PHOTO CAPTION: Saroléa SP7 will be racing during the 2014 TT Zero competition on the Isle of Man.

Saroléa Upgrades SP7 Superbike for 2015

After introducing its Saroléa SP7 electric superbike, the Belgium company is introducing its commercial bike with a top speed of 168 mph.

Published: 14-Apr-2015

With their sights again set on a podium finish at the 2015 SES TT Zero Race on the Isle of Man, Brussel's based Saroléa has improved their SP7 superbike. First introduced in 2014, the carbon fiber electric motorcycle now boosts even lighter weight (190kg/418 lbs.). The center of gravity has been adjusted to improve handling. In addition, the new makes even more extensive use of carbon fiber and now introduces 3D printed titanium parts.

The motorcycle-focused Bikeland web 'zine also reports the SP7 now sports a "proprietary Vehicle Control Unit and Battery Management System." All onboard data now flows through fibre optics.

The biggest improvement is Saroléa's 110 kW (150 hp) electric motor, which now enjoys an 50% increase in torque. That enables the bike to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62 mp) in just 2.8 seconds.

Plans for commercialization, distribution have not been formally announced, but pricing was suggested at $25,000 when the bike was first introduced.

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