Cake announces their newest electric bike, the INK Freeride. It’s based on the same technology as their OR. It boasts a 50 mph top speed and a trail range of up to 3 hours. If it’s anything like the OR we rode last year, that 3 hour time is conservative.
The INK is powered by an 11kW motor, powered by a 51.8V, 50Ah battery. They have 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
Kalk INK differentiates itself from Kalk OR and Kalk& by utilizing a non-linkage rear suspension for simplicity and lightweight motocross front suspension for robustness, a sturdy 19-inch wheelset for added durability and less maintenance, and fenders and bodywork that are made from black, injection-molded polycarbonate and ABS.
The Kalk INK retails for $9500 USD / €9500 EUR and will be available direct to consumers via ridecake.com and select dealer partners worldwide starting June 1, 2020. Starting today, riders can pre-order the bike with a $200 USD / €200 EUR deposit, the currency depending on the customer’s delivery address. With the launch of Kalk INK, CAKE is also introducing an installment payment solution with Splitit, which allows customers to pay over time with zero interest.