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1 Brain power

Ariel worked with Mark Ôbrainsõ Woodage of MJW Spe­cial­ists to pro­duce the new en­gine. Woodage works in Mo­togp as the Tech­ni­cal Direc­tor for the Honda SIC Moto3 Rac­ing Team, so has plenty of ex­per­tise.

2 Shock, no hor­ror

Sus­pen­sion on the Ace R is once again cour­tesy of …hlins but with up­rated springs and unique valv­ing that Ariel say gives more pre­cise han­dling and a quicker turn in than stan­dard.

‘What we found with the Ace was that peo­ple were keen to ac­ces­sorise it’

The lit­tle guys

“The thing that’s im­por­tant to re­mem­ber is that there are no economies of scale for us, we’re just too small. Like the camshaft – if you’re mak­ing 10,000 you can scale up, but if it’s only 10 the R&D cost is the same,” says Siebert.

Suit you Sir!

The Ace R frame has a new pearles­cent black fin­ish, although other fin­ishes are avail­able on re­quest. To strip yet more weight, Ariel have used alu­minium and ti­ta­nium fas­ten­ers through­out.

Car­bon ga­lore and beefy Öh­lins

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