Cake, the Swedish maker of deliciously designed electrical motorbikes, lastly has an e-bike with precise pedals, not pegs. The Cake Äik is available in two street-legal variants: In the US, it ships with a throttle and mid-drive 500W motor (with a 1000W peak) with a 20mph (32km/h) prime pace, whereas in Europe it’s pedal-assist solely and also you’re caught with a 250W motor (500W peak) able to simply 16mph (25km/h) max.
Like the Cake Ösa electrical moped I reviewed final summer season, Åik is positioned much less for commuters, and extra as a utility bike for those who depend on two-wheeled transport for his or her livelihoods or rugged outside enjoyable.
The 66lbs (30kg) Åik, which interprets to “big and heavy load,” is able to carrying about 176lbs (80kg) in cargo — 132lbs (60kg) on the again and 44lbs (20kg) up entrance. The modular aluminium body will be fitted with dizzying assortment of racks, baggage, trailers, baskets, and even a passenger seat. It may also be configured with as much as three lockable 750Wh batteries for a potential vary of as much as 224 miles (360km) from 2.25kWh of complete capability. Or dedicate a type of additional batteries to make use of as an influence financial institution for a transportable laptop computer, drone, or hell… even a full-on fridge.
Regardless of area, the e-bike is able to producing 100Nm of torque to get the bike began underneath heavy load. It’s assisted by an Enviolo Extreme CVP hub gearbox for stepless automated shifting even when stopped, with four-piston hydraulic disc brakes on the back and front wheels making certain it truly does. There’s no suspension leaving the e-bike’s 20 x 3 inch tires to take in all of the bumps.
As a part of Cake’s “:work” sequence, it’s additionally fitted with a telematics unit with GPS, Bluetooth, and GSM that’s appropriate with the Cake App and Cake Fleet Management App.
The Åik is out there for preorder from $6,470 / €6,470 and is anticipated to start out delivery in May.
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