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CAKE launches Class 2 e-utility bike at CES

Published January 5, 2023

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — At this week's consumer electronics show, CES, CAKE is showing its first e-bike, a $6,500 Class 2 e-cargo bike aimed at "working professionals."

CAKE was founded by Stefan Ytterborn, the founder of the Swedish protective gear brand POC; the Swedish company launched its first product, a lightweight electric offroad motorcycle, at the Outdoor Retailer show in 2018. It has since expanded its line of electric motorcycles to include urban and utility machines. It also offers juvenile bicycles and balance bikes

The Åik utility bike is the brand's first e-bike, however. It will be sold online and through a handful of CAKE company stores, with the first production run expected to ship in May. 

"The Åik is the utility choice for the demands of working professionals who rely on two-wheeled transportation for their livelihood or indeed for the demanding lifestyle requirements of individuals. Not to be mistaken as just an e-bike, it is a utility tool that redefines the category with an unsurpassed range and power of up to 224 miles and gross vehicle weight of 441 pounds," the company said in a release.

CAKE said the Åik fills a gap in its product line of electric utility motorcycles (called :work) because it doesn't require a special license. "The newest member of the :work family blurs the lines between lightweight electric motorcycle and utility e-bike. For those who typically rely on motorized transportation, it opens up networks of bike lanes and paths that are off limits to motorcycles and cars. It’s also indisputably easier to find a spot to park a bicycle than it is a motor vehicle."

One 750 Wh battery can power the bike for up to 74.5 miles, but users can connect as many as three batteries to extend the range. The batteries can also power electronic devices such as temperature-controlled food boxes, electronic tools, and equipment.

CAKE said it will offer a wide assortment of accessories for the bikes.

CAKE will sell the bike online and through its handful of storefronts globally. It has stores in Los Angeles, Milan, London, Paris, Berlin, and Stockholm, with plans for a New York store this year.  CAKE demos, rentals, service, and sales through third party retailers listed here.

More information: At CES, CAKE is in the West Hall, Booth 386 |

Topics associated with this article: Electric bike

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