Rumors about a new Ariel motorcycle were circulating since 2008, with the company promising a new model in 2010, then 2012 and then silence … until this week they announced the Ace!
Unconfirmed reports say that the Ace will be equipped with the V4 engine of 76 degrees and 1,237 cubic centimeters of the Honda VFR1200F. The engine produces 170 hp @ 10,000 rpm with 128.46 Nm of torque @ 8,750 rpm, but rumors say that possible improvements will make the engine produce close to 200 hp.
The new Ariel Ace will be produced in a limited number each year (100 to 150 pieces) and it is said that every bike will be assembled and adjusted accordingly with the options, requirements, tastes and wishes of its future owner.
It has various kinds of front and rear suspension, different heights and sizes of saddle and tank, handlebars, wheels, exhaust, plastics, etc. The price is expected to start at 20,000 British pounds.