Source: official press release | CAKE, the Swedish manufacturer of lightweight electric off-road performance motorcycles, announced the addition of the Kalk INK SL to its expanding line up of off-road electric motorcycles. Kalk INK SL is built to be a fast, hassle-free electric motorcycle that is as capable of backcountry free-riding as it is zipping around paved roads in an urban setting. As a fully street-legal electric motorcycle, Kalk INK SL is an ideal choice for riders looking to explore both on- and off-road.
CAKE’s Kalk line features four unique off-road performance motorcycles for clean and silent free-riding, backcountry exploration and, with Kalk INK SL, urban adventure.
“We are stoked to be able to expand the urban CAKE presence with the new Kalk INK SL, which combines excellent off-road performance with efficient commuter qualities. This bike stems from the uncompromising and superlight Kalk&, but uses components, wheels, and suspension that are a bit more rigid, which means it’s straightforward to maintain and easy to use,” says founder and CEO of CAKE, Stefan Ytterborn. “With the launch of the Kalk INK SL, we introduce the fourth model of street-legal CAKE bikes next to the Kalk& and recently released Ösa+ and Ösa Lite. Each of these models combine excitement with responsibility to inspire a turn toward zero emissions, whether that’s in remote or urban environments.”
The Kalk INK SL and its off-road-oriented sibling, Kalk INK, stem from the game-changing Kalk OR platform, which debuted in 2018. All four models in the Kalk line (Kalk OR, Kalk&, Kalk INK and Kalk INK SL) utilize the same powerful drivetrain, battery, and robust 6061 aluminum frame/swingarm developed for the performance-oriented Kalk OR and the street-legal model, Kalk&. The Kalk INK and Kalk INK SL, however, employ a non-linkage rear suspension for simplicity, lightweight motocross front suspension for robustness, fenders and bodywork that are made from black, injection-molded polycarbonate and ABS, as well as a sturdy 19-inch wheelset for added durability and less overall maintenance.
With the addition of turn signals, front headlight and rear brake lights, LED display, footbrake, and license plate holder, the Kalk INK SL is fully street-legal in the EU and US. Gearing on the Kalk INK SL also differs slightly and top speeds have been enhanced to reach required highway limits – over 63mph/100kph. Riders can expect up to 3 hours of riding on a single charge.
The Kalk INK retails for $10500 USD / €10500 EUR and will be available direct to consumers via www.ridecake.com and select dealer partners worldwide starting July 2020. Starting today, riders can pre-order the bike with a $200 USD / €200 EUR deposit, the currency depending on the customer’s delivery address. For customers looking for an installment payment solution, CAKE also recently announced the integration of Splitit to its payment options, which allows customers to pay over time with zero interest.