Cake Launches Bukk Manufacturing Enduro With Öhlins And WP Suspension Choices


In case you’ve been questioning when or if Cake would launch a manufacturing model of its placing Bukk enduro bike, now we have some thrilling information for you. On April 25, 2023, Cake launched the total manufacturing of the Bukk as the most recent member to its electrical bike lineup. It comes out of the field with a excessive diploma of customizability, immediately from Cake—together with some candy suspension choices you’ll wish to try. 

The very first thing to know is that the Cake Bukk is offered in two base variations to fit your licensing wants. The Bukk Tremendous Mild tops out at 13 kilowatts (about 17.4 horsepower) and is appropriate for riders with an A1 license. When you’ve got an A2 license, you possibly can select the Bukk Energy Mild, which maxes out at 16 kW (about 21.4 hp). These licensing tiers solely apply for on-road use in nations that use them, after all—if you happen to’re elsewhere on this planet, otherwise you’re solely driving off-road, then this info isn’t relevant. 

The Bukk Tremendous Mild makes use of the brand new Jante motor, which makes a claimed 366 newton-meters (about 270 pound-feet) of torque on the rear wheel. It additionally has a zero to twenty-eight mile per hour time of two.57 seconds. High velocity on this bike is 50 miles per hour. Select the Bukk Energy Mild as an alternative (additionally outfitted with the Jante), and claimed torque is 456 newton-meters (about 336.3 lb-ft) on the rear wheel, with a zero to twenty-eight mph time of two.15 seconds. High velocity on the Energy Mild is given as 56 mph.  

It’s value noting right here that Cake’s vary, velocity, and energy figures will not be its personal estimations, however are outcomes from the European homologation check, WMTC-II, which is carried out in a managed setting and will due to this fact differ in precise use. As with all OEMs, real-world utilization could fluctuate from these claims. 

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The battery is a 40 amp-hour, 2.9 kilowatt-hour unit, which might both be charged on the bike or hot-swapped with a contemporary one so riders can maintain going. The battery turns off when it’s faraway from the bike, as an computerized security characteristic. It additionally carries an IP67 score, so that you don’t have to fret about getting moist while you’re out exploring. (You continue to most likely shouldn’t leap all the way in which within the lake with it, although.) If the connector is just like the one on the Cake Ösa that I examined in 2022, it must be absolutely seated on the battery to make sure full safety if you happen to get moist. 

As for charging, like different Cake bikes, the Bukk’s battery expenses from a typical wall outlet that you just would possibly discover anyplace. With the 110-volt shops now we have within the US, it may possibly go from zero to one hundred pc of a full cost in two and three-quarter hours. Zero to 80 % of cost is achieved in about an hour and 55 minutes. Vary is listed at as much as three hours of path/enduro driving, or round 53 miles of combined enduro driving. As with all electrical autos, quite a lot of elements can and can affect your vary, together with head or tailwinds, how onerous you’re driving for a way lengthy, and so forth. 

That info is all properly and good to have, however the factor that actually units the Bukk aside is its configurability on your off-road and/or dual-sport wants. Do you solely need an off-road bike, with out issues like lights, flip alerts, and mirrors? No drawback. Would you like a street-legal model with all of the lights, alerts, and mirrors required on your geographic area? Additionally no drawback. Cake is joyful to configure your Bukk Tremendous Mild or Energy Mild to suit both circumstance. 

In fact, enduro bike isn’t a lot with no suspension that’s as much as the duty. That’s why Cake additionally permits riders to configure the Bukk with various suspension choices. Select from an RB/Components equipment, an Öhlins/WP XACT Professional equipment (Öhlins up entrance, WP XACT Professional within the rear), or a full WP XACT Professional equipment. 

Normal brake system on the Bukk consists of Components disc brakes with four-piston calipers. You get a single 240mm brake disc up entrance, and a 220mm one within the rear. Each the entrance and rear brakes are actuated utilizing hand levers on the Bukk. The wheels are a cast and CNC aluminum building, with a 19-inch wheel up entrance and an 18-inch wheel within the rear. 

The Cake Bukk additionally will get three journey modes, that are utterly rider configurable utilizing the Cake Join app, which the corporate says is now obtainable for each iOS and Android as of April 2023. Further customization (energy, brake sensitivity, traction management) might be accessed if you happen to improve to the superior bike settings possibility obtainable within the Cake Join app at an extra cost. (DLC for bikes, everybody’s doing it!) 

Relying on the way you configure your Cake Bukk (avenue authorized or not), the burden will fluctuate between 152 and 165 kilos (not together with the battery). The battery weighs 44 kilos by itself, so whole bike weight with a battery put in ranges between 196 and 209 kilos. Wheelbase is 53.5 inches, floor clearance is 13.7 inches, and seat peak is 38 inches. 

In the case of pricing, Cake saved it easy for the US and Europe. It begins in each markets at both $10,270 or €10,270 for the Bukk Tremendous Mild, and $11,070 for the Bukk Energy Mild. The bottom Bukks are configured as off-road machines, however you possibly can add the road authorized equipment for an extra $700. They arrive outfitted with the RB/Components suspension as commonplace, however you possibly can improve to both the Öhlins/WP XACT Professional equipment or the total WP XACT Professional equipment for an extra $3,200. Throw in superior bike settings through the Cake Join app, and that’s an extra $200. 

In case you’re involved in acquiring a Cake Bukk, they’re obtainable immediately through the Cake web site as of April 25, 2023. Supply is slated to start in July 2023. 

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