Stockholm-based CAKE might have begun with electrical filth bikes, however the firm is rapidly establishing itself on the highway as effectively. CAKE introduced at present the launch of its fourth street-legal electrical bike, the CAKE Kalk INK SL.
CAKE launches Kalk INK SL
In comparison with the $13,000 CAKE Kalk OR, the INK is a barely extra palatable $9,500.
They had been capable of obtain that cheaper price level by swapping out among the nicer parts reminiscent of the upper finish suspension for extra middle-of-the-road parts. That left the unique drivetrain untouched, so the extra reasonably priced INK fashions nonetheless get the identical efficiency figures as the upper finish originals.
That actually holds true for the CAKE Kalk INK SL, the brand new street-legal model bike launched at present.
As defined by CAKE CEO Stefan Ytterborn in an announcement supplied to Electrek:
“We’re stoked to have the ability to increase the city CAKE presence with the brand new Kalk INK SL, which mixes glorious off-road efficiency with environment friendly commuter qualities. This bike stems from the uncompromising and superlight Kalk &, however makes use of parts, wheels, and suspension which might be a bit extra inflexible, which implies it’s easy to keep up and straightforward to make use of. With the launch of the Kalk INK SL, we introduce the fourth mannequin of street-legal CAKE bikes subsequent to the Kalk& and recently released Ösa+ and Ösa Lite. Every of those fashions combines pleasure with duty to encourage a flip towards zero emissions, whether or not that’s in distant or city environments.”
Not like the Kalk OR and Kalk INK, that are each designed for off-road excursions solely, the Kalk INK SL is fitted with a light-weight bundle with turns indicators, LED show, a left-side mirror, foot brake, and license plate holder.
The highest pace has additionally been adjusted by altering the gearing on the Kalk INK SL. The bike can now attain a prime pace of 56 mph (90 km/h) to assist it keep minimal freeway speeds. That’s a slight bump from the 50 mph (80 km/h) pace of the off-road model.
The Kalk INK SL weighs 181 lb (82 kg) with a single 2.6 kWh battery and encompasses a 10 kW (13.4 hp) motor. For using time/vary, CAKE supplies three estimates. The corporate claims 3 hours of using time on trails/enduro using, 53 miles (86 km) of vary utilizing the WMTC-II score, or 22 miles (35 km) of “excessive pace” using at 44 mph (70 km/h). Suffice it to say, you aren’t going to be spending very lengthy cruising on the freeway, even when the bike has the pace to do it.
The Kalk INK SL is now out there for pre-order with a $200 deposit in direction of the ultimate $10,500 value.
Whereas that’s a bit greater than the $9,500 off-road oriented Kalk INK, the Kalk INK SL continues to be less expensive than the extra premium $14,000 Kalk&.
If you happen to’re questioning what sort of substitutions had been made to drop the worth in comparison with the premium fashions, CAKE has a solution for you:
“The Kalk INK SL and its off-road-oriented sibling, Kalk INK, stem from the game-changing Kalk OR platform, which debuted in 2018. All 4 fashions within the Kalk line (Kalk OR, Kalk&, Kalk INK and Kalk INK SL) make the most of the identical highly effective drivetrain, battery, and sturdy 6061 aluminum body/swingarm developed for the performance-oriented Kalk OR and the street-legal mannequin, Kalk&. The Kalk INK and Kalk INK SL, nonetheless, make use of a non-linkage rear suspension for simplicity, light-weight motocross entrance suspension for robustness, fenders and bodywork which might be comprised of black, injection-molded polycarbonate and ABS, in addition to a sturdy 19-inch wheelset for added sturdiness and fewer general upkeep.”
CAKE is transport its bikes worldwide to prospects’ doorways, with deliveries anticipated to start in July.
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