Electric motorised biycyle maker compliments old FF campaigners!

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery, even when the imitators may be unaware, or in denial, about their imitation. So this one is for Charles Neracher, Jack Difazio, and Bob Tait, none regrettably any longer with us, and I am happy to accept this sincere flattery on their behalf.

It's an actual 'double wishbone' HCS front end, expensively created in carbon fibre - with rather more links in the steering than any of us have managed so far and hence rather less precision. In terms of the cost and effectiveness (stiffness, lock, etc.) I'd have to say it's definitely in the 'damm fool' category of engineering and of course it's attached to a motorised bicycle that doesn't even show the seat, surely the most important component?


Bit of a stretch calling it "Unique" though!

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Ian's picture

Arc-ing into the dustbin of history.

You can pre-order (sorry, 'reserve') one. Only £90k or something stupid.

A 'limited edition' of 399 although I rather doubt that they will sell that many



in their blurb, what on earth is a legacy free battery module FFS??
Never mind 399 units of voltage, or volts in old money!

At least it's not vapourware!

At least the ARC is not vapourware! Several machines were built by 2019, and I saw one go up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed that year too. I first saw one at the Cenex-LCV event in September 2018 and ARC officially launched at Milan a few weeks later, followed by a big stand at the NEC show. FWIW I did say to MD Mark Truman that his electric superbike would go further and faster with an FF layout, and have repeated the point every time I've met him since! You can see the seat of the bike, and much else besides on the ARC website, here: www.arcvehicle.com