First design of the Ariel Supercharged Single...

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This is the first drawing supplied by Ariel of their possible return to the motorcycling market with a supercharged single cylinder motorcycle.

This design is one of three posibilities for a new Ariel motorcycle, and will be powered by a bought-in engine, probably from Honda, with a supercharger bolted on to give a huge whack of power and torque. It would also be far lighter than most conventional motorcycles.

The other options being considered by Ariel are an electric motorcycle, or a Fireblade-engined naked bike with Ariel’s own chassis and styling.

Ariel boss Simon Saunders is keen to hear what MCN readers think is that preferred motorcycle.


Ben Purvis

By Ben Purvis