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CAKE Kalk off-road motorcycle

Light, clean and silent

The Kalk bike from CAKE is unique, with powerful characteristics. The text bellow Video is CAKE KALK manufacturers compressive introductory text

CAKE Kalk VIDEO

CAKE develops uncompromising high performance electric off-road motorcycles.

CAKE’s mission is to speed up the journey towards a zero-emission society while enhancing excitement and fun. All components are made from scratch to optimize the riding performance in this new category. Every little detail is elaborated for perfection while considering the perspectives of sustainability. It’s all about the outdoors. Explore with respect is their SLOGAN

About CAKE

CAKE is a Swedish company, with a clear mission, to contribute to speeding up the transition towards a zero-emission society, while enhancing excitement and fun, by developing a light, silent and clean hi performance electric off-road motorbikes.

The category of light electric off-road motorbikes has been evolving from small dedicated builders, assembling and customizing standard parts from the cycling and motorcycling space.

These hybrids, equipped with motors, batteries, and controllers, off the shelf and soaped, pointed out the direction towards something that will change the future of riding.

The properties of an electric drivetrain, different to a combustion engine, means a number of things.

The weight aspect is one. Being able to reduce the weight dramatically, compared to what a similar combustion bike would be, supports snappy and lively rides, as well as inviting anybody despite physical condition to comfortably handle the bike.

The fact that it’s nearly silent, boosts the experience, serving in absolute presence, out exploring.

It is also enhancing the level of respect towards the surroundings, sharing the space, whether it’d be fellow hikers, wild animals or maybe even your neighbors, riding your backyard track.

Another side, meaning that there are no fluids, grease, gasoline or oil, like magnets sucking dirt, it’s more like a bicycle.

The simplicity of riding is evident

Thanks to the progressive span of an electric motor, no gears are needed. -The hassle of clutching and changing gears doesn´t exist. Throttling and braking are all there is to it. That together with the lightness, the absence of noise and the fact that one can preset the level of bike performance, invites everyone, no matter what previous experience, to enjoy and to explore.

Spending hours in the garage is history as maintenance is very limited.

Compared to a combustion engine, there are very few moving parts and to take the level of simplicity further the drive train has a direct drive. The level of maintenance is marginal. Clean the bike, you might need to change a tire if you get a flat, make sure to service the brakes like on an MTB, check your suspension from time to time and just charge it, for more riding.

KALK CAKEs first bike


The KALK model is a first among a number of models to come.

The focus here has been off-road performance and innovation.

The ride is strongly influenced by DH and Enduro MTBs, in terms of geometry, suspension, stance, components, and handling.

As there weren’t anything off-the-shelf to support the category, every single component had to be developed from an empty sheet to support the intended level of quality and durability:

The sizing, the geometry, and engineering of axles, hubs, rims, the cockpit, and suspension, as well as building and customizing the different parts of the drivetrain, together with developing a whole new chassis; having led to numerous patent pending’s, constituting the new category.

Reason behind the name:

KALK

The name KALK for CAKEs first model and platform has its reason because of KALKsten or Limestone, being the bedrock of the island of Gotland.

The Gotland bedrock was largely made up of coral reefs, created in the tropical sea four hundred million years ago. The continental drift took Gotland on a ride from the tropical waters, made a few turns and placed it in the Baltic Sea, where the rest of the surroundings are mostly granite.

That white limestone gives Gotland a special light and flight, which is unique.

And that same white limestone is what we use and will be using for CAKE tracks.

It´s perfect for building jumps, curves, banks, and rollers. Add a little water and it becomes beautifully solid.

KALK it is.

Specifications

The CAKE KALK bike, built for light off-road performance, uses an industrial standard IPM motor, customized for CAKE and made in Europe.

It´s a 15 kW mid motor, powered by a 51.8 Volt, 50Ah battery for torque and range.

With the intention of simplicity, promoting easiness in terms of riding as well as maintenance, it´s a light bike weighing in at sub 70 kilos, using a single pivot direct drive, reducing the number of heavy and moving parts.

The suspension is specifically developed, by Öhlins supporting the category of hi-performance at minimum weight.

Nothing has been left aside and every part including axles, hubs, cockpit, sprockets and even the tires (to minimize wear and footprint of trails being used), have been explicitly designed and engineered for the ultimate experience.

The light and snappy ride, with its focus on off and on trail riding, in the outback, means that its main character is about torque and acceleration while providing a quiet gliding and surfy experience.

Thanks to its digital presetting it´ll let anyone fly at their own level.

FULL CAKE KALK SPECIFICATION LIST

Weight: sub 70 kilos

Top speed: 80 Km/h
Nm: 42 on motor shaft

Range: up to 80km

IPM motor with direct drive

Kw: 15 peak, converted to hp: 16hp
Lithium Ion battery pack, at 2.6 Kw/h

Adjustable motor braking

Motor:

-IPM

-15kW peak/9kW continuous

-42Nm peak torque

-3000 rpm

Battery

-51.8 Volt

-50Ah

-2.6kWh

Frame

-6061 aluminium, extruded, CNC jointed and welded.

Body

-Carbon fiber.

Swing arm

-6061 aluminium extruded tube profile with linkage.

Suspension

Front

-The upside down fork is air/oil sprung and features 38mm stanchion tubes for extra rigidity and strength, with 204mm travel, specially developed by Öhlins. It is adjustable for high-speed compression, low-speed compression and low-speed rebound.

Rear

-Öhlins TTX dampening technology, Nitrogen pressurized bladder reservoir system, 3-level high speed and 16 click low speed compression and 7 low speed rebound

adjustment. Linkage.

Brakes

-Motorcycle standard, four pistons calipers, alloy levers and 220mm/3.2mm stainless steel rotors.

Cockpit

Handlebar

Aerospace grade 7050 aluminium, 800mm wide, 20 mm rise, 31.8mm.

Stem:

Aerospace grade 7075 aluminium stem with integrated dashboard.

Headset:

Hope

Seat:

Developed by Reconsider

Wheels and tires

-Enlarged 25 mm axles

-Aerospace grade 7075 Power hubs™

-24 inch/50 mm 6061 alloy, triple bridge rims.

-24 inch specially developed tires for durability and minimum trail wear.

All fenders and side plates made of carbon fibres.

All bearings throughout the bike are SKF´s.

*Note that all specs are subject to changes

MORE ON CAKE KALK COMPONENTS

Components are grouped in two categories; CAKEcomponents which is everything developed at CAKE to support category and performance and the other category being Colab, which is all parts customized and developed by selected partners, picked because of their excellence in the DH/MX space.

CAKEcomponets

CAKEcomponents is a series of components designed, engineered and manufactured, for category optimization, by CAKE

TIRES

The CAKE tires; Trail Savers have a number of reasons to them. First of all, they are designed to reduce the footprint, decreasing the level of the tear, while out riding.

They are built to fit specifically developed 24” rims CAKE, to support torque.

Moreover, the wheel including rim and tire is inspired by MTB wheels (magnified and reinforced) vs motorcycle wheels, to serve for easy change, dealing with flats or replacing tires.

The relatively narrow tires at 3.25 are engineered to balance the aspects of off-road purpose and reducing rolling resistance for battery endurance.

BATTERY

The replaceable CAKE batteries are built with Li-Ion 18650 cells with internal BMS.

The standard battery, 51.8V and 2600kWh serves three different riding moods; easy, explore and excite.

RIMf

The RIMf is the front rim.

The rims are 24 inch, 50mm wide and built like an MTB DH rim, structurally reinforced with triple chambers, welded and anodized in 6061 aircraft aluminum.

Complete wheels are 32 spoked and tubeless compatible.

RIMr

The RIMr is the rear rim.

The rims are 24 inch, 50mm wide and built like an MTB DH rim, structurally reinforced with triple chambers, welded and anodized in 6061 aircraft aluminum.

Complete wheels are 32 spoked and tubeless compatible.

Front Wheel

Complete and spoked wheels, using the specifically designed and engineered CAKE rim and hub, are available.

The wheels are hand built using 32 straight pull spokes.

Rear Wheel

Complete and spoked wheels, using the specifically designed and engineered CAKE rim and hub, are available.

The wheels are hand built using 32 straight pull spokes.

Dashboard

The dashboard has 4 main functiuonalities; battery level, temperature, riding mood settings and engine brake/re gen settings.

BAR

The handlebar is 800mm wide, with 5 degree rise and 31.8 mm diameter center. It´s made from 7050 aircraft aluminum, reinforced by 70% compared to a MTB DH bar.

HUBr

The rear hub is CNC machined from 7075 aircraft aluminum, using a 15 mm axle and stainless steel SKF cartridge bearings. It´s designed for 32 straight pull spokes, made to be used with the CAKE rotor discs.

HUBf

The front hub is CNC machined from 7075 aircraft aluminum, using a 25 mm axle and stainless steel SKF cartridge bearings. It´s designed for for 32 pull spokes, made to be used with the CAKE rotor discs.

CAKE Rotor Discs

To support the category, specific dimension rotors are developed.

The laser cut stainless steel rotors are 220mm in diameter and 3.2mm in thickness.

STEM

The direct mount CAKE stem is CNC machined from 7075 aircraft aluminum and made to fit the CAKE/Öhlins triple clamp.

It´s designed to suit 31.8mm bars, is 60mm long and has a 15 mm rise.

CoLab

Colab is about gathering the most accurate competences customizing and developing products to optimize the intended level of performance: Selected partners and makers known for their excellence in innovation and making for uncompromising peak quality.

Foot Pegs

Foot Pegs are chosen from Parts of Sweden. The MX15 EN16, are CNC machined from T6 aircraft aluminium. They are internally concave to rinse out dirt and mud and comes with replaceable pins, for added traction.

Bearings

All bearings, throughout the bike (except for the headset) are SKF, Stainless Steel cartridge bearings.

Rear Sprocket

Whether using chain or belt the sprockets are specifically engineered to support defined riding performance, enhancing torque. The chain sprocket shown, is made of CNC machined anodized 7075 aircraft aluminium.

Grips

Pro edition half waffle MX grips.

The grips from ODI are made from the soft and durable compound, they have spent more than 25 years perfecting.

Seat

Seats are developed by Reconsider©, for CAKE. Reconsider is a maker committed to bring new technology into the conservative field of seating. By using contemporary polymers and methods of making, they offer a progressive seating comfort adapting to the level of energy applied to seat in any given situation.

Throttle

light-weight twist-grip throttle by Domino S.p.A. features a 5k Ohm IP-54 rated potentiometer, built-in microswitch, and Tyco sealed connectors.

Front Fork

The upside down fork is air/oil sprung and features 38mm stanchion tubes for extra rigidity and strength, with 204mm travel, specialy developed by Öhlins. It is adjustable for high-speed compression, low-speed compression and low-speed rebound.

Shock and Rear linkage suspension

Öhlins TTX dampening technology, Nitrogen pressurized bladder reservoir system, 3-level high speed and 16 click low speed compression and 7 low speed rebound adjustment, connected to CNC machined 7075 aircraft aluminium linkage.

Spare parts

Every little piece, from nuts and bolts to motor and controller is customized or made to support performance and durability.

Pre order KALK

KALK pre order 50 units limited edition

14.000 (booking fee €1,000.00)

Preorder yours by visiting CAKE KALK

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