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Cake Kalk OR

Discussion in 'Electric Motorcycles' started by YamaLink, Dec 26, 2019.

  1. HadesOmega

    HadesOmega Been here awhile

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    San Jose, California
    I got to ride the Kalk OR pretty nice bike got to ride with it on my Sur Ron Light Bee also



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  2. ElApinista

    ElApinista n00b

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    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.
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  3. ElApinista

    ElApinista n00b

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    I have no idea, maybe 50miles? Apologies for the delay, haven't checked this for awhile.
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  4. HadesOmega

    HadesOmega Been here awhile

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    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.

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    https://ridecake.com/kalkink/



    Specs copied from website:

    Specifications

    Weight
    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.

    Drivetrain
    11kW motor
    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

    Battery
    18650 lithium cells
    51.8 Volt
    50 Ah
    2.6 kWh
    Easy Removable Battery

    Dashboard & Controller
    Configured for 3 riding modes:

    1. Explore: The ultimate mode during exploration. Limited speed to 45 km/h and 3-4h+ 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 1h
    3 brake settings; freewheel, 2-stroke & 4-stroke.

    Charging
    0-80% takes 1,5 h to charge in a standard outlet
    0-100% takes 2,5 h to charge in a standard outlet

    Frame
    6061 aluminium, extruded, forged and CNC jointed and welded
    Bodywork in black PC/ABS
    Swing arm 6061 aluminium extruded tube profile

    Front suspension
    Upside down MX spring forks
    Travel 200 mm

    Rear suspension
    Travel 205 mm
    Direct mounted shock for simplicity and robustness

    Head angle / Fork angle
    65 degrees

    Wheel base
    1 310 mm

    Seat height
    910 mm (unloaded)

    Ground Clearance
    300 mm

    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

    Brakes
    Motorcycle standard, four pistons calipers, alloy levers and 220 mm/3.2 mm stainless steel rotors

    Cockpit
    Aerospace grade 7050 aluminum handlebar, 800 mm wide, 20 mm rise, 31.8 mm

    Stem
    Aerospace grade 7075 aluminum stem with integrated dashboard

    Headset
    SKF bearings

    Fenders
    All fenders and side plates are made of black PC/ABS
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  5. Hamamelis

    Hamamelis Inmate

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    Location:
    RVA, Beast Coast
    Dear Cake: gimme a 17" supermoto-wheeled Kalk and I'll put in a deposit
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  6. MisterMarkK

    MisterMarkK Adventurer

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    San Francisco
    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.
    https://sur-ron.markkitaoka.com/
    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.
    https://cakekalk.com/
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  7. sk8norcal

    sk8norcal Been here awhile

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    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.
    it's interesting...
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  8. MisterMarkK

    MisterMarkK Adventurer

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    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.
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  9. sk8norcal

    sk8norcal Been here awhile

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    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.
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  10. liberpolly

    liberpolly Lazy rider

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    I will be curious to compare it not with Sur Ron, but with Zero FX.
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  11. MisterMarkK

    MisterMarkK Adventurer

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    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:
    1. Was previously owned without a license plate.
    2. 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.

    cake site.JPG
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  12. Neil E.

    Neil E. Been here awhile

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    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.
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  13. MisterMarkK

    MisterMarkK Adventurer

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    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/
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  14. MisterMarkK

    MisterMarkK Adventurer

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