Full launch video - editor's cut from CAKE on Vimeo.
The focus here has been off-road performance and innovation.
As there wasn’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 customising the different parts of the drivetrain, together with developing a whole new chassis; having led to numerous patent pendings, constitutes the introduction of a new category, the Light Electric Off Road Motorbikes (L.E.Os). Please note that Kalk is developed for off-road use only.
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 minimise 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 pre setting, serving for 3 different riding modes, it will let anyone fly at their own level.
Dry 52kg + battery 17kg
Speed & Range
Top speed: +80km/h / +50mph
Range: Trail/Enduro: up to 3 hours
The actual range depends on a number of different aspects, e.g. riding style, rider weight, weather conditions, temperature, road surface and tire pressure.
42 Nm peak torque on shaft / 280Nm on wheel
Front sprocket 12 teeth
Rear sprocket 80 teeth
Chain size 420 O-ring
18650 lithium cells
Dashboard & Controller
Configured for 3 riding modes:
- Explore: The ultimate mode during exploration. Limited speed to 45 km/h and 3-4h+ battery range
- Excite: Enduro or active trail riding. 1-2 h riding time
- Excel: Track and race mode, maximal torque and speed, riding time up to 1h
3 brake settings; freewheel, 2-stroke & 4-stroke.
Thank you Semcon and Garmin for the inspiration.
0-80% takes 1,5 h to charge in a standard outlet
0-100% takes 2,5 h to charge in a standard outlet
6061 aluminium, extruded, forged and CNC jointed and welded
Body Carbon fibre reinforced PC
Swing arm 6061 aluminium extruded tube profile with linkage
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. Adjustable for high-speed compression, low-speed compression and low-speed rebound. The forks are equipped with Öhlins advanced 3 stage air springs with individual setup for ride heights and bottoming resistance.
205 mm. Öhlins TTX22 with CAKE internals and specific spring. Designed with linkage for best performance
Head angle / Fork angle
1 310 mm
910 mm (unloaded)
Trail and offset
87,4 mm of trail
22 mm offset in triple clamps
36 mm offset in forks
Motorcycle standard, four pistons callipers, alloy levers and 220 mm/3.2 mm stainless steel rotors
Aerospace grade 7050 aluminium, 800 mm wide, 20 mm rise, 31.8 mm
Aerospace grade 7075 aluminium stem with integrated dashboard
FSA Stainless steel
Developed by Reconsider©
Wheels and tires
Enlarged 25 mm stainless steel axles
Aerospace grade 7075 Power hubs
24 inch/50 mm 6061 alloy, triple chamber rims.
24 inch specially developed tires for durability and minimum trail wear
All fenders and side plates are made of PC/ABS
All bearings throughout the bike are SKF´s
*Note that all specs are subject to changes