Stockholm, Sweden – May 18th, 2021
CAKE Wins 2021 German Innovation Award
The Ösa utility platform wins this esteemed award from the German Design Council.
CAKE, the Swedish manufacturer of lightweight electric off-road performance motorcycles, is honored to win the German Innovation Award. The prestigious innovation award goes to CAKE’s utility model, Ösa.
The annual awards celebrate projects that truly represent pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape. CAKE previously won the German Design Award for its Kalk OR motorbike in 2019, and additional 2x German Design Awards earlier in 2021.
"A German Innovation Award for Ösa is incredible. Being recognized and rewarded by the German Design Council is among the most gratifying highlights for us" remarked Stefan Ytterborn, founder and CEO of CAKE. "With the somewhat success for Ösa, supporting businesses with heavy-duty, two-wheeled utility solutions. It’s extra rewarding to win in the B2C E-mobility category, Ösa is a platform to be customized to be just as appreciated for private consumers with different needs. Intending to transition society toward zero emissions, we are determined to combine excitement with responsibility and develop new electric motorbikes for leisure and efficient transportation. We are honored to be noticed by the German Design Council."
The German Design Council, the experts for brand and design in Germany, bestows the German Innovation Award. Commissioned by the highest authority to represent new developments in the German design industry, the German Innovation Award directly contributes to the overall commercial success. Prizes are only awarded to projects that truly represent pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape. Established on the initiative of the German Bundestag (the lower house of German parliament) as a foundation in 1953, it supports the industry in all matters consistently aimed at generating an added brand value through design.
CAKE’s motorcycles are built with a purpose to inspire people to contribute to speeding up the journey towards a zero-emission society by combining excitement and responsibility. Apart from being a light, clean, and quiet electric motorcycle, the Ösa is derived from the customer's diversity of work and differentiated needs. What to bring and what to carry varies greatly between the office worker and the craftsman, and the roads toward the destination include highways and trails and everything in between. As a result, CAKE’s solution was to build an electric and modular utility commuter vehicle that serves a wider range of riders with off-road capabilities.
Heavily influenced by the workbench, the Ösa design features a large gray bar extending out from underneath the seat. This uni-bar, modular, clamp-on system serves as the heart of the Ösa, allowing users to attach baskets, bags, tools, and more to create over 1,000 different possible configurations. It also features a powerful battery with multiple outlets, meaning the Ösa doubles as a power station on wheels, enabling the rider to be completely independent, off-the-grid.
The Ösa Lite, the scooter model, has a top speed of 30 mph and starts at USD 7,500, while the Ösa+, the motorcycle model, boasts a top speed of 60mph+ starts at USD 9,500. Both are available for order worldwide on ridecake.com.
CAKE is a Swedish company with a clear mission to inspire towards a zero-emission society, by combining excitement and responsibility in its development of light, quiet, and clean high-performance electric off-road motorcycles. Its first model, the Kalk, debuted at Denver’s OR and Munich’s ISPO shows in January 2018 and has received numerous accolades, including the 2019 and 2020 Red Dot Design Award, IF Design Award, Automotive Brand Contest Award, and “Best in Show” designation by several outdoor industry publications. In 2019, CAKE launched the Kalk&, a street-legal motorcycle as well as Ösa+ and Ösa Lite, a utility platform with an integrated power station and off-road capabilities, which extended their award-winning streak. Kalk INK debuted in March 2020, with the street-legal Kalk INK SL entering the line in April 2020. And CAKE expanded into the race scene in November 2020, launching the Kalk OR Race and Kalk INK Race.
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