The Ariel Atom, thanks to its nudie styling and face-stretching speed, is perhaps the closest you’ll get to riding a motorbike without actually riding a motorbike. In fact, if you were to chop it in half, you would probably end up with something resembling the Somerset firm’s newest creation. A motorbike.
It’s called the Ace and, like the Atom, it’s skimpy clothes are built around bomb-proof Honda parts, including a 1237cc four-cylinder engine paired with either a manual or dual-clutch ’box. So it pumps out a rather generous 170bhp, top speed is 164mph and 0-62mph takes 3.4 seconds. In bike terms that’s fairly healthy, although not completely bonkers.