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 understand 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 mud bike just like the Bukk the proper car 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 Gentle’ mannequin; there’s a ‘Tremendous Gentle’ mannequin too, which is rated at 13 kW [peak] and eight.5 kW [nominal]. Torque figures for the Energy Gentle 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 cast aluminum body, and swathed in fantastically 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 range in accordance with utilization, naturally). And for those who’d like to remain out longer, the battery might be swapped out in 30 seconds, sans instruments.
Most notably, Cake will permit every buyer to spec their Bukk to go well with their driving. The 19F/18R wheels and Method brakes are commonplace, however you’ve obtained a selection of WP Suspension or Method forks, and a WP Suspension, RacingBros or Öhlins shock. You may as well 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 peak. There’s a number of digital rider aids too, and even these might be custom-made—or upgraded—by way of Cake’s personal smartphone app.
The Bukk Tremendous Gentle will set you again a minimal of €10,270 or $10,270, with the Energy Gentle beginning at €11,070 or $11,070. That’s in commonplace trim, with costs climbing in accordance with every particular person’s spec. It’s additionally cheaper than the corporate’s Kalk, which at the moment makes much less energy than the Bukk.
If you wish to evaluate 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 historical language from the island of Gotland, the place Cake checks their bikes.
Photographs provided by Cake