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British Marque Ariel Set to Unveil a Tuned ‘R’ Edition of their VFR1200-Powered Ace
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British Marque Ariel Set to Unveil a Tuned ‘R’ Edition of their VFR1200-Powered Ace

British motorcycle maker Ariel has promised its marque enthusiasts a new limited edition of its Ace Marque. The tuned version Ariel Ace R, which will be powered using a Honda VFR1200F engine, is set to offer more performance than the existing standard model, according to the manufacturer.

Ariel has revealed very little details about the Ace R, with only one image having been released so far (see image below), in addition to the promise of more power.

In 2014, Ariel introduced the marque's first new bike in more than four decades when they launched the first version of Ace that is powered by the 1200cc V4 engine manufactured by Honda for the Japanese motorcycle maker’s VFR1200 engine series.

The last motorbike to carry the Ariel name was the 3-wheeler with Anker (Dutch) 50cc engine-powered Ariel 3 way back in 1969.

Although the current Ariel Ace doesn’t exactly lack in performance, with its Honda V4 engine outputting up to 173hp in 96.6lbft, the prospect of enhanced performance will come as a big boost to the marketability of the new super-machine, as well as its appeal to customers. Ariel termed this as “substantial increase” of performance over the standard model.

The Bournbrook-based company plans to reveal the Ace R during the Motorcycle Live show at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, beginning as from 18th November, 2016. For the moment, Ariel will be producing only 10 units of the car.

The head of the Ariel Ace Team, Tom Siebert, promised that the British bike maker is going to be revealing the Ariel Ace R’s full specs at the show, only saying that the car will be having “a lot of” carbon, machined aluminum as well as power.

Another Ariel spokesperson added that the Ace R will follow on from other limited edition products by the British firm, including the Atom V8 and the Atom Mugen cars. In this regard, the Ariel Ace R will feature a unique color and specs scheme that will give it more power and performance over their existing standard version.

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