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The Future of Dirt Bikes? Kalk, An Electric Two-Wheeler With Minimalist Design

What do you get when you combine minimalist, Scandinavian design with electric motors, the latest trend in two-wheelers? Kalk, an electric cyberpunk-inspired dirt bike that does more than you’d expect and weighs less than you thought possible #automagic

Swedish company Cake managed to create a lightweight version of a top-notch electric dirt bike, Kalk. They combined a frame made from aircraft-grade aluminum with a swing arm that is covered in carbon fiber panels. In doing so, the vehicle is both stronger and lighter, an ideal combination when you’re jumping or riding through rock gardens.

Kalk is powered by a huge 15 kW mid mounted motor running on a 2.6 kW/h li-ion battery pack. The system can provide a top speed of 50 mph and a 50 mile range, weighing 155 pounds. The upside down fork is air/oil sprung and features 38mm stanchion tubes for extra rigidity and strength, with 204mm travel, specially developed by Öhlins. It is adjustable for high-speed compression, low-speed compression and low-speed rebound.

It has an Öhlins TTX rear shock for a Nitrogen pressurized bladder reservoir system, with 3-level high speed and 16 click low speed compression and 7 low speed rebound adjustment.

It’s a good configuration but comes with a hefty price. Cake is selling them for $14,000/piece, with only 50 units available for now. “The limited pre batch has a number of unique features, where a majority of alloy parts are CNC machined, together with the plastic parts being made in carbon fiber and painted,” says Cake.

Pre-orders have started already on their website, where you can pay a $1,000 deposit to make sure you get one.  Delivery is set for this June.

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