In 1970, BSA produced the Ariel 3, a 49 cc automatic trike with a coupling between the front and rear frame sections allowing banking when cornering. The front half was hinged to the rear and could tilt into corners whilst keeping all three wheels on the ground.
Ariel had made bicycles before making motorcycles, and had also made automobiles. Car production, which began in 1902, moved to Coventry in 1911, but ceased in 1925.
Called the Ace, it’s powered by the 1237cc V-four engine from the Honda VFR1200, making 173hp and 96lbft.
“Ariel motorcycles were produced from 1902 until the 1960s, with best known models including the Square Four and Arrow. Today the marque is better known for the 245bhp Atom car.
A release from Ariel said: ‘The Ace represents the first new motorcycle from Ariel for over 50 years and builds on a history that began in 1870 making revolutionary bicycles and patenting the spoked wheel. More recently known for the iconic Atom, Ariel were famous throughout the last century for innovative motorcycles such as the four-cylinder Ariel Square Four and the two-stroke, pressed steel frame Ariel Arrow. The new Ace reinforces Ariel’s tradition, both old and new, of all that’s best in British innovation, performance, quality and craftsmanship.'” – Says visordown.
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