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Discussion in 'Electric Motorcycles' started by YamaLink, Dec 26, 2019.
I got to ride the Kalk OR pretty nice bike got to ride with it on my Sur Ron Light Bee also
Apologies, I'm way behind in checking this forum. Mine has a rear foot brake and front hand brake. I been using for short errands around the city, perfect for that. Once the snow melts at my mountain place I'll be riding single track and forest service roads in the central cascades. I'm 6'2" and 210lbs.
I have no idea, maybe 50miles? Apologies for the delay, haven't checked this for awhile.
Got this in my email today about the Kalk Ink. It looks like a black version with smaller wheels (19" vs 24") and a different suspension and best of all lower price! Way to go Cake I think the biggest drawback to the Cake bikes was not the design and performance but the cost and they're working on it. Giving that Sur Ron Storm Bee more competition.
Specs copied from website:
Dry 55kg/121lbs + battery 17kg/37lbs
Speed & Range
Top speed: +80km/h / +50mph
Range: Trail/Enduro: up to 3 hours
The actual range depends on a number of different aspects, e.g. riding style, rider weight, weather conditions, temperature, road surface and tire pressure.
42 Nm peak torque on shaft / 280Nm on wheel @ 3000 rpm
Front sprocket: 12 teeth with infused rubber for minimal noise
Rear sprocket: 80 teeth
Chain: size 420 O-ring
18650 lithium cells
Easy Removable Battery
Dashboard & Controller
Configured for 3 riding modes:
Explore: The ultimate mode during exploration. Limited speed to 45 km/h and 3-4h+ battery range
Excite: Enduro or active trail riding. 1-2 h riding time
Excel: Track and race mode, maximal torque and speed, riding time up to 1h
3 brake settings; freewheel, 2-stroke & 4-stroke.
0-80% takes 1,5 h to charge in a standard outlet
0-100% takes 2,5 h to charge in a standard outlet
6061 aluminium, extruded, forged and CNC jointed and welded
Bodywork in black PC/ABS
Swing arm 6061 aluminium extruded tube profile
Upside down MX spring forks
Travel 200 mm
Travel 205 mm
Direct mounted shock for simplicity and robustness
Head angle / Fork angle
1 310 mm
910 mm (unloaded)
Trail and offset
87,4 mm of trail
22 mm offset in triple clamps
36 mm offset in forks
Wheel and tires
Aluminium 7075 hubs
19×1.85” custom designed aluminium motorcycle rims
19” off-road tires
Motorcycle standard, four pistons calipers, alloy levers and 220 mm/3.2 mm stainless steel rotors
Aerospace grade 7050 aluminum handlebar, 800 mm wide, 20 mm rise, 31.8 mm
Aerospace grade 7075 aluminum stem with integrated dashboard
All fenders and side plates are made of black PC/ABS
Dear Cake: gimme a 17" supermoto-wheeled Kalk and I'll put in a deposit
I have owned a Sur Ron for two years and built as well as maintain a site for other owners. But after two years I am changing the URL and it will be subscription based.
I recently purchased a Cake Kalk& and will be building a site specific to the bike. But until I am able to do so I am using my Sur Ron site to house some of my initial content. For other owners who wish to hear my experience so far. Right now there is little to no user information other than marketing and test ride videos available online.
cool site! interesting you have a racing background... how about dirt bikes?
are u planning to do youtube videos also?
I had a short test ride of the Cake at Metcalf last year.
Yes I raced motocross and desert. I grew up in SoCal so I raced moto at Saddleback Park (RIP) did the Barstow to Vegas race twice. Have never ridden a modern dirt bike or a four stroker for that matter. I'm from the era of Roger DeCoster, etc. My rides back then were a Bultaco Pursang 250, Maico (Breako LOL) 250, Penton 125 and Yamaha DT 125. I'd kill myself on a water cooled dirt bike now.
cool, I was scanning through, missed that part.
I would love to try a vintage dirt bike, just to see what it feels like...
regarding my demo with cake, i wish they raise the handlebars, it was very low for me. I just couldn't get use to it. Partly is probably me, get older with bad lower back, but it seems to be much lower vs standard dirt bike ergo.
i want to see a dirt bike overlay over the cake for geometry ergo comparison.
I wish they also make a lower version of the kalk, shorter suspension travel thus lower overall sit height.
I will be curious to compare it not with Sur Ron, but with Zero FX.
I have built a separate site for my Kalk& having removed it from my Sur Ron site. It's still not finished since learning Elementor while building it was fun. LOL. Anyway more information is on the way as well. Cake is replacing all of the & displays with new verisons that correct some of the shortcomings I experienced. Ownership is very different then a test ride or videos. So I built the site to help other owners since there is literally NOTHING online about them. No interest in promoting or dissuading people, just trying to build an owner community. My biggest complaint is trying to register it in California. OMG the DMV is so bad that it's incredible. I got my plate, but in thinking back I've NEVER owned or purchased a vehicle that:
Was previously owned without a license plate.
Purchased at a dealer where they didn't do all of the DMV paperwork whether the bike or car was new or used.
I purchased the bike directly from Cake in Salt Lake City shipped to my home. But other then that it's been fun to ride, own and tinker with. Obviously time will tell me more, but so far I'm happy.
Nicely done web site. It should help owners understand the machine. If these bikes had the ability to handle aggressive offroad riding with a three hour run time I'd be really interested.
I've just added more information to my site which includes using ProTaper 3" rise bars. I find them just right for me while both standing and sitting. https://cakekalk.com/modifications/personalizing-my-kalk/
WebBikeWorld has published an article I wrote about Cake Kalk& ownership.