Sportier Ariel Ace gets closer to production

By Marc Potter
marcpotter Tested every new bike since 1994, loves anything on two wheels, runs Potski Media, ex-BikeSocial boss. Recently discovered elbow-down riding - likely to end in tears.

New seat unit for sportier version of Ariel Ace

Ariel bosses just confirmed to Bike Social that they are continuing to develop the sportier version of their Honda V-4-powered Ace and it will be ready for production later this year.
The firm are showing the Ohlins fork version of the bike at this weekend's MCN London Motorcycle Show and its drawing quite a crowd. It has a new, redesigned seat unit to make the bike more comfortable, first seen at the show today.

Ariel General Manager Tom Siebert said: "We're working on the final settings of the bike, tweaking the suspension and getting everything right until we are completely happy with it. It's coming on really well and is very different to ride to the first Ace we built." He also confirmed that the Somerset-based firm, more famous in recent years for producing the crazy Atom car which also uses a Honda motor, will also have the DCT-transmission automatic version of the Ace ready soon. All the Ace bikes use the same basic chassis that are inspired by the Ariel Atom car with a Honda VFR1200-based motor.

We tested the first version of the Ace last year and were blown away by how incredibly well-build the bike was and how good it was to ride. Read our review here. In fact, we fell in love with it.

As soon as the new version of the Ace is ready we'll be heading down to get a ride on it soon.

Looks good, right? 

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