Saroléa pulled the wraps off its new 2015 SP7 all-electric superbike in Brussels on Easter
Sunday, revealing a slimmer, lighter machine than the “black beauty” that resurrected the Belgian
motorcycle constructor in 2014. Equipped with Bridgestone Battlax V02 racing tyres, this new
SP7 has its sights firmly set on the Isle of Man TT Zero race on June 10th.
Proving once again that green doesn’t mean slow, the new Saroléa SP7 brags a top speed of
270 kph, accelerating from 0 to 100 kph in a lightning 2.8 seconds. Harnessing all this electric
power are Battlax V02 racing slicks, constructed with Bridgestone’s latest “GP belt” technology
developed from long and successful MotoGP™ racing experience. Bridgestone and Saroléa
believe that this package could power the SP7 onto the TT Zero podium this year, after finishing
4th in their debut appearance in 2014.
Towards sustainable e-racing
Bridgestone, the world’s number one tyre and rubber manufacturer, formed a technical
partnership with Saroléa in 2014, providing technical support and tyre expertise for Saroléa track
testing and racing ambitions.
The partnership is seeded from Bridgestone’s commitment to a future with sustainable mobility.
This is underpinned by the Corporation’s long-term environmental vision which focuses on
ecological conservation, resource conservation and reduction of CO2 emissions.
Jake Rønsholt, Managing Director Consumer Business Unit, Bridgestone Europe explains: “This
partnership gives Bridgestone an exciting opportunity to combine our MotoGP experience with
our vision of sustainable mobility. The Saroléa superbike is blazing a trail for the new future of
electric motorcycles and e-racing that will soon be with us.”
About Bridgestone Europe
Bridgestone Europe (BSEU), with European headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, is a key regional subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of tyres and other rubber products. Bridgestone Europe operates an R&D center, 8 plants and offices in more than 30 European countries, with over 13,000 employees. BSEU’s premium tyres are sold both within Europe and globally.