Source: sponsored press release | Backbone Media | Stockholm, Sweden (September 1, 2021) – Following the launch of CAKE’s previous platforms – the high-performance Kalk and the powerful utility machine Ösa – the Swedish leader in lightweight electric motorcycles is proud to announce its third platform: Makka. It’s a family of light and convenient urban shuttles for short-haul commercial transportation and commuting needs. These new electric mopeds further define CAKE’s ambition of making two-wheeled electric vehicles accessible to everyone, while constantly pushing the envelope of performance, durability, and relevancy in line with the company’s mission to inspire towards a zero-emission lifestyle.
The Makka is CAKE’s most agile and compact bike to date. It is a commuting wonder, a lightweight, traffic crushing convenience machine with category-leading performance built for an active and modern lifestyle. Whether you are finding the fastest way to the office or cruising towards your next outdoor adventure – the new Makka takes you places. And thanks to a large selection of racks, mounts, and accessories, riders can bring all their gear for work and play. The Makka is the ultimate solution for everyday mobility needs.
“With cities and urban mobility changing faster than expected with cleaner and more efficient solutions, we have been eager to share the Makka: an urban short-haul vessel, compact in size and price, reaching a wide audience in the process of deciding what their future means of transportation will be. I’m proud to introduce the CAKE urban shuttle, Makka.” says Stefan Ytterborn, CAKE CEO and Founder.
The Makka Flex is the most versatile, with top speeds reaching 28 miles per hour and a range of up to 30 miles. It weighs a scant 132 pounds, rolls on knobby tires, and comes standard with a rear cargo rack. Other features include a foot board and a convenient step-through frame. A bevy of accessories, including a passenger seat, will also be available so riders can outfit their Makka to best suit their needs.
The Makka Range has a lower maximum speed of 15 miles per hour, but greater range than the Flex: up to 35 miles. Also weighing only 132 pounds and boasting the same accoutrements and accessories as the Flex, it’s the perfect tool for moving about densely packed urban environments.
The all-new Makka comes in white or grey and is street legal in both the U.S. and Europe. However, only the Makka Flex will be available stateside. It’s currently available for pre-orders, with home delivery worldwide. Pre-order now at ridecake.com
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 off-road motorcycles. Its first model, the Kalk, debuted at Denver’s OR and Munich’s ISPO shows in January 2018 and has 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 Kalk&, a street-legal motorcycle as well as Ösa+ and Ösa Lite, a utility platform with an integrated power station and off-road capabilities, which extended their award-winning streak. Kalk INK debuted in March 2020, with the street legal Kalk INK SL entering the line in April 2020. CAKE expanded into the race scene in November 2020, launching the Kalk OR Race and Kalk INK Race.
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