After launching the Ace in 2014 to considerable excitement and acclaim, Ariel have produced over 50 Ace motorcycles and gathered a wealth of experience with the bike. Further development of the Ace by Ariel and their partners has shown that the chassis will accommodate a considerable increase in power while remaining an easy to ride and flexible road bike. The Ace R brings this accumulated knowledge together in a very special and unique motorcycle.
Ariel have worked with Mark ‘Brains’ Woodage of MJW Specialists to develop the V4 engine to produce 201BHP and 143 nm of torque, delivering outstanding performance throughout the rev range. Mark Woodage currently works in MotoGP as the Technical Director for the Honda SIC Moto3 Racing Team and has built motorcycles for Domestic and World Championships since 1990, gaining three British Championships, six Isle of Man TT wins and numerous International race wins as well as finishing runner up in the World Supersport Championship twice.
“Every Ace is unique to its owner, but we wanted to make a truly special bike that built on knowledge gained from other Ariel Limited Editions such as the Atom V8 and Mugen”, said Tom Siebert. ‘After 17 years slowly building Ariel to where it is today we understand low volume vehicles, as well as the customers that buy them, and we know that the extra performance plus our usual scrupulous attention to detail on this special motorcycle will be very appealing”.
The Ace R will be produced in Somerset at the Ariel factory with the first customer bikes available in Spring 2017. Prices start at £49,995 + VAT.
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