Kalk AP

12 000 USD

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The outback patroller

By rangers for rangers. The original solar powered anti-poaching bike, optimized for wildlife conservation. The fastest way in the outback, developed in collaboration with Southern African Wildlife College. Lightweight, nimble and driven by 280Nm of torque – the Kalk AP is the perfect tool for off-road service missions and outback patrolling.

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In line with CAKE’s commitment to wildlife preservation, three percent of the proceeds from each purchase goes directly to the project together with the SAWC.

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Estimated delivery: August
top speed: +90 km/h +56 mph drivers license: Not required
weight: 63 kg + 17 kg battery 139 lbs + 37 lbs battery power: 11 kW (15 hp)
range: Trail/Enduro riding: 3 hours* street legal: No
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More information on financing and purchase
Home delivery

After your order has been processed, our team will ensure your delivery is customized for you. A designated local CAKE representative will be in touch to guide you through the process; set up a delivery date, coordinate the delivery and welcome you into the CAKE family.

Shipping information

After your order has been processed, our team will ensure your home delivery is customized for you. A designated local CAKE representative will be in touch to guide you through the process; set up a delivery date, coordinate the delivery and welcome you into the CAKE family.

Financing your bike

If you would like to apply a financing option, press the financing price at the top of this section. Fill out the form and send your request. One of our representatives will get back to you with a personalized offer. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

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battery & riding modes

easy charging, 3 ride modes, no gears

Thanks to the high rpm and progressive span of the electric motor, throttling, and braking are all there is to it. Fast standard outlet charging. Best-in-class power density and state-of-the-art motor control algorithms.

ride modes
  1. explore: The ultimate mode during exploration. It has a limited top speed to 45 km/h (28mph) with a 3-4 hrs battery range.
  2. excite: Enduro or active trail riding. 1-2 h riding time. With a top speed of 70km/h and good acceleration, this mode is perfect for enduro riding out in the woods.
  3. excel: Maximal torque and speed, with no restrictions when it comes to performance. This mode is perfect when you need all power available. Riding time up to 1 h.

drivetrain & brakes

a unique power to weight formula

A powerful drivetrain with 280Nm on the rear wheel that is combined with a lightweight chassis and components, creating a unique power to weight ratio. This gives to superior nimbleness and speed for technical rides.

suspension, wheels & tires

robust suspension & MX tires and rims for maximum performance

Equipped with 200mm travel the upside-down MX spring forks with rebound adjustment offers everything you need. The custom designed aluminium motorcycle rims together with the 19” off-road motorcycle tires are designed to meet the demands of riding on track or enduro trails.

Solar-powered wildlife conservation
& improved anti-poaching efforts

Solar-powered wildlife conservation & improved anti-poaching efforts

In a close collaboration with 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.

Bikes by rangers, for rangers.

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CAKE connect app

unlock the full potential of your CAKE motorcycle

The connectivity module is pre-installed on all the Ösa & Kalk bikes from august 2021. All the initial CAKE connect features are made available through the mobile app providing you with connectivity features in order to add an extra layer of functionality to your CAKE bike.
Download CAKE connect in App Store and log in with your personal connectivity id to get started. You will receive your id in connection with the delivery of your bike.
Stay tuned for the Android version launching in 2022.

about Kalk AP

made for effective anti-poaching in the wild
The Kalk AP has been engineered for wildlife conservation areas, a force to be reckoned with along the trails of the African bush. 18" off-road tires, a rear carrier to attach arms and medical equipment, suspension modified for low maintenance – the anti-poaching bike is built for efficient wildlife protection, with premium components for low maintenance and long-lasting use.

More about the Kalk AP

The Kalk AP derives from the powerful torque, unique power-to-weight ratio and off-road capabilities of the Kalk series. Unique to its kind, the Kalk AP has been developed to run on solar power, with sustainable plastic fenders and a drivetrain software modified for exceptional torque, enabling maximum efficiency with minimum disturbance.

Built for off-road patrolling
The African bush is a rugged landscape, demanding vessels with resilient capabilities. In addition to its knobby 18″ off-road tires, the Kalk AP’s suspension is modified with a progressive rear shock and an overall low maintenance setup. All to make way for less servicing and more successful anti-poaching work in the wild.

Solar-powered
The bike is chargeable through a solar-powered station and solar cells provided by Goal Zero, to make way for off-the-grid electricity access and more regular patrolling without using fuel, an expensive and scarce resource in the region.

Continuous in-field updates
In our news page we will regularly update with the latest progress from the field, learnings, changes, successes, setbacks and more from the ongoing anti-poaching project. Simultaneously, we will adapt and fine tune our work together with the SAWC, to bring the most out of our project for the coming weeks, months and years. Make sure to follow our news page to receive the latest.

For more on the Kalk AP, the full story behind the project, the apparel and the latest news, visit our page here!

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all the specs

battery & ride mode

ride modes

1)        Explore: The ultimate mode during exploration. Limited to 45 km/h with 3-4hrs battery range
2) Excite: Enduro or active trail riding. 1-2 h riding time
3) Excel: Track and race mode, maximal torque and speed, riding time up to 1h

charging

Type: 10 A external charger from standard 110V/220V outlets
0-80%: 2 hours
0-100%: 3 hours

battery specs

Removable, can be charged when installed in bike or separately
Built in SoC indicator


Cells: premium 18650 lithium cells
Voltage (nominal): 51.8V
Capacity: 50Ah / 2.6kWh

drivetrain & brakes

drivetrain specs

Type: Direct drive (chain)
Electric motor: Interior
permanent magnet motor
Power: 11 kW
Torque (motor axle): 42 Nm
Torque (wheel): 280 Nm

brake specs

Formula motorcycle disc brakes, four piston calipers, alloy levers. Hand lever for front- and rear brake.
Stainless steel, 220mm diameter, 3.2mm thickness

brake modes

1) Freewheel
2) 2-stroke motor brake with energy regeneration
3) 4-stroke motor brake with energy regeneration

suspension, wheels & tires

front suspension

Upside down MX spring forks with rebound adjustment, specially engineered for kalk.
Travel: 200mm

rear suspension

Direct mounted shock for simplicity and robustness.

wheels and tires

Hubs: Forged and CNC aluminium CAKE hubs with 25mm axle.
Rims: Front & Rear, 1.85"x18" aluminium rims
Tires: Front & Rear, 3,50-18" Continental TKC80 tires

the body & more

frame

6061 aluminium - extruded, forged and CNC machined

fenders and bodywork

PC/ABS plastic

handlebar

material: Aerospace grade 7050 aluminum
interface: 31,8 mm
width: 800 mm
rise: 20 mm

dashboard

Dashboard integrated in stem with battery SoC indicator, ride- and brake mode selection, warning indicator

dimensions

Wheel base: 1310mm - 51.5''
Seat height: 910mm - 35.75''
Ground clearance: 300mm - 11.75''
Fork angle: 25°
Trail: 87.4mm - 3.5''
Offset: 22mm in triple clamps, 36mm in forks 7/8'' and 1 3/8''

regulatory

Classification: Off-road
License requirement: None
*Note that all details are subject to changes.