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Sarolea Unveil New SP7 Electric Superbike

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Belgian bike manufacturer, Sarolea, have unveiled their brand-new 2015 Saroléa Electric Superbike in a presentation held at the Autoworld vintage car museum in Brussels.

The new machine is an evolution of the 2014 bike and has been upgraded and enhanced in a number of different ways to try and make it onto the podium in the SES TT Zero Challenge Race at the Isle of Man TT.

Scottish rider, Robert Wilson, will once again be riding for the team on-board the new SP7 bike. Wilson managed to finish last year’s race in 4th position, reaching a top speed of 93.507mph.

The 2015 bike is lighter than last year’s machine, weighing in at just 190kg, due to the use of more carbon fibre and titanium parts.

The lightness of the bike, along with the improved aerodynamics and slimmer design, means that it can now go from 0-60mph in 2.8seconds and has a top speed of 168mph.

The new motor has been developed entirely in-house and early tests untaken by Sarolea have shown that torque has increased by around 50%.

A proprietary Vehicle Control Unit and Battery Management System have been implemented, with all communication now flowing through fibre optics.

Sarolea are hoping to gain plenty of research and development from competing on the tricky Mountain Course at the TT to go towards its propriety Saroléa Electric Drivetrain.

The 2015 SES TT Zero Challenge Race takes place on Wednesday June 10, at 10:45am.


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