Kalk INK: CAKE’s Newest Off-Road Electric Motorcycle
1447 days ago
LEVA-EU member CAKE announced the launch of Kalk INK. This off-road electric motorcycle is an iteration of the game-changing Kalk OR platform and provides riders with a fast, hassle-free and thrilling backcountry experience that does not pollute or disturb the natural environment.
“Inspiring more people to experience the snappy and responsive feeling of flying through the woods without disturbing or polluting is exciting. Until now, exploring the backcountry with respect toward mother nature, wildlife, and fellow outdoor practitioners has been a utopia,” remarks Stefan Ytterborn, founder and CEO of CAKE.
Kalk INK is based on the technology developed for the performance-oriented Kalk OR, featuring the same powerful drivetrain, battery, and robust 6061 aluminum frame/swingarm. While the Kalk OR is designed as a feather-light, precision-oriented motorbike delivering uncompromised off-road performance, the Kalk INK is purpose-built for silent and uncomplicated free-riding through the backcountry and beyond.
Kalk INK differentiates itself from Kalk OR and Kalk & by utilizing a non-linkage rear suspension for simplicity and lightweight motocross front suspension for robustness. It has a sturdy 19-inch wheelset for added durability and less maintenance, including fenders and bodywork that are made from black, injection-molded polycarbonate. Add to that ABS and a top speed of +50mph / +80km/h with a ride time of up to 3 hours.
The Kalk lineup now features three unique off-road performance motorcycles for clean and silent free-riding and backcountry exploration. As with CAKE’s premier product, the name Kalk is derived directly from Kalksten, the limestone bedrock of the Swedish island of Gotland, where CAKE’s test grounds are located. The addition of INK refers to the motorcycle’s dark black bodywork, fenders, and suspension