Kalk INK&

10 500 USD

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ultimate weekday commuter & weekend ripper

The Kalk INK& is based on the same technology as the Kalk&. Slightly heavier with a simplified and yet sturdier suspension.
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Delivery time: Immediate Availability
top speed: +90 km/h +56 mph drivers license: A1 (EU) M1 (USA)**
weight: 66 kg + 17 kg battery 146 lbs + 37 lbs battery power: 10kW (13,5 hp)
range: 83 km mixed city riding (WMTC-II)* 51 miles mixed city riding (WMTC-II)* street legal: Yes
suspension: CAKE factory spring fork & directly mounted rear shock
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Order information

  • Order your bike via this page
  • Choose 1 standard battery or 2 batteries (1 standard and 1 extra spare battery)
  • Add the bike to your shopping cart.
  • Place your order.
  • A representative from the local office, based on where your shipping address is, will be in touch to coordinate shipping, delivery date, and to welcome you to the CAKE community
Shipping information
  • Deposit 500 EUR to be paid on order, remaining to be paid upon shipment. The bike(s) are sent from our global warehouse in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Financing
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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

Powerful drivetrain combined with being super light creates a unique power to weight formula. Superior nimbleness and speed in technical, compact formats and the urban jungle.

suspension, wheels & tires

robust suspension & dual sport motorcycle tires. Great performance in different situations.

Equipped with 200mm travel the upside-down MX spring forks with rebound adjustment offers everything you need for the outback and your daily commute.
The custom designed 19” motorcycle rims together with dual sport motorcycle tires are designed to meet the demands of riding on paved urban roads as well as trails.

riding reviews

”Like flying down an endless DH course with no need for a hill."
Robin Wallner
Ibis cycles Enduro race team
”the reason the Kalk works so well is the use of a frame, a motor, suspension, wheels, tires, and cockpit all designed specifically for this weight class and riding style. Nothing is over or under-built, and that means lightweight, high performance"
-BikeRumor
”The Kalk OR is a super light bike with face-melting amounts of all-electric torque and the most premium parts."
- Digital trends
”Super light, super torque, insane. Must be worlds fastest bike on narrow trails."
Robert Kvarnström
2x Swedish enduro champion, world championship contender

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about Kalk INK&

The Kalk INK& is engineered for the outback and for your daily commute. The Kalk INK& is based on the same technology as the Kalk&. It is slightly heavier with a simplified and yet sturdier suspension.

The focus on developing the Kalk models has been off-road performance and innovation.
As there wasn’t anything off-the shelf to support the new category of Light Electric Off Road Motorbikes (L.E.Os), every single component had to be developed from an empty sheet, to support the intended level of quality and durability:

More about the Kalk INK&

Everything from the rims, hubs, stems to the custom Öhlins suspension is engineered and dimensioned, specific for the Kalk and the new category; lightweight electric motorbikes. The light and snappy ride, with its focus on off and on trail riding, in the outback, means that its main character is about torque and acceleration, while providing a quiet gliding and surfy experience. Thanks to its digital pre-setting, serving for 3 different riding modes, it will let anyone fly at their own level.
Please note that Kalk INK& is certified for street use and has great off-road performance as well. A1/ M1 license is required (EU/ USA).

The Kalk INK& is based on the same technology as the Kalk&. This electric motorbike is engineered for both the outback and for your daily commute. 

 

The focus on developing the Kalk models has been off-road performance and innovation.
As there wasn’t anything off-the shelf to support the category, every single component had to be developed from an empty sheet, to support the intended level of quality and durability:
The sizing, the geometry and engineering of axles, hubs, rims, the cockpit and suspension, as well as building and customising the different parts of the drivetrain, together with developing a whole new chassis; having led to numerous patent pendings, constitutes the introduction of a new category, the Light Electric Off Road Motorbikes (L.E.Os). Please note that Kalk INK& is certified for street use and has great off-road performance as well. A1/ M1 license is required (EU/ USA).

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all the specs

battery & ride mode

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.
"Trail/Enduro riding: 3 hours*
83 km mixed city riding (WMTC-II)* 51 miles mixed city riding (WMTC-II)*High speed riding "High speed riding (70km/h): 35 km(WMTC-II)* "High speed riding (44mph): 22 miles (WMTC-II)*
* The actual range depends on a number of different aspects, e.g. riding style, rider weight, weather conditions, temperature, road surface and tire pressure.

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: 10 kW (13,5 hp)
Torque (motor axle): 42 Nm
Torque (wheel): 252 Nm
Front sprocket: 12 teeth
Rear sprocket: 72 teeth
Chain/Belt: 420 chain with O-ring

brake specs

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

brake modes

1) Freewheel: No motor brakes. Gives the same sensation as riding a bike, perfect for mellow riding and the ultimate freedom experience.

2) 2-stroke motor brake with energy regeneration. Moderate engine brake. As you release the throttle you feel the bike slowing down at a slow pace.

3) 4-stroke motor brake with energy regeneration. When releasing the throttle, the bike will slow down significantly. This brake mode is best suited for technical tracks where full control for the bike is needed.

suspension, wheels & tires

front suspension

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

rear suspension

Type: Direct mounted shock for simplicity and robustness.

wheels and tires

Hubs: Forged and CNC aluminium CAKE hubs with 25 mm axle
Rims: 19"x1.85” custom designed 7116-T6 aluminium motorcycle rims
Tires: 19"x3.00" dual sport motorcycle tires

the body & more

frame

Build: 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

Features: TFT display with battery SoC, speedometer, odometer, trip meter, ride mode selection, brake mode selection and telltales.

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: L3e-A1E (EU / Motorcycle (USA)**
License requirement: A1 (EU) / M1 (USA)**
*** Country regulations vary. Your bike will arrive with parts that are compliant with your countries regulations. Please make sure to follow your state’s regulations for local definitions and classifications.
*Note that all details are subject to changes.
** lights are subject to change based on local regulations around the world.