If you like highly polished, powerful cruiser bikes, you will soon have a new choice. Ariel plans to officially unveil the newest motorcycle of its ACE lineup at Motorcycle Live in Birmingham, England on November 16, 2019.
Polished Iron Horse
The Iron Horse arrives with a CNC polished aluminum frame with an exclusive polished girder front suspension and single-sided swingarm. To keep both wheels firmly on the ground, the girder front features an Öhlins TTX damper. It adjusts for compression, rebound, and spring preload. At the rear, Öhlins components the same adjustments as the front.
The Iron Horse has a 1237cc 76-degree Honda sourced liquid-cooled V-4 engine. Ariel claims that it provides 173 HP and 95 lb-ft (129Nm) of torque. Ariel says that it goes from 0-60 MPH in three seconds and has a top speed of 170 MPH.
Nissin six-piston calipers grasping dual 320 mm discs provide the braking at the front. At the rear, a two-piston caliper grabs a 276mm disc. Both setups feature linked ABS.
Carbon fiber makes up the remainder of most of the parts. Both the bodywork and fuel tank are made of the stuff. In keeping with the carbon fiber weave theme, even the seat is hand-trimmed to ensure a matching directional weave that matches the directional weave of the tank.
Ariel hasn’t skimped on features so the bike also includes things like adjustable footrests, levers, LED lighting, LCD instrumentation and titanium heel guards and mounting bracketry.
A single craftsman builds each Iron Horse. So you know that the bike is not going to be cheap. If you’d like one, it will set you back £29,686 (about $38,250).
All photo credits: Ariel