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April 7, 2020
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CAKE Presents Kalk INK SL

Straight outta Stockholm, the CAKE Kalk INK SL is a blacked-out version of the Swedish company’s electric motorcycles. 

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CAKE Presents Kalk INK SL: A Street-Legal Edition of CAKE’s Latest Electric Motorcycle, Kalk INK

CAKE’s Kalk line features four unique off-road performance motorcycles for clean and silent free-riding, backcountry exploration and, with Kalk INK SL, urban adventure.

(Stockholm, Sweden – April 7, 2020) – CAKE, the Swedish manufacturer of lightweight electric off-road performance motorcycles, today announced the addition of the Kalk INK SL to its expanding line up of off-road electric motorcycles. Kalk INK SL is built to be a fast, hassle-free electric motorcycle that is as capable of backcountry free-riding as it is zipping around paved roads in an urban setting. As a fully street-legal electric motorcycle, Kalk INK SL is an ideal choice for riders looking to explore both on- and off-road.

“We are stoked to be able to expand the urban CAKE presence with the new Kalk INK SL, which combines excellent off-road performance with efficient commuter qualities. This bike stems from the uncompromising and superlight Kalk &, but uses components, wheels, and suspension that are a bit more rigid, which means it’s straightforward to maintain and easy to use,” says founder and CEO of CAKE, Stefan Ytterborn. “With the launch of the Kalk INK SL, we introduce the fourth model of street-legal CAKE bikes next to the Kalk& and recently released Ösa+ and Ösa Lite. Each of these models combines excitement with responsibility to inspire a turn toward zero emissions, whether that’s in remote or urban environments.”

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 four models in the Kalk line (Kalk OR, Kalk&, Kalk INK and Kalk INK SL) utilize the same powerful drivetrain, battery, and robust 6061 aluminum frame/swingarm developed for the performance-oriented Kalk OR and the street-legal model, Kalk&. The Kalk INK and Kalk INK SL, however, employ a non-linkage rear suspension for simplicity, lightweight motocross front suspension for robustness, fenders and bodywork that are made from black, injection-molded polycarbonate and ABS, as well as a sturdy 19-inch wheelset for added durability and less overall maintenance.

With the addition of turn signals, front headlight and rear brake lights, LED display, footbrake, and license plate holder, the Kalk INK SL is fully street-legal in the EU and US. Gearing on the Kalk INK SL also differs slightly and top speeds have been enhanced to reach required highway limits — over 63mph/100kph. Riders can expect up to 3 hours of riding on a single charge.

The Kalk INK retails for $10500 USD / €10500 EUR and will be available direct to consumers via www.ridecake.com and select dealer partners worldwide starting July 2020. Starting today, riders can pre-order the bike with a $200 USD / €200 EUR deposit, the currency depending on the customer’s delivery address. For customers looking for an installment payment solution, CAKE also recently announced the integration of Splitit to its payment options, which allows customers to pay over time with zero interest.

The new Kalk INK SL is engineered for the outback & for your daily commute. Kalk INK SL is based on the same technology as the Kalk& with a simplified but sturdier suspension.

Price: 10,500$/€

Deposit: 200 secures an order. The balance is paid upon shipment.

Worldwide delivery, straight to customers door from the closest CAKE-warehouse, Utah (US) or Rotterdam (EU). Deliveries starts July and onwards. First come, first serve.

Specifications:

Weight:

  • Dry 65kg/132lbs + battery 17kg/37lbs

Speed & Range

  • Top speed: +90km/h / +56mph
  • Range – Trail/Enduro: +3 hours
  • Range – Official according to WMTC-II: 86 km / 53 miles
  • Range – High speed riding (@70 km/h / 44 mph): 35 km / 22 miles

The actual range depends on a number of different aspects, e.g. riding style, rider weight, weather conditions, temperature, road surface and tire pressure.

Drivetrain

  • Power: 10kW motor
  • Torque: 42Nm on shaft / 252Nm on wheel
  • Front sprocket: 12 teeth, rubber infused
  • Rear sprocket: 72 teeth
  • Chain: 420 O-ring

Battery

  • 18650 lithium ion cells
  • 51.8 Volt
  • 50 Ah
  • 2.6 kWh

Charging

  • 0-100% takes 2,5 h to charge in a standard outlet

Controller with 3 riding modes

  • Explore mode: Limited speed to 45 km/h and 3-4h+ battery range
  • Excite mode: Enduro or active trail riding. 1-2 h riding time
  • Excel mode: Track and race mode, maximal torque and speed, riding time up to 1h

3 brake modes:

  • Free wheel
  • 2-stroke like motor braking
  • 4-stroke like motor braking, maximum regeneration of electricity to battery

Display

  • Speedometer, trip meter and odometer
  • Battery status and power usage

Frame

  • 6061 aluminium, extruded, forged, machined and painted

Front suspension

  • Upside down MX spring forks, 200 mm travel

Rear suspension

  • Direct mounted shock for simplicity and robustness, 205 mm travel

Head angle / Fork angle

  • 65 degrees

Wheelbase

  • 1,310 mm

Seat height

  • 910 mm (unloaded)

Ground Clearance

  • 300 mm

Trail and offset

  • 87,4 mm of trail
  • 22 mm offset in triple clamps
  • 36 mm offset in forks

Brakes

  • Motorcycle standard, four pistons calipers and 220 mm/3.2 mm stainless steel discs (Hand lever front, foot pedal rear)

Lighting

  • LED headlight, LED turn signal lights and LED taillight. Easily removable light system for off-road riding.

Handlebar

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

Stem

  • Aerospace grade 7075 aluminium

Headset

  • SKF Stainless steel conical bearings

Wheels and tires

  • Enlarged 25 mm front axle
  • Aluminium 6061 forged and CNC machined hubs
  • 19×1.85” 7116-T6 aluminium motorcycle rims
  • 19×3.00” dual sport motorcycle tires

Fenders and bodywork

  • All fenders and bodywork are made of painted polycarbonate

Bearings

  • All bearings throughout the bike are SKF’s

Class (valid for EU)

  • L3e-A1E
  • License requirement: A1
  • Street legal motorcycle in USA

About CAKE

CAKE is a Swedish company with a clear mission to contribute to speeding up the transition towards a zero-emission society, by combining excitement and responsibility in its development of light, quiet, and clean high performance electric off-road motorcycles. Its first model, the Kalk, debuted at Denver’s OR and Munich’s ISPO shows in January 2018, and has received numerous accolades, including the 2019 and 2020 Red Dot Design Award and “Best in Show” designation by several outdoor industry publications. In 2019, CAKE launched the Kalk&, a street-legal motorcycle as well as Ösa+ and Ösa Lite, a utility platform with an integrated power station and off-road capabilities. Kalk INK debuted in March 2020 with the street-legal Kalk INK SL entering the line in April 2020.