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The Arc Vector is equal parts design study, science experiment and motorcycle

The Vector has styling and a price tag that aren't for the faint of heart, but it's not pulling punches for anyone.

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Kyle Hyatt
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Arc Vector electric cafe racer

The Arc Vector is a £90,000 ($113,348) made-to-order electric motorcycle.

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The handmade bike has a carbon-fiber chassis and is limited to just 399 units worldwide.

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The style is meant to feature touches reminiscent of classic cafe racers, like the leather tank strap.

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The Vector makes 133 horsepower and only weighs 480 pounds, comparable to many modern ICE-powered sportbikes.

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The bike features a number of high-end components including carbon-fiber swingarms, Öhlins dampers and a Brembo Stylema brake system.

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One of the biggest engineering challenges for the bike was perfecting its unique hub-center steering system.

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Arc claims a combined range of 270 miles -- we're guessing that's on a WLTP cycle -- which is impressive for an electric motorcycle.

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The Vector's styling borrows from a number of sources including, it would seem, Kiska Design -- aka the company that does all of KTM's styling.

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Another unique feature of the Vector is the inclusion of haptic feedback for the rider as a means of providing warnings.

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