Isle of Man: Electric Dreams: Isle Of Man Provides Platform For Electric Motorbike Pioneers
Last Updated: 20 May 2016

DQ's ongoing partnership with Team Saroléa is featured in this month's IOMPLC magazine, the only business journal dedicated to promoting the Isle of Man to inward investors.

Following the success of the bike at the Isle of Man TT in 2015, where Saroléa became the first European constructor in history to break the magic "ton" in the TT Zero race, DQ and Saroléa recently announced that the team will have two riders racing the 2016 SP7 in the TT Zero: Leading riders Lee Johnston and Dean Harrison are confirmed to ride for the iconic Belgium brand.

In September 2015, Torsten and twin brother Bjorn Robbens arrived on the Isle of Man with the Saroléa SP7 race bike with the aim of creating a street legal version of the bike, derived directly from the SP7. DQ's Paul Blake and Tom Maher worked closely with Torsten and Bjorn throughout their time on the island assisting with this exciting project. The team worked on final adjustments to the racing bike to satisfy the Isle of Man's road legal tests and the result was the birth of Saroléa's über cool "Manx 7" electric superbike. Saroléa is looking to gear up for the production in 2016/2017 of a limited number of Manx 7 electric superbikes and expressions of interest have already been taken from a number of prospective clients.

DQ and Saroléa are very grateful to the Isle of Man Government's Adrian Moore (Department of Economic Development) and Nicola Hodson (Department of Transport) for all their assistance with this project. The Isle of Man is truly living up to its tag line "Where You Can".

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