Kalk AP

25 000 USD

the anti-poaching Kalk

Kalk AP (Anti-Poaching) is based on the original Kalk platform, developed and modified between rangers and the CAKE product team, for anti-poaching purposes.

The field analysis and development, for ongoing improvements and optimizing tailored performance, is led by the Southern African Wildlife College, also being the operational partner and education hub for training future rangers.

To continue to promote and build the fleet of motorbikes and solar power stations in Africa, the initial offer is a charity combo. A limited edition of 50 bikes will be offered. All of them are uniquely marked with a number based on when they are being bought.

The combo meaning that each purchase is a price reduced bundle of two CAKE Kalk APs and a solar power station along with solar panels from Goal Zero. The buyer gets one bike, the other twin bike, together with the solar power station and solar panels is handed over to the Southern African Wildlife College.

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The normal price for the bundle is 320 000 SEK
Charity price 250 000 SEK
One purchase = Two bikes + one solar kit:
10 000 SEK pre-payment
The normal price for the bundle is 32 000 EUR
Charity price 25 000 EUR
One purchase = Two bikes + one solar kit:
1000 EUR pre-payment
The normal price for the bundle is 32 000 USD
Charity price 25 000 USD
One purchase = Two bikes + one solar kit:
1000 USD

delivery time: Shipping in September 2021

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about Kalk AP

• it´s built on the CAKE Kalk platform.
• it uses identical 18 inch rims with 3.5 inch tires for traction and float.
• Drivetrain and suspension provided with extra sealing.
• Suspension modified for low maintenance, using progressive rear shock and front fork with spring and no air.
• CAKE connect, connectivity software for service, maintenance, navigation and tracking using mobile holder device.
• All fenders and other plastic in natural fiber reinforced biocomposite from Trifilon.
• Drivetrain software modified for extreme torque and moderate top speeds, to suit need and demand while preventing overheating.
• Additional riding mode provides higher top speeds for roads or whenever needed.
• Detachable headlight.

More about the Kalk AP

Kalk AP

This is a partnership between the Southern African Wildlife College, CAKE Electric Motorcycles, and solar power solution leader, Goal Zero. Together we have joined forces and efforts to protect endangered species from poaching.

 

Poaching has devastating consequences for all wildlife, all over the world. In some instances, it is the primary reason why many species face the risk of extinction. Contrary to general perception, one of the strongest reasons for poaching is due to poverty and the need for food among local inhabitants. Areas with widespread poaching are often large, remote, and lacking roads, making patrolling by car virtually impossible.

 

Using motorbikes is an essential part of anti-poaching in Africa. Today these bikes run on inaccessible gasoline and their noise warns poachers miles away: Unsustainable and inefficient. By utilizing CAKEs electric off-road motorcycles, the goal is to increase efficiency in catching poachers by quietly being able to approach them.

 

To further increase the overall obligation toward sustainability and environmental responsibility, the specially tuned bush bikes will be charged by solar power. With every motorcycle, a solar panel and power station kit from Goal Zero will enable these bikes to operate in the African bush independent from the electric power grid on an ongoing, self-sufficient mission to protect wildlife.

 

“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.

 

The Southern African Wildlife College is situated just 10 km west of the Kruger National Park in South Africa. It is the perfect campus setting to provide working examples for students to learn conservation theory and best practices in and out of the classroom. As part of it’s ‘learning by doing’ curriculum, the SAWC establishes a cycle of innovation and development. The curriculum and various training programs are continuously evolving, allowing the SAWC to address current conservation training needs while shaping the future conservation landscape.

 

As a center of specialization in conservation education, training, and skills development, the SAWC’s approach is rooted in science, partnerships, and applied learning. The SAWC’s Applied Learning Unit supports the SAWC’s efforts by facilitating monitoring, evaluation, research, and application in all departments, enabling the SAWC to maintain focus on real issues faced by students and practitioners in their work. For these reasons, the SAWC keeps up to date with relevant new techniques and has, for example, recently pioneered and seen great success with the use of free-running pack hounds in the battle against rhinoceros poaching in the Greater Kruger National Park.

 

 

all the specs

battery & ride mode

ride modes

1) Explore: The ultimate mode during exploration. Limited to 45 km/h with 3-4 hrs 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 1 h

charging

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

battery specs

Cells: premium 18650 lithium cells
Voltage (nominal): 51.8 V
Capacity: 50 Ah / 2.6 kWh
Features: Removable, can be charged when installed in bike or separately
Built in SoC indicator

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
Front sprocket: 12 teeth
Rear sprocket: 80 teeth
Chain/Belt: 420 chain with O-ring

brake specs

Type: Formula motorcycle disc brakes, four pistons callipers, alloy levers. Hand lever for front- and rear brake.
Disc: Stainless steel, 220 mm diameter, 3.2 mm thickness

brake modes

1) Freewheel
2) 2-stroke motor brake with energy regeneration
3) 4-stroke motor brake with energy regeneration
Features: Best-in-class power density and state-of-the-art motor control algorithms.

suspension, wheels & tires

front suspension

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

rear suspension

Type: Direct mounted shock for simplicity and robustness.

wheels and tires

Forged and CNC aluminium CAKE hubs with 25mm axle
Front & Rear, 3,50-18" Continental TKC80 off-road tires

the body & more

frame

Build: 6061 aluminium - extruded, forged and CNC machined

fenders and bodywork

Recycled fibre-reinforced plastic from Trifilon in fenders and covers.

handlebar

Material: Aerospace grade 7050 aluminum
Interface: 31.8 mm
Width: 800 mm
Rise: 20 mm

dashboard

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

dimensions

Wheel base: 1310 mm
Seat height: 910 mm
Ground clearance: 300 mm
Fork angle: 25°
Trail: 87.4 mm
Offset: 22 mm in triple clamps, 36 mm in forks

regulatory

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