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Saroléa releases 2015 SP7 electric motorcycle

 The SP7 has been released just in time for the Isle of Man TT
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Thursday, 09, Apr 2015 12:57

by Justine Iorga

Saroléa is ready for the Isle of Man with a new electric bike ready to go

Belgian racing team Saroléa is back and ready for the 2015 Isle of Man TT and have unveiled a new 2015 SP7 electric superbike to prove it.

The SP7 electric motorcycle is lighter and has more torque making it ready for the TT race in June, which will see Scottish rider Robert Wilson return to Saroléa's saddle. And we can assume that Wilson will be looking to improve his placement of fourth place from last year, where he was short of the podium by 0.3 seconds, but this bike could just help to change that for 2015.

Whilst there really isn't any drastic difference from the 2014 model aesthetically speaking, you can rest assured there are new technical differences that will make a difference in the way bike races. Some of the changes to the SP7 include: improved aerodynamics, revised centre of gravity, a reduction in weight, and proprietary fibre optic network that connects the vehicle control unit to the battery management system. One of the biggest changes, however, is the new motor that was built in-house and is rated at 150hp - down 25hp from the 2014 model.

You can check out all the technical specifications below:

- Total Weight (kg) - 190

- Acceleration 0-100 kph (0-60 mph) - 2.8 sec

- Maximum Speed (kph [mph]) - 270 [168]

- Front Tire - Bridgestone Racing Battlax V02 120/600R17

- Rear Tire - Bridgestone Racing Battlax V02 200/655R17

- Front Brakes- Beringer 320mm Aeronal discs with Aerotec Radial Calipers

- Rear Brakes - Beringer Aerotec 2D1 caliper

- Maximum Output (KW [hp]) - 110 [150] (Isle of Man configuration)

- Maximum Torque (Nm) - 900

- Battery Output Voltage (V) - 370 or more

The changes have brought the bike down significantly in weight, but we are left with one question and that's will there be a big enough battery capacity for the necessary amount of energy to be stored on the race bike? Roll on TT so we can find out.

Guess we'll just have to wait and see but what are your thoughts on the new changes? Let us know in the comments below.

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