The famous Isle of Man TT Zero race for electric motorcycles kicks off next month and Sarolea’s new SP7 carbon fiber electric motorcycle will be competing against the world’s best battery powered motorcycles. Many of us have never heard of the Belgian company since it hasn’t produced a motorcycle in 50 years, but Sarolea’s history dates back to the 19th century.
Back in the the mid 1800’s, when Sarolea was born, motorcycles depended on gas-powered combustion engines, but today the reborn company is looking to the future with the SP7 electric motorcycle. On the outside the SP7 looks a bit retro, but under that carbon fiber skin, a 180 horsepower electric motor is capable of powering the bike up to 155 mph with a 0-62 mph time of only 2.8 seconds.
Sarolea hasn’t released any information about the battery pack, so right now we do not know the bike’s range or how long it will take the SP7 to recharge. After competing in the Isle of Man TT Zero race next month, the SP7 will go head to head with its electric motorcycle competition in the FIM eRoadRacing series. Sarolea hasn’t announced any plans to sell a street-legal version of the SP7. But we can dream!