First launched final 12 months as a restricted version, Cake’s new Bukk electrical off-road bike is now prepared for mass consumption. And, as we’ve come to anticipate from the Swedish electrical bike firm, it seems to be slick as heck.
Off the bat, the Cake Bukk doesn’t look too completely different from the model’s current premium dual-sport bike, the Kalk. However there are variations—if you already know the place to look. For starters, the Bukk sports activities an all-new drivetrain, developed from the bottom up by Cake.
Dubbed ‘Jante,’ the mill within the Bukk is a brand new proprietary inside everlasting magnet, radial flux motor, housed in an aircraft-grade aluminum housing. Utilizing a dual-bearing shaft, it’s mentioned to supply optimum effectivity, energy output and reliability, with smoother acceleration and extra management at low speeds. Which makes a dust bike just like the Bukk the right automobile to showcase it in.
The Jante motor makes a most of 16 kW peak energy and 11.01 kW nominal energy within the Bukk. That’s for the flagship ‘Energy Mild’ mannequin; there’s a ‘Tremendous Mild’ mannequin too, which is rated at 13 kW [peak] and eight.5 kW [nominal]. Torque figures for the Energy Mild model are 76 Nm on the driveshaft, and 456 Nm on the wheel.
That’s a good quantity of grunt, when you think about that the Bukk weighs simply 89 kilos [195 lbs], battery included. It’s constructed round a solid aluminum body, and swathed in superbly designed, light-weight componentry. (We’ve seen the Cake Kalk up shut, and if the Bukk is even remotely as tidy, it’ll warrant hours of ogling.)
Powering the Bukk is a 72 Volt Lithium-ion battery, good for an estimated three hours of path driving (precise efficiency could differ based on utilization, naturally). And if you happen to’d like to remain out longer, the battery will be swapped out in 30 seconds, sans instruments.
Most notably, Cake will permit every buyer to spec their Bukk to swimsuit their driving. The 19F/18R wheels and System brakes are normal, however you’ve acquired a alternative of WP Suspension or System forks, and a WP Suspension, RacingBros or Öhlins shock. You can even spec your Bukk as off-road or on-road solely, or as a dual-purpose bike.
Geometry-wise, the Bukk sports activities a 1,340 mm [52.8”] wheelbase, 335 mm [13.2”] of floor clearance, and a whopping 955 mm [37.6”] seat top. There’s a bunch of digital rider aids too, and even these will be custom-made—or upgraded—by way of Cake’s personal smartphone app.
The Bukk Tremendous Mild will set you again a minimal of €10,270 or $10,270, with the Energy Mild beginning at €11,070 or $11,070. That’s in normal trim, with costs climbing based on every particular person’s spec. It’s additionally cheaper than the corporate’s Kalk, which presently makes much less energy than the Bukk.
If you wish to examine it to a gas-guzzling enduro, the KTM 300 XC-W two-stroke is available in at a RRP of $11,099 within the USA… however the Bukk is much less more likely to upset the neighbors. Which is ironic, when you think about that ‘Bukk’ means ‘Thunder Cloud’ in Gutnish—an historic language from the island of Gotland, the place Cake assessments their bikes.
Photographs equipped by Cake