Manufacturer of slightly bonkers bespoke sports cars and motorcycles, and keeper of the legendary name, Ariel, have teased a sketch of the 2017 Ariel Ace R, just ahead of its unveiling at the Motorcycle Live show at the NEC in Birmingham, England. Using a Honda VFR1200F V-four engine, the Ace R will have a very limited production run of only 10 units.

Following its usual custom of making, well, custom vehicles, the Ariel Ace R will come with a unique colour scheme, as well as as an engine specification that is claimed to give “more performance and power over the standard bike.” The 10 Ace Rs that will be available for sale will also come with a one-off paint scheme.

The base Ariel Ace is formed from a trellis frame, much like its four-wheeled sibling, from billet-machined aluminium. After further hand-welding and hard anodising, the frame is mated to a 1,237 cc V-four engine that puts out 173 hp at 10,300 rpm and 131 Nm of torque at 8,750 rpm.


Purchasing an Ariel Ace allows the owner access to a staggering list of options, including four different seats and three different fuel tanks. Aside from the option of a conventional upside-down or girder fork, the options list includes adjustable footrests, handlebars, dampers, wheels, body parts, exhausts, fairings, and different steering head angles.

Price for the Ariel Ace is currently upon application, as the extensive list of custom options makes it difficult to put a price on it, but it has been reported that prices start from 20,000 pounds sterling (RM102,000). It can be assumed that the limited edition Ariel Ace R will cost an order of magnitude more.

GALLERY: 2016 Ariel Ace