Good news: Ariel will show off its long-awaited motorcycle at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Bad news: It won't be anything like the two-wheeled Atom we expected. Worse news: Automatic transmission.
"We're not making a race rep, which will possibly surprise some people," Ariel boss Simon Saunders told Visor Down. "We looked at this and decided you can already go out and buy a bike that you could win the TT on, so building a faster bike seemed academic."