CAKE 0 EMISSION
Product weight: 63 kg + 17 kg battery
CAKE have developed a bike from scratch, a light and silent electric bike with a unique design. It’s a new category for the branch and their goal is to inspire people, contribute to speed up the journey towards a zero-emission society, combining excitement with responsibility. This is the latest model out on the market, Kalk AP (anti-poaching).
PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES
Light, quiet and clean! No compromises: Everything, from frame, to wheels, components, suspension and drive train have been specifically engineered and manufactured to reach the intended level of performance in riding, durability and overall quality.
INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE
BIKES AGAINST POACHING. Poaching has devastating consequences for all wildlife all over the world. In some instances, it is the primary reason why a species faces the risk of extinction. Contrary to general perception, one of the strongest reasons for poaching is due to poverty and the need for food among local inhabitants.
Areas with widespread poaching are often large, remote, and lacking roads, making patrolling by car virtually impossible. Recently, anti-poaching teams have started using dirt bikes for patrolling; and it has proven to be highly successful. These bush bikes, however, run on gasoline. And, depending on the location, this fuel is brought in by truck or by air. Although the motorcycle approach has proven highly successful, the roaring motorcycles unfortunately alert poachers miles away, decreasing the chances of catching them.
Also, a noise and fume-free bikes that consider the environment, wildlife and fellow individuals that share the backcountry, opens up for more sustainable, respectful and active discovery.
A circular system for environmental and business permanence. In the merge between ultimate performance and sustainability, Cake have chosen to build the structure of the bike in aluminium. In regards to sustainability, despite the success of recycling aluminium in general, the alloys being used, need to be sorted/graded by alu quality before melting/recycling due to their different mix and content. Therefore, all alloy parts are marked with their specific quality/number, for pronounced separation when disassembling, before melting and recycling, maintaining its specific quality as well as its specific pricing.
CAKE has started a partnership between the Southern African Wildlife College and solar power solution leader, Goal Zero. Together they have joined forces and efforts to protect endangered species from poaching.
To continue to promote and build the fleet of motorbikes and solar power stations in Africa, the initial offer is a charity combo. A limited edition of 50 bikes will be offered the first year.
The combo meaning that each purchase is a price reduced bundle of two CAKE Kalk APs and a solar power station along with solar panels from Goal Zero. The buyer gets one bike, the other twin bike, together with the solar power station and solar panels, is handed over to the Southern African Wildlife College, as a gift.
All bikes are 100% electric. No fume or pollution. All bikes can be recycled and rebuild. All bikes are driven by the power from the sun. All fenders and other plastic in natural fiber reinforced biocomposite from Trifilon.
Stefan Ytterborn, the CEO & Founder of CAKE met Anton Ströberg through mutual friends and Anton was invited for riding at CAKE’s test facility at the Island of Gotland. With the overwhelming experience and Anton’s long connection to wildlife protection and bio conservation on the African continent, he gets back to Stefan with the idea of combining his expertise together with his new experience of quiet, electric, CAKE motorcycles.
Illegal poaching of sacred creatures happens all over the world, and the fight has been going on for a long time. motorcycles are the most agile and fastest vehicle in the woods, and the vehicle in the forefront to stop and combat illegal poaching. In order to keep the bikes running a big amount of fuel is needed. Fuel is a limited resource and means long fuel transportations, by combustion engine vehicles to get it delivered.
The solution? Fully charged electric motorcycles from the sun! Thanks to off-grid solar panels, together with high performance, electric off-road motorcycles, it enables rangers to operate without sound or fumes, in quietness successfully sneak up and stop the illegal operations.
Available in stores: January 2021
Recommended retail price: The normal price for the bundle is 320 000 SEK. Charity price is 250 000 SEK. One purchase = Two bikes + one solar kit.
(The buyer gets one bike, the other twin bike, together with the solar power station and solar panels is handed over to the Southern African Wildlife College, as a gift. CAKE and Goal Zero give away their margin, while the buyer gets to share one bike and a solar power station.)