All-electric: Arc’s ‘human-machine interface’ requires volunteers

In the spirit of throwing ponies in today’s powersports industry, electric motorcycle brand Arc has continued to contribute to the community’s focus on safety technology with its unit of choice, the Arc Vector.

We are currently awaiting former MotoGP and BSB rider James Ellison, who helped the marque make some final pre-debut tweaks ahead of the start of testing.

The current content of the portfolio?

Arc’s Vector – the most advanced motorcycle in the world, with the brand new Angel Edition program. All media comes from Arc’s Facebook page.

Along with showcasing some super neat tech like your jacket that pats you on the back and a helmet that doubles as a key to your bike, the dossier also apparently has other unique offerings for the clean scoots of choice of the future.

This includes a more recent, modest reveal of a little thing called “human-machine interface” or “the Angel Edition (AE) program.”

Arc's Vector - the most advanced motorcycle in the world, with the brand new Angel Edition program.  All media comes from Arc's Facebook page.
Arc’s Vector – the most advanced motorcycle in the world, with the brand new Angel Edition program. All media comes from Arc’s Facebook page.

According Multi-channel networkten lucky Arc patrons, or “angels,” will participate in the birth of the vector, volunteering their time and sticking to it – no matter what – for a span of five days.

“The commitment to be able to stay the course” is praised by the brand (via Arc Vector’s press release), with te AE program obviously including the above elements helmet-jacket combo – which, by the way, are tied to the bike for “rider info”.

Arc's Vector - the most advanced motorcycle in the world, with the brand new Angel Edition program.  All media comes from Arc's Facebook page.
Arc’s Vector – the most advanced motorcycle in the world, with the brand new Angel Edition program. All media comes from Arc’s Facebook page.

The ‘Zenith’ Arch

This helmet is created in partnership with Heon. The voice-activated and Wi-Fi-enabled HUD will display satellite navigation, speedometer and auxiliary graphics, as well as a rear view through the rear camera on the tail of the bike.

Oh, and to all the hooners; Remember that the helmet is the key to your bike.

No cover, no scoot.

A view of the concept behind the Arc 'Origins' Haptic Jacket.  Media sourced from MCN.
A view of the concept behind the Arc ‘Origins’ Haptic Jacket. Media sourced from MCN.

The ‘Origin’ Arc

The Arc jacket incorporates haptic systems that interact with the cyclist as a safety element.

Urban, Sports, and Euphoric are the available modes of Origin. The urban rider gets the shoulder-based hits love, Sport mode gives a haptic warning of line proximity for twisties (or otherwise), and Euphoric is the mode created to be both unnecessary and impressive, with the jacket’s haptics synced with vibrate to any wet and dirty rhythm you’ve got boots and cats to accompany the one-of-a-kind ride.

Arc's Vector - the most advanced motorcycle in the world, with the brand new Angel Edition program.  All media comes from Arc's Facebook page.
Arc’s Vector – the most advanced motorcycle in the world, with the brand new Angel Edition program. All media comes from Arc’s Facebook page.

For those of you who are not familiar with this brand, “Arc Vehicle” presents its machine as “the most advanced motorcycle in the world”. This label is partly due to the shiny, pseudo-experimental gimmicks bristling with nearly every orifice, but also partly because the whole machine is still just that; a prototype.

Gunning to be an “angel” and one of the first to score this series?

Good news; you don’t have to be smart, handsome, or have a dodgy relationship with some idiot named Charlie.

Arc's Vector - the most advanced motorcycle in the world, with the brand new Angel Edition program.  All media comes from Arc's Facebook page.
Arc’s Vector – the most advanced motorcycle in the world, featuring the brand new Angel Edition program. All media comes from Arc’s Facebook page.

However, you have to shell out £110,000 to sell the Kidneys, with initial testing beginning in the UK, after which each Angel will acquire their own vector for beta testing beyond.

The dates are far from official debuts, but we’ll keep you posted on how Arc handles the upcoming season – or two, or three…

Arc's Vector - the most advanced motorcycle in the world, with the brand new Angel Edition program.  All media comes from Arc's Facebook page.
Arc’s Vector – the most advanced motorcycle in the world, featuring the brand new Angel Edition program. All media comes from Arc’s Facebook page.

Stay tuned via our shiny new webpage, drop a comment below to let us know what you think, and as always – stay safe twisties.

*Media sourced from MCN and Arc Facebook page*

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