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7.10.2021
the bikes have arrived in Africa!

After a few months of planning, bike building and shipping, the Kalk AP finally made it to Southern African Wildlife College, to start being used by anti-poaching rangers. The bikes are currently being tested out in the bush, getting rangers acquainted with the new powerful electric machines. And the transition is already showing signs of great advantages compared to the previously used petrol
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“The petrol bikes we’ve used previously have all been loud, heavy and expensive to keep running in these areas. The CAKE bikes are quiet, which makes it easier for us to approach poachers undetected. We hope this collaboration will result in more effective anti-poaching in our region and we are really excited to start using the bikes in the wild.”

- Mfana Xaba,
Anti-poaching team leader.

According to the SAWC, the bikes will start to be used in a matter of weeks, being able to give more data as to how the bikes are performing. Stay updated here to find out!

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7.10.2021
the bikes have arrived in Africa!

After a few months of planning, bike building and shipping, the Kalk AP finally made it to Southern African Wildlife College, to start being used by anti-poaching rangers. The bikes are currently being tested out in the bush, getting rangers acquainted with the new powerful electric machines. And the transition is already showing signs of great advantages compared to the previously used petrol bikes:

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“The petrol bikes we’ve used previously have all been loud, heavy and expensive to keep running in these areas. The CAKE bikes are quiet, which makes it easier for us to approach poachers undetected. We hope this collaboration will result in more effective anti-poaching in our region and we are really excited to start using the bikes in the wild.”

- Mfana Xaba, Anti-poaching team leader.

According to the SAWC, the bikes will start to be used in a matter of weeks, being able to give more data as to how the bikes are performing. Stay updated here to find out!

14.9.2021
Kalk AP wins ABC award

So honored to receive the Best-of-Best Automotive Brand Contest award for the Kalk AP. As the only neutral, international design competition for automobile brands, the ABC awards recognize outstanding innovation in technology with pioneering transport solutions. We are beyond proud and grateful!

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8.8.2021
Customs cleared

Not long now until the bikes are in their “natural habitat” in the African wild. The bikes today cleared customs and are on their way to the Southern African Wildlife College, to be tested by rangers in the bush. More updates to follow, stay tuned.

15.3.2021
First Kalk APs ready for Africa

All set, ready to go. The first two Kalk AP have been boxed and ready to be shipped to the wild. All components have been tested, tuned and optimized, shipping later today. We are more than excited to see these machines hit African trails for the first time. Get ready, rangers of the Southern African Wildlife College, we are on our way.

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16.2.2021
Bag supplier DB joins the journey

In a collaboration with DB, the high quality bag company founded by freeskier legend Jon Olsson, a first aid medical bag has been created, to be used to pack vital necessities at the rear rack of the Kalk AP motorbike. DB is contributing to the mission of effectively improving anti-poaching work in the African wild. The first aid kit is another initiative that can be used in the field to treat injured animals.

28.1.2021
Introducing the Kalk AP, the anti-poaching bush bike

In a partnership with Southern African Wildlife College and Goal Zero, the silent, solar-powered electric motorbike Kalk AP has been created, ready to be used by rangers in conservation areas to counter poaching.

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“Solar power, new technology, and a new category of vehicles that help save endangered species in Africa. This is a perfect example of purpose meeting sustainability. We are extremely honored to be able to work with our partners on this initiative and to contribute to developing the means to help curb poaching in the region.” - Stefan Ytterborn, founder and CEO, CAKE.

The Kalk AP weighs just 176lbs / 80kgs and uses a 50A / 2.6kWh battery to deliver a peak motor output of 11kW and 3+ hours of ride time. This powerful system results in 42nM of torque at the hub, 280nM of torque on the wheel, and propels the bike to top speeds over 56mph / 90kph. The bike features CAKE’s three ride modes and three braking modes while also using the same gearing as the Kalk OR / Kalk INK with an 80T rear sprocket and 12T front sprocket.

Furthermore, the software has been adjusted to enable the bike to deal with higher temperatures, and specific heat driving characteristics have also been modified—for example, achieving high speeds may not be as necessary as torque at low speeds. Like all CAKE models, the battery is removable and can be charged while on the bike or separately.

The robust and specifically developed front and rear suspension cater to low maintenance without sacrificing performance. A sealed motor means the bike is fully submersible and resistant to the harsh, dusty conditions rangers encounter.

For more info, visit: https://ridecake.com/en/introducing-the-electric-bush-bike-anti-poaching-act/
For more about the Kalk AP, click here.

28.1.2021
Introducing the Kalk AP, the anti-poaching bush bike

In a partnership with Southern African Wildlife College and Goal Zero, the silent, solar-powered electric motorbike Kalk AP has been created, ready to be used by rangers in conservation areas to counter poaching.

“Solar power, new technology, and a new category of vehicles that help save endangered species in Africa. This is a perfect example of purpose meeting sustainability. We are extremely honored to be able to work with our partners on this initiative and to contribute to developing the means to help curb poaching in the region.” - Stefan Ytterborn, founder and CEO, CAKE.

The Kalk AP weighs just 176lbs / 80kgs and uses a 50A / 2.6kWh battery to deliver a peak motor output of 11kW and 3+ hours of ride time. This powerful system results in 42nM of torque at the hub, 280nM of torque on the wheel, and propels the bike to top speeds over 56mph / 90kph. The bike features CAKE’s three ride modes and three braking modes while also using the same gearing as the Kalk OR / Kalk INK with an 80T rear sprocket and 12T front sprocket.

Furthermore, the software has been adjusted to enable the bike to deal with higher temperatures, and specific heat driving characteristics have also been modified—for example, achieving high speeds may not be as necessary as torque at low speeds. Like all CAKE models, the battery is removable and can be charged while on the bike or separately.

The robust and specifically developed front and rear suspension cater to low maintenance without sacrificing performance. A sealed motor means the bike is fully submersible and resistant to the harsh, dusty conditions rangers encounter.

For more info, visit: https://ridecake.com/en/introducing-the-electric-bush-bike-anti-poaching-act/
For more about the Kalk AP, click here.

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15.1.2021
Making the final touches to a new bike

We can now confirm that the Electric Bush Bike Anti-Poaching Act is in joint collaboration to create a brand new motorbike, launching in only a few days. We’re calling it the Kalk AP (anti-poaching). Now the final touches are made to have the bike ready to protect wildlife in African conservation areas. Here with a “plastic-free” component from Trifilon. More info to follow.

16.12.2020
Collaboration started with SAWC and Goal Zero

We are proud to be entering a new partnership with Southern African Wildlife College and Goal Zero, forming the Electric Bush Bike Anti-Poaching Act. This collaboration lays the groundwork for testing and utilizing specially developed CAKE motorcycles in the Southern African Wildlife College’s efforts to protect endangered species from poaching. Additional support comes from the portable solar power solution leader, Goal Zero, which enables the necessary solar-power charging solution in the bush.

“It is somewhat unreal how the sun and solar power, together with the technology of these silent off-road motorbikes can serve as something of a perpetual machine that works toward the general obligation of sustainability and, in this specific instance, to serve the purpose of saving species from extinction,” remarked CAKE’s founder and CEO, Stefan Ytterborn.

More information about the project can be found here.

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16.12.2020
Collaboration started with SAWC and Goal Zero

We are proud to be entering a new partnership with Southern African Wildlife College and Goal Zero, forming the Electric Bush Bike Anti-Poaching Act. This collaboration lays the groundwork for testing and utilizing specially developed CAKE motorcycles in the Southern African Wildlife College’s efforts to protect endangered species from poaching. Additional support comes from the portable solar power solution leader, Goal Zero, which enables the necessary solar-power charging solution in the bush.

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“It is somewhat unreal how the sun and solar power, together with the technology of these silent off-road motorbikes can serve as something of a perpetual machine that works toward the general obligation of sustainability and, in this specific instance, to serve the purpose of saving species from extinction,” remarked CAKE’s founder and CEO, Stefan Ytterborn.

More information about the project can be found here.