The focus for electric motorcycles at the Isle of Man TT may center around Team Mugen’s dual entry with John McGuinness and Guy Martin, but one should not overlook this very attractive entry from Belgium.
Saroléa is back for the 2017 Isle of Man TT, continuing with its state-of-the-art carbon fiber chassis goodness and retro fairing design. On board will once again be Dean Harrison, who will be gunning for a podium-finish on the 2017 Saroléa SP7.
If looks alone could get you across the finish line, then Saroléa would have our vote. The Belgians have always been in the running for a strong result though, finishing 4th in 2014 and 5th in 2015. Maybe this year will be “their year” at the TT.
“This is my fifth year at the TT and the second time I will be riding the Saroléa SP7. I love the TT and for me, it’s the main event of my season. Every year, I learn more about the course and I think I will still be learning until the time I stop,” said Dean Harrison.
“Since last year, the team have made significant improvements to the SP7 and so I am excited to find out what they have done.”
“The SP7 bike is heavier than a conventional bike, so it’s going to be physically more demanding, but I am in good shape and I ready for this challenge. My aim for this year is a podium and I cannot see any reason why that may not be possible.”
Technical Specifications of the The 2017 Saroléa SP7:
- Frame Full carbon fiber monocoque built in-house
- Engine Brushless DC 3-phase electric motor, built in-house
- Battery Lithium-ion
- Output voltage 370V or more
- Charge system Quick charge capabilities
- Transmission Chain, single speed
- Front brake Beringer 4-pistons Radial Aerotec©
- Rear brake Beringer 2-pistons Radial Aerotec©
- Front tyre Bridgestone Battlax RS10 120/70 ZR17
- Rear tyre Bridgestone Battlax RS10 195/55 ZR17
- Front wheel OZ Racing, Piega R forged aluminium 3.50” x 17”
- Rear wheel OZ Racing, Piega R forged aluminium 6.50” x 17”
- Front suspension Öhlins Ø 43 mm Superbike Telegabel FGR 300
- Rear suspension Öhlins monoshock TTX
- Swing arm Carbon fiber, built in-house