CAKE is a Swedish electric motorcycles manufacturer and has announced its very first street legal bike for the US and EU roads, the Kalk& (and). The Kalk& was unveiled at the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show that was held last month in Denver Colorado. The Kalk platform already has another electric bike named Kalk OR.
The final specs, price, and availability of the bike will be released in March. The pre-order fee is set to be 200 EUR or USD, based upon where you want the bike shipped. The tag price of the Kalk& will be $13,000 – the existing price of the Kalk OR. The Kalk& has been designed after its sibling, Kalk OR.
The Kalk OR features a 51.8-volt, 2.6-kWh battery, Öhlins front, and rear suspensions, a top speed of about 46 mph and a range of almost 48 miles. The Kalk OR can be charged using a standard outlet and can be charged completely in about 2.5 hours. It is being rumored that the Kalk& will also be featuring similar specs, but since it will be built for road use, it will have a top speed that is greater than 60 mph.
According to a statement that has been released by CAKE, ‘Each component of the Kalk& (and) had to be developed from scratch to support the category. Every part of the Kalk& (and), including rolling chassis – frame, cockpit, wheels and tires – components, suspension and drive train, was engineered, designed and manufactured for optimal performance.’
The company also said that the goal with Kalk& is to create a bike that can handle off-road and highway alike. Stefan Ytterborn, the founder and CEO of CAKE, said, ‘The benefits of the dual usability, combining sustainable and efficient commuting with backcountry exploration, are endless. Bringing a high performance, electric off-road bike to the market, and making it street legal, is an important step for us at CAKE, inspiring people towards zero emission, combining responsibility and excitement. It’s the perfect commuter tool while serving its users with thrill and fun, during weekends and vacations.’
As to the peculiarity of the name, the company said, ‘The addition of the & (and) signifies the next phase in the evolution of the Kalk. Engineered for both the outback & allowed for your daily commute, the Kalk& (and) offers customers the best of both worlds.’