Cake, a Swedish firm centered on creating gentle, electrical motorbikes, has revealed its first-ever street-legal machine referred to as the Kalk& (and). It debuted on the Outside Retailer Present in Denver, a becoming location contemplating Cake’s downhill and enduro mountain bike influences.
That is simply an introductory launch nonetheless. The complete gross sales launch with last gross sales value, full specs and estimated availability shall be in March of this yr.
We do know that the Kalk& (and) is an in depth sibling of the Kalk OR, which was launched in January 2018. The OR mannequin is an off-road bike with a 51.Eight-volt, 2.6-kWh battery, Öhlins suspension entrance and rear, aluminum body, three trip modes, carbon-fiber physique components, and a 2.5-hour cost time to full in a typical outlet.
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The Kalk& (and) appears extraordinarily just like the Kalk OR, however Cake stresses that the elements of the brand new street-legal model have been “developed from scratch to assist the class.” That features adjustments to the chassis, suspension, drive practice, wheels, and tires amongst different components. It additionally carries a quicker prime pace, offering a claimed 100 kph (62 mph). The Kalk OR solely reaches an estimated 46 mph, for reference.
Right here’s what Cake founder and CEO Stefan Ytterborn needed to say concerning the new providing in an organization launch:
“Bringing a high-performance, electrical off-road bike to the market, and making it road authorized, is a vital step for us at Cake, inspiring individuals towards zero emission, combining accountability and pleasure. It’s the proper commuter instrument, whereas serving its customers with thrill and enjoyable, throughout weekends and holidays.”
It is a actually fascinating thought and the clear, minimalist look of the factor is interesting too. For riders who don’t desire a absolutely fledged bike, preferring one thing light-weight to instrument round city with, this shall be good.
Whereas we don’t know the ultimate value but, we do know that clients can lay down $200 to order a preorder unit. We don’t anticipate the remaining steadiness to be low-cost nonetheless, for the reason that Kalk OR costs at $13,000.
And should you’re questioning concerning the identify, Kalk is derived from the phrase kalksten, the limestone that kinds the bedrock of Gotland, a Swedish island the place Cake does its testing. The “& (and)” portion is supposed to represent the “subsequent section in evolution of the Kalk.”