Swedish electrical motorbike producer CAKE is asserting the graduation of deliveries of its newest fashions from the CAKE Kalk INK line, a brand new sequence of electrical bikes which have seen the corporate’s excessive costs drop (barely) into extra inexpensive territory.
The CAKE Kalk INK line of electrical motorbikes have been available on pre-order for the reason that spring of this 12 months.
Now the corporate has introduced that deliveries have begun in the USA, Europe, and Asia-Pacific nations.
CAKE is thought for making slick-looking electrical filth bikes and street-legal electrical bikes. The bikes might look industrial design award-ready, however additionally they carry hefty value tags.
Whereas the 90 km/h (56 mph) bikes are stunning and have top-shelf Öhlins suspension, that’s lots of coin to spend. And so CAKE recently announced the CAKE Kalk INK in March adopted by the street legal CAKE Kalk INK SL in April, each of which have been designed to focus on extra price-conscious prospects.
The bikes are constructed on the identical platform as the unique Kalk OR and Kalk& motorbikes, together with utilizing the identical aluminum body, swingarm, drivetrain, and battery.
However the INK line makes a number of adjustments together with a less complicated suspension arrange that’s each less expensive and certain extra handy for informal riders, amongst different modifications designed to be extra economical and rider-friendly.
As the corporate expanded:
The Kalk INK sequence, nevertheless, employs a non-linkage rear suspension system for simplicity, light-weight motocross entrance suspension for robustness, in addition to fenders and bodywork which are comprised of black, injection-molded polycarbonate and ABS. Each the Kalk INK and Kalk INK SL additionally come customary with a sturdy 19-inch wheelset for added sturdiness, much less general upkeep, and extra after-market tire compatibility.
The consequence remains to be a premium electrical motorbike that the majority of regulars can’t afford, however does serve to drop the value by round 30% to between $ 9,500 to $10,500.
As CAKE CEO Stefan Ytterborn defined in a press release offered to Electrek:
The Kalk INK platform is a freeride dream. It’s actually thrilling to develop Cake’s product line-up with a no-compromise, premium bike that has the potential of reaching an viewers that’s past our present buyer base. With the Kalk INK sequence of motorbikes, we’re on a journey of inviting and provoking new customers to the surreal expertise of flying down a path with ease — with out polluting or disturbing.
I’ve at all times liked the CAKE Kalk bikes, even when I may by no means afford them.
Whereas some folks discover the aesthetic a bit too far on the market, I feel its an important instance of what designers can do with electrical bikes when free of the constraints of inside combustion-based powertrains.
That stated, rattling, these are some excessive costs…
And particularly after I plunked down nearly $3,000 yesterday on an electrical motorcycle that comes fairly darn near the pace and vary specs of the CAKE Kalk line of bikes, these bikes are simply going to have to stay as eye sweet for me.
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