Source: sponsored press release | Backbone Media | Wednesday, January 26th | Stockholm, Sweden – CAKE, the Swedish maker of premium lightweight, electric motorbikes, is participating in the Outdoor Retailer show in Denver, CO, introducing the world premiere of the Ösa AP to strengthen its range of electric Bush Bikes within its globally acclaimed anti-poaching initiative. The Ösa AP joins existing models, including the Kalk AP, now available as a single buy machine.
Ösa AP breaks cover for Global premiere
“Clean, durable, flexible, and built to offer fast and convenient transportation off-road as well as in cities, the new Ösa AP clearly demonstrates our mission to inspire and contribute to accelerating the journey towards a zero emission society, combining excitement and responsibility,” says Stefan Ytterborn, founder and CEO of Cake. “Supporting multiple challenges in transportation, our electric motorcycles have proven to be a winner in areas with sensitive environments and uncertain supply of traditional fuel.”
The Anti-Poaching initiative
In close collaboration with the Southern African Wildlife College, Cake’s engineers developed the Electric Bush Bike. The result was a silent, purpose-built electric off-road motorcycle that allows rangers to approach poachers without being detected, and paves the way for more efficient anti-poaching patrols in the region. Traditional combustion engine motorcycles require costly, inconvenient and unsustainable deliveries of fuel to support the ranger teams as they work deep in the African bush. Those deliveries, by diesel trucks and even helicopters, further drive up the cost of anti-poaching patrols and cause even more pollution in those sensitive areas. With Cake’s electric bikes for anti-poaching, rangers are equipped with mobile power stations and solar panels to charge the bikes with renewable power from the sun, allowing them to operate off the power grid and independent of traditional power sources.
The Electric Bush Bike series
Kalk AP – the outback patroller: The Kalk AP was the first bike in the anti-poaching lineup. Engineered using only premium components, this lightweight and durable off-road machine was designed to be the fastest most efficient tool for remote work missions in challenging environments. Until now, the Kalk AP has only been available to buy in a special charity bundle, where the buyer gets one bike and another bike is sent to Africa to strengthen the anti-poaching initiative.
Ösa AP – the off-grid transporter: The Ösa, Cake’s powerful workbench and tow truck on two wheels that’s built to haul heavy and bulky loads, is now available in an AP version and is the latest addition to Cake’s Anti-Poaching series. Thanks to its agility, huge towing performance, cargo possibilities, and long product life, the Ösa AP is optimized to increase efficiency, lower running cost, and bring all equipment needed.
Influenced by the workbench, the Ösa design builds on a bar that stretches from the front to the rear underneath the seat. This facilitates a modular, highly flexible, clamp-on configuration system that serves as the backbone of the bike. Users may attach baskets, bags, tools, and more to create over a thousand different possible configurations. The bike also runs on a powerful battery with multiple outlets, meaning the Ösa doubles as a power station on two wheels, enabling the rider to be completely independent, off-the-grid.
Ösa AP comes in two power options: Ösa Flex AP equivalent to a 50cc moped, and Ösa+ AP, equivalent to a 125cc motorcycle. Both models are street legal in the USA and Europe.
- Kalk AP single buy, USD 11,500
- Ösa Flex AP, USD 8,500
- Ösa+ AP, USD 10,000
Every order of Cake AP bikes, and Cake Electric Bush Bike apparel supports the Southern African Wildlife College, strengthening its efforts against poaching. Three percent of the proceeds from each purchase goes directly to the college.
Electric Bush Bike apparel: In addition to the bikes, Cake is launching a special collection of clothes and merchandise that allows you to contribute directly to the Southern African Wildlife College’s efforts against poaching.
Visit Cake at Outdoor Retailer 2022
Attendees of Outdoor Retailer 2022 in Denver, CO, 26-28 January can visit Cake in booth #41029-UL
Cake is a Swedish company with a clear mission to inspire towards a zero-emission society, by combining excitement and responsibility in its development of light, quiet, and clean high-performance electric motorcycles and mopeds. Its first model, the Kalk, debuted in January 2018 and received numerous accolades, including the 2019 and 2020 Red Dot Design Award, IF Design Award, Automotive Brand Contest Award, and “Best in Show” designation by several outdoor industry publications. In 2019, Cake launched the Ösa, a utility platform with an integrated power station and off-road capabilities, which extended their award-winning streak. Cake expanded into the race scene in November 2020, launching the Kalk OR Race and Kalk INK Race. In September 2021, Cake released a convenient and light city moped, the Makka, expanding the user matrix further. Building on Cake’s existing platforms, the :work series of bikes optimized for professional use, including last-mile delivery and service applications, was launched in November 2021.