All-Electric Future of Motorcycles: Arc’s Vector Angel Edition

British electric motorbike startup Arc is back in business. How does it hope to reshape the riding experience?
Written by Andrew Koole
Reviewed by Serena Aburahma
Oct 22, 2022
The shift toward
electric vehicles
gives manufacturers an opportunity to rethink how we move around. And change isn’t just coming to vehicles with four wheels. Just like in the car business, battery power is inspiring new makers and new ideas in the world of motorcycles.
One such newcomer is Arc, a British brand focusing on providing ultra-luxury on two wheels. Like many
EV startups
, Arc had to delay its plans over the last few years. But now it’s back with an updated model and a batch of new technology.
Jerry
, your car insurance super app, took a closer at this new motorcycle maker and its Vector Angel Edition to give you the scoop.

Arc’s goal: explore and protect Earth in style

There are a lot of reasons why people choose motorcycles over cars, SUVs, or pickup trucks, but one that often comes up is affordability. That is decidedly not the case with Arc.
The
electric motorbike
brand unveiled its first model, the Vector, in 2018 with an expected MSRP of $120,000. With a price like that, expectations are understandably high.
Financially, Arc’s story sounds familiar to anyone following the the rise and fall of EV startups. After showcasing the Vector, the company was forced to delay production after losing investors.
Electrek
says it ended up filing for bankruptcy in October 2019.
But a year later, Arc’s founder and CEO, Mark Truman, announced he was resurrecting the company. Truman kept his company under the radar for a year or so, but in January 2022, he and Arc had something to show for themselves—Vectors ready for delivery.

All that Arc offers in the Vector Angel Edition

The Vector’s specs are similar to what we’ve heard from other EVs. Arc limited its 95 kW electric motor to a top speed of 124 mph.
Ride Apart
says it can reach 62 mph in 3.2 seconds and can last up to 272 miles on a single charge.
Where Arc really impresses most, thought, is with its “human-machine interface” (HMI). The HMI system links rider to bike through a high-tech helmet with integrated heads-up display and a jacket that uses haptic sensors to help
avoid collisions
.
To introduce the HMI system and offer customers a premium experience, Arc created the Angel Edition. Along with future access to the HMI gear, riders with “Angel Status” can participate in the design and styling of their bikes and are invited to exclusive brand events.
Most recently, Arc announced that 10 Angel Edition owners will get the chance to test the HMI system themselves at circuits in the U.K. and U.S. Testers will get their own production models after the testing is complete, which is expected to take about two years.

Owning an Arc Vector

If you’re interested in an Arc Vector, affordability is probably not your top priority. The customizable electric motorbike sits way above the price range of most two-wheelers. 
And while
motorcycle coverage
is usually much cheaper than car insurance, one can only guess what a policy for a machine like this would cost. That said, it’s always important to know you have the policy that matches your needs, and Jerry can make sure you find it. 
A licensed broker that offers end-to-end support, the Jerry app gathers affordable quotes, helps you switch plans, and can even help you cancel your old policy. 
And to ensure you always have the lowest rate, Jerry will send you new quotes every time your policy comes up for renewal, so you’re always getting the coverage you want at the best price. 
This level of service is why Jerry earned a 4.7/5 rating on the App Store and made it the top insurance app in the country.
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