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British electric motorbike manufacturer Arc has introduced the world’s first fully-electric café racer at this year’s EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, defined by its new Human Machine Interface (HMI) tech and the intention of changing motorcycling forever.

The electric motorcycle, dubbed Vector, promises to be more than just a high-performance e-powered bike but also the safest and cleanest bike on the road. Arc’s HMI is featured on a new helmet complete with a sophisticated heads-up display reminiscent of those utilized by fighter pilots, as well as an Origin rider jacket packed with haptic sensory technology.

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For example, when a biker is wearing the jacket, their shoulder may vibrate to alert of a potential hazard ahead, while information is projected in front of the rider so they can keep their eyes on the road.

In terms of its construction, the Arc Vector electric bike is made of lightweight carbon-composite structure that is about 123 pounds lighter compared to other electric motorcycles, along with custom-made Ohlins dampers for telepathic handling and feedback, as well as thick Brembo brakes on slim BST wheels.

The bike’s battery on a single charge also offers superb performance by allowing about 200 miles in urban use and 120 miles on the highway, which is 30 percent more than any other electric bike. It also jumps from 0 to 60mph in only 3.1 seconds and topping out at 120mph.

According to urdesignmag, the Arc Vector is priced at $117,000 with production limited to 399 motorcycles. For more details, head on over to Arc’s official website by clicking the bar below.

In contrast, Bucherer’s $1.79 million Harley-Davidson Blue Edition is the world’s most expensive motorcycle.

Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

Renz Ofiaza is a Staff Writer at Highsnobiety and based in Brooklyn.

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