2014 Saroléa SP7 Electric Superbike Retro Style
After a 50 year hiatus, the brand is now Belgium Saroléa make a little comeback, though this time in the form of electricity. Already made his intentions for the race at the 2014 Isle of Man TT, Saroléa now finally debut racing engine, which Saroléa SP7.
An amalgamation of retro – styling and high-tech, Saroléa SP7 offers carbon fiber chassis, a 174hp ( 130 kW ) motor, and 422 pounds of bulk. All of that wrapped into a café racer style engine, which with all the modern equipment has a certain alignment that is visually pleasing, and visually striking – we ‘ll let you decide which sensation is more severe dominate your senses.
Is set to make its debut right at the Isle of Man in just a few weeks, Saroléa entries will be interesting to watch. Will Belgium be a serious competitor brands in Mountain Course ? Or, will this whole exercise proved to be just an elaborate product launch for another electric motorcycle company that did not quite understand the target demographic ?
Time will tell on that debate, of course. Until then though, Saroléa full – racing plans steam ahead, with Robert Wilson signed on to race in the event SP7 TT Zero at Isle of Man TT.
Wilson is a relatively green rider on the Isle of Man TT, competing in his first TT in 2011. That being said, with a 120 mph lap in his rookie year under his belt, Scot certainly no slouch on the motorcycle.
Wilson will have a piece of his work for him in 2014 though, as Saroléa SP7 has strong competition from the likes of Team Mugen, and Shinden San. With Japanese superbike electric sports nearly 100 pounds over the hulk battery, and two additional years Isle of Man experience ( not to mention a certain John McGuinness and Bruce Anstey teammate ), there is fierce playing field.