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Is This Minimal Dirtbike the Future of Trail Riding?


February 5, 2018 Briefings By
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Kalk is the latest dirtbike from the Swedish brand Cake, and it’s an example of what a mashup between a Tesla and a downhill mountain bike might look like. Weighing in at just over 150 pounds, the Kalk is fully electric, can reach a top speed of 50 miles per hour and ranges up to 50 miles per charge. The bike features a minimal, sleek design with an aluminum frame, carbon fiber body and a tiny 15-kilowatt electric motor. Cake, which is helmed by POC founder Stefan Ytterborn, plans to position the Kalk as a starting point for a future line of electric motorbikes.

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Tanner Bowden

Tanner Bowden is a staff writer at Gear Patrol covering all things outdoors and fitness. He is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School and a former wilderness educator. He lives in Brooklyn but will always identify as a Vermonter.

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