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Bel­gian com­pany Sarolea will re­veal £50k road bike in June

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AR­DENT TT FANS may recog­nise this beauty – a Sarolea elec­tric racer has taken part in three Zero TTS. Now the Bel­gian team be­hind it have told Bike that the road­go­ing ver­sion will be re­vealed at the TT in June. ‘We won’t be rac­ing this year’s TT,’ says Sarolea’s co-founder Bjorn Robbens. ‘We have de­cided to fo­cus on the road bike in 2018. So we will be in the Isle of Man, but to test the all-new road bike at Jurby and have a small event for ex­ist­ing cus­tomers.’ Called the Manx7, the new bike is based on the Sarolea SP7 TT race bike that man­aged a 108mph lap in 2017, but uses an all-new bat­tery. It has the com­pany’s own brush­less three-phase elec­tric mo­tor and elec­tronic con­trol unit, which sit in a car­bon mono­coque frame. The race bike weighs just 195kg. Sarolea claim the road bike will make 204bhp, 330 lb.ft and do 150mph. The range, us­ing a 22kwh bat­tery, will be 205 miles say Sarolea. Sus­pen­sion will be as high­end as the rest of the chas­sis, with Öh­lins FGRT 200 fork and a TTX36 rear shock. Brakes are made by Beringer, and it will roll on OZ Rac­ing alu­minum Piega wheels. Prices for the hand­made bikes are not for the faint­wal­leted. The base model with a 14kwh bat­tery (claimed 143 mile range) is £45,600 with the 22kwh ver­sion re­quir­ing £51,840. sarolea.com

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