It’s no big secret that electric power is the wave of the future in transportation. We’ve seen plenty of examples over the past few years and technology has changed the game quickly. Today we get a look at a new design from the Belgian motorcycle manufacturer Sarolea and design house Café Costume, who collaborated on an electric motorcycle and style package.
The Mighty Machines presents new Sarolea streetfighter – N60 MM.01 electric motorcycle in collaboration with Café Costume, Hedon and Studio Blade. The electric motorcycle is a cafe-style bike built on the same platform as the Manx7 electric superbikes.
“To celebrate the creation of the latest Saroléa model – Manx7 electric superbike in 2019 a special edition was created; the N60 MM.01. She was born out of a unique collaboration initiated by The Mighty Machines. The goal of the collaboration: build high-quality bikes that really stand out from the crowd.” According to Sarolea website.
“This superbike is largely based on the racing engine with which the brothers Torsten and Bjorn Robbens have realized the comeback of Saroléa in the TT Zero on the Isle of Man,” explains Mighty Machines’ co-founder Jeroen-Vincent Nagels.
The ride is powered by an air-cooled brushless DC motor making 163 horsepower while rocking a range of around 205 miles before requiring a recharge. The bike’s carbon fibre monocoque frame features Ohlins suspension front and rear and a carbon fibre swingarm, making it light and functional.
To correspond with the bike, the innovative fashion label Café Costume has designed a bespoke riding suit to complement Sarolea’s advanced engineering.
“We approached Bruno Van Gils with the question of whether there would be a way to integrate motor protection in a tailor-made suit, since this has never been done before! Bruno immediately saw this as a challenge ”says Jeroen-Vincent Nagels.
The suit includes integrated protection while keeping a modern look. Hedon Helmets of Milan created the carbon fibre helmet, and Studio Blade created the handmade Damascus steel knife. This makes it everything you need to ride in style.
“The goal was to create a stylish helmet that matches perfectly with a tailored suit. And preferably just like the Saroléa made of carbon fiber, “explains Hedon’s creative director Joop Wanten. “According to Hedon’s co-founder Reg, the problem with most motorcycle helmets is that they look a bit, well, very terrible. Fortunately, Hedon has become the reference in terms of design in recent years, and The Mighty Helmet (the so-called “Heroine MM.01”) is one of the most luxurious creations today, “says Joop Wanten.
“The Mighty Machines opted for a series of exclusive matching “every day carry knives” by Dimitri Turcott, knife-master at Studio Blade. He went to work with the materials that also were used for the Saroléa such as carbon fiber, titanium but also with high-quality Damascus steel in which the profile of electric waves lies.” Been reported
To me this entire set is a well thought through. The Mighty Machines has put in a lot of efforts ensuring a good balance of style and safety of its riders. But how legal is it to carry a knife on the street is a big question.
Besides, what makes the collaborative package even more exclusive is it’s limited to just 20 unique pieces.
Head over to Sarolea to find out more about the machine, and book one immediately.