2021 Cake Kalk Ink SL first look: dual-sport electric motorcycle

Swedish electric motorcycle maker Cake continues to expand its range of dirt-ready offerings. The 2021 Cake Kalk Ink SL is based on other models in the all-terrain Kalk family, adding street legality to the feature set. The Kalk Ink SL is Cake’s fourth street-legal motorcycle, the others being two utility-oriented Ösa models and the more street-oriented Kalk&. Based on the Kalk&, the Kalk Ink SL uses a sturdier suspension than the Kalk&’s link-assisted Öhlins, albeit very simplified. Mitas H-02 tires provide traction and are mounted on 19-inch aluminum rims.2021 Cake Kalk Ink SL First Look - PriceBoasting a 2.5 hour charge time from zero to full, the Kalk Ink SL is designed for urban riding and local exploration. At 44 mph, the SL can only go 22 miles before needing a recharge. With its speed limited to 28 mph for off-road exploration, Cake says the SL can run three to four hours, depending on the terrain and your hand of throttle. Without cruise control in Excite mode, this reduces the range to one to two hours. According to the UN-sanctioned World Motorcycle Test Cycle II standard, you can travel 53 miles with a fully charged 2021 Cake Kalk Ink SL.2021 Cake Kalk Ink SL First Look - Electric MotorcycleThe 2021 Cake Kalk Ink SL is considerably cheaper than the Kalk&, slashing the price by $3,500 and bringing the SL’s MSRP down to $10,500. Cake has partnered with Separate it offer zero interest financing. According to Cake, the SL will be in select dealerships in July.

Specifications 2021 Cake Kalk Ink SL


  • Type: 10kW motor
  • Maximum Torque: 186 ft/lbs
  • Maximum speed: over 56 mph
  • Battery: Li-ion; 50Ah; 2.6kWh
  • Charge: 0-100% in 2.5 hours
  • Final drive: 420 O-ring chain


  • WMTC-II standard: 53 miles
  • High speed: 22 miles @ 44 mph
  • Explorer mode: 3-4 hours; 28 mph top speed
  • Excitation mode: 1-2 hours; active enduro or trail
  • Excel mode: up to 1 hour; Max power


  • Frame: 6061 aluminum
  • Handlebar: 7050 aluminum
  • Front suspension; travel: non-adjustable inverted fork; 7.9 inches
  • Rear suspension; Travel: Non-adjustable shock without linkage; 8.0 inch
  • Wheels: 7116-T6 aluminum rims with machined 6061 aluminum forged hubs
  • Front and rear wheel size: 19 x 1.85
  • Tyres: Mitas H-02
  • Tire size front and rear: 3.00 x 19
  • Brakes: 220mm discs with 4-piston calipers
  • Braking modes: freewheel, light, maximum regeneration


  • Wheelbase: 51.6 inches
  • Rake: 25 degrees
  • Trail: 3.4 inches
  • Seat height: 35.8 inches
  • Ground clearance: 11.8 inches
  • Curb weight: 169 pounds2021 Cake Kalk Ink SL Price: $10,500 MSRP

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