Explore the Kalk AP

The outback patroller

An electric initiative to support wildlife conservation.

Engineered for wildlife conservation areas. By rangers for rangers.

Kalk AP

Torque (wheel)

280 Nm*

Peak power

11 kW*

Top speed

+90 km/h

Weight

80 kg

Battery

51.8V / 50Ah / 2.6kWh*

Range

up to 3 hours*

An electric initiative to support wildlife conservation

Solar-powered wildlife conservation and improved anti-poaching efforts: For years, poaching has had devastating consequences for all wildlife. In some instances, it’s the primary reason why many species now face the risk of extinction. Recently, anti-poaching teams have started using dirt bikes for patrolling, as it’s considered the fastest and most agile vessel to use in the wild.

However, these bikes run on fuel, a scarce resource in the region that is expensive to transport in the remote areas. The combustion engine bikes also alert illegal poachers miles away with their noisy engines, failing to meet their core purpose: to save endangered species from extinction.

“This is a perfect example of purpose meeting sustainability”

- Stefan Ytterborn, founder of CAKE

Bikes by rangers, for rangers

In a close collaboration with rangers from the Southern African Wildlife College, CAKE’s engineers have developed the Electric Bush Bike series, allowing rangers to approach poachers silently without being detected and making way for more efficient anti-poaching patrolling in the region.
In close collaboration with the rangers, the platform will be tuned and optimized continuously, for the purpose of creating the best vehicle possible for anti-poaching.

Less costly fuel, more renewable power

With combustion engine motorcycles, buying and transporting fuel to the remote areas have proved both costly, inconvenient and very unsustainable. The fuel is shipped long-distance via petrol-driven trucks or even helicopters, driving both costs further and polluting the area.

With the new electric Kalk AP, rangers are equipped with a power kit and solar panels from leading solar power company Goal Zero, to supply the bikes with renewable power from the sun. The bikes can be charged via the power kit independently from any power outlet, enabling more freedom to ride and less pollution in the area.

”This partnership […] is extremely exciting. We are very proud to be partnering with CAKE and Goal Zero to test these electric off-road bikes given the impact that this could have on countering poaching across Africa.”

- Theresa Sowry, CEO

Explore the Kalk AP

Developed in close collaboration with the Southern African Wildlife College.

All power, no compromises

Light & Powerful

280Nm of rear-wheel torque, housed in a lightweight chassi, creates a unique power to weight ratio.

Quiet

The Kalk combines leading lightweight and sturdiness at maximum performance. No pollution, no disturbance. Explore with respect.

Clean

Electric drivetrain means zero emissions of carbon dioxide from riding. It also means that you can forget about fumes, oil changes, and filling up fuel.

Honored for the recognition

Establishing and leading the new category of lightweight, high performance off-road motorbikes.

2023

Winner

Monocle Design Award
2023

Winner

2023, Micromobilities Worlds best Electric Dirt Bike
2022

Winner

German Design Award Winner
2022

Winner

IF Design Award GOLD Winner
2022

Honor

The Sabre Awards
2022

Winner

OR Innovation Award
2022

Honor

Fit Design Award
2022

Winner

German Innovation Award
2022

Honor

Fast Company - World Changing Ideas Awards
2022

Honor

SABRE Awards, EMEA Agency of the Year
2021

Honor

Fast Company - Innovation by Design Awards 2021
2021

Honor

Time Magazine, The 100 Best Inventions
2021

Winner

Swedish Government Upcomer Export Awards
2020

Winner

Fennia Prize 20
2020

Honor

Scandinavian Outdoor Group Winner
2019

Winner

Red Dot Design Award
2019

Winner

Radical By Design
2019

Winner

Nordiska Kompaniet Innovation Award
2019

Winner

German Design Award Winner
2019

Winner

IF Design Award
2019

Winner

Gear of the Show Outdoor Retailer
2019

Winner

Gear Patrol the 100 Best Product of the Year
2018

Winner

ISPO Award
2018

Winner

Automotive Brand Contest 2018
2018

Winner

Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards
2018

Winner

GearJunkie Best in Show
2018

Honor

THE CURRENT by Gestalten
2018

Honor

Editors choice by Bike Rumor
2018

Winner

Outdoor Retailer Best of Show
2018

Winner

The Grand Award Of Design

What’s included?

Everything you need to get going.

  • CAKE Kalk AP

  • Removable battery

  • Charger

  • Ride modes

  • Braking modes

  • Toolset for final assembly

  • Service hotline

Learn more

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Kalk

Lightweight, torquey, and quiet. The riding possibilities are endless.
Fr. GBP 246 / mon/ 5 920 GBP
Torque (wheel):
280 / 252 Nm*
Peak power:
10 / 11 kW*
Top speed:
+90 km/h
Weight:
69-83 kg
Details subject to change - see all specifications