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Bridgestone and Sarolea set sights on 2015 TT Zero contest

Apr, 13 2015

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.”