between different Nissan brake options at the front and rear, and between alloy, carbon fiber and aluminum wheels.

The Ace will retail from the equivalent of R361 000. Only 100 to 150 bikes will be built per year for global sale. The bike borrows the same LCD dash from the Atom. Customers will also be able to choose their own tyres albeit limited to the Dunlop range.


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