Ariel Plans Limited-Edition Ace R V4 Beast

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The Ariel Ace is a wonderful machine. It uses that awesome Honda VFR 1200 V4 engine that growls like an angry tiger, looks apart thanks to a trellis frame and pointy body panels, and also offers a comfortable riding position. Oh, and soon enough there will be an even better version - the Ace R.
British manufacturer Ariel has announced the Ace R, an even wilder version of its already oozing-cool naked. And since we are talking about hand-crafted creme-de-la-creme R, the series will be limited to a run of only ten units.

Yes, it’s that special, and it will be revealed at the Motorcycle Live show at Birmingham’s NEC starting November 18th. Ariel hasn’t released exact details on the bike’s specifications, but it does hint at some more power.

“The Ace R will feature a tuned V4 1200 Honda engine offering a substantial increase in power over the standard Ace and will be made as a limited edition of just 10 bikes,”
an Ariel spokesperson said. “Following on from other Ariel limited editions, such as the Atom V8 and Atom Mugen cars, the Ace R will have a unique colour scheme and specification giving more performance and power over the standard bike.”

Mind you, the current Ace isn’t a slacker either. As mentioned, the 1,237 cc V4 engine it uses churns out no less than 173 hp at 10,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 131 Nm (96 lb-ft) at 8,750 revolutions per minute.

The big lump is bolted to a 6-speed gearbox and comes equipped with traction control, ABS front and rear, as well as a cool single-sided swingarm, adjustable suspension, and a datalogging-capable digital LCD. Zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) takes only 3.1 seconds in optimal road conditions, and top speed is reached at 165 mph (265 km/h).

The only picture related to the Ace R is this rendering here provided by Ariel, but stick close as the beast will make its appearance soon.
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