CAKE launches the Bukk platform in full productionApril 26, 2023
CAKE, the Swedish maker of premium lightweight electric motorcycles that recently won the FIT Sport Design Award in Sport Equipment Design, unveils the Bukk platform, a highly customizable version of the Limited Edition Bukk electric off-road performance motorcycle that was launched in November of 2022.
CAKE continues to deliver a category-leading power-to-weight ratio with its electric drivetrain, forged aluminum frame and CAKE designed components; the lightest configuration is 89 kilos/195 lbs. With “Jante”, the newly CAKE developed IPM (Internal Permanent Magnet) motor maxing at 16kW, and the quick swap 72V battery, the Bukk delivers 456 Nm of instant torque accelerating from 0-45 km/h in 2.15 seconds.
Between its distinctive design and its light but powerful drivetrain, riders of the Bukk can expect unmatched agility, flight, and speed in the ambience of nature without polluting their surroundings. The Bukk comes in two categories, the Bukk Superlight being an A1 (13kW) and the Bukk Powerlight being an A2 (16kW). There is also a trio of suspension combos, from Öhlins, WP and Formula to choose from as well as the choice between pure off-road or street legal versions.
“With the Bukk platform, CAKE is bringing unmatched light electric performance to where you want to ride it, take it on the road to lead you to the trail or the track,” says Stefan Ytterborn, Founder and CEO of CAKE.
“Our goal of pairing responsibility to the environment with designing and manufacturing the highest quality and most innovative electric off-road performance motorcycles is what inspired the Bukk. After years of development, we have accomplished the truly most optimized IPM (interior permanent magnet) motor with radial flux for efficiency and power. The result is the most advanced air-cooled drivetrain in the industry, providing innovation in performance, low maintenance, and user experience, all to maximize performance in light off-road vehicles. The Bukk Limited Edition had an incredible reception and sold out after just a week when it launched, and with this new model, we are continuing to promote the extended life cycles and sustainability of our electric platforms. Like everything we do at CAKE, purpose and inclusion drives us, and the depth of customisation offered by the Bukk allows riders to configure it for their own purpose. We learn and develop with each CAKE product, instilling durability in every component to keep them running in peak condition while respecting our environment.” continues Ytterborn.
The Bukk is the latest example of CAKE’s commitment to combine riding pleasure with responsibility in the drive towards a zero-emission society. The Bukk is easily configured pre-purchase via ridecake.com or post-purchase via the CAKE Connect app.
The name Bukk means Thunder Cloud in the ancient language from the island of Gotland, CAKE’s testing ground and inspiration for the naming of all its products.
The Bukk is available to order at a starting price of 10,270$ / 10,270€ from April 25th on ridecake.com.
Imagery features Remi Bizouard, 3x FMX World Champion
“The Bukk feels extremely powerful, lightweight and nimble. The bike geometry is robust and well balanced on trails and in the air. Can’t wait to ride more. This creates new riding possibilities you couldn’t do with a full size bike.“