SAROLEA ANNOUNCES NEW SP7 ELECTRIC SUPERBIKE

SAROLEA ANNOUNCES NEW SP7 ELECTRIC SUPERBIKE

Belgium outfit Sarolea has launched its new 2015 Saroléa Electric Superbike at Autoworld, the vintage car museum in the centre of Brussels.

The new Saroléa is an evolution of the 2014 model and has been modified and enhanced on a number of levels. The Belgian team is now targeting a podium place at this year’s SES TT Zero Race on the Isle of Man.  The talented Scottish rider Robert Wilson, who flew over for the presentation, will once again ride the Saroléa SP7.

Team Saroléa are using the data obtained during last year’s race and testing to optimize and improve its motorcycle.  The new design has improved aerodynamics, which will provide higher top speeds. The motorcycle is considerably slimmer which also enhances the position for the rider.

Modifications to shift the centre of gravity will also increase the bikes handling. Saroléa has also managed to reduce the bike’s weight. The modifications are mainly related to the use of more Carbon Fibre and more t**anium parts as well as the use of 3D printed parts.

A proprietary Vehicle Control Unit and Battery Management System have been implemented. All communication is now flowing through fibre optics.

The biggest improvement however is the new motor. It has been entirely developed in house and it has a major increase in torque. Early tests by Saroléa are demonstrating a 50% increase.

With the launch of the new SP7, it is clear Saroléa wants to become one of the major brands on the electric motorcycle racing scene. Saroléa is using the extreme racing conditions presented by the TT Mountain Course as a research and development platform for its propriety Saroléa Electric Drivetrain.

Bike specifications

SAROLEA SP7 ELECTRIC SUPERBIKE

Total Weight (kg) – 190
Acceleration 0-100 kph (0-60 mph) – 2.8 sec
Maximum Speed (kph [mph]) – 270 [168]

TYRES: 
Front – Bridgestone Racing Battlax V02 120/600R17
Rear – Bridgestone Racing Battlax V02 200/655R17

BRAKES:
Front –  Beringer 320mm Aeronal discs              with Aerotec  Radial Calipers
Rear – Beringer Aerotec 2D1 caliper

Maximum Output (KW [hp]) – 110 [150] 
(Isle of Man configuration)
Maximum Torque (Nm) – 900
Battery Output Voltage (V) – 370 or more

PARTNERS

Bridgestone Europe, Beta Tools, DQ Advocates, Punch, Motokouture, Seco Tools, Beringer, Autoworld Brussels,  Benton Apps, Atelier Noterman, Stoddart Racing.

Source: SAROLEA ANNOUNCES NEW SP7 ELECTRIC SUPERBIKE

Looking for Ulster GP info

Looking for Ulster GP info

I’m wondering what the events are on the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during the Ulster GP week in August.
We won’t be able to attend the big race on Saturday, and are hoping that there is lots of racing and practice from Wednesday through Friday.
Thanks!
Source: Looking for Ulster GP info

VJMC 2015 Show only a few weeks away now

VJMC 2015 Show only a few weeks away now

Hi, I would like to get the word out to all at :bikerie: that the 2015 Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club will hold their 5th show on Sunday the 3rd May 2015 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the National Show Centre, Swords (beside the Coachmans Inn pub and across the road from Dublin Airport)

Admission is a mislay €5, so please support a club who tries hard to do positive things on the biking scene with very little funding. We cant afford radio advertising this year so please help get the word out there about the show :thumbsup2:

Here are some of the things that will be on display at the VJMC show –
BMW through the years display
A special Ralph Bryans display (Ireland’s only Moto GP champion and)
A special HRC bikes display
CBX owners club display
Z1 owners club special display
Special tiddler (mini bike) display
Goldwing display
IVVMCC Display
Race paddock
And loads of autojumble and trade stalls

There is a full restaurant on site, free parking and kids under 16 go free, not much else we can do to be honest :lbhbh:

Ok, lads and ladies, thanks, I will post again the week of the show as a reminder and if there is anyone who wants a stall please advise 0863238203 Jay €50 = small stall, €100 = big stall, €200 = very big stall, it will be cottage industry stuff like, metal polishing, custom builder stuff, seat upholstery, bits and bobs, stuff for your bike, clothing etc….

Thanks for the support :bikerie:

Also see www.vjmc.ie for photos of the 2014 show, we had 2000 visitors in attendance, so hopefully bigger and better for 2015, cool :lbhbh:

Source: VJMC 2015 Show only a few weeks away now

Wanted : gearbox for triton

Wanted : gearbox for triton

im building a triton (slowly) , its a 1951 tiger 100 alloy head engine and a slimline norton featherbed frame . frame is from a dominator iirc . i have plates for a bsa gearbox of some sort but will get/make new plates if needed . anything suitable out there ?
Source: Wanted : gearbox for triton

If your ever over this way..highly recommended

If your ever over this way..highly recommended

Spin around Snowdonia today. Gorgeous day for it. Popped into A and D motors ( in dendigh north Wales).
Guzzi specialists but do lots of other makes as well. Popped in to get a few bits for my yoke. Great to see a full range of Guzzis.
Lovley little cafe opposite…make a nice destination for a Sunday spin.

Anyway the staff are very friendly " and knowledga ". ‘Twas a real pleasure. "

Back out for a spin on some of the best roads in Europe .. Heading to BLENEAU Festinog for lunch.
NOT SUCH A BAD LIFE BEING UNEMPLOYED ( temporarily I hope) :thumbsup2:

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Source: If your ever over this way..highly recommended

Suzuki Recursion patent points to production plans

Suzuki Recursion patent points to production plans

SUZUKI’S turbo-charged Recursion looks closer to becoming a production model, with a recent patent showing the concept refined into a working design.

The 588cc Recursion is clearly recognisable in the sketches but changes including a new air intake point to an ambition to make it more than a showpiece.

The parallel-twin Recursion was first unveiled in Tokyo in 2013, where Suzuki said it would make 100hp and 74lbft.

Where the show bike has a central headlight, the patent features two side-by-side, with an intake in the middle feeding air to an intercooler. The refinements would not be necessary if Suzuki only intended the concept to continue doing the rounds at major bike shows.

Published on March 26 this year, the patent application says: ‘It is designed such that the intercooler cools the air supplied from the air feed pipe, and the cooled air is supplied to the throttle bodies of the #1 and #2 cylinders via a surge tank. Note that there is provided a supercharger (turbocharger) which is disposed in the middle of the air feed pipe, namely, in front of the engine, and compresses the s***ed air.’

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Source: Suzuki Recursion patent points to production plans