Former MotoGP rider, James Ellison puts the innovative Arc Vehicle Vector electric motorcycle through its paces before production.
James Ellison recently teamed up with Arc Vehicle to fine-tune the handling and suspension of the Vector electric motorcycle. Ellison spent two days on track dialing in the Vector’s carbon front swing arm and hub center steering setup, as well as overall performance. The note here is that the bike handles as though it was using a traditional front fork set up but is benefitting from the 20-degree rake angle, allowing for steeper steering angles.
“The way the machine carves up corners is incredible. Vector is definitely big on grin factor, it’s just so different to anything you will ride. I’ve been really surprised by the agility, the bike changes direction like a much smaller bike due to the steep steering angle it can run. This means the bike can be flicked from side to side with little effort.” – James Ellison.
“It is incredibly important that the Vector handles impeccably. We developed the Vector’s unique front suspension and steering configuration to surpass the agility and dynamics of off-the-shelf front forks. To ensure we get every last drop of performance out of the system we have enlisted the help of Ex-MotoGP rider James Ellison.” – Mark Truman, Founder and CEO.
Ellison and Truman were joined by a special suspension team from Ohlins to test a varying range of setups for the Arc Vehicle Vector for both road and race applications.