We’ve already waxed lyrical about the Cake Kalk – an all-electric, street legal scrambler that blends all of the lightweight fun of a modern mountain bike with the power and performance of a proper, trail-shredding motocross bike. Since its launch a couple of years ago, this €14,000 hunk of fun has gone on to win numerous design awards and feature in the showrooms of Deus Ex Machina and The Bike Shed London.
Not ones to hang around, Swedish manufacturer Cake hastily went back to the drawing board in order to complete its funky range of functional and fun machinery. The result is the stumpy little load-lugger you see sat in front of you. Say hello to the Cake Ösa.
Cake claims that apart from being a light, clean and quiet electric motorcycle, the Ösa is derived from “the diversity of work and differentiated needs of the customer, while simultaneously serving a new means of transportation to accelerate toward a zero emission future”.
“The Ösa takes inspiration from a humble workbench”
Deep, yo. But if you dig a little deeper beneath the skin, you’ll notice that the Ösa takes inspiration from a humble workbench that you might find in the shed. A large bar extends from underneath the seat, boasting a modular clamping system that allows users to attach baskets, bags, tools and more to create over 1,000 different possible configurations.
“To avoid an environmental meltdown, there is an obligation to change that is shared by everyone. Transportation is one of the more evident changes. We’re seeing combustion vehicles being replaced by electric, gasoline and diesel are being banned, and cars will soon be excluded from the urban landscape. The Ösa is our next offering – it provides a viable platform for that change as it so capably meets the diverse needs and priorities of our customers,” says Stefan Ytterborn, founder and CEO of CAKE.
“A large bar extends from underneath the seat, boasting a modular clamping system”
The machine is available in two main sizes, Ösa+ and Ösa Lite, with the option to specify either a 2.5kWh or 1.5kwh battery pack. There’s even the option to add an additional battery, front and rear rack, clamps, baskets and a place to stash the surfboard.
Prices start at €6,500 for the most basic bikes and rise to over €10,000 with all the bells and whistles added. Check out the Cake website for more.