Who are Sarolea?


They’re an his­toric Bel­gian mo­tor­cy­cle com­pany who built their first mo­tor­cy­cle (pow­ered bi­cy­cle) in 1901. The com­pany per­se­vered un­til 1973 when they stopped trad­ing, but things perked up in 2008 when the Sarolea name was bought by twin brothers, Torsten and Bjorn Robbens. These two had form with Sarolea – their grand un­cle was a fac­tory mo­tocross rider for the com­pany in the 1950s. They set up a fac­tory near Ghent in Bel­gium and started work on an elec­tric race bike. In 2014 a pro­to­type (the SP7) com­peted in the Zero TT, com­ing fourth, just 0.4 sec­onds off the podium.

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