Kalk OR race

13 000 USD

financing available from PayPossible*
engineered for racing, no compromises

A light & pure off-road electric motorbike developed for maximum performance, and snappy handling, leaving nothing aside. The Kalk OR Race is built for riding on track or enduro trails.
Not certified for street use. No license is required.

delivery time: World wide delivery starts in March 2021, first come, first served.
delivery time: Spring 2021

top speed: +90 km/h / +56 mph drivers license: Not required
weight: 58 kg + 17 kg battery power: 11 kW
range: Trail/Enduro - up to 3 hours* platform: Race
More information on financing and purchase
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
  • *The conditions and interest rate vary depending on each profile. Contact us and apply by pressing order now and then finance request.

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Reach out if you have questions.
andrea@ridecake.com
USA service phone. (European evenings) +18002170974
Europe service phone (USA mornings): +46735256328


battery & riding modes

easy charging, 3 ride modes, no gears

No gears are needed thanks to the progressive span of an electric motor. Throttling and braking are all there is to it. Up to 80% charging in 2 hours. Best-in-class power density and state-of-the-art motor control algorithms.

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. Features: Best-in-class power density and state-of-the-art motor control algorithms.

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

öhlins suspension & knobby MX tires and rims for maximum performance

Equipped with 204mm travel, the Öhlins advanced three-stage air spring with individual setup for high and low speed compression, and rebound adjustments to customize the suspension to your liking. The MX tires and aluminum MX rims are designed to meet the demand of riding on tracks or enduro trails with maximum performance.

riding reviews

”Super light, super torque. Must be the world’s fastest bike on narrow trails”
Robert Kvarnström
2x Swedish enduro champion,
world championship contender

professionals and new riders love this bike

Classified as Off-road, no special license is required. This bike got wheels to hit the enduro trails and the lightweight and tunable performance mapping make the bike a blast no matter previous experience. Few moving parts, no filters, no oils, no sound – More time riding, less time in the garage.

about Kalk OR race

Kalk OR race and Kalk INK race are a power to weight ratio optimization pursuit, building a chassis, as light and lively as possible, around the electric drivetrain, in contrast to the normal procedure, merely swapping from combustion to electric, in a gasoline chassis (extremely heavy).

The inspiration comes from the first enduro competition a Kalk attended. A brilliant result combined with the demand for knobby tires. It’s important to understand that despite the good results vs traditional dirtbikes, the Kalk, with or without the race kit, is not engineered to imitate or to compete against combustion engine dirt bikes.

More about the Kalk OR race

The Kalk is the first step in establishing a new category of motorbikes, designed for a new user matrix. It’s about building light, quiet and clean, easy to ride, low maintenance, super nimble, never buying gas or filters, high performance, ride without disturbing or polluting. 

Explore new areas with respect.

Design and engineering of the Kalk:
The Kalk is engineered around the electric drivetrain to maximize the riding performance. The electric drive train is completely different from an internal combustion engine, with many unique benefits.

An electric drivetrain features instant torque from zero, direct drive, no need for a clutch, few moving parts, low tinkering, no fumes, no sounds, no filters, no oils, tuneable riding modes and regen braking, responsiveness, great throttle control, and swappable batteries.

All parts and components are developed from scratch to keep the weight down at with highest possible performance. 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 components are in a new category and derive from the most sophisticated DH components in terms of technology, materials, and manufacturing, but heavily reinforced, rather than downscaled MX components.
Standard DH parts are engineered for DH bicycles and are too weak. On the other end, MX components simply are too heavy.

Building light electric motorbikes for the ultimate, uncompromising off-road experience requires components engineered for it.
Simply combining off-the-shelf parts of the MTB and motorbike world would result in more parts, bolts, tinkering, welds, impaired geometry, and a compromised riding experience. As mentioned, the MTB components are too weak for a 69+kg (Kalk OR) motorbike, and the MX parts, too heavy, not serving for the specifics of the electric drivetrain.
Same thing goes for traditionally designed electric dirtbikes that are engineered and optimized for a combustion engine, where the ICE is simply swapped for an electric drivetrain and therefore not particularly efficient.

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): 51.8V
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
Top speed: +90 km/h / +56 mph
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

Formula motorcycle disc brakes 
Four-piston calipers
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

suspension, wheels & tires

front suspension

Type: Öhlins upside-down air forks featuring 38 mm stanchion tubes for extra rigidity and strength, specially developed for Cake. Adjustable for high-speed compression, low-speed compression and low-speed rebound. The forks are equipped with Öhlins advanced 3 stage air springs with individual setup for ride heights and bottoming resistance.
Travel: 204 mm

rear suspension

205 mm Öhlins TTX22 shock with CAKE internals and spring. Used with linkage for optimal performance.

wheels and tires

Hubs: Forged and CNC aluminium CAKE hubs with 25 mm axle
Rims: Front, 19"x1.40" aluminium mx rims
Rear, 18"x1.85" aluminium mx rims
Tires: Front, 70/100-19 mx tires
Rear, 3.00-18 mx 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: 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

regulatory
Classification: Off-road
License requirement: None