Vintage-Style Café Racer With A 180 HP Electric Motor

sp7The Saroléa SP7 marks the return of a Belgian motorcycle brand after half a century, If Saroléa doesn’t sound familiar, that’s because the Belgian marque is returning to motorcycles after 50 years. The company was founded in 1850 as an arms and munitions m aker, then moved on to bicycles and eventually motorcycles. It disappeared after merging with another Belgian motorcycle company, Gillet Herstal. It’s a leading-edge machine with a carbon fiber frame and swingarm. Saroléa claims 130 KW good for 180 hp with the bike hitting 60 mph from a standstill in 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. (photo @ Robert Mitchell/Stillmation)


9 Responses to “Vintage-Style Café Racer With A 180 HP Electric Motor”

  1. 1 skinny denny Jun 13th, 2014 at 8:52 am

    One fast machine! Electric motors have instantaneous torque. I guarantee you Jay Leno gets one of the first available.

  2. 2 Chris Bauer Jun 13th, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Pretty cool looking.

  3. 3 Ronnie Jun 13th, 2014 at 9:51 am

    You can’t deny that e-motorcycles are going to replace combustion engine ones. How many custom builders are ready to work on them?

  4. 4 BobS Jun 13th, 2014 at 11:42 am

    I want one!

  5. 5 troll Jun 13th, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    When I can do a 1,000 mile day on one, like I can with either of the 2 bikes I currently own, then and ONLY then would I consider such a contraption…Hell I’ll even make a concession.. when I can do a 500 mile day and not have to spend half of it plugged in somewhere….

  6. 6 Jun 13th, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Wow, its look like half cafe racer and another half is sportbike. But the most importantly ‘Electrifying’!

  7. 7 nicker Jun 13th, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    “… look like half cafe racer and another half is sportbike….”

    When did cafe racers stopped being sports bikes….???
    Or Is-ziss one-a those clueless distinctions without a difference.


  8. 8 BobS Jun 14th, 2014 at 8:21 am

    I don’t need a special occasion to get dressed up and pack the bike for a 500 mile ride. Ride to work, ride to meet up with friends or family, go out to dinner, or just ride for the fun of going for a ride. There’s a whole lotta riding to do besides getting an IBA patch.

  9. 9 Dr Robert Harms Jun 14th, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Why do you say “marks the return” ? Of a name that has no ties whatsoever to the original . On which the copyrights have lapsed ?

    About time for another Norton, Vincent or Indian return….

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