Arc aim for next level: Boss confirms plans for supersport and off road models

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Arc Motorcycles CEO Mark Truman has revealed plans for a faster two-geared version of the ultra-premium Vector electric, alongside a new monocoque chassis to spawn two off-road plug-ins for 2024.

The news comes in the same month that the Coventry company will deliver their first Vectors, having completed final shakedown tests with former BSB front runner and MotoGP racer, James Ellison.

“It’s been the culmination of a huge effort and a huge amount of hard work, and we’ll certainly be having a bit of a celebration when we get those first bikes out to the customers,” Truman told MCN this week. “The first two bikes will be delivered in September.

James Ellison Arc Vector rear on track

“The main challenges were the legislation and making sure the bikes were compliant. Now that’s done, we are incredibly pleased.”

With a claimed charge time of 40 minutes, alongside 115.4bhp and 127.7lb.ft of torque, plus carbon bodywork and chassis components, Truman admits that delivering the desired attributes for the bike has been a challenge.

He said: “If someone had told me at the start of the process how much of a roller coaster it was going to be, I might’ve thought twice about it!”

Arc Vector Hedon helmet

There are currently 17 orders for the Vector, which Arc plan to deliver this side of Christmas. The first bike is going to the US, with other customers in the UK, Croatia, Netherlands, and beyond.

Alongside orders for the standard models, the firm have sold the bulk of the 10 places on their Angel Edition (AE) programme – a £110,000 opportunity to help develop the firm’s Zenith smart helmet and Origin haptic jacket whilst riding your own Vector.

The team are also plunging themselves into their next three models, with Truman confirming: “We are already beginning work on products two, three and four. We are going to be developing a supersport version of the Vector which will be two-geared for higher top speed and better acceleration, and fully faired.

Arc Vector front

“And the development of the third and fourth product – we are developing a new monocoque which will lead to at least two bikes. And those will be bikes with an off-road capability. I would imagine that we’d be looking at the supersport version next year. And the more off-road bikes in 2024.”