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