Whats´s CAKE?

CAKE is a Swedish company, having derived from the passion for gravity sports, developing high quality performance products, saluting respect and sustainability, realizing that the development in electric drive trains will flip much of what motorbiking used to be and serving the intention of the company and its future customers, sharing common drive and values.

The category of light electric off-Road Motorbikes (L.E.Os.):

The category of light electric off-road motorbikes has been evolving from small dedicated builders, assembling and customizing standard parts from the cycling and motorcycling space. These hybrids, equipped with motors, batteries and controllers, off the shelf and soaped, pointed out the direction towards something that will change the future of riding. The properties of an electrical drivetrain, different to a combustion engine, means a number of things. The weight aspect is one. Being able to reduce the weight dramatically, compared to what a similar combustion bike would be, supports snappy and lively rides, as well as inviting anybody despite physical condition to comfortably handle the bike. They are light.

The fact that it’s nearly silent, boosts the riding experience and serves for absolute presence whilst out exploring.
It is also enhancing the level of respect towards the surroundings and those sharing the space with you, whether it’d be fellow hikers, wild animals or maybe even your neighbours when riding your back yard track.

The cleanliness has numerous sides to it. The fact that there is no pollution or fumes (see CAKEworks tab) and that you are able to charge your bike with renewable energy or even with the solar panels from CAKE, never ever having to sap the grid, through the lifetime of the bike, is the true evidence of sustainability. Since there are no fluids, grease, gasoline or oil, the bike doesn’t suck up dirt like a magnet, meaning it’s more like a bicycle

The simplicity of riding is evident.
Thanks to the progressive span of an electric motor, no gears are needed. -The hassle of clutching and changing gears doesn’t exist. Throttling and braking is all there is to it. That together with the lightness, the absence of noise and the fact that one can preset the level of bike performance, invites everyone, regardless of previous experience, to enjoy and to explore.

Spending hours in the garage is history as maintenance is very limited. Compared to a combustion engine, there are very few moving parts and to take the level of simplicity further the drive train has direct drive. The level of maintenance is marginal. Clean the bike, you might need to change a tire if you get a flat, make sure to service the brakes like on a MTB, check your suspension from time to time and just charge it, for more riding.

What´s the purpose?

To inspire people to contribute to the acceleration towards a zero emission society, by developing light, clean and quiet electric motorbikes, enhancing fun and discovery.

What CAKE does:

Developing a new category of Light Electric Off-Road Motorbikes (L.E.Os.), optimizing the specifics of an Electric Drive train within an off road chassis.

What´s the approach?

No compromizes: Everything, from frame, to wheels, components, suspension and drive train have been specifically engineered and manufactured to reach the intended level of performance in riding, durability and overall quality.

What are the product characteristics?

Light, clean and quiet. All bikes are developed to promote performance, trail/enduro and free riding in the back country, leaving nothing at chance. The kinematics, size and geometry, together with construction, use of materials, making and more serve for an agile, light, torquey, snappy, flighty and exciting experience.

Build:

To simplify, use, excitement and maintenance, the bike is built like LEGO, with the ambition of reducing the number of moving parts and to minimize the complexity of tinkering. Sharing a few examples:

  • If a drive train part for some reason would malfunction, that whole part will be replaced.
  • The rear sprocket is large and the reason for that is the deliberate choice of direct drive, to reduce the number of moving parts, still supporting amazing torque.
  • The bike itself is being serviced as any other bicycle.

What´s the intended use?

With a noise and fume free vehicle, respecting the environment, the wildlife and fellow individuals sharing the backcountry, the intention is to open up for sustainable, respectful and active discovery.
On par with the aspect of backcountry exploration a track concept is being developed for training and racing in urban/suburban locations.
Aside from the above, being electric and digital, the preset riding moods serve anyone from an off-road World Champion, to the unexperienced rider.

The CAKE take:

So what´s the CAKE take on the above?
We wanted to maximize the advantages with the electrical drive train, to develop an industrially manufactured, performance off-road ride, leaving nothing at chance.
That said, we have tested everything there is out there, having had 100s of people testing and sharing the experience with us. Anybody from international pro athletes in MX, DH MTB and Dirt to average people with no prior experience, men and women between 12 and 75 years old.
We realized we had to start from scratch.

The CAKE bike:

Kalk CAKEs first series of bikes.
The Kalk series, is a first among a number of models to come.
The focus here has been off-road performance and innovation.
The ride is strongly influenced by DH and Enduro MTBs, in terms of geometry, suspension, stance, components and handling.
As there weren’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 customizing the different parts of the drivetrain, together with developing a whole new chassis; having led to numerous patent pending’s, constituting the new category.

Reason behind the name:

The name Kalk for CAKEs first model and platform has its reason because of Kalksten or Limestone, being the bedrock of the island of Gotland.
The Gotland bedrock was largely made up of coral reefs, created in the tropical sea four hundred million years ago. The continental drift, took Gotland on a ride from the tropical waters, made a few turns and placed it in the Baltic Sea, where the rest of the surroundings are mostly granite.
That white limestone gives Gotland a special light and flight, which is unique.
And that same white limestone is what we use and will be using for CAKE tracks.
It’s perfect for building jumps, curves, banks and rollers. Add a little water and it becomes beautifully solid.
Kalk it is.