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Old 10-21-2015, 11:00 AM   #1
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Many of you car guys know about the Ariel Atom. A sweet little roadster that could kick a lot of exotic supercars in the ...

Ariel had announced the new Ariel Ace.

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Old 10-21-2015, 11:12 AM   #2
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Looks insane lol. Did they say how much it would run? did i miss it?
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I guess it's a modified VFR1200F engine because I don't think the stock version has that much HP
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Looks insane lol. Did they say how much it would run? did i miss it?
It starts at around $31k...
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I guess it's a modified VFR1200F engine because I don't think the stock version has that much HP
That's stock hp for the VFR1200F
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Stock VFR1200F makes 170HP and 129N-m of torque. Ariel's slightly higher numbers are probably just from a different exhaust.

I much prefer mine as is to that expensive piece of British jewelry.
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Stock VFR1200F makes 170HP and 129N-m of torque. Ariel's slightly higher numbers are probably just from a different exhaust.

I much prefer mine as is to that expensive piece of British jewelry.
Well, it is 80 lbs lighter, just as a starter..
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Gorgeous frame, and really, the rest of the bike is quite nice to look at as well.
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Well, it is 80 lbs lighter, just as a starter..
Of course it is. I can probably get there by ripping out all the plastics, subframe, luggage rack, headlamp and fuel tank... and slap on a dinky headlight, a peanut tank, and a piece of foam for seat.

There is a reason I got rid of my Speed Triple R. As nice as it was to ride, it just isn't as practical and versatile as a good sport tourer.

Like I said, a very nice piece of jewelry. Would make a great accessory for some rich guy to park next to his Ferraris.
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Of course it is. I can probably get there by ripping out all the plastics, subframe, luggage rack, headlamp and fuel tank... and slap on a dinky headlight, a peanut tank, and a piece of foam for seat.

There is a reason I got rid of my Speed Triple R. As nice as it was to ride, it just isn't as practical and versatile as a good sport tourer.

Like I said, a very nice piece of jewelry. Would make a great accessory for some rich guy to park next to his Ferraris.
You got rid of your Speed Triple? . I came across some of your posts on Triumph forums (actually helped me decide on bar-end mirrors with those RAM mount bolts in the OEM mirror location).

What is it that a good sport tourer offers that your speed triple did not?
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You got rid of your Speed Triple? . I came across some of your posts on Triumph forums (actually helped me decide on bar-end mirrors with those RAM mount bolts in the OEM mirror location).

What is it that a good sport tourer offers that your speed triple did not?
Yeah, it was a tough decision. I have had 3 bikes now with that 1050 triple. Fantastic motor. My original intent was to make a lightweight (relatively) sporty tourer out of it, which I did with a bikini screen and a rear rack for my Givi top cases. Over time, what I found though is that the whole package just isn't set up for that sort of duty. The grips buzzed at elevated freeway speeds and the wind blast - even with the bikini fairing - gets too tiring. The seat is not as comfy as a good ST seat, and the suspension is just a tad too stiff for longer rides over all sorts of pavement likely encountered on even a short tour.

I did have plans to fix some of the issues with an FZ1 half fairing, which I read about another S3 owner grafting onto his S3. Then I thought... why not get the "real" sport tourer Triumph already packaged? So I bagged one. I hop on my Sprint GT and, ahhhh... it's just the way a sporty tourer should be. Funny how 2 bikes with the same exact engine could have such different character and feel to them. No right or wrong... just depends on your expectations. If I got room in the garage, I'd for sure keep the S3R.

Then again... maybe I'm just a bike . A Trophy SE followed me home from Dallas a few months back, and now the Sprint GT is not getting the love it deserves.
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That's stock hp for the VFR1200F
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http://www.motorcyclenews.com/bike-r...vfr1200f/2012/

Ariel claims 173 BHP
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_VFR1200F

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars...ch-test-drive/

http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/...fr/ke2838.html

Most sources quote VFR1200's HP rating at 127kW (170hp).

That's at the crank, similar to Ariel's bhp rating.

I am pretty sure mine is running at least 2-3 HP over stock, after swapping out the stock muffler and exhaust valve.
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The one in the video i could care less about, but the red one in the pics is amazing.
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Looks like they many options for configurations. They have a "design your own" on their website.

Looks sexy with that "RC8"-ish tail section.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_VFR1200F

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars...ch-test-drive/

http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/...fr/ke2838.html

Most sources quote VFR1200's HP rating at 127kW (170hp).

That's at the crank, similar to Ariel's bhp rating.

I am pretty sure mine is running at least 2-3 HP over stock, after swapping out the stock muffler and exhaust valve.
Power: 155 bhp

http://www.visordown.com/reviews/mot...sent/4133.html
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